How to Add AR Codes to Dolphin

By Cassie Skelley

Updated September 22, 2017

"AR codes" are Action Replay codes. These are game codes used to cheat or enable game hacks in video games. The Action Replay code system is integrated into the Dolphin emulator. The Dolphin emulator is a Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Gamecube emulator for PC and Mac. You can add AR codes to the Dolphin emulator to enable cheats and hacks in your favorite Nintendo Wii or Nintendo Gamecube games.

Navigate to the Code Junkies website to download game codes for either Wii or Gamecube games. Click on the "Saves and Codes" button at the top of the page. Enter a game into the text box and click on the drop down box to select either the "Nintendo Wii" or "Nintendo Gamecube" system. Click "Search" to search for available game codes. Click on the codes to download them to your computer.

Open the Action Replay program by double-clicking on the program icon. Right-click on the game in the list that you want to edit and select "Edit Patch" from the submenu.

Open the .ini file of the game in Notepad. Click on "Start," "All Programs," "Accessories" and "Notepad." Scroll until you see the "[ActionReplay]" section of the code.

Locate the cheat codes that you would like to enable and press the "+" key to add a + sign in front of the code. This will enable the code for the game for use in the Dolphin emulator.

Load the codes in the AR section of the Dolphin emulator and load the Nintendo Wii or Nintendo Gamecube game and play with cheats or hacks enabled.