Nintendont (GameCube)


The Nintendont software is technically not an emulator (it functions more like a mod), in the sense that both Wii and Wii U consoles can natively and directly support GameCube titles but at a cost of purchasing the games at a reduced price - even if you already own the games.

Nintendont is a compatibility layer and a homebrew solution that allows Wii and Wii U consoles to emulate GameCube games directly via USB - bypassing the need to re-purchase the GameCube titles of the disc images you already own. The software also provides more features than the original native launcher.

Software Features

  • vWii mode that allows users to play GameCube games on both Wii and Wii U
  • Supports 1:1 and shrunken .GCM/.ISO disc images, and uLoader CISO images
  • Memory card emulation
  • Broadband Adapter emulation
  • Force progressive and 16:9 widescreen support
  • Bluetooth controller support (Both Classic Controller Pro, Wii U Pro Controller)
  • HID controller support via USB
  • Official Nintendo GameCube controller adapter support
  • Support for seamless disc switching
  • Partial support for Triforce.
  • Provides full support for SD Cards, Memory Cards, and USB Memory sticks

Additional Wii-Only Features

  • Ability to play retail and backup GameCube discs
  • Support to use real memory cards on Wii
  • GBA Link Adapter support
  • Nintendo GameCube Microphone support 

For average users, dozens of compiled versions are made available. These compiled files can be easily installed to get the Nintendont software running on the console. For those willing to get technical, Nintendont is an open-source project that provides the source code for free so users can edit the files and customize the software as needed. Although Nintendont is among the simplest homebrew solutions to install, it is still not designed for casual users.


Installing Nintendont requires a little bit of manual labor. Below are the simplified steps to install the software on your Wii or Wii U system. All required files can be found in the source master file.

  1. Create a new folder with the name "Nintendont" in your SD card’s apps folder
  2. Download loader.dol and put it in the new folder. Rename it as boot.dol
  3. Download the meta.xml file, and put that in the new folder
  4. Download and put the icon.png inside the folder.

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Nintendont Emulator download can be obtained free to play GameCube. Available for multiple platforms including Source with fastest download speeds on This GameCube Emulator is in English and can run games online in high quality. Nintendont is developed by Nintendont Team. If you like this Nintendo emulator then also see related emulators such as Dolphin and WhineCube.

Download Links

Nintendont Source Windows SourceFree2021-09-054.91 MBSource Code