Dolphin Emulator

This is my favorite Wii emulator. It plays pretty much every Wii game, requires basically no set up and doesn’t require a powerful computer to play.

Its available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

It also just works with my Aimtrak pretty much out of the box.

How to use Dolphin Emulator on PC

To get it just go to their download page:

Get the most recent stable version unless you know what you are doing and are prepared to deal with any problems. I use the stable version because I just want it to work.

To install it just run the installer (or click the app on a MAC) follow the instructions and thats it. Ou are up and running and ready to play your wii games.

One thing that you can do to make it nicer to use is give it your game directory so that it can load your games without having to navigate to it each time.

Just double click in the main window and you will see a explorer window where you can set your games directory. Dolphin will do the rest and scan your library.

The last thing you will need to do is to set up your light gun.

This is a great tutorial on getting this up and running. It is using the Aimtrak lightgun to demo this but the process should be the same for anything that inputs as a mouse.

Useful setup information on the Dolphin Emulator:

You may want different configs for each game, especially if you play some games with a controller as well as some with the light gun. Also, some games you may have to reduce the resolution to get working and you don’t necessarily want to do that for all of the games.

YOu can have per game configs in Dolphin. Follow the guides in these 2 links:

what games can you play on dolphin emulator

The short answer is All of them! the longer answer is that there may be a few games that either wont play or have bugs. They are rare though. Most games work beautifully and compatibility is very high.

If you want to get a per game answer then you can check out this searchable database of games:

In terms of light gun games that you can play on Dolphin emulator then there are quite a few. I strongly prefer the rails type shooters so I will list them here although there are others that could be more loosely be called light gun games.

The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return

The House of the Dead: Overkill

Ghost Squad

Mad Dog McCree: Gunslinger Pack

Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles

Target: Terror

Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack

Attack Of The Movies 3D

Chicken Blaster 

Chicken Riot 

Chicken Shoot 

Cocoto Magic Circus

Dead Space: Extraction 

Dino Strike

Fast Draw Showdown


Wild West Guns

Wild West Shootout 

Martian Panic

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon