Nintendo 64 emulation

nintendo64

#1

So Im just wondering how well the unit could run a n64 emulator or even if its possible. Thanks in advance,
Thoms


#2

This core is available for Libretro (can’t say if it can be even loaded by Retroarch)

http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Mupen64Plus

try it out and let us know!


#3

I think it can run most n64 games at a reasonable speed with some slow down, my biggest concern would be the lack of buttons on the system


#4

I agree, but I feel that can b compensated by the light buttons


#5

I disagree, the n64 controller has a dpad, a joystick, a, b, 4 yellow buttons, start button, 2 shoulders and Z. I think that the lightkey module would ease this but not comfortably.

I think a better option is to design a seperate joypad module and case that has more buttons. It is a modular open source console after all


#6

Perhaps, I thought may be convenient to just plug in one of those micro usb to usb connectors then plug in my ps2 controller into that. Idk how easy itll be to map it but if its easy thatd be nice


#7

Or you could go with a Bluetooth solution!


#8

Why buy a controller when I already have one?


#9

I think @lasvegas was just suggesting any bluetooth controller so that you don’t have to worry about a converter and a cable. If you are going to use a controller i recommend an 8bitdo controller, i use the sf30 personally. Although i dont see much point in using a controller with the gameshell at all since it has a controller on it already, it would be like plugging a controller into a gameboy…


#10

Yeah, though I’m just saying since I already have the controller and converters. If I didnt already have them, yeah Id get a bluetooth one but since I dont itd be useful. Also when the hdmi capabilities are fully utilized thats when I’d probably make the most use of this feature.