Ripping Games

How to dump your games for use in Dolphin.

Performance Guide

Learn how to configure Dolphin to get the maximum performance out of it. This guide explains all the settings of the emulator and their impact on performance.

Configuring controllers

How to configure Dolphin to emulate a GameCube pad or a Wiimote using a different type of controller or even a keyboard.

Controlling the Global User Directory

Explains how to bring settings and saves into 4.0-era builds, and how to control the new system.

How to use the Official GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U in Dolphin

Gives instructions for how to set up and use Dolphin's native support for the Official GameCube Adapter for Wii U.

Netplay Guide

Shows how to set up Netplay in Dolphin for reliable internet play.

Wii Network Guide

Learn how to configure Dolphin to connect to online services, such as the Wii Shop and custom WiFi Connection servers.

Virtual SD Card Guide

Shows how to make a virtual SD card, required by many homebrew apps and game mods.

NAND Usage Guide

Explains how to dump and use your Wii's NAND in Dolphin.

FIFO Player documentation (for testers and developers)

The FIFO Player is a feature of Dolphin allowing graphics rendering to be recorded to a file. It is most commonly used by developers to debug graphics issues without having to own the game. If you want to report a graphics rendering bug, read this guide first!

Building Dolphin on Linux

Gives thorough instructions for how to compile Dolphin on Linux