Gaming on iOS (or even macOS) devices is not everyone’s cup of tea because they fall behind in terms of number of available titles. Still, you can seek the help of emulators to relive the memories through retro games.

One such is Dolphin Emulator that helps you play GameCube/Wii games on various platforms including Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android. It was unavailable for iOS/iPadOS until a developer has brought it to jailbroken devices.

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Dolphin Emulator for Windows (Tap/click to zoom)

About a week ago, the stable release has come out. Obviously, you need to jailbreak your iPhone/iPad for it to work. Users confirmed its compatibility with checkra1n, Chimera, unc0ver, and u0.

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Yesterday, the next iteration of the public build went live with a long changelog. As you can see below, the developer has embedded motion control emulation and improved several other features as well. And, Chimera support is now official as an experimental attribute.

1. Better performance across all devices.
2. MoltenVK upgraded to the latest version.
3. Fast texture hashing re-enabled for A10 and above CPUs.
4. Dolphin core recompiled as Release for better code optimization.
5. You can use device’s motion sensors to emulate the Wiimote’s motion sensors.
*“On (With Pointer Emulation)”: Your device’s sensors will be used to emulate the Wiimote’s sensors. They will also be used to simulate the IR pointer.
*“On (Without Pointer Emulation)”: Motion control emulation is enabled, but IR pointer emulation with motion is not. This is the default mode.
*“Off”: Motion control emulation is completely disabled.
6. Touch screen pointer emulation improved.
7. You can now change the type of emulated controller (Wiimote, sideways Wiimote, and GameCube controller) in Wii games.
8. Game screen moved up in portrait mode on iPhones so it does not overlap with the touch screen controller.
9. Experimental support for Chimera.

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The developer is still working on the user interface and we will see some aesthetic improvements with the next release. In the meantime, we hope he would add features like Bluetooth controller support as well.

You can add it straight to Cydia from the official repo. Or, use into Sources field of your favourite package manager (Cydia, Zebra, or Sileo).

Note:- Stay tuned to our iOS section for similar jailbreaking related stories.

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