Fang Talks

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Dolphin

As interesting as the animals are, I want to talk about the emulator today.

You may or may not have heard of the Dolphin project. It’s truly a gem of an open source project, with tons of people contributing to make and keep it the amazing piece of software it is today. Dolphin is an emulator for GameCube and Wii games, and it does a fantastic job of being one. Over the years it has quickly grown to be by far the biggest in its domain, and that’s a well-deserved spot!

This beauty will do more than your console was ever able to! That’s to be expected though. What with it being an emulator and all, we got to add features that wouldn’t be possible on the original console due to, well, restrictions. How does gameplay in 1080p sound? Pausing the game any time, anywhere? Save states? Neater graphics? Hell fucking yes, it’s got it all.

And though it isn’t a Dolphin specific feature, it’s still really radical you can just hook your Wiimote up to your computer and play using that. Bluetooth’s simply wonderful. Hell, I oughta try and see if I can get that to work for regular computing, might be a fun way to redirect the strain.

I’d put some shitty disclaimer about not encouraging piracy, but honestly, it’s an emulator. Y’all know you can only run those with rips from your own game discs.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 16/12/2014 (2:36 AM)

    I think some people do use emulators with their own game disks for things like the extra features you mentioned. I like the Dolphin project but for some reason I’ve never had a computer that can really run it.

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