Nintendo Gamecube/Wii (Dolphin)Link
A Nintendo Gamecube/Wii emulator for Android, Windows, Mac and Linux, written in C++.
The Dolphin core is licensed under
A summary of the licenses behind RetroArch and its cores can be found here.
- OpenGL/Open GL ES 3.0 or higher for the OpenGL renderer.
- Vulkan for the Vulkan renderer.
- Direct3D 11 for the Direct3D 11 renderer.
Content that can be loaded by the Dolphin core have the following file extensions:
RetroArch database(s) that are associated with the Dolphin core:
Frontend-level settings or features that the Dolphin core respects.
The Dolphin core's library name is 'Dolphin'
Geometry and timingLink
- The Dolphin core's core provided FPS is 60 (for NTSC) / 50 (for PAL)
- The Dolphin core's core provided sample rate can be either 32000 Hz or 48000 Hz depending on user configuration
- The Dolphin core's base width is dependent on the 'Internal Resolution' core option
- The Dolphin core's base height is dependent on the 'Internal Resolution' core option
- The Dolphin core's max width is dependent on the 'Internal Resolution' core option
- The Dolphin core's max height is dependent on the 'Internal Resolution' core option
- The Dolphin core's core provided aspect ratio is 4/3.
When the 'Language' core option is set to automatic, the default PPSSPP language setting will be pulled from RetroArch's Language setting.
Disabled by default.
Dolphin's OpenGL renderer can be used by setting RetroArch's video driver to gl.
The common option for all operating systems is OpenGL, requiring hardware that supports OpenGL/Open GL ES 3.0 or higher. It is an older, pre-Vulkan API, slower than Vulkan but with better compatibility. If you encounter problems with other APIs, try this one.
Dolphin's Vulkan renderer can be used by setting RetroArch's video driver to vulkan.
This is the latest and fastest API currently. It is most recommended for demanding less of your CPU, thus being the fastest.
Dolphin's Direct3D 11 renderer can be used by setting RetroArch's video driver to d3d11.
In some cases Direct3D 11 may offer better performance than OpenGL, especially on integrated Intel graphics.
The Dolphin core has the following option(s) that can be tweaked from the core options menu. The default setting is bolded.
Settings with (Restart) means that core has to be closed for the new setting to be applied on next launch.
CPU Core [ppsspp_cpu_core] (jit|IR jit|interpreter)
The jit setting enables the Dynamic Recomplier (Dynarec) for CPU emulation. The Dynarec is much faster than the interpreter setting and is the default, recommended mode for supported architectures.
The interpreter setting enables the Interpreter for CPU emulation. The Interpreter is a very slow type of emulation and mostly useful for debug, but should work anywhere.
The IR jit setting might be worth trying against games which are broken in the other two settings.
CPU Clock Rate [ppsspp_locked_cpu_speed] (off|222MHz|266MHz|333MHz)
Allows you to lock the internal CPU clock of the emulator (of the emulated CPU).
Larger clocks can ensure a more stable performance in certain games that present problems even on a real PSP, but it requires more powerful hardware.
Lower clocks can help weak hardware have more comfortable gameplay, limiting FPS to a lower rate.
Changing this option opens the door to several bugs that may compromise some games.
In case of doubt, keep this on off.
Language [dolphin_language] (english|japanese|french|spanish|german|italian|dutch|portuguese|russian|korean|chinese_traditional|chinese_simplified)
Configure the Dolphin core's system language.
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