DeSmuME, a free, open-source video game emulator has been released for download from its web site. It was developed by Yohoao Wulong and released in November 2005. It is based on the original PlayStation game and can be used for copying game discs and backing up data.
In DeSmuME you can play many popular classic games like Super Mario, Zelda, Final Fantasy, and many more. The main features of this program are its ability to read and emulate Gamecube games. With this feature you can load your Gamecube games and play them with your computer. There are also several other features like online help, keyboard control, save state, fast / slow bootup and some other cool stuff.
Due to the recent popularity of this emulator, many people have downloaded it and there are many people that still don't have it. To avoid confusion, I will refer to it as a deSmuemaker. Many other similar programs are available, but deSmuemaker is the only one that has a majority of reviews. So if you are interested in downloading this wonderful program, just go to the web site and download it for free (there is a free demo you can try before purchasing).