Gamecube & Wii emulator Dolphin 5.0 released
The popular Gamecube and Wii emulator Dolphin has been updated to 5.0 and was released earlier today.
Wii emulator – What is Dolphin?
Dolphin is a GameCube and Wii emulator with high compatibility across the majority of titles for both platforms. It was first developed as closed source in 2003, and as open source since 2008.Dolphin is available for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Android.
Dolphin 5.0 Wii Emulator changelog
The new version of Dolphin is the result of almost a year of bug fixes and improvements, and brings the following major changes, according to the official changelog:
Texture environment fixes, zFreeze support, better and faster CPU emulation, 3DS stereoscopic output, Full ES_Launch support, improved Netplay, Improved Audio support, better native controller support (using the adapter), video output improvements (aspect ratio, resolution, etc…), improved video and audio dumping, and more.
The dolphin team even created a video to announce the release:
Reception for this new release has been overall extremely positive so far, with @MasterPCRace half-jokingly stating “There’s basically no reason to keep using your Wii or Gamecube”, and many users on the emu scene saying the emulator “looks incredible” and congratulating excellent work from the team of developers behind the open source emulator.
Other users are praising the many improvements since Dolphin 4.0, even though nothing’s ever perfect, and frame drops still happen on low configurations. Dolphin 5.0 will require a fast computer to run everything at full speed.
Dolphin 5.0 Download
Dolphin 5.0 can be downloaded from the official site here