Best N64 Emu?

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Best N64 Emu?

Post by arcticfeather » Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:47 am

Are N64 emulators on the PC up to full speed yet?

I'm lookng to play F-Zero X, Banjo-Kazooie (and Tooie), Donkey Kong 64, Super Mario 64, Diddy Kong Racing mainly and a few others that I don't care about as much

I've tried a few emulators which had varying results, so if you could point me in the right direction as to which to use it would be great. My PC specs, if you need them, are:

2.8 Ghz
192 MB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000/9100 IGP (i think that's my graphics card :S)

Not too sure on specs - so they're copied from the details given in "my computer".
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Post by not just souLLy now » Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:16 am

I use project 64, works perfect on plenty of games
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Post by Hawq » Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:11 pm

Good un that PJ64, make sure to have the jabo D3D plugins v6 & v7 as they will cover most things
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Post by Untamed » Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:08 pm

1964 is great too, is PJ64 won't work. (PJ64 won't execute for some reason on my comp.)
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Post by hrb2k3 » Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:11 pm

1964 works well on my 500mhz pc. a little slowdown, but you have a more powerful pc than me.
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Post by Pyrite » Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:43 pm

For me its 1964 with RiceDaedalus puglins (the best config for F-Zero X) and Project 64 with Jabo's puglins works great apart from sound which could be a lot better on my slow PC.
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Re: Best N64 Emu?

Post by AuroEdge » Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:50 pm

arcticfeather wrote:Are N64 emulators on the PC up to full speed yet?

I'm lookng to play F-Zero X, Banjo-Kazooie (and Tooie), Donkey Kong 64, Super Mario 64, Diddy Kong Racing mainly and a few others that I don't care about as much

I've tried a few emulators which had varying results, so if you could point me in the right direction as to which to use it would be great. My PC specs, if you need them, are:

2.8 Ghz
192 MB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000/9100 IGP (i think that's my graphics card :S)

Not too sure on specs - so they're copied from the details given in "my computer".
Use PJ64. You're going to want more RAM. Your video card should be okay.
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Post by InvisixIsLeet » Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:20 pm

For Linux/Unix users (and also Windows and OSX) there is Mupen64.
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Post by Hawke » Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:04 pm

Surreal for xbox is my fav 64 emu.
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Post by arcticfeather » Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:10 am

Well after trying Nemu64, PJ64 and 1964. Nemu seems to be the only one that will play anything well, it plays mario 64 near perfectly and banjo-kazooie seems alright - but it seriously crashes when i try to load some roms :S

Will the plug-ins for PJ64 and 1964 make a significant difference? I have the RiceDaedalus plug-in for 1964 but even mario 64 has a lot of graphic problems and runs slowly.

Where can I get the other plug-ins?
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Post by AuroEdge » Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:14 pm

arcticfeather wrote:Well after trying Nemu64, PJ64 and 1964. Nemu seems to be the only one that will play anything well, it plays mario 64 near perfectly and banjo-kazooie seems alright - but it seriously crashes when i try to load some roms :S

Will the plug-ins for PJ64 and 1964 make a significant difference? I have the RiceDaedalus plug-in for 1964 but even mario 64 has a lot of graphic problems and runs slowly.

Where can I get the other plug-ins?
You're going to need a faster GFX card and a lot more RAM. How can you even stand doing anything with less than 256MB let alone 512MB of RAM? Consider the fact that some games will take up almost half of your RAM alone by themselves, let alone the emulator and the rest of your system.
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Post by arcticfeather » Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:19 am

Ah ok, so it's a problem with my specs. Well nevermind then, it's a laptop i'm using so can't really upgrade. Will have to just give up on the N64 emulation idea and will only be able to play when i'm at home where my N64 actually is
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Post by karsh » Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:00 pm

hey, havent been on a while. anyway, any hopes of my old 667mhz celeron working with an n64 emu? i tried 1964 before but it wouldnt work or maybe i have to screw around with it a bit. i think i have 64mb of ram on it(not sure, ill check later) and not sure which video card but ill check that later also. maybe a cheap upgrade will do the trick
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Post by cky2k3 » Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:35 am

My laptop is a athlon xp 2400+ (i think) 192mb RAM (64mb taken by gfx) and the same radeon gfx has you

I have no problems running 1964 on most games, the only game i have trouble with is goldeneye as it runs slow on almost any computer running less than 512mb RAM. The rest the games ive thrown at it work great though

try using the latest version of rices gfx plugin 6.1.0c i think is the latest. It is the fastest plugin at the moment and dosn't have many graphical problems at all

i hope that helps
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Post by Quzar » Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:46 am

The most accurate N64 core emulator is Mupen64.
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Post by karsh » Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:28 am

cky2k3 wrote:My laptop is a athlon xp 2400+ (i think) 192mb RAM (64mb taken by gfx) and the same radeon gfx has you

I have no problems running 1964 on most games, the only game i have trouble with is goldeneye as it runs slow on almost any computer running less than 512mb RAM. The rest the games ive thrown at it work great though

try using the latest version of rices gfx plugin 6.1.0c i think is the latest. It is the fastest plugin at the moment and dosn't have many graphical problems at all

i hope that helps
i know this is a little late in response but THANK YOU :D i finally got an n64 emu almost running at full speed. well i have to use 16bit resolution and cant use it full screen but still, its actually working! now if only i knew this about this atleast 1 year ago when i didnt have a new 3ghz computer :? . lol, nah my sister is enjoying this emu so much and she doesnt have to bug me on my computer to play it. i still cant believe its working on my old computer though, never thought id see the day.
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Post by Skynet » Sat Mar 19, 2005 3:01 am

I have no problems running 1964 on most games, the only game i have trouble with is goldeneye as it runs slow on almost any computer running less than 512mb RAM. The rest the games ive thrown at it work great though
Pretty much any game BUT GE and PD work fine on my setup. I wish GE and PD were a bit faster though :( and there are some gfx issues but they're easily ignored. It's the frame rate that kills them, not unlike while playing PD on the 64 sometimes :P

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Post by antidot » Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:26 am

I use PJ64 here, works great with my logitech pad and tv-out.
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