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Video: How good is the Nintendo Wii emulator Dolphin? Let's see how Resident Evil 4 does!

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So a few days ago Dolphin 2.0 was released. Dolphin is a Nintendo Wii and GameCube emulator for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and it works quite well. How well? Here’s a video of me playing the Wii version of Resident Evil 4—which, yes, I do own, thank you very much.

Yes, the CG intro plays twice, but I’ve been fighting YouTube since noon today (it’s now 4:15pm as I write this) trying to get the video to process and I’m not about to start all over again.

It runs at a full 30 frames per second, full screen @1920×1080 (even with Fraps in the background), and the only hiccup I’ve experienced is sometimes the audio is maybe half a second out of sync during cutscenes. Maybe that can be fixed in the settings, I don’t know.

And yes, I’m terrible at the game. The point of the video isn’t to illustrate my amazing skills, but rather to show off what the emulator can do. I don’t have a Bluetooth dongle on my PC, so I had to map the Wiimote+Nunchuck controls to my mouse and keyboard. I just need some practice is all, and these controls will work just fine:

• The Nunchuck joystick (actual movement) is mapped to WASD on the keyboard

• Z on the Nunchuck (used for running) is mapped to Left Shift

• C on the Nunchuck (draw knife) is mapped to E

• “Shaking” the Wiimote (reloading, escaping, and quick knife attack) is mapped to R

• – button on the Wiimote (brings up your inventory) is mapped to the Space Bar

• 1 and 2 on the Wiimote (map and options menu) is mapped to 1 and 2 above WASD

• Aiming with the Wiimote is mapped to the mouse, where Left Click is the Wiimote’s A button (shoot, attack, action) and Right Click is the Wiimote’s B button (draw weapon)

I think that’s about it.

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