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Dolphin Emulator - Gamecube

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Some of us have just started looking at playing some classic games on Gamecube using the Dolphin emulator.

So, here's a link to the version that works best for Super Smash Brothers Melee, and it also works fine for other games:

Dolphin SSBM optimized

We've decided to make things easy for some games that we'll likely play together, and I have added them to a google drive as .7z files:


If you want to request anything else added to the drive, let me, Mikey, Squeegee, or Clover know and we'll look at adding them. There is a limit on how many we can have for each google account since some of the games are over 1GB in size.

Edited by Valdoroth

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Tutorial to setup Dolphin

Once you extract dolphin, open it up and you should see something like this without any games in the list:


You will want to create a folder somewhere to put all your games in (ie: Documents/MyGames/Dolphin Games). This will be your directory.

Next click Config.

Under the first tab, General, you will want to make sure that Enable Cheats is on so we can have all characters already unlocked for multiplayer games.


Next, click the GameCube tab and make sure that the MemorySlot A and MemorySlot B are both <Nothing>


Next go to Paths and click Add...

Navigate it to your newly created folder where your games will be and then just click Ok, then OK on the config.

Now, just click the refresh button and all your games in the directory will be listed.



The graphic settings should be already optimized.

The last step is to make sure your controller is setup (or keyboard if you don't have a controller).

Just click Controllers

Port 1 is for the "controller 1" (You can have friends locally play as well if you have more than 1 controller)


Click Configure and select the device you're using (keyboard or controller):


Then just go through all the options and map them according to what you want. The "Modifier" can be cleared out by right clicking them and selecting clear. They're not needed.


That concludes the setup of your emulator. The next tutorial will be about connecting to netplay to play with others.

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Netplay Tutorial - How to play with others

This is a really simple task. First, click Tools > Start Netplay:



You can choose your nickname here. Click Reset Traversal Settings and it should look something like:




To host, click Host and select the game you want to host and click Host in the bottom right:



You'll get the host window. In bottom middle-left, increase the buffer to 16:


Now you're almost ready to have others join. Next to the "Room ID:" you'll see a code. Click the copy button to the right and give this code to your friend(s) that want to join:



Once all your friends have joined you can click start and play:





To join a game, enter in the code your friend gave you in the Host Code box:


Then just click Connect and you're ready to go.

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Woo! Time for classic games!

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