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Dolphin emulator returns to the Play Store after two-year hiatus

Dolphin, the well-known Nintendo GameCube/Wii emulator, has maintained an Android version since 2013. However, the app was pulled from the Play Store around two years ago, so users could only download development builds from the project's website. Thankfully, Dolphin has now returned to the Play Store, with the developers aiming to release new builds on a monthly basis.

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Dolphin emulator improves Vulkan compatibility, adds Android TV channels for games, and more

If you're not familiar with it, Dolphin is a cross-platform emulator for the Nintendo GameCube and Wii. The Android port came out in 2013, and the Dolphin community has continued to develop it since. The project's July 2018 progress report highlights several improvements to the Android version, including Android TV channels support and better Vulkan compatibility.

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[New App] Dolphin Gamecube And Wii Emulator Arrives In Google Play As A (Very Buggy) Pre-Alpha

The Dolphin Emulator on the desktop has breathed new life to old Gamecube and Wii games by making them playable on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. It works with almost all retail games, upscales to 1080p, and even supports the Wiimote. The newly released Android port is basically lacking all of that, but at least it's here!

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In its current state, Dolphin Emulator on Android is not viable for playing games. Think of it as a proof of concept. Games are going to crawl along at about 1 FPS, and crashes will be common while we wait for OpenGL ES 3 to be implemented (it's entirely CPU rendered right now).

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