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Developer(s) Dolphin Team
Last version 5.0 (Stable)
Active Yes
Platform(s) Multi-platform
Emulates GameCube and Wii
Source code GitHub

Dolphin is an open-source GameCube and Wii emulator which supports many extra features not present on the original consoles. Though early development was supported by a very active homebrew scene led by fail0verflow precursor Team Twiizers, proper emulation is still underway as of 2018 and improvements are still being made as Wii games continue to have issues.

Dolphin's official website,, also runs a blog with monthly progress reports, tracking pull requests from contributors, and providing comprehensive and in-depth feature articles. Another site that has been confused for the real one,, has no connection to the project and only hosts builds going up to 4.0.

It is also available as a libretro core for RetroArch.



Recommended setup

System requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 3 GHz, AMD Phenom II X4 955[1] or better
  • GPU: DirectX 11.1 or OpenGL 4.4 support or better
  • RAM: At least 2 GB



Main article: Dolphin Online


Instructional animation on how to use Swiss with Dolphin. Click to view.

Dolphin has support for widescreen output and can override the aspect ratio of the original game. However, this is a hack that rarely works without issues. To get widescreen fully natively, try Swiss. This can even be run on a real GameCube/Wii if desired.

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