The Way to Play Gamecube Games on Your Own Computer (Dolphin)

The Nintendo Gamecube is the successor to the hugely successful Nintendo 64. 

The console would be a platform that improved the images of 3D games complete — a concept that became the standard just 1 system generation past. In this guidewe show you how you can play these games on your computer utilizing the Dolphin emulator.  The first thing we need is the Dolphin emulator. For this, we can visit the Dolphin emulator website and download it from the downloads page. We notice that this emulator is available across several platforms, but the main platform is Windows as the other stable interfaces appear to be a variation or two behind the most recent version.

Once downloadedrun the executable to install the emulator. Next, locate a convenient place in your hard drive for all of your Gamecube needs and create a folder for it. As soon as you create a folder, enter this folder. Personally, I chose to create a shortcut to the executable for the emulator, but that is optional. Next, create a folder that will house all of the CD images of the games you have.

Now, open the emulator.

 For that, we can simply click the GCPad on the toolbar. You'll Find a screen like this:

To change a key, just click on a button and then type from the button which you need for that specific button in your digital controller. When done, type in the name of this specific configuration under profile and then click on Save. Some games will be easier to play a different configuration and you may have to create a number of profiles meant for different kinds of games. 

The next thing we need to do is point the emulator to your GameCube rom folder. For this, simply click on the"Document" drop-down menu and then click on"Browse for ISOs…"

 In the event the ISOs still do not appear, make sure the ISOs are not within their own directories. It seems that, by default, Dolphin does not read sub-directories.

From that point, you may either double-click a game on your emulator to launch it or click on a game and press the play button from the tool bar to launch it. This will open a separate window for the game itself. You can use controls in the very first emulation display to impact the game. When you're done playing, you may use the stop button on the primary display.

To save a state, use Shift+[F1 — F8] (each F key between 1 and 8 is it's own save slot). To load a country, simply hit F1-F8 to load a respective rescue state. This choice can be accessed in"Emulation" and the 2 options on the button of the menu, but just when a game is actually running.

Like any other emulator on the market, emulation is not likely to be ideal for every single game. To determine which game is fully compatible or not, check out the official compatibility list on the Dolphin site.

That's it!

Happy gaming!

Notice: This emulator can also emulate Wii games, but this guide simply covers the Gamecube section of this emulator. If you want, you can check out our Wii guide which uses this very emulator! A lot of the information is similar to what you find here, but worth checking out anyway.