Add Games in Dolphin Emulator
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How to Add Games in Dolphin Emulator

Let’s have a look at how to add games in Dolphin emulator. Guidelines in this blog apply to the Dolphin app player for the Windows and Mac operating systems. If you are familiar with how to use Dolphin Emulator, you can run classic Nintendo Wii and GameCube games on your PC or even on your smartphone.

How to Download Dolphin Emulator

Dolphin App player is an open-source tool, that means anyone can download, install and contribute to the source code. This type of Emulator is an ideal tool for all types of gamers. No matter if you like getting free spins for $1 or if you are someone who only enjoys the latest releases. You can use the Dolphin app to play NintendoCube and Wii games on your desktop. So even if you are a fan of mobile casino games with minimum deposit or FPS, you can use this app to access your favorite Nintendo titles.  Please visit the Dolphin official website to Download Dolphin Emulator for your system. You can select between the Development or Stable version. The Development version allows you to access the latest updates and new features, but they are not guaranteed to work smoothly.

Download Dolphin Emulator

If you wish to play more classical games on your computer, use RetroArch to download video emulators for other consoles.

How to Get ROMs for Dolphin Emulator

Not all the games are agreeable with the Dolphin app player. The Dolphin Wiki comprehends information about compatibility problems as well as various enhancements. You need your own ROMs in the ISO format to run GameCube & Wii games. If you have a hard copy of a game, you can insert the CD/DVD into your computer, and also you can download ROMs from the websites.

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How to Use the Dolphin Emulator on Computer

Before you start, it is highly recommended to add all of your ROMS in a single folder. Let’s start with how to play WII Games and GameCube with Dolphin Emulator.

Open Dolphin Emulator and then select Config tab.

Dolphin app player

Click on the Paths tab and then select Add button.

Dolphin emulator settings path

Choose the folder containing your games and then click select folder.

Dolphin select a directory

Close the settings window and then select Refresh.

Dolphin player settings path

Now you can see your games appear.

Dolphin app player

Double-click on the listed game you wish to play.

Super mario sunshine

To save your game, select the Emulation tab, select Save State in the listed menu and then select save state to file to save the file.

Dolphin load state to file

Select the folder where you want to save the games. Do not close the games before saving, or else you will lose your progress.

Dolphin select a file

To load your game, select the Emulation tab, select Load State in the listed menu and then select load state from file to load games.

Dolphin load state from file

Select the save game .sav file and then click open.

Select a file Dolphin

How to Play downloaded Games in Dolphin

Download free games for Dolphin Emulator.

after downloading games, right-click on a game the one you downloaded and then extract with Rar or 7zip.

Extract .7z file

Double click on any empty place.

Dolphin Emulator

Select the extracted game (ISO) file and then click open.

Dolphin select a file

Now you can play the game.

Super mario sunshine

How to Setup Controllers for Dolphin Emulator

Here’s how to configure Dolphin controller settings.

Dolphin Emulator settings on PC
General Settings
Select the Controller tab, it will launch GameCube Controllers settings.

Dolphin app player controllers

In the Controllers settings, you will already have some controls set up by default.
You can customize the controls in front of Port 1 and Wii Remote 1.

Dolphin emulator controller settings

GameCube Controller settings.

GameCube controller at port 1

Wii Bluetooth adapter settings

Dolphin emulator controller settings

Right-click on the game and then select the properties.

Dolphin emulator game properties

Related: Install Dolphin Emulator on Android

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 20 years of experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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