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Might not be everyones cup o'Tea, but this is a cheeky little video I done on a couple of knackered N64 carts.

Seller stated they worked, but were giving lines etc on the screen, so I stripped down a couple of "World Cup 98" carts I had , swapped the chips over and now they are both working :)

Goldeneye wouldn't even fit in the sodding console to test it, it was THAT battered!!

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4 hours ago, MikeBeaver said:

Might not be everyones cup o'Tea, but this is a cheeky little video I done on a couple of knackered N64 carts.

Seller stated they worked, but were giving lines etc on the screen, so I stripped down a couple of "World Cup 98" carts I had , swapped the chips over and now they are both working :)

Goldeneye wouldn't even fit in the sodding console to test it, it was THAT battered!!


uh, video?

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The Everdrive X7 is an outlay of cash at $175, but it's so, so ,so worth it. 

I think there's almost 100% games compatibility with the system and - imo - you get the best of all worlds. 

 

Playing on real hardware, and it works just like having the real cart. 

Access to the full library from all regions.

Access to the world of Romhacks and translations. 

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Finally got a Tim Worthington rgb mod for my N64. Playing on a 1080 LCD with an ossc.

Previously I was using an emulator on same TV with an Xbox 360 pad.

The good: 1080 snowboarding feels a lot more fluid and easy to control, not sure if this is the pad or emulator lag.

 

The bad: emulation just looks way better. 1080p Goldeneye at 60fps is better than low Res fuzz at 15 to 20fps. Though I think most games can't run at higher framer rate as they just break.

 

Not unhappy with the mod at all and for most games this is what I'll use. I got my nes RGB modded too, it's stunning. For 3d games emulation might be better in some cases.

 

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7 hours ago, Jackson said:

Played Iggy's reckin balls for the first time this weekend with two friends... Wow, what a game! Was there ever a sequel or anything else like it? Really surprised it doesn't get mentioned more often as one of the best multiplayer N64 games.

There’s an article in retro gamer a couple of months back that talk about it. No sequel unfortunately as DMA went hard on gta instead.  

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How did the tribute 64 hold up in the end in peoples experience? Can see them available on amazon at not extortionate prices and wondering whether to snap one up for the day I decide to bring the n64 down from the loft as have no idea how many functioning controllers got packed away with it.

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13 hours ago, bplus said:

Finally got a Tim Worthington rgb mod for my N64. Playing on a 1080 LCD with an ossc.

Previously I was using an emulator on same TV with an Xbox 360 pad.

The good: 1080 snowboarding feels a lot more fluid and easy to control, not sure if this is the pad or emulator lag.

 

The bad: emulation just looks way better. 1080p Goldeneye at 60fps is better than low Res fuzz at 15 to 20fps. Though I think most games can't run at higher framer rate as they just break.

 

Not unhappy with the mod at all and for most games this is what I'll use. I got my nes RGB modded too, it's stunning. For 3d games emulation might be better in some cases.

 

 

Yeah "Authentic" isn't "best".

 

Like I could get a 1956 Corvette and put a modern ecoboost and suspension/gearbox/brakes in the thing.

 

It'd be a much nicer and quicker car to drive.

 

An RGB mod is just letting the hardware be its best self, but a non-authentic way might well be more fun.

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I'm playing all kinds of stuff via my Everdrive. It seems to me that the dialogue about this era is now that the N64 didn't have much of interest outside of Nintendo and Rare and it's absolute nonsense. Stuff like Beetle Adventure Racing, Episode I Racer and Shadow Man are just brilliant. I haven't even touched the likes of Glover yet.

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11 hours ago, Dudley said:

 

Yeah "Authentic" isn't "best".

 

Like I could get a 1956 Corvette and put a modern ecoboost and suspension/gearbox/brakes in the thing.

 

It'd be a much nicer and quicker car to drive.

 

An RGB mod is just letting the hardware be its best self, but a non-authentic way might well be more fun.

I think if I had a CRT (I had to bin one due to the space it took up) I'd recommend the N64 RGB mod more. Line doubling polygons just makes them look very blocky, but line doubling sprites on a snes and nes looks amazing (ok still blocky but somehow looks right)

 

Played quite a bit of f zero X last night, think I prefer fuzzy graphics but zero lag perfect controls over emulations 1080p but not quite as good controls on a Xbox 360 pad.

 

Was also comparing Goldeneye, it's just easier to control on a real pad, but it looks and runs awful. Difficult choice on that!

 

I do have an N64 to USB adapter , but I gave up getting retro arch to work with it.

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I was going through my old retro stuff as I've recently bought an OSSC. I have a Japanese N64 with the tabs taken out to play US games and it outputs in RGB.

 

I've got a ton of PAL games that I wouldn't mind being able to boot up, but the PAL N64s I have are not RGB.

 

What's the option to get PAL games working on a Japanese RGB 64?  I've seen things like the Hyperkin bridge adapter, but i don't see how that would allow PAL games to work on a Japanese 64.  I did have a N64 Passport cart years ago but can't find it at the moment.

 

I know the other option is just to get to Everdrive, but I wouldn't mind being able to boot up my old carts for nostaliga sake if any of the data is still on it. 

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7 hours ago, Singho said:

I was going through my old retro stuff as I've recently bought an OSSC. I have a Japanese N64 with the tabs taken out to play US games and it outputs in RGB.

 

I've got a ton of PAL games that I wouldn't mind being able to boot up, but the PAL N64s I have are not RGB.

 

What's the option to get PAL games working on a Japanese RGB 64?  I've seen things like the Hyperkin bridge adapter, but i don't see how that would allow PAL games to work on a Japanese 64.  I did have a N64 Passport cart years ago but can't find it at the moment.

 

I know the other option is just to get to Everdrive, but I wouldn't mind being able to boot up my old carts for nostaliga sake if any of the data is still on it. 

I used to play pal games on my jap N64 with a passport, I don't know any other way. I think I remember having to get a new version of the passport as Nintendo upgraded it's region lock out or something. Or maybe it was certain games only work with certain other NTSC games in the second slot.

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