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Dolphin Emulator gains in-game config tweaking and support for disc compression

Dolphin Emulator gains in-game config tweaking and support for disc compression

Dolphin is one of the best emulators when you want to take your old GameCube and Wii games with you, and over the summer, the emulator has only gotten better. It now has a revamped config system that can be tweaked while you're gaming, and it's possible to do disc compression and conversion actions right on your phone.

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Video game emulation on Android: apps, ROMs, and everything else you'll need

Video game emulation on Android: apps, ROMs, and everything else you'll need

Emulating games isn't exactly a new thing, but emulating on your smartphone has caused the hobby to enter something of a renaissance in recent years. With many of us sitting around at home (and not wanting to break the bank on Hot New Games), there's never been a better time to crack into the mountain of classic (or not-so-classic) games available online. Getting started with emulating video game consoles on Android can be a bit dizzying, so we're going to break down the tools and resources you'll need to get up and running, be it with some old school Mario or a relaxing afternoon of Pokémon in the backyard.

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Dolphin Emulator fixes Android TV crashes, improves support for game mods

Dolphin Emulator fixes Android TV crashes, improves support for game mods

Dolphin is an incredibly popular emulator for the Nintendo Wii and GameCube, and the Android version has been improving more and more lately. The app recently gained dark mode support, and now more features from the desktop emulator are coming to mobile.

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Dolphin emulator for Wii and GameCube adds dark mode support

Dolphin emulator for Wii and GameCube adds dark mode support

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Nvidia's Shield TV dongle can only run 32-bit apps, but you (probably) don't need to panic

Nvidia's Shield TV dongle can only run 32-bit apps, but you (probably) don't need to panic

Late last year, Nvidia released a pair of new Shield TV devices: the tube-shaped Shield TV dongle, and the more traditional Shield TV Pro. It was later discovered that the dongle ran a 32-bit version of Android TV, which caused some to worry about incompatible apps, but you (probably) have nothing to worry about.

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Dolphin Emulator fixes rendering issues on Android Pie, adds Wii Remote emulation, and more

Dolphin Emulator fixes rendering issues on Android Pie, adds Wii Remote emulation, and more

Dolphin, the much-loved Nintendo GameCube and Wii emulator, has been making strides in Android support over the past few months. It returned to the Play Store in August 2018, and a few months later, rumble emulation and other improvements were added. The latest update to the Android port has even more improvements in store, like Wii remote emulation and fixes for Android 9 Pie.

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Dolphin Emulator brings GameCube controller rumble support to phones

Dolphin Emulator brings GameCube controller rumble support to phones

Dolphin Emulator — the popular Wii and GameCube emulator — recently returned to the Play Store, making it easy to keep updated as Android beta development continues, and so it has. According to the latest progress report, Dolphin now has support for on-phone rumble/vibration in GameCube titles. Landscape mode is now forced by default as well on Android, and the developers would also like to apologize for some recent changes which broke existing savestates without warning for many.

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

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

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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Dolphin emulator adds Vulkan support for Android

Dolphin emulator adds Vulkan support for Android

The Dolphin emulator is an impressive feat of software engineering. Starting as a GameCube emulator, it later added compatibility for Wii games, due to the similar architecture. Over the years, Dolphin has gradually improved game compatibility; they recently reported that every single retail GameCube game boots. Even accessories like the Wii Remote and Wii Balance Board work perfectly, and experimental Android builds of Dolphin have been in development for years.

Dolphin on Android still isn't as usable as other console emulators, but the fault mostly lies with current Android hardware. Even the Nvidia Shield console, one of the most powerful Android devices on the market, can't run games at full speed.

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