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Best N64 emulator? 
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Been years since I tried N64 emulation, and I'd like to know which emu has evolved the most since then. Years ago I used Project64, but it doesn't seems to have been updated in ages.

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bah, can this be moved to emulators plz

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Done.

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mupen is stable enough to rerecord on it, but there's been no improvement on base emu quality that I can see

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Yeah I think it's pretty much stalled completely. project64 and 1964 are still the same version they were years ago. Mupen I guess is getting some progress, especially with emulation on new handhelds getting popular, and the closed, Windows-only nature of project64 and 1964. We'll see how this benefits mupen64 and emulators in alternate platforms overall.

Still a shame directx is so preferred when people write emulators, or much anything at all. Makes porting difficult, and the opengl/portable plugins are generally half-assed or nonexistent.

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Or even worse, that the Glide64 plug-in is probably the most compatible plug-in available. How many people even still have Glide hardware installed in their primary system?


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AFAIK, the glide plugin is just a wrapper. I don't think anyone expects someone to still be using a glide card.

N64 emulation is fine if all you want to play is the most popular stuff. I'd still use stock PJ64 if I didn't feel like experimenting with plug-in setting Yet Again.


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AFAIK, the glide plugin is just a wrapper. I don't think anyone expects someone to still be using a glide card.

No, there's a GLIDE wrapper YOU have to install to use the GLIDE plugin.

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You have your 2s, 4s, 8s, 16s, 32s, 64s, and 128s(crash course in binary counting!). But no 1s.
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Try Mupen64 PLUS, it has seen a fairly recent new release.

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Project64 1.7 is still coming along believe it or not, although progress is slower than slow. We'll see a new public version within a decade. Probably.

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There has also been a tiny bit of work on 1964 since it went open source. The most interesting recent improvements I've seen are to do with LLE approaches that get a few troublesome games running, but very slowly of course.

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Who will win? Zsnes 2.0 or project64 1.7? :D

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Who will win? Zsnes 2.0 or project64 1.7? :D

REAS 1.0, of course.

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http://moogle-tech.com/blog/ had some interesting posts, but the last N64-related one was more than a year ago...

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REAS 1.0, of course.

would you settle for a REAS 0.1a



and a klondike bar

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I'd also go with Mupen64Plus, they've been doing some good work over there. They're in beta for a pretty large refactoring of their codebase, and currently are working on a new GUI, but even the older version is very solid.

That said, I'm not sure what platform you wanted it for. I know the linux version works, and they're working on a windows re-port. Maybe a mac version as well, but who has the time to search the internet for information like that? Seriously.

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REAS 1.0, of course.

would you settle for a REAS 0.1a



and a klondike bar
I'd play REAS 0.1a for a Klondike Bar.

Hell, I'd play ZSNES 0.800c for a Klondike Bar.

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I'd also go with Mupen64Plus, they've been doing some good work over there.

Is core emulation being worked on in this emulator? If so, source?

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I BELIEVE core emulation may finally be being worked on, but I could be totally wrong. I don't know what you mean by you one-word "source?" question, so... it is open source? If you want to tinker with the code, you can.

If you meant something else by "source", my apologies.

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H means a credible news piece demonstrating that the core is being worked on again.

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H means a credible news piece demonstrating that the core is being worked on again.

Exactly. Because I have a hard time believing core emulation is being worked on these days in any emulator other than MESS.

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Oh, hm. Well, this is the last big announcement made recently, so no, it doesn't look like anything substantial has been done in terms of the core emulation. Sorry.

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You can get information on all changes to the source code from the Mecurial repository.

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