Dolphin Emulator for Nintendo GameCube and WII on Windows


Dolphin is an open-source emulator for the Nintendo GameCube and Wii with support for Microsoft Windows. It was the first emulator to boot GameCube and later Wii games, and now boasts compatibility with most titles.

Dolphin emulates a console that functions very differently from a traditional PC, and uses the latest D3D and OGL features to reduce overhead. If you do not have those extensions, performance will suffer.

Remember to extract Dolphin’s files from the archive to a folder on your computer instead of running Dolphin directly from inside the archive. Make sure that the emulated GameCube port 2 is configured as a Standard Controller in the GameCube tab of the main configuration window.

Even with a decade of work, Dolphin isn’t a perfect emulator. This means you may encounter various issues that range from minor sound or graphics defects to game breaking errors and crashes.

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