N64Digital Mod Announced by Pixel FX

Earlier this morning, a company calling itself Pixel FX—staffed by console modding legends Citrus300psi, Chriz2600, and Woozle64—announced a new digital-to-digital modification for the Nintendo 64. The unsurprisingly named N64Digital follows in the footsteps of similar modifications for the Dreamcast and Playstation, appearing to offer the same rich feature set that has made those mods instant […]

UltraHDMI Mod Updated With Analog Video Options

It’s not easy being a Nintendo 64 fan. The N64 is a hodgepodge of baffling and eclectic decisions made in the early days of 3D gaming, but just about everyone I know that spent time with one—myself included—fondly remembers the incredible single and multi-player experiences that it provided. Whether it was the comedy of a “slappers […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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