Emulating Wii and PS2 Games
How to emulate a GameCube and Wii on our Windows PC Javier Sanz Posted on September 17, 2012 - 11:30 Do you want to enjoy either of Nintendo's systems on your computer? Here's how to emulate the GameCube and Wii on a Windows PC with Dolphin. In order to emulate the two systems on our PC we must use an emulator called Dolphin. The main strength of this program is the support it offers for both GameCube and Wii controllers, it even has support for WiiMote. Tutorial of use We can download the emulator for any of its platforms from its official website: Once there, click on download and download the most recent version of the emulator, as well as the one corresponding to our operating system, either 32 or 64 bits. Dolphin will be downloaded in 7z format, so we must decompress it with the 7zip or winrar program. Then we run the emulator from the file dolphin.exe and the main window will appear. Dolphin Wii The emulator works with both GameCube and Wii ISO images. In the upper part of the emulator we have the toolbar where we can find the different menus with the different options offered by the emulator. File: From here we can load the games into the emulator. "the open option allows to look for the ROM in the system and open it". It also allows us to start from DVD drive or search ISO in our computer. Emulation: Here we can set the different parameters concerning the emulation. For example, Play, stop, restart: It allows us to pause and continue the game. It also allows us to play full screen, save or save and load "hot" games. Options: In this section you can find all the emulator configuration options. Configure: From this section we access to the general configuration of the emulator. We recommend you to keep "general" and in the rest of options you can configure them as you like, (interface that includes the language, audio, etc). -GameCube: GameCube emulation configuration: Language, slots, etc. -Wii: Wii emulation settings: language, SD slot, USB... -Directories: We can configure the directories where we will keep the ISOs. -Graphic Configuration: We can modify the different graphic aspects of the emulator. -General: We can set a rendering engine and a resolution for the games. -Improvements: We can set some graphic improvements. -Hacks: Includes different patches for the programs. -Advanced: It has advanced options for the emulation. Recommended by default. -DSP configuration: Same option as configure, audio. Default works fine. -Configure GameCube controller: It allows us to configure the keys of the GC controller. -Configure Wiimote: Allows us to configure the controller to use with wii games. -Configure shortcuts: We can set different shortcuts for the emulator. Tools: It has several tools to customize the game. -GC Memory Card Manager: Allows us to manage the memory cards of the GameCube. -Import saved from Wii: Allows us to import saved games from Wii. -Trick management: We can manage the tricks we want to use during the game. -Start NetPlay: Allows us to manage the game in a network. View: Here we can configure the emulator interface, showing or hiding sections. All the configurations come well adapted by default for a good operation of the emulator, although we can configure, by taste, the resolution of the emulator, the type of rendering (if we want to use Dx11) and the controls. The rest of the options can be left by default, since we can make the emulator work worse. To run a game, we must click on File and then on Open, and look for the directory where we have the rom. ## Dolphin Wii Select the rom you want to play with and double click on it. The game will load. ## Dolphin Wii By default, the wiimote command is emulated by the mouse, although the emulator has support for both official and generic commands. To use a wiimote, we must enter options, wiimote configuration and from there we can link the controls, or configure it to be used with keyboard and mouse. ## Dolphin Wii With this, we'll have our emulator running perfectly smoothly. We can play both Wii and GameCube games.