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Popular Wii And Gamecube Emulator Dolphin Makes It’s Way To Android

The extremely popular and amazing Wii and Gamecube emulator Dolphin which enabled users on Windows, Mac and Linux to enjoy Gamecube and Wii games in 1080p HD (upscaled) is now available on Android.

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Blastoise1175d ago

Good luck playing super smash bro's melee with a touch screen...

MaxXAttaxX1175d ago

Or most games for that matter.

Yi-Long1175d ago

... or even wireless controllers, meaning you can just hook up your 360 controller or PS3 controller (which OUYA supports out of the box), and use it for Dolphin.

Not sure yet if there are Android-devices out there already powerful enough to run Wii games through Dolphin though, but I'm glad they're working on it. I've played a bit of Wind Waker and F-ZeroGX in HD on Dolphin for Windows, and it looked stunning. F-Zero sadly kept crashing.

Xenoblade Chronicles looks amazing as well.

MaxXAttaxX1174d ago (Edited 1174d ago )

Yes I know. But why would I carry a controller around. I've said this before, most of the workarounds defeat the purpose of the device being mobile/portable.
Most people will be doing that at home anyway, so might as well just use your PC and get better results.

SilentNegotiator1175d ago (Edited 1175d ago )

I'm assuming anyone going to the trouble would be using some sort of controller peripheral.

Snookies121175d ago (Edited 1175d ago )

Ouya? If so, I will definitely buy one. I have the Dolphin emulator on my PC and it's fantastic, but to have my Gamecube games so easily portable to take over to my friend's houses, that would be awesome.

Yi-Long1175d ago (Edited 1175d ago )

... maybe in a few years time, it would be able to run it all in FullHD and buttery-smooth.

I would really REALLY love it to be proven wrong though :)

Snookies121175d ago

Yeah that was my concern. I'm not sure if it could handle Gamecube roms entirely, and I seriously doubt it could emulate Wii. Still, I'm holding out hope lol.

koehler831175d ago

I can't imagine this works very well. It's pretty spotty, even on PC.

HarryMasonHerpderp1175d ago (Edited 1175d ago )

The PS2 emulator is also a little hit and miss. It annoys me that when some of the PC guys big up backwards compatibility on the PC saying they can play PS2 games and Gamecube games and so on they fail to mention the emulators just aren't that great. I tried to play Silent Hill 4 with PCSX2 and it completely messed the game up.

koehler831175d ago

I've definitely had much better luck with PCSX2 than with Dolphin. The only games I have that encounter any major issues, in the form of intermittent FPS drops are Kingdom Hearts II and Dragon Quest VIII. I also get some infrequent crashing on FFX. Playing those games in 1080p and universal button/stick remapping is a pretty good trade-off, generally.

Dolphin on the other hand doesn't seem to run anything particularly well.

HarryMasonHerpderp1175d ago (Edited 1175d ago )

This is why emulators on the PC can never be argued against the lack of BC on consoles, one user can have the game running smooth while the other has an all out nightmare with it.
I tried Final Fantasy X also but it had considerable slowdown when I tried it.
It's a shame because the games generally do look great when you can get them working. Just seems to much hassle in the end which is why I haven't tried the Dolphin emulator.

The Mega Drive, NES and SNES emulators though are really good.
Do you have the PSOne emulator?
I would be interested to know how well that works.

delboy1175d ago

Cool, need to try it out.
If they manage to improve the code, and optimize it, if it can run on full speed on Ouya without upscale maybe, then it's worth it.
One more reason to buy that thing.