I was one of those men who quickly made the Wii eBay bought after losing the ransom of a scalper. For months, my roommates and I will have been drinking beer, talking trash, and playing Wii Sports bowling for hours. Of course, the Wii never has many quality games, but the console was worth the price for all the fun we had with Wii Sports.
A decade later, my Wii does not work well; the discs are scratched and the Wii usually picks up a disk I've put it on, that's a pity because my four year old just comes into gaming. After a bit of research, I discovered that Dolphin, the emulator I found to play Gamecube games, can also emulate Wii games. It took a few hours to experiment, but I finally figured out how I played Wii games on my Mac. Let's see!
Step 1: Get Dolphin
The Dolphin app is an emulator for both Gamecube and Wii. Download and install Dolphin Emulator and this screen should show you when you open the app:
Step 2 (Optional): Get the Wiimote Dependencies
This step is only required if you want to use genuine Wii models to play wii games on your Mac. Many gamers have said that the Xbox controller is an excellent alternative.
System Preferences >
Bluetooth and make sure Bluetooth is enabled. Despite being a bluetooth device, the Wiimote needs some additional software to work:
- foodhid: OSX IOKit driver for implementing virtual HID devices (joypads, keyboards, etc.)
- WJoy: Nintendo Wiimote Driver for Mac OS X. Unfortunately, the current version of the original repository immediately disconnects, so use this forked version that contains fixes so your Wiimote can stay connected.
The WJoy utility may not be required to play games with Dolphin but it is a very handy app for using a Wiimote for any purpose on the Mac. WJoy appears in the menu bar and allows you to open or close Wiimote recognisability. Click the & # 39; Start discovery & # 39; menu, grab your Wiimote and hold the red link button near the Wiimote batteries; WJoy will quickly discover and connect your Wiimote!
Step 3: Configure the Wiimote or Other Remote within Dolphin
Dolphin does not initially detect your Wiimote so you must manually configure your Wiimote (or Xbox controller) in the
Controller Settings menu. Find the "Wiimotes" header and choose "Emulated Remote & # 39; (for a controller other than Wiimote) or & # 39; Real Wiimote & # 39; if you have a Wiimote.
Note that you can use up to four real Wiimotes (it works!). You also want the & # 39; Continue Scan & # 39; Enable under the title & # 39; Real Wiimote & # 39 ;.
After the initial installation, Dolphin will remember any configuration you have created. Once Dolphin recognizes your Wiimote, the Wiimote will mess and make the typical Wiimote sound.
Step 4: Load an ISO and Play!
Click on the & # 39; Open & # 39; from Dolphin and choose an ISO file from the Wii game. The game begins and you are ready to play!
My 2017 13 "MacBook Pro plays Wii Sports without problems even without the Wii sensor bar. The swinging and other Wiimote movements are as responsive as my old Wiimote. Kudos for Dolphin and Wiimote developers for making everything this magic happens!