Many people play Nintendo GameCube and Wii games on Windows using emulators; and now, you can play them also on Ubuntu, so don’t believe anyone who tells you there is no cool games for Linux!
The emulator we’re gonna be using in this tutorial is Dolphin; it is free and awesome. It allows you to play the majority of Nintendo GameCube and Wii games on Ubuntu without any bugs.
You can play games using Dolphin even in a HD quality (720p or 1080p). However, it needs some more high performances.
If you’re a Windows user, a video tutorial of how to use Dolphin is available here
Now let’s get to work!
Step 1. Downloading and installing Dolphin
We will get Dolphin from the PPA repository, because Dolphin packages in this one are always up to date, they’re updated 1 or 2 times every month.
You can add the dolphin repository: ppa:glennric/dolphin-emu manually to your softwares sources, or just run this:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:glennric/dolphin-emu
then update by running this:
sudo apt-get update
Now get dolphin from here: dolphin-emu; you can also get it just by running this
sudo apt-get install dolphin-emu
Step 2. Configure Dolphin to play in HD
First, click the Graphics button in the top
Then, if you want to play in 720p choose 1280×720 as full screen resolution, and if you want 1080p choose 1920×1080
Step 3. Playin’!
This step isn’t that hard =P; you need just a good game to open with Dolphin