The Dolphin

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by jazvdb, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. jazvdb
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    In front of computer...
    I probably dont knw what im talking about.... but anyways

    And those who dont know what im talking about... Just search “dolphin emulator”


    how far do u think this emulator will go? I mean, seriously, it emulates the wii and is actually able to play some retail games AND its resolution can go up to 720p...
    That is some major achievment.. Do u possibly think, in the future, this will outdo th wii (maybe)

    Does this show that the Wii is ”weak”?

    Also last thing, is it possible to make the wii go hd, by just messing with software, or is it a hardaware thing?
     
  2. King Of Chaos

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    You'd need a pretty good PC to achieve reasonable framerates. Probably cheaper just to buy the Wii! [​IMG]
     
  3. drmarvin

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    HD for the console is a hardware issue. There is no way to make the console HD with the existing hardware. From what I understand, as with any emulation, you need a far more powerful computer than the actual hardware to make it effective. Lets be honest, if you want a Wii now, you might as well pick one up for $200 now.
     
  4. Maz7006

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    I get pretty good fps with a core 2 duo 2.3GHZ 3GB RAM and a 8800GT 512mb

    and trust me, its more than playable

    i do admit that wii games are slightly choppy sometimes, but Gamecube emulation is bang on the spot.

    but considering the price drop of the wii, there is no more reason not to own one...still no wii here [​IMG]
     
  5. King Of Chaos

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    Well, the main issue with Dolphin for most people is; Super Smash Bros Brawl will crash at random and you can only use the PAL version of the game.
     
  6. Bladexdsl

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    wrong section and which do you think i would prefer?
    play wii games on a 21" computer moniter OR a 60" plasma. ???
     
  7. G0dLiKe

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    I am trying all games first on Dolphin b4 burning them... so I am using the emu on my Mac Pro(8 Core, 2,9Ghz, 2Gb Ram, Nvidia Geforce 8800GT 512 Mb Ram) and I have to say its not perfect, possibly one need a 1,5Gb GFX and 8 Gb Ram to operate it like a real Wii...

    But for testing if the game is working or not, its ok.
     
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    Why is this so bad?
     
  9. drmarvin

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    These days, if you have the right vid card (most have DVI ( and TV's do too)), you can play on your 60" plasma too.
     
  10. King Of Chaos

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    Because there's a bunch of people who downloaded the NTSC version only to find out that it's not supported by Dolphin. Even with the PAL version it's not easy getting full speed.
     
  11. FenrirWolf

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    It's bad for people like me who have a legit copy of Barlw that I was able to easily rip with a USB Loader, only to find that I'd have to somehow acquire a PAL version instead. If at all possible I'd rather not spend the time downloading something that big.
     
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    No, because when they made the emulator most of the Wii hardware ressembled the Gamecube hardware so they already had a head start cause they were already working on a GC emulator
     
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    so your warlock now? [​IMG]
     
  14. Keylogger

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    On my computer (Core i7 975 Extreme + 8GB DDR3 12800Mhz + SLI Nvidia GTX260), all supported Wii games run at full speed with Dolphin and in HD =)
     
  15. luigiman1928

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    Anybody who's Dolphin is slow. Your computor Sucks. ( No offense) Here are some tips to help your Dolphin work like a boss. Try and enable Dual Core ( if your Cpu has dual core like mine) Always check for updates on the Emulator. Chanes are theres a better one that emulates waay better. TURN OFF SOUND. I always have to turn off sound when playing my games around my Family (TV).
    If any of these tips have already been post, too bad. You were reminded. And Keylogger: Nice. [​IMG] *gives High-Five*
     
  16. jazvdb
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    So people actually use the dolphin here?
     
  17. Blue Zoidberg

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    I remember this back when it was just a gamecube emulator; glad to see it's alive and kicking (like a mule)
    Next step is finding a way to port it to Xbox 360 or PS 3 [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, that's higher than the original resolution.
     
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    Yeah, and Metroid Prime looks AMAZING on 42" Full HD LCD TV, too bad it still has slowdowns (quad core 3.0GHz and 8800GT, few moths ago, maybe it's fine now, dunno)...

    not my picture(s), but take a look at them! [​IMG]
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    HD brawl and zelda with 4xAA:

    [​IMG]

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    Now only if someone would make a Wii hack where games look after this (after you solder some stuff in and dip it all in liquid nitrogen)