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'''Problems?''' try the [http://dolphin-emu.org/docs/faq/ FAQ] before asking questions in the forums.
 
'''Problems?''' try the [http://dolphin-emu.org/docs/faq/ FAQ] before asking questions in the forums.
  
== Ubuntu PPA ==
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== Ubuntu ==
Ubuntu users can download and use a Debian software package (.deb) from the main site or with apt-get.  
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Ubuntu users can download and install a Debian binary (.deb) from the download site, or add a ppa by executing the following commands to receive updates for Dolphin.
  
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This applies to '''all''' [http://distrowatch.com/search.php?basedon=Ubuntu Ubuntu-based distributions].
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:glennric/dolphin-emu
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Install the stable version:
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<code>sudo add-apt-repository ppa:glennric/dolphin-emu
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sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get install dolphin-emu</code>
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Install development versions:
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<code>sudo add-apt-repository ppa:glennric/dolphin-emu
  
 
sudo apt-get update
 
sudo apt-get update
  
sudo apt-get install dolphin-emu
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sudo apt-get install dolphin-emu-master</code>
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== ArchLinux and respins ==
 
== ArchLinux and respins ==

Revision as of 11:49, 17 August 2014

Windows and Mac

  • Download and extract the latest revision/version of Dolphin into a new folder (preferably named after the revision).
    • Dolphin for Windows now use Global User Directory. By default, it is under "%userprofile%\Documents\Dolphin Emulator\". You do not need to migrate anything if the previous Dolphin build was 3.5-2381 or higher. Otherwise, you may want to migrate every folders besides \Languages\ and \Sys\ to there. And if one migrated folder happened to be \User\ then move all subfolders out of its parent folder.
    • If you want to use old GameCube Memory Card files, place them under \GC\.
    • Wii NAND dumps should be placed under \Wii\. This is optional. You may want to check how to dump your own NAND backup here NAND Usage Guide.
    • Using StateSaves between versions may cause problems. It is not recommended.
  • Run the Dolphin executable and have fun!

Problems? try the FAQ before asking questions in the forums.

Ubuntu

Ubuntu users can download and install a Debian binary (.deb) from the download site, or add a ppa by executing the following commands to receive updates for Dolphin.

This applies to all Ubuntu-based distributions.

Install the stable version:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:glennric/dolphin-emu

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install dolphin-emu

Install development versions:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:glennric/dolphin-emu

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install dolphin-emu-master

ArchLinux and respins

Install: # pacman -S dolphin-emu

See also the AUR and read more on the ArchWiki.

GNU/Linux

Other GNU/Linux users have to build and install from source code.

Configure Plugins

In most cases, the default settings works fine. If you want to change something, the Performance guide can help you.

File Browser

  • You can launch ISO/WAD files by browsing them, or setting a folder to search for files (which will be shown at the Dolphin's main window)
    • Banner/Game Names may not load at first time. Making a save file for that game fixes it. That isn't a bug itself. (GameCube games don't have this issue)
    • Items shown can be toggled on/off on the "View" menu.