Dolphin Emulator Devs Tease New Major 5.0 Update, Share Progress Report

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Dolphin is a feature rich Gamecube and Wii emulator for PC that is constantly being worked on by the developers ever since its release. Currently, the developers are on track for a major update soon that will bring the emulator to version 5.0.

In a detailed post on their blog, the developers shared some of the new features that they have been working on for the latest version of Dolphin Emulator.

Notable Changes

  • 4.0-8258 – Fix Mario Kart Lenses Flare
  • 4.0-8325 – Real Wiimote Handling fixes; -TR support on Windows 8/10 standard bluetooth
  • 4.0-8327 – Configurable Audio Latency
  • 4.0-8340 – Video Interface: Wait until start of Active Video Lines to Sample External Frame Buffer (XFB) Address
  • 4.0-8390 – Real Wiimote: Don’t delay speaker data
  • 4.0-8476 – Catered for the case where ADPCM audio would loop before the end of the stream
  • 4.0-8488 – Always load system fonts from IPL dump, if available

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The development of the emulator seems to be on fast track for Dolphin 5.0. The developers have revealed that they plan to enter a “full feature freeze” period on January 7th, 2016 to prepare for the new emulator update. This means that during this period, no new “features” can be added to the emulator and only bug fixes will be applied.

Dolphin Emulator is currently available for download on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

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