Emulators on Wii

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Nintendo Wii
Wii-Console.png
Developer Nintendo
Type Home video game console
Generation Seventh generation
Release date 2006
Discontinued 2013
Predecessor GameCube
Successor Wii U
Emulated
Overview of the main popular systems that can be emulated without major issues.

For information on how to make them run, please see the following: https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/hacking-guide

Multi-system[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Virtual Console N/A Mid
WiiMednafen git Mid
RetroArch 1.9.11 Mid
WiiMednafen
Emulates the following:
GameBoy/GameBoy Color
GameBoy Advance
Game Gear
Lynx
MegaDrive/Genesis
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Neo Geo Pocket
PC Engine (CD)/TurboGrafx 16 (CD)/SuperGrafx (Fast version)
PC-FX
Sega Master System
Virtual Boy
WonderSwan

WiiMednafen has not been programmed to work in PAL systems and it will have black bars on top and bottom of the screen leading to a sort of widescreen stretch effect. Double-strike mode (240p) will not work properly on PAL systems even on a CRT and regardless of the cables used.

Arcade[edit]

MAME[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
SDLMAME Wii 1.0 Mid
SDLMAME 0.125 Mid

Consoles[edit]

NES/Famicom[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
FCE Ultra GX git Mid
WiiMednafen git Mid

SNES/Super Famicom[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Snes9x GX git Mid
Snes9x RX git Mid ~

Nintendo 64[edit]

Name Version Accuracy Dolphin Wii U FLOSS Active Recommended
Not64 git Mid
Wii64 Rice git Mid TBD
Wii64 1.1 Mid (Low Compatibility) ~ (Low Compatibility)

There's frequent hiccups and graphical glitches in most N64 games on either emulators. Tinkering with settings might help in some cases. (Source)

Nintendo GameCube[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Nintendont git Mid

This requires a bit of explaining.

When the Nintendo Wii was launched, it introduced native backward compatibility with the GameCube, allowing memory cards and GameCube controllers to be used with GameCube games. This is widely known and it allowed Dolphin to support the Wii early in its open-source era. However, this compatibility was lost when Nintendo released newer models called the Wii: Family Edition (although the ports were merely stripped from the casing; the circuit board still contains the areas where the connectors would go, see Wikipedia's section on it) and the Wii Mini (which also lacks an SD card slot as well.) Also on the Wii U, the GameCube ports don't exist at all, only being offered afterward as a USB peripheral in order to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

However, homebrew developer FIX94 has developed an interpreter that allows all versions of the Wii (and the Wii U) that can run homebrew to read and run GameCube games, not only from a disc, but from SD cards and USB devices too. This comes with the added benefit that more controllers are supported past the normal GameCube ones, which makes it possible to play on consoles that don't have GCN controller ports.

Some notable features are the ability to use other controllers like the Classic Controller, Wiimote+Nunchuck, and some HID USB controllers, memory card emulation, playing TRIFORCE arcade games (after converted to an .iso), and recently Broadband Adapter emulation using the Wii's wireless communications.

SG-1000/Master System/Genesis/Sega CD/Game Gear[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Genesis Plus GX git Mid ?

Slowdown may occur when on 3D sections of Genesis games or 32X games.

Saturn[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Yabause Wii r2926 beta26 Mid ?
Yabause Wii
Extremely poor performance.

PlayStation[edit]

Name Version Accuracy Dolphin Wii U FLOSS Active Recommended
WiiSXRX (port of PCSXR) git Mid ? ?
WiiSXR (port of PCSXR) beta 3.2 Mid ? ?
WiiSX beta 2.1 Low (Low Compatibility) (Low Compatibility)

PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16)[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
WiiMednafen git Mid

PC-FX[edit]

Name Version Accuracy Dolphin Wii U FLOSS Active Recommended
WiiMednafen git Mid ~ (Slow) ~ (Slow) ~

Neo Geo CD[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
NeoCD-Wii 0.5 Mid ?

Neo Geo[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
GxGeo r23 Mid ?

Anything bigger than 25MBs won't load because the Wii doesn't have enough memory. Some uncompatible roms can be modified in order to work. A good compatibility list is available on a Spanish website.

ColecoVision[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
WiiColEm 0.3 Mid ?

Intellivision[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
JzintvWii 1.0.2 Mid

Magnavox Odyssey²/Videopac[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
O2em 1.0 Mid ?

Atari 2600[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Wii2600 git Mid

Atari 7800[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Wii7800 git Mid

Vectrex[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
VectrexWii 0.3 Mid ?

Handhelds[edit]

Game Boy/Color/Advance[edit]

Name Version GB/GBC GBA Accuracy Dolphin Wii U FLOSS Active Recommended
mGBA Nightly Mid
Enhanced mGBA git Mid
Visual Boy Advance GX git Mid
RIN Wii 2008 Mid (Black Screen)
WiiMednafen git Mid

emGBA has around 13%-17% worse performance than regular mGBA on heavy GBA games. (Source)

Virtual Boy[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
WiiMednafen git Mid

Nintendo DS[edit]

Name Version DSi GBA Accuracy Dolphin Wii U FLOSS Active Recommended
DeSmuME Wii r253 Mid (Very Slow/Low Compatibility) (Very Slow/Low Compatibility)

Neo Geo Pocket[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
WiiMednafen git Mid

WonderSwan[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
WiiMednafen git Mid

Atari Lynx[edit]

Name Version Accuracy Dolphin Wii U FLOSS Active Recommended
WiiMednafen git Mid
WiiHandy 0.4 Mid

Trojan LCD Game[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
TrojanWii 2008 (Archived, Auto-Downloads) Mid ?

Computers[edit]

DOSBox[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
DOSBox Wii git Mid

Sinclair ZX Spectrum[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
FBZX Wii v10 Mid ?

Commodore 64[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Frodo 2.4.1 Mid

Commodore 65[edit]

THERE ARE NO EMULATORS FOR THIS PLATFORM.

MSX[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
blueMSX-Wii 1.0.3 Mid

Apple IIe[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
WiiApple 0.0.7 Mid

Commodore Amiga[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
UAE Wii git Mid

Atari 800/XL/XE/XEGS/5200[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
WiiXL git Mid ?

CHIP-8[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Chippy pre-v2 Mid ?

Atari ST[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Hatari Wii git Mid ?

NEC-PC 98 series[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Neko Project II 0.83 beta 6 Mid ?

NEC-PC 88 series[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
wii88 git Mid ?

Amstrad CPC[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Wiikuta 0.98.8 Mid ?

VG 5000[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Dcvg5k 1.0 Mid ?

Miscellaneous[edit]

ScummVM[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
ScummVM 2.5.0 Mid

KOF Flames Of Courage[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
KOF Flames Of Courage V5 v5f Mid ?

Super Mario War[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Super Mario War git Mid ?

Grim Fandango[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Grim Fandango interpreter 0.2 Mid ?

Road Fighter Remake[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Road Fighter Remake 1.0 Mid ?

Wolfenstein 3D[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Wolfenstein_3D_Wii 1.3 Mid

See also[edit]