Depending on the hardware of your system there might be some games which does not run completly fluently. If you want to play games at full speed make sure you have a good CPU. It's the most important component! For good results it's recommended to use Intel i5 Sandy or Ivy Bridge CPUs or higher (i7).



It is possible to play Dolphin with the Wiimote and Nunchuk. Even better, Dolphin supports multiple Wiimotes since revision r4771. Play with up to four Wiimotes.

A Bluetooth interface is used to connect the Wiimote with the Wii console. Computers can speak Bluetooth, too. So it is usually no problem to connect a Wiimote with a computer. The big picture is as follows:

Connect Wiimote via Bluetooth

To play Dolphin with a Wiimote you need:

What about the Sensor bar?

If you want to play games in Dolphin with a Sensor Bar you can simply use a Wireless Sensor Bar. Since the Sensor Bar is just a source of Infrared Light it doesn't need to be connected to your Computer! Wireless Sensor Bars are usually battery-powered.
The Wiimote features an optical sensor, allowing it to determine where the Wiimote is pointing. The Wiimote's image sensor is used to locate the Sensor Bar's points of light in the Wiimote's field of view. The light emitted from each end of the Sensor Bar is focused onto the image sensor which sees the light as two bright dots separated by a distance "mi" on the image sensor. The second distance "m" between the two clusters of light emitters in the Sensor Bar is a fixed distance. From these two distances m and mi, the Wii CPU calculates the distance between the Wiimote and the Sensor Bar. In addition, rotation of the Wiimote with respect to the ground can also be calculated from the relative angle of the two dots of light on the image sensor.

You don't have a Wiimote?

You can buy a Wiimote at trusted shops, that only sells original and high quality prodcuts. Beware of other shops which sell fake products with bad quality.

Dolphin supports multiple Wiimotes, so you can buy two or more Wiimotes. A single Bluetooth dongle is sufficient to connect multiple Wiimotes.

Connection Guides

Connecting the Wiimote with a computer can be tricky. The following guides will show you how to connect a Wiimote to your computer and how to play with multiple Wiimotes.


If you are encountering problems feel free to contact us to make the guides more cleary and understandable.