Have been tinkering with this emu for a few years now, mostly on PC (which works amazingly well) zelda the windwaker, Mario kart double dash, smash brothers melee, to name but a few great titles all work perfectly on modest hardware
Anyway over the last year or so it's made its way to android, and although it's nowhere near perfect it's definitely coming along, I just wanted to start a thread in regards to it and what peoples experience with it has been..
The emulator runs ISO's from original games, for copyright reasons you should own the original so don't ask for or post places to get rom images here or the thread will be closed and that will be the end of that.
The aim of this thread is to get the most out of the emulator and to see what configurations work best with what games and if we can get anything close to 30fps, which in pc terms sounds horrible but on the gamecube it was definitely playable.. Also just bare in mind that this emulation is very demanding on any system so your battery is going to take a massive hit, also if throttling does kick in, you'll see a drop in performance.. With the right balance of settings and choice of game I believe we can get close to playable.
Has anyone tried the emu? Or have they had any experience with it on android? I know that with the shield it runs near perfect but that is simply due to the cpu /GPU being extremely powerful.
Heres a link to the emulator which is completely free as it's open source.
Again please don't link any rom files, any copyright violations will be frowned upon and the thread will be closed.
The emulator supports touch and controllers, multi player is possible and other than the frame rate not being so great with the game I've tried, the games themselves look great.
Phone running Android N (have tried this game on Marshmallow and it crashes on the first 3D scene)
A custom recovery capable of flashing files
A legitimate rom file of the game you want to play, for the purpose of this tutorial it's Zelda the windwaker for the gamecube
The ini files (available at the foot of this OP)
*Optional* A notepad editor for android should you want to edit the ini file yourselves.
To get the emulator to run Windwaker (only game i've fully been testing) at full speed, or extremely close to
Install the emulator from this link https://dolphin-emu.org/download open the emulator once to create the folders and files needed, then close it and clear recents.
So long as you own the original game and you have a copy of the it in a ROM / ISO format, have the ROM on your SD card or internal memory.
Attached is my ini config file for dolphin, download this and unzip it, then place this within: /storage/emulated/0/dolphin-emu/Config
Note* You will have to change your rom paths thereafter and once the change has been saved to the ini you will then see your games from then onwards, the ini contains my path and won't work with yours*
Clear recents and open up dolphin.
Once dolphin is open, check that your settings match what I have put on here, then once verified, click the folder icon on the right and then the plus button.
Find your ROM and open it, the initial boot should go to 50 - fps, Windwaker is a 30 fps game, the game once loaded and you're on onset island should be running at 25 - 30 frames per second.
From installing the emulator, the controls aren't set up, open any game and then pull down on the notification bar and a blue bar will appear with a menu (3 dots) click this then configure controls, move the buttons to represent the gamecube pad, if you have a BT pad then configure this prior to launching the game
Bare in mind that this emulator is still in alpha stage and as such, certain things simply won't work, emulation takes a lot more grunt to get this to run anywhere near normal speed so i'm afraid you do have to take the rough with the smooth, new nightlies are released all the time with updated notes attached from the above download link, I'd advise uninstalling and then cleaning up folders from the phone and then importing the ini file over again for a clean install
If anyone finds any fixes, or compatible games they've tried or any tweaks they'd like to share, please do so, i'm bewildered that the gamecube has actually been emulated and to have it on your phone running close to perfect is nothing short of astounding.