N64 emulation takes a step forward with paraLLEl-RDP rewrite

Emulation developer Themaister has just released a complete rewrite of their N64 emulation core, paraLLEl N64. If you’re looking for the Coles Notes on the implications of this re-write, here’s a summary: A significant bump in performance. On average you can expect to double your frame rate, but improvements range from a 50-200% depending on […]

MLiG releases Pt2 of their ode to first-party controllers

My Life in Gaming creators Coury Carlson and Marc Duddleson have released a new video that discusses first-party controller designs from the fifth and sixth generation of home consoles (1993-2006). My Life in Gaming is a YouTube channel known for producing high-quality content that explores topics ranging from maximizing the fidelity of your retro gaming experience, to […]

N64 Viewpoint 2064 Prototype Released – Sequel to Neo Geo Viewpoint

GamingAlexandria published an interesting article chronicling the story behind the unreleased Nintendo 64 game, Viewpoint 2064, based upon an excellent video by Hard4Games. A fully-working ROM dump of the prototype was posted to The Internet Archive. Viewpoint 2064 was completed and scheduled for a Nov 2000 release, but was ultimately cancelled. I spoke to Owlnonymous, […]

Super Mario 64’s Smoke Effect Bug Fixed After 24 Years

When Mario catches fire in Super Mario 64, black smoke pours from his rear end, along with a heavy smattering of black garbage pixels. This is due to a mistake in the game code that displays the texture in the wrong format. The black pixels should actually be transparent. The bug went largely unnoticed for […]

EverDrive-64 X7

Krikzz just released the latest revision of his ED-64 line of multi-carts: the EverDrive-64 X7. At first glance, this seems to replace the previous high-end iteration of the ED-64 simply known as V3 as both carts share the exact same features except for the Ultra-CIC chip where the newer model has a Ultra-CIC III on […]

Hyperkin’s N64 Clone is running Mupen64

Hyperkin revealed their upcoming budget clone of the Nintendo 64. ModernVintageGamer compared their previews with emulators and found that it’s based on Mupen64, an open-source software based emulator that has been around the block for a long time. Mupen64 runs on pretty much every platform under the sun already (phones, computers, etc), so you can […]

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