Playing Nintendo GameCube Games on Ubuntu


Let’s face it, there is a definite lack of availible native games for our system of choice.  One method that can greatly expand upon the amount of games that can be played is running console emulators so that we can play traditional console games.  The best console emulator around for the Nintendo Gamecube is the Dolphin Emulator which has a native linux binary!  Here is a quick walkthrough to help people get there GameCube games running!

Step 1:  Download the emulator for your architecture from here (Either the 32 or 64bit version):

Step 2:  Install the libraries that Dolphin needs to run properly.

Open the terminal application and type:

sudo apt-get install scons g++ wx2.8-headers libwxbase2.8-0 libwxbase2.8-dbg libwxbase2.8-dev libwxgtk2.8-0 libwxgtk2.8-dbg libwxgtk2.8-dev libsdl1.2-dev nvidia-cg-toolkit libxxf86vm1-dbg libxxf86vm-dev libxext6-dbg libxext-dev libglew1.5-dev libcairo2-dbg libcairo2-dev libao2 libao-dev libbluetooth-dev libopenal1

Step 3:  Create symbolic link to fix Dependency error.

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

Step 4: PLAY!  You are all set to go and can begin playing your favorite Gamecube games on Linux!