Nintendo Gamecube Emulators

Gamecube Emulators exist for both Windows and Linux. As of now, no Gamecube emulator is what you would call “advanced” or complete. Only one Gamecube Emulator which is called Dolphin able to run any commercial gamecube games, and even that Gamecube emulator struggles to run games on current PCs. The Nintendo Gamecube released in Japan and North America in 2001, and the rest of the world in 2002 was Nintendo’s competitor to the Microsoft Xbox and Sony PS2. To combat piracy of normal CDs or DVDS, The Nintendo GameCube used a proprietary storage medium, the Nintendo GameCube Game Disc, based on Matsushita’s optical-disc technology; The disks are basically MiniDVDs which hold about 1.5 gigabyts of space. The Nintendo Gamecube had the following tech specs (and this will give you an idea why Gamecube Emulators struggle on today’s PCs:
# 4 controller ports
# 2 memory card slots
# Capacity for future modem/broadband connection
# 485MHz custom CPU with 162MHz custom graphics processor
# 40MB total memory; 2.6 GB per second memory bandwidth
# 12M polygons per second; texture read bandwidth 10.4 GB per second
# 64 audio channels
# Dimensions 4.5″ x 5.9″ x 6.3″
# 3-inch Optical Disc Technology (1.5 gigabytes)

Nintendo Gamecube emulators

Gamecube Emulator Description
Dolphin Dolphin is the first Gamecube emulator able to run commercial games.
Dolphin 64bit The most current Gamecube emulator, for 64bit Windows ONLY!
Dolwin Dolwin is an open source GameCube emulator.
GCEmu Nintendo Gamecube emulator.
GCube Gcube is an open source Nintendo Gamecube emulator.
WhineCube Nintendo Gamecube emulator.