Dolphin emulator for GameCube/Wii games adds netplay server browser

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Dolphin (opens in new tab) is an emulator for GameCube and Wii games that has been going for years and still receives regular updates. The latest adds a server browser (opens in new tab) so that people playing online can host their own server lobbies, both public and private, and search for games to join. Games like Super Smash Bros. Melee, for instance.

This update also adds a new feature called 'Golf Mode' which removes latency for one player at a time, and can be passed to another player when it's their turn. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour is the example game for this feature, which is particularly finicky about shot timing. Only GameCube controllers are supported by Golf Mode at the moment.

If you're interested in the ethics of emulation, here's our article on the topic (opens in new tab).

Jody Macgregor
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Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.