An Xbox console can run various Windows programs, since, after all, it is also from Microsoft.
The thing is, it’s also possible to play Nintendo GameCube and Wii games on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles using a beta version of the Dolphin emulator built as a Universal Windows Platform app, something few knew about.
They demonstrated it on The Verge, where they commented that the emulator, which was tweaked and improved by a developer named SirMangler, performs very well on GameCube titles upscaled to 1440p, even when using HD texture packs. It also indicates that the emulator is not as smooth on Xbox One and Xbox One X consoles.
To use the emulator, users must enable Developer Mode on their Xbox consoles, and they must also have ISOs or ROMs of the games they wish to play, which they must obtain legally (putting ROMs found on the Internet on pirate sites is not recommended). ).
In order to play Nintendo GameCube and Wii games on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles, it is therefore necessary to follow a few steps:
– Enable Developer Mode on the Xbox console. This can be done by going to Settings, then System, and finally System Information. In this section, there is an option to enable Developer Mode.
– Download the beta version of the Dolphin emulator. The developer SirMangler has created a specific version of the emulator to work on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles. The download can be obtained at this link.
– Install the emulator on the Xbox console. Once downloaded, the file must be installed like any other application on the Xbox console.
– Obtain the necessary game files.
– Configure the emulator. Once installed, the emulator must be configured to optimize performance on the Xbox console. This can include settings for resolution, frames per second, etc.
Please note that this is an unofficial Xbox feature, so there may be surprises along the way.