How to Read a Wii Game on a PC

by Joshua Bailey ; Updated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • Dolphin

  • Wii game

The Nintendo Wii is a home video-game console that uses DVD-based games. These same games can be played on your home computer using a Wii emulator called Dolphin. Dolphin is a program that tricks your computer into thinking it is a Wii. This allows the Wii games to boot right within the Dolphin program.

Download "Dolphin" from the Resource section of this guide. This is the only Nintendo Wii emulator that plays commercial games.

Insert your Nintendo Wii game into your PC and open Dolphin on your computer. Click "File" and "Boot from DVD Drive." Click the drive that your Wii game is in. Dolphin will boot your Wii game up, and it will start as it would from inside a Wii.

Use your keyboard and mouse to control the game on your computer.

About the Author

Joshua Bailey resides in Pennsylvania and has been a professional writer since 2007. His writing focuses on topics in film, entertainment, music and religion. Bailey has been published on eHow and has written numerous articles for three universities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business and creative writing from Moravian College.

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