Skylanders: Swap Force

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Skylanders: Swap Force
Skylanders Swap Force.jpg
Developer(s) Vicarious Visions, Beenox Studios
Publisher(s) Activision
Series Spyro, Skylanders
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) NA October 13, 2013
AUS October 16, 2013
EU October 18, 2013
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2), Co-op (2)
Input methods Wii Remote + Nunchuk, Skylander Portal
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Skylanders: Swap Force is a platformer video game developed by Vicarious Visions/Beenox and published by Activision for the Wii. It is the third main game in the Skylanders video game and toy franchise, following 2012's Skylanders: Giants, which was a direct sequel to 2011's Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.

The gameplay for Swap Force is based on the two previous games. Players use a portal to bring real life action figures into the video game. However, Skylanders are now able to jump, and they have exchangeable top and bottom halves that allows the player to mix and match. Because of the new features, a new Portal of Power is required and Swap Force is only available as a starter pack.

Emulation Information

Portal of Power

Skylanders: Swap Force requires a USB device called the Portal of Power. As of Dolphin 5.0-18299 you can choose to emulate this USB device directly within the emulator. If you have a physical Portal of Power and wish to continue off of saved progress in your existing figurines, you can use third party dumping tools to dump the figure data off of your existing Skylanders figures for use in the emulated Portal or create IDs directly within the emulated Portal of Power. Up to eight figurine data dumps can be used at a time.

If you wish to use a physical Portal of Power you can do so by installing the proper libusb drivers with Zadig. Follow the same install instructions for the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U but instead of selecting "WUP-028" in the pulldown menu, use "Spyro Portal". After doing this, the Portal of Power will work in Dolphin just fine whenever plugged in. You cannot use a physical portal and an emulated portal at the same time.


There are no reported problems with this title.


This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Skylanders: Swap Force since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21593 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
4.0-9330 Win 10 Core i5 2550M Intel Integrated HD 3000 Graphics Worked flawlessly after I replaced the WinUSB drivers using Zadig. FYI Don't use savestates. It will crash. Benjamin Wilson

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