Dolphin Emulator Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Dolphin is an emulator for the Nintendo Wii and GameCube video game consoles. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the Dolphin Emulator from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install the Dolphin Emulator Silently

Dolphin Emulator 5.0 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Visual C++ 2019 (x64) Runtime Libraries
  2. Download the Dolphin Emulator 5.0 Installer
  3. Download the files to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command:
    • dolphin-x64-5.0.exe /S
  7. Press Enter
  8. Enter the following command:
    • VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  9. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Dolphin Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Dolphin Emulator
Vendor:Dolphin Team
Version:5.0
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)dolphin-x64-5.0.exe /S
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Dolphin\uninst.exe" /S
Download Link:https://dl-mirror.dolphin-emu.org/5.0/dolphin-x64-5.0.exe

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Change Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Dolphin to “C:\Dolphin”

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Dolphin Emulator 5.0 (EXE)

dolphin-x64-5.0.exe /S /D=C:\Dolphin

How to Uninstall Dolphin Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

Dolphin Emulator 5.0 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Dolphin\uninst.exe" /S

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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