Today I learned the Xbox can run Nintendo GameCube and Wii games


The Dolphin Emulator has been forked as a Common Home windows Platform (UWP) app, letting you put in it on Xbox One units just like the Xbox Collection S.

When Microsoft first announced the Xbox would run Home windows apps, I don’t assume it was considering of this! You possibly can play Nintendo GameCube and Wii video games with a beta model of the Dolphin Emulator constructed as a Common Home windows Platform app (via Windows Central).

SirMangler’s fork of the excellent emulator runs on the Xbox Collection X and Xbox Collection S, and even the lesser of Microsoft’s two trendy consoles reportedly does a superb job. Within the video above, Modern Vintage Gamer shows off impressively easy efficiency on GameCube titles upscaled to 1440p, even once you add HD texture packs to video games like Everlasting Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem and cargo every part off a USB thumb drive.

(By no means performed Everlasting Darkness? Let’s simply say Trendy Classic Gamer has good style.)

Whereas the emulator additionally technically runs on the Xbox One and Xbox One X, MVG reveals that it’s a decidedly uneven affair there, so that you’d most likely finest follow the newest gen.

For those who do enable Developer Mode on your Xbox (it’s a requirement, and it’s not the one hoop you’ll have to leap by), you don’t have to cease at GameCube and Wii video games. As we wrote in 2020, you’ll be able to also install RetroArch to play all kinds of traditional video games — together with the PS2 titles that Sony’s PS5 can’t play.

One other more and more nice option to play these traditional video games is handheld: there’s a rising variety of moveable gaming machines that run emulators brilliantly, together with the Steam Deck — my colleague Cameron discovered it’s one of the easiest and most satisfying ways to play the Metroid Prime Trilogy.

For all of this, after all, you’ll have to have the ISOs or ROMs. We don’t advocate stealing them! Personally, I exploit an outdated Nintendo Wii with Homebrew Channel and CleanRip to dump my own Wii and GameCube discs.


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