Dolphin emulator claims to improve the visual quality of vintage Nintendo games for Steam users. Dolphin, an emulator for the GameCube and Wii, will be available via Steam’s Early Access program later this year, its developers have said.
The aesthetics and performance of classics like Super Mario Galaxy and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker are set to be upgraded from their initial console incarnations. The lawyers for Nintendo must be overjoyed.
The creators wrote on Tuesday (via Nintendo Life)-
“We are pleased to announce our great experiment—Dolphin is coming to Steam. We’re pleased to finally tell the world of our experiment. This has been the product of many months of work, and we look forward to getting it into users’ hands soon.”
Dolphin has a Steam page, but you won’t be able to buy the emulator from Valve until the following few months.
Supporting 4K monitors and current controllers, the open-source emulator has been in development for two decades and is available for free download. It also features online multiplayer via built-in netplay, as well as support for user-created content including level packs, randomizers, and mods. You can also experiment with slow motion and rapid shooting, and save games.
The videos for the upcoming GameCube and Wii emulator for Steam Deck are embedded below-
Developers of the Dolphin emulator are quite clear on the Steam page that the program does not include any games. One of the warnings is, “This software is developed to run games that have been lawfully obtained.” Dolphin Emulator does not include any playable media. Piracy is totally unacceptable to us.