Dolphin Emulator Steam Release Postponed

Dolphin Emulator blog announces that the Steam launch of this Nintendo GameCube and Wii emulator for Windows is indefinitely postponed (thanks PC Gamer). This is due to a DMCA takedown notice served to Valve by Nintendo. Here's word:
It is with much disappointment that we have to announce that the Dolphin on Steam release has been indefinitely postponed. We were notified by Valve that Nintendo has issued a cease and desist citing the DMCA against Dolphin's Steam page, and have removed Dolphin from Steam until the matter is settled. We are currently investigating our options and will have a more in-depth response in the near future.

We appreciate your patience in the meantime.
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May 27, 2023, 16:23
Re: Dolphin Emulator Steam Release Postponed May 27, 2023, 16:23
May 27, 2023, 16:23
LOC wrote on May 27, 2023, 12:57:
So the keys the Wii used is baked into the source code for Dolphin, which is a major no-no and why Nintendo decided to finally go after them and their Steam release. Modern Vintage Gamer did a video on this yesterday, and actually showed the source code (blurred out so he wouldn't get DMCA'ed also) literally showing the keys in the source code. Not sure why the Dolphin team did that since again it's considered a major no-no for emulation teams. But, hopefully they can fix the situation easily and fairly quickly. The Gamecube keys aren't included, just the Wii. So it seems removing the Wii keys from the code would be the easiest solution, but I am not a coder so I don't know how difficult it would be.
At the very least they should have encrypted them to have plausible deniability.
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