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Copying Dolphin Save Games Cross-Platform

I recently removed my Dell Precision T3500... It was beautiful, but it started presenting very weird temperature/time related blue-screens and other gremlin-esque issues. I removed it and replaced it with a Raspberry Pi 4. That piece of fruit couldn't successfully even load my train radar (Chromium on Raspbian can't load OpenLayers Maps), so I went hunting for another piece of fruit in a local store and found a 2014 Mac Mini.

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I hate this... It's fkn old and has soldered-in 8gb RAM... but it Just Works(tm). So, with this new device, I loaded up Dolphin to see if I could continue my Pikmin 2 quest. My GameCube is long dead, so I use emulation to get the game disc, sitting on my shelf, performing in full glory on my 4K TV. Anyway... previous install was Windows 10... new is Mac OS Mohave. Installing Dolphin was easy enough... finding where it saved games wasn't.

Turns out that MacOS puts them in /Users/stevenh/Library/Application Support/Dolphin. To find this folder, ask Finder to show the Library Folder by choosing the option in View Options.

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Now that we've got the Library folder open... browse through to Application Support/Dolphin. Have a look... but this is the target folder... we need contents! As I'd mentioned, I'd come from Windows... so I mounted the disk and took a wild guess: My Documents! Of course, it's not called that anymore... it's Documents and it's in your home folder. In here, you'll find a very similar layout! If you're copying a WII game, then check the WII folder for saves/memorycards. If you're copying a GameCube game, then look in the GC folder...

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GOT IT! Move the relevant card saves to the relevant folder in your new Macintosh home directory and ...

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Meanwhile, this Macintosh Mini 2014 Edition is supposedly meant to be terrible... but it plays perfectly. The warning messages disappear after a while.

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