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Dolphin Emulator for macOS and Android receives massive upgrades

Dolphin Emulator has just received massive upgrades on its latest update.
Dolphin Emulator for macOS and Android receives massive upgrades
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Now optimized for macOS and Mali GPUs

Dolphin is the best Nintendo GameCube and Wii emulator available, and it's not just for desktop computers. The Android port has been around for years, and the Dolphin Emulator team has been working on a few major enhancements during the last two months. Dolphin can now operate natively on Apple M1 hardware, and new emulation solutions for Mali GPUs mean that more games than ever perform well on the platform.

The developers recently implemented native support for Apple's M1 chipsets, based on the project's AArch64 JIT (Just-In-Time) emulation core, which was originally designed for Android and Windows on ARM. Although Dolphin's ARM compatibility isn't as comprehensive as an emulation on 64-bit x86 hardware, the performance in many games remarkable already.

The Emulator team of Dolphin has said that,
macOS M1 hardware kicks some serious ass. It absolutely obliterates a two and a half year old Intel MacBook Pro that was over three times its price all while keeping within ARM’s reach of a powerful desktop computer.

Comparison of performance
Comparison of performance

Dolphin's developers have been striving to resolve long-standing problems and performance difficulties in the ARM emulation core as powerful ARM-based hardware becomes more popular.

Crashing and graphics difficulties have been solved in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Sonic Colors, Sonic Unleashed, and other titles thanks to fixes to floating-point calculations. Bugs with shaders on Mali GPUs were also resolved in Dolphin Emulator, affecting numerous games on Android phones and tablets.
Before update
Before update
After update
After update

Dolphin is also working on Android control problems. Controller configurations are now saved properly, and touchscreen button transparency has been improved to make it a little simpler to play games without using a gamepad. 

You can read the full blog post here for more information about the latest update.

Source: Dolphin, Via: XDA Developers

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