Shark is a Nintendo GameCube and Wii Emulator, a custom Wrapper for the Windows version of Dolphin.
(Since the native mac Port is hard to use and compile)
Dolphin is an open-source Nintendo GameCube, Wii, and Triforce emulator for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X (Intel-based), it is the first emulator to successfully run commercial GameCube and Wii games, and is still the only emulator capable of running commercial Wii games.
Shark (formerly zeroWii) has hit version 1.0, many new features got added since 0.3.0
As with zeroDS, much faster startup time, easy access to savegames and a clean way to organize your games.
I choose to rename the zeroWii Wrapper to 'Shark', well, because the name sounded weird to begin with, and we're leaving out the fact that it can play GameCube games just fine.
Please note that Dolphin can't run every Game out there perfectly, it's a work in progress by it's developer.
You may have crashing issues with the following Graphic Cards:
ATI X1600, HD2400 and HD2600
Features and improvements:
-Faster Startup time:
old zeroWii 0.3.0 (CX):
cold startup time: about 20 Seconds
restart time: about 5-6 Seconds
Shark v1.0 (CXS):
cold startup time: about 5 Seconds
restart time: about 2 Seconds
-easy access to savegames and organize your games
To access it, you have to right-click the Shark.app and choose 'Show Package Contents'
From here you can access the savegames folder quickly and place Games into the 'Games' folder.
This is the standard path that Shark looks for Games.
Looks like this then when you start the Emulator:
-new Window Mode Selector
Unfortunately Shark doesn't switch to fullscreen mode correctly with the native mac windows, so i've implemented another way to make fullscreen work. Using the Windows window System, you can switch to fullscreen correctly.
Inside the app ('Show Package Contents') is a new application called Window Mode Selector, which you can use to switch between the mac windows and the Win windows.
Shark uses the mac window System when you launch it for standard (looks nicer on the eyes), to make fullscreen work, start the Window Mode Selector and switch to 'win mode'.
Now run a game and switch to fullscreen from within the Game.
Unzip the file with 7zX, open the .dmg and copy the app to your Hard Drive.
Discontinued (old) Builds:
- some extras cause the emu to lock up
Dolphin build SVN R 4479M
new Wrapper as base (CXS)
Leopard and Snow Leopard compatible
no more junk Folders in username/Library/Application Support
easy access to savegames for quick backup of your savegames
quick and clean way to organize your ROMs, directly within the Emulator
new user friendly Wrapper
new window system switching app 'Window Mode Selector'
not compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger anymore, due to the new Wrapper
(For Tiger use the 'Discontinued (old) Builds')
old zeroWii version as a base for configurations