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Dolphin Simulator Steam version “delayed indefinitely” by Nintendo’s legal department



News from IT House on May 27, Dolphin Emulator is a software that can run Nintendo GameCube and Wii games on PC. It was originally planned to be released on the Steam platform in the second quarter of 2023. However, according to an update on Dolphin’s official website today, Nintendo has issued a DMCA (Digital Copyright Millennium Act) notice to Steam, requesting the removal of Dolphin’s Steam page. As a result, Dolphin’s release on Steam has been “indefinitely postponed”.

The Dolphin development team stated in a statement that they are very disappointed with this result and that they are exploring other possible options and will give a more detailed response in the near future. They also thank users for their patience.

Dolphin highlights on the Steam page,There are no games included with the software, users must own original copies of any GameCube or Wii games they wish to use. This software is only a tool to run legally acquired game backups.

The emulator supports modern controllers, 4K resolution, fast saves, networked multiplayer, and more, and is completely open source and free to download. Some games can also achieve frame rate improvements and widescreen display effects through modifications and patches, and community-made MODs also support them.

IT Home has noticed that the Dolphin emulator has as long a history as its simulated host. Its first version appeared in 2003, only two years after the GameCube was released, but it did not work well at that time. In 2007, it was revived as an open source project and added support for Wii and Linux and Mac clients. Today, it has become one of the most stable emulators.

Other emulators already exist on the Steam platform, such as RetroArch, so there may still be a chance for Dolphin to come to Steam in some form in the future.

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