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Is it possible to emulate without DirectX? Are there any emulators that doesn't use DirectX? I mean, not just DirectX graphics, but can function with ABSOLUTELY no DirectX components?
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Oh. What about other OS's? In fact, can I run anything without any DirectX components? Including input of course.
 

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Maybe you can with SDL or GTK.
 

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Actually, there are computers I can play on but can't install on. Can I make Dolphin self packaged in a USB Drive? I mean, is independent of anything out side the drive?
 

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Oh. You should have said so from the beginning.

Yes, that's certainly possible. You can copy the needed DirectX dlls into the Dolphin folder. That is, the one with the main Dolphin executable.
 

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Are you sure? I'm quite sure just copying the dlls don't help. I might have tried that before. Have you tried?
 

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No, I haven't tried with Dolphin. No reason it shouldn't work though.

The process is called localizing dependencies and it works for other programs. However, the local hardware and operating system still have to support the localized dlls. Example: DX10/11 runtime dlls WILL NOT work on XP and/or a DX9-class video card.
 

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I am Googling Localizing Dependencies right now. Do I have to do something, or do I just copy the dlls?
By the way, thanks for your constant and prompt support masta.g.86!
 

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You just need to copy the required dlls into the same folder as the main executable.

If you use Dolphin, then the dlls would need to be placed in the same folder as Dolphin.exe.

BTW - Most emulators built for Windows also have a VC++ dependency as well.
 

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VC++? So I have to put that in the same folder as well right? Oh, and this is another plug in? What exactly would I need to do with that?
 

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Nope, it didn't work for me. I copied xinput1_3.dll into the executable folder. It knew it was there, but it came up with a different error message I forgot. Maybe there is something I forgot?
 

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sigh from experience, having dlls required with the game will work, but not on a system with restrictions like no ability to install as it still requires advanced functions like loading dlls which has been blocked... i tried to the same thing and it never works as loading system based dlls dont work especially if they already exist in the system, even if they are a different version, because the system prevents running external dlls when existing ones are available....

i ran into the same issue with hacked portable version ms office, it came with system based dlls required to run on any system but it didnt work on such systems as it had antivirus that prevented dlls running or it didnt have permission to run such dlls
 

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Oh... Darn! So basically, I'm on my own now, aren't I? Hasn't anyone else got a portable version of Dolphin that worked?
 

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dolphin is portable... what you are asking to make direct x and dot net and the other dependencies portable, it is but it wont work without admin access or with restricted access to a system
 
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