Say no to WINE... if you have the Dolphin Emulator

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Last updated: 2023/09/12

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  1. Say no to WINE... if you have the Dolphin Emulator
    1. GameCube
      1. # | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
    1. Wii
      1. # | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


WINE is a recursive acronym for "WINE Is Not an Emulator." WINE is used by many to play Windows games and a few to run Windows software on UNIX-like systems such as GNU/Linux or macOS. HOWEVER, installing WINE does increase the risk of getting a computer virus and currently, or at least as of the time of this writing, WINE, for whatever reason, does not have a network-access "off-switch"; this means that if you somehow manage to run something that regularly collects telemetry data, which is what most Windows and Apple users find as normal these days, as a GNU/Linux user, you would then also potentially have that issue to contend with, which is definately still not normal nor ever should be.

BUT, if all you care about is gaming, Nintendo fortunately made two game consoles called the GameCube and the Wii, to which a few titles were released for both Windows AND the GameCube/Wii between the years 2002 and ~2021. This means that you can use a GameCube/Wii emulator instead of WINE to play games in a lot of cases, the best of which so far for GNU/Linux is 'Dolphin'. You can grab a copy of 'Dolphin' at

So without further ado, here is a list of games that were both available for Windows AND GameCube/Wii...



Items with "!!" are most like only able to emulate using the Dolphin emulator since other options besides Windows are either currently too dificult to emulate or do not emulate well on a normal computer.

But understand something, the 'Dolphin' is not perfect and there are games that will give you issues, especially those running 'Dolphin' on older hardware to play Wii games. Also, you may not be as big of a fan of the controls for Wii games as you would be for the Windows version, which means that you could also technically look at these lists the opposite way if you prefer playing the PC versions of games.