How Play Nintendo GameCube and Wii Games in HD on Ubuntu

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

Written by Mohamed

Mohamed, the founder of, is a 20 years old fella from Morocco

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