The Dolphin Wii/GameCube emulator is coming to Steam this year

The Dolphin Wii/GameCube emulator is coming to Steam this year

The Nintendo Wii/GameCube emulator Dolphin is coming to Steam

The development team behind the Dolphin emulator have today confirmed that their their popular Wii/GameCube emulator is coming to Steam, having officially published the game’s Steam page with a “Q2 2023” planned release date. 

On Steam, the Dolphin emulator will support Windows, MacOS, and Linux, which means that the emulator should be usable on all OS’ that Steam supports. This also means that the emulator should support Valve’s Steam Deck handheld.

Dolphin is a software that can be used to play classic Nintendo GameCube and Wii games on PC, offering gamers advantages like higher resolutions, widescreen hacks, HD Texture Packs, higher framerates, and other enhancements. In short, emulators can allow gamers to enjoy classic games on modern hardware. Want to play The Legend of Zelda Windwaker at 4K? You can with Dolphin.

To use Dolphin, users will need to own an original copy of any games that they plan to play using the emulator. Dolphin is a tool for playing “legally obtained copies” of games.

    We are pleased to announce our great experiment – Dolphin is coming to Steam! Our store page is now live, and you can visit it with the handy widget below. However, due to how Steam works, you won’t be able to download the emulator through Steam just yet. Feel free to wishlist us to be notified when Dolphin is available to download on Steam!

When we launch on Steam, we’ll have a feature article detailing the process and features of the Steam release. We’re pleased to finally tell the world of our experiment. This has been the product of many months of work, and we look forward to getting it into users’ hands soon!

The Dolphin Wii/GameCube emulator is coming to Steam this year

Dolphin is due to arrive on Steam between April and June, but if you can’t wait that long the emulator can be downloaded outside of Steam.  

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