Does Dolphin have to be installed in order to be used?

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Dominator211, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    Let me give you some background information here, at my trade school, they have the Microsoft Store as well as a few other interesting things unlocked. Nothing that could harm the network but more access nonetheless, I saw one kid in my class today playing the NES version of Tetris on an emulator. When I asked why he installed an emulator on their system when the login screen specifically tells us not to. I come to find out that particular emulator can be run on a USB drive and doesn't need to be installed, thus overriding the rule. So I got to wondering if dolphin would work in a similar manner and I downloaded a folder from thier website and clicked Dolhpin.exe and it fired right up, but when i used it on two other Computers it said 4 .dll files were missing so Im really wondering what gives here?
     
  2. banjo2

    banjo2 little man

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    Which DLLs are missing?

    And, from the Dolphin FAQ:

    "This program can't start because MSVCP140.dll is missing"
    Dolphin now uses Visual Studio C++ 2015 for Windows compiling, Windows users must have the 64-bit Visual C++ redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 installed in order to use development builds. The runtime has a minimum system requirement of Windows Vista SP2 and Windows 7 SP1.

    Also, remember to extract Dolphin's files from the archive to a folder on your computer instead of running Dolphin directly from inside the archive.

    "This application has failed to start because XINPUT1_3.dll was not found"
    You need to install the latest DirectX runtime from Microsoft or make sure you have the latest Xbox 360 Controller Driversinstalled.
     
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    I believe one if not both of this were some of the .dlls that sowed up. Yea i extracted from the dolphin master folder into its own subfolder
     
  4. banjo2

    banjo2 little man

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    Maybe you could install those onto a computer, since they aren't really emulators/games. Not sure about the others, though.
     
  5. MythicalData

    MythicalData GBAtemp Maniac

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    Try a portable version of the program or make one
     
  6. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    does dolphin veen have one of those? or how would i go about making one?

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    I will honestly take a look when I get there this afternoon
     
  7. alexander1970

    alexander1970 GBAtemp allows me to be here

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    Hello.:)

    Here you can get the latest Builds (Latest Stable and Development)

    https://dolphin-emu.org/download/?nocr=true

    The Developement has an Update Feature.Any time you Start Dolphin and it has a new Build available you can automatically Update it.

    Thank you.:)
     
  8. MythicalData

    MythicalData GBAtemp Maniac

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    Not by default I believe, but you can find a program that can do it for you easily.
    I haven't needed to do so so I don't have one to reccomend one in particular tbh.
     
  9. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    A application that will make dolphin portable or something that will download the correct. Dll
     
  10. MythicalData

    MythicalData GBAtemp Maniac

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    portable application software. I wouldn't download .dlls from places (In my experience they'll just give you viruses or don't work, but I've only tried it like 2-3 times over the years)
    https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-portable-app-flash-drive/ I haven't used this , but this may work for you (I'm not entirely sure a portable app will fix your problem though it could)
     
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  11. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    So when i got in today everything actually went off without a hitch Other than dolphin making a ~37kb folder on my network drive it ran straight off the .exe Overall a very interesting discovery all around thanks for the help everyone!
     
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