How To: Backup and load Wii games for the Dolphin Emulator

Backup and load Wii games for the Dolphin Emulator

Hak5 isn't your ordinary tech show. It's hacking in the old-school sense, covering everything from network security, open source and forensics, to DIY modding and the homebrew scene. Damn the warranties, it's time to Trust your Technolust. In this episode, see how to backup and load Wii games for the Dolphin Emulator.

Matt kicks off a series on Virtualization and invites us to see the 10 Gigabit beast at his office while Shannon and Darren wrap up their series on Wii Homebrew with the easiest way to backup and load Wii games and the Dolphin emulator.

Once you have a legally copied ISO file on your computer you'll want to install and configure Dolphin in order to play it.

The important bits to note about getting Dolphin to run properly is that you'll need Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 (x86 or x64) installed. You'll also need the DirectX March 2009 Runtime. Use the Microsoft DirectX Updater. It's probably also a good idea to update your video drivers while you're at it.

Dolphin itself is pretty easy to use. Like most emulators it features a plethora of control configurations and convenient save state options.

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