When Microsoft first introduced the Xbox would run Home windows apps, I don’t assume it was pondering of this! You may play Nintendo GameCube and Wii video games with a beta model of the Dolphin Emulator constructed as a Common Home windows Platform app (by way of Home windows Central).
SirMangler’s fork of the superb emulator runs on the Xbox Collection X and Xbox Collection S, and even the lesser of Microsoft’s two trendy consoles reportedly does a wonderful job. Within the video above, Fashionable Classic Gamer exhibits off impressively easy efficiency on GameCube titles upscaled to 1440p, even once you add HD texture packs to video games like Everlasting Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem and cargo every thing off a USB thumb drive.
(By no means performed Everlasting Darkness? Let’s simply say Fashionable Classic Gamer has good style.)
Whereas the emulator additionally technically runs on the Xbox One and Xbox One X, MVG exhibits that it’s a decidedly uneven affair there, so that you’d in all probability greatest follow the newest gen.
Should you do allow Developer Mode in your Xbox (it’s a requirement, and it’s not the one hoop you’ll have to leap via), you don’t have to cease at GameCube and Wii video games. As we wrote in 2020, you may also set up RetroArch to play all kinds of basic video games — together with the PS2 titles that Sony’s PS5 can’t play.
For all of this, in fact, you’ll have to have the ISOs or ROMs. We don’t advocate stealing them! Personally, I exploit an outdated Nintendo Wii with Homebrew Channel and CleanRip to dump my very own Wii and GameCube discs.