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Re: How to get my computer to run Dolphin

Posted by phayon959 on .
Frame drops and weird hickups are likely just going to always be a thing with higher end emulation no matter how beefy you make a PC. That's just kind of the reality of emulators.

There may be some tweaks to fix those issues that other people have run into. I found this for melee frame drops:
https://www.reddit.com/r/emulation/comments/37nd3s/sudden_extreme_framerate_drops_on_super_smash/
And it's not uncommon to need vastly different settings for many games to have them run smoothly.

The Wii issues is odd. Though dolphin is a more GPU hungry emulator as it is a dual core application and having a higher core CPU won't bump up your performance all that much whereas having a higher end GPU should.
https://dolphin-emu.org/docs/faq/

And, again, I'll reiterate that even with the most roided out pc you could throw together, there's just going to be things you cannot fix because that's just the world that emulation lives in.

In reply to: Re: How to get my computer to run Dolphin posted by TomRiddle98 on .
Just 3 things

1) frame drops in melee after a fight and just the game in general.

2) When I put in the 60fps gecko hack for Sunshine it won't stay at 60 and will stay at around half or less of 60fps.

3) When I play any Wii games I'll stay around the 15-40sfps range and not at a stable 60.

I know how to use Dolphin, these are just performance issues that I am having problems with my current laptop. Or do you think that it's just better if I build my own gaming pc with an Nvidia GPU instead of an AMD GPU. To give you a good idea about how powerful my computer can run things, I can run Halo: The Master Chief Collection at normally about the 40-60fps range for the 2011 graphics for Halo: CE. And for the 2007 version of Cod 4, normally runs at around a 40 fps rate.


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