Software : Dolphin : Dolphin


(as of 6/23/2014)
LicenseOpen Source

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Emulation of the Nintendo GameCube and Wii
  • Bluetooth support for Wii Remotes
  • Online gameplay with other Dolphin and Wii users
  • Ability to increase internal resolution for HD visuals
  • 3D gameplay using Nvidia 3D Vision

Dolphin is a free and open source emulator of the Nintendo GameCube and Wii video game consoles and is also able to emulate the Triforce arcade system board. It is the only emulator that is able to run commercial Wii games.

Dolphin is a great emulator for playing GameCube and Wii games on a computer. It allows you to skip menus and get right to your game. Dolphin also has the ability to improve the resolution of games so that you can play them in HD. If you have a 3D monitor or television, you can also experience emulated games in 3D utilizing Nvidia 3D Vision.

If you wish to play your favorite GameCube or Wii games on a computer, Dolphin is a great program. It can even improve your gaming experience. If you enjoy the experience of using a console, then there is no need for an emulator like Dolphin.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.DOL – GameCube Executable File

Other file extensions used by Dolphin 4

Supported File Types
.CNCPartMaster CNC File
.DOLPHINVIEWDolphin Folder View Settings File
.DRADolphin PartMaster Drawing File
.ELFNintendo Wii Game File
.GCIGameCube Save File
.GCMGameCube ROM
.RAWDolphin Wii and Gamecube Emulator Game Save File
Additional Related File Formats
.GCSGameCube SharkSave File
.WADNintendo Wii Game Data File
.XPSXML Paper Specification File

Updated: June 23, 2014