Can I play Zelda Skyward Sword on my Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by felixen, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. felixen macrumors 6502a

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    I heard of the Dolphin emulator for Mac, but I don't know how well it works. I would love to know if it is good, works with new games and also will run on my Mini (2Ghz intel core 2 duo, 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3) which is like 2-3 years old.

    I would test it myself if I had some of the equipment, but I need to buy the game, controller and the wireless motion bar thing first, so it's kinda a lot to spend if it doesn't work properly. What do you guys think?
     
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    So you want to spend $40 on a controller, $50 on a game, and then $20 on the "bar" for a wii just to emulate a wii on your mac mini?

    Why not just spend $150 right now at Target.com and get it all + a wii and be done with it?

    http://www.target.com/p/Nintendo-Wi...dv_xasd0001&AFID=Performics_BFAds&LNM=Primary
     
  3. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I already had a wii and sold it. I really don't want to play anything on it except for this Zelda game. Besides we don't have quite as good bundle deals in denmark, so I would have to pay more here
     
  4. brentsg macrumors 68030

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    Not to mention that Dolphin should help clean up that forced standard definition widescreen issue that Zelda suffers from.
     
  5. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    Just an FYI: Zelda also requires the WiiMotionPlus attachment for the Wii Remote.

    I've seen Wii games play fine in Dolphin on a 2.9GHz Athlon X2. Not sure how that relates performance-wise to a 2GHz Core 2 though.
     
  6. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm maybe I should try and install it and see if I can find some demos to test it out with
     
  7. dylin macrumors 6502a

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    hmm but what about the integrated graphics chip. Isnt the 9400m pretty weak for gaming?
     
  8. goMac macrumors 603

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    Still probably better than what the Wii has.

    The overhead is mostly going to be PPC->Intel emulation. Dolphin ran a lot better on PowerPC.
     

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