The Dolphin emulator development team that allows you to run games on your PC from the Nintendo GameCube and Wii consoles, announced about the upcoming release of its utility on the Steam digital distribution service.
How clears One of the developers of Dolphin, modder and dataminer OatmealDome, the emulator will be released on Steam in the second quarter, that is, from April to June of this year.
Dolphin Steam page already appeared. Ahead of its full release on Valve’s digital store, the emulator will go through an early access period that will end before the end of 2023.
At the start of early access, Dolphin promises a full suite of features and compatibility with “a majority” games. OatmealDome also mentions that the utility will have Steam Deck support on Steam.
At the end of Early Access, Dolphin will get better integration with Steam and a simplified Steam Deck UI. The price with a full version does not change – the emulator is free.
Remarkably (and entirely understandably), the Dolphin and Steam site never mentions Nintendo itself, names its consoles, or uses copyrighted screenshots of GameCube or Wii games.
The first version of Dolphin was released in 2003. Since 2008, the emulator has been created in open source. The utility supports 4K resolution, modern gamepads, fast saves, network play and many other features.