We have great news if you are using the Dolphin emulator, as it finally received a new update. The biggest changes are fixes for the Android Pie rendering issues. You might have heard about Dolphin before or are using it right now. It is one of the best Wii and Nintendo GameCube emulators out there right now.
Many people use Dolphin so that they can play their favorite GameCube and Wii games on mobile devices. There are a lot of emulators out there, but Dolphin has been one of the best we have come across. We have all of the latest news about the Dolphin emulator getting some much-needed fixes, so keep reading to learn more.
Dolphin Emulator Rendering Issues Fixed for Android Pie
The Dolphin emulator has been a huge success on Android ever since it came back to Google Play Store last year. It ended up coming back in August 2018, and improvements to the emulator were added soon after in updates. The Android port of the Dolphin emulator got even more improvements this week as some rendering issues were just fixed. This is going to make it much better when it comes to playing Wii and GameCube games on your Android device.
The newest Dolphin emulator update is improving and fixing issues that were found on Android Pie. If you are using the OpenGL rendering, you will notice that the visuals have been greatly improved. Using OpenGL in the past would basically not work for certain games, such as Super Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door.
OpenGL made the games crash often and most of the time, it would not even load the games. The games would crash using OpenGL because a rendering effect known as Bounding Box was often times used. When it came to using the Dolphin emulator, this emulator was unable to actually emulate the Bounding Box rendering effect.
Dolphin Emulator Fixes Bounding Box Rendering Effect Issue on Android
It was this Bounding Box rendering effect that was causing problems for those on Android, since the Dolphin emulator could not emulate this effect. That issue has thankfully been fixed in this new update, meaning the emulator can now emulate the Bounding Box effect. Those games now using the OpenGL rendering will now work properly on this emulator thanks to the fix. It was really just a minor bug, but it was causing major issues for people.
We also learned that in this update, there is now Wii remote touchscreen support. This is a great addition because the Dolphin emulator will now point the Wii remote at the location you touch on your tablet or phone. Just tap somewhere on the screen and the Wii remote will pop up right there at that location. If you are playing certain games, this is going to come in handy since on-screen buttons are now able to be tapped. We love this new touchscreen support because playing games like Super Mario Galaxy will be more fun.
Dolphin Emulator Update Also Adds Support for DolphinBar USB Accessory & More
Another part of this update is that there is also now support for using the DolphinBar USB accessory. This will come in handy for those who enjoy using the actual Wii remotes with the emulator. The GameCube Controller USB adapter can also now be used on the Dolphin emulator, which is really cool. If you have a third-party adapter, those will also work on the Dolphin emulator for Android.
Lastly, you will also notice that the Vulkan render issues have been fixed if you are running on Android Pie. The bug would basically cause games to crash or have a ton of visual issues. If you are using the Vulkan rendering effect, you will no longer have to worry about these visual issues.
Since these rendering issues have been fixed, it means it works better now on Android Pie than the previous Android operating systems. Previous to this update, Dolphin worked best on older Android operating systems and was almost not functional at all on Android Pie.
What Do You Think of the New Dolphin Emulator Changes on Android?
If you would like to check out all of the fixes and changes for the Dolphin emulator, you can download it right now through Google Play Store. The update is live right now, so manually download the newest version if you do not have automatic updates enabled on your Android device. Once you have checked out the fixes and improvements for yourself, we want to know what you think about them.
Do you like the rendering issues that have been fixed in this update? Is it much easier to play games on Android Pie now using this emulator? What other changes do you hope come to the Android version of the Dolphin emulator in the future? If you use another emulator on Android, leave us a comment below and tell us about that emulator.