1. TeeR

    OP TeeR GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2012
    Messages:
    122
    Country:
    [​IMG]
    Is it possible to play SNES games on the N64 without the Tristar 64 in a method similar to the above image? And from that couldn't you use adapters for NES, Famicom, Super Famicom, Genesis and GameBoy?
     
    KiiWii likes this.
  2. Attila13

    Attila13 Praise the Creep!
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,153
    Country:
    Romania
    I don't think you can... :mellow:
     
  3. RodrigoDavy

    RodrigoDavy GBAtemp Maniac
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,453
    Country:
    Brazil
    You want to play snes on a N64? Wouldn't it be better to just buy an actual snes or use an emulator? Anyway, if you really want to do this, you should find a Tristar 64...
     
  4. TeeR

    OP TeeR GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2012
    Messages:
    122
    Country:
    That can't be the onlt way; what was going on in the picture?
     
  5. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2003
    Messages:
    4,055
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Looks like someone has just connected a load together for a joke, n64 isn't even on. Besides that, why would you want to do it? Without modding the best an N64 can do is S-video. Snes can do RGB, why would you want to play on n64 and get lower video quality.
     
  6. Psionic Roshambo

    Psionic Roshambo GBAtemp Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    Messages:
    2,123
    Country:
    United States
    Buy a used Wii and a SD card and a classic controller, hack it and enjoy nearly perfect SNES emulation.
     
    arjunpatel likes this.
  7. libertyernie

    libertyernie GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011
    Messages:
    109
    Country:
    United States
    The N64 doesn't have SNES hardware. I think the Tristar worked because it had SNES hardware in it (a la Super Game Boy.)
     
  8. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    Messages:
    30,004
    Country:
    United States
    ^This. Snes9x Next for the Wii is near perfect (and often better than the VC) for emulation, and it's easier to set up.
     
    Psionic Roshambo likes this.
  9. PROTOBOY

    PROTOBOY GBAtemp Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2011
    Messages:
    341
    Country:
    Canada
    Yes it does!!!

    You will need to open the cartridge and insert the chip in the middle of the connector.

    It does also support 4 player games such as Bomberman and FinalFight.

    The games would recognize like you are playing on a SNES with a mulpad adapter.


    There are some limited Nintendo 64 Editions made by Gradiente which the size of the cartridge slot is the same as Super Famicom (European SNES).

    With these limited models you can just insert the original PAL SNES or/and Super Famicom cartrisges into the N64 slot and would play and boot normally like a SNES.
     
    Monty Kensicle likes this.
  10. richy11

    richy11 Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Country:
    United States
    do you mean insert the cartridge chip in the middle of the n64 connector?
     
  11. replicashooter

    replicashooter GBAtemp Maniac
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,084
    Country:
    Digital centipede.
     
  12. Nygmatech133

    Nygmatech133 Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2020
    Messages:
    9
    Country:
    Canada
    Just because the SNES cartridge board connector can fit into an N64 slot with the use of a gameshark or universal adapter doesn't mean that anything is going to happen when you turn the power on. While I haven't tried it, I highly doubt that the setup shown in the picture above will give you anything other than a black screen. For one thing the N64 uses a 64 bit architecture with 3D graphics while the SNES is 16 and 2D: the data reads from the ROM cart would be totally different. As far as I know the only way to play SNES games on the N64 is to pay $500+ for a Tri-Star which has image quality issues and basically is the size of an SNES that sits on top of the N64 with its own power and video out cables... Don't get me wrong, I would love to play SNES games on my N64 just to have less consoles lying around, I just don't think that there is a viable way to do it until somebody designs a small form factor game-shark style adapter that fully converts the SNES 16 bit instruction set into something that is understandable to the N64's architecture... I am thinking of an emulator that runs SNES gameplay as FMV into the N64's hardware or something.
     
  13. Nygmatech133

    Nygmatech133 Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2020
    Messages:
    9
    Country:
    Canada
    Just because the SNES cartridge board connector can fit into an N64 slot with the use of a gameshark or universal adapter doesn't mean that anything is going to happen when you turn the power on. While I haven't tried it, I highly doubt that the setup shown in the picture above will give you anything other than a black screen. For one thing the N64 uses a 64 bit architecture with 3D graphics while the SNES is 16 and 2D: the data reads from the ROM cart would be totally different. As far as I know the only way to play SNES games on the N64 is to pay $500+ for a Tri-Star which has image quality issues and basically is the size of an SNES that sits on top of the N64 with its own power and video out cables... Don't get me wrong, I would love to play SNES games on my N64 just to have less consoles lying around, I just don't think that there is a viable way to do it until somebody designs a small form factor game-shark style adapter that fully converts the SNES 16 bit instruction set into something that is understandable to the N64's architecture... I am thinking of an emulator that runs SNES gameplay as FMV into the N64's hardware or something.
     
  14. Nygmatech133

    Nygmatech133 Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2020
    Messages:
    9
    Country:
    Canada
    Just because the SNES cartridge board connector can fit into an N64 slot with the use of a gameshark or universal adapter doesn't mean that anything is going to happen when you turn the power on. While I haven't tried it, I highly doubt that the setup shown in the picture above will give you anything other than a black screen. For one thing the N64 uses a 64 bit architecture with 3D graphics while the SNES is 16 and 2D: the data reads from the ROM cart would be totally different. As far as I know the only way to play SNES games on the N64 is to pay $500+ for a Tri-Star which has image quality issues and basically is the size of an SNES that sits on top of the N64 with its own power and video out cables... Don't get me wrong, I would love to play SNES games on my N64 just to have less consoles lying around, I just don't think that there is a viable way to do it until somebody designs a small form factor game-shark style adapter that fully converts the SNES 16 bit instruction set into something that is understandable to the N64's architecture... I am thinking of an emulator that runs SNES gameplay as FMV into the N64's hardware or something.
     
  15. Nygmatech133

    Nygmatech133 Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2020
    Messages:
    9
    Country:
    Canada
    Just because the SNES cartridge board connector can fit into an N64 slot with the use of a gameshark or universal adapter doesn't mean that anything is going to happen when you turn the power on. While I haven't tried it, I highly doubt that the setup shown in the picture above will give you anything other than a black screen. For one thing the N64 uses a 64 bit architecture with 3D graphics while the SNES is 16 and 2D: the data reads from the ROM cart would be totally different. As far as I know the only way to play SNES games on the N64 is to pay $500+ for a Tri-Star which has image quality issues and basically is the size of an SNES that sits on top of the N64 with its own power and video out cables... Don't get me wrong, I would love to play SNES games on my N64 just to have less consoles lying around, I just don't think that there is a viable way to do it until somebody designs a small form factor game-shark style adapter that fully converts the SNES 16 bit instruction set into something that is understandable to the N64's architecture... I am thinking of an emulator that runs SNES gameplay as FMV into the N64's hardware or something.
     
  16. Nygmatech133

    Nygmatech133 Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2020
    Messages:
    9
    Country:
    Canada
    Just because the SNES cartridge board connector can fit into an N64 slot with the use of a gameshark or universal adapter doesn't mean that anything is going to happen when you turn the power on. While I haven't tried it, I highly doubt that the setup shown in the picture above will give you anything other than a black screen. For one thing the N64 uses a 64 bit architecture with 3D graphics while the SNES is 16 and 2D: the data reads from the ROM cart would be totally different. As far as I know the only way to play SNES games on the N64 is to pay $500+ for a Tri-Star which has image quality issues and basically is the size of an SNES that sits on top of the N64 with its own power and video out cables... Don't get me wrong, I would love to play SNES games on my N64 just to have less consoles lying around, I just don't think that there is a viable way to do it until somebody designs a small form factor game-shark style adapter that fully converts the SNES 16 bit instruction set into something that is understandable to the N64's architecture... I am thinking of an emulator that runs SNES gameplay as FMV into the N64's hardware or something.
     
  17. Nygmatech133

    Nygmatech133 Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2020
    Messages:
    9
    Country:
    Canada
    Just because the SNES cartridge board connector can fit into an N64 slot with the use of a gameshark or universal adapter doesn't mean that anything is going to happen when you turn the power on. While I haven't tried it, I highly doubt that the setup shown in the picture above will give you anything other than a black screen. For one thing the N64 uses a 64 bit architecture with 3D graphics while the SNES is 16 and 2D: the data reads from the ROM cart would be totally different. As far as I know the only way to play SNES games on the N64 is to pay $500+ for a Tri-Star which has image quality issues and basically is the size of an SNES that sits on top of the N64 with its own power and video out cables... Don't get me wrong, I would love to play SNES games on my N64 just to have less consoles lying around, I just don't think that there is a viable way to do it until somebody designs a small form factor game-shark style adapter that fully converts the SNES 16 bit instruction set into something that is understandable to the N64's architecture... I am thinking of an emulator that runs SNES gameplay as FMV into the N64's hardware or something.
     
  18. Nygmatech133

    Nygmatech133 Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2020
    Messages:
    9
    Country:
    Canada
    Please delete.
     
    Last edited by Nygmatech133, Oct 1, 2020
  19. Nygmatech133

    Nygmatech133 Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2020
    Messages:
    9
    Country:
    Canada
    Just because the SNES cartridge board connector can fit into an N64 slot with the use of a gameshark or universal adapter doesn't mean that anything is going to happen when you turn the power on. While I haven't tried it, I highly doubt that the setup shown in the picture above will give you anything other than a black screen. For one thing the N64 uses a 64 bit architecture with 3D graphics while the SNES is 16 and 2D: the data reads from the ROM cart would be totally different. As far as I know the only way to play SNES games on the N64 is to pay $500+ for a Tri-Star which has image quality issues and basically is the size of an SNES that sits on top of the N64 with its own power and video out cables... Don't get me wrong, I would love to play SNES games on my N64 just to have less consoles lying around, I just don't think that there is a viable way to do it until somebody designs a small form factor game-shark style adapter that fully converts the SNES 16 bit instruction set into something that is understandable to the N64's architecture... I am thinking of an emulator that runs SNES gameplay as FMV into the N64's hardware or something.
     
  20. Nygmatech133

    Nygmatech133 Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2020
    Messages:
    9
    Country:
    Canada
    delete.
     
    Last edited by Nygmatech133, Oct 1, 2020
  21. Jokey_Carrot

    Jokey_Carrot G̶B̶A̶T̶e̶m̶p̶ ̶A̶d̶d̶i̶c̶t̶ Heroin Addict.
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2017
    Messages:
    352
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Are you on glue?
     
    Lostbhoy likes this.
  22. KiiWii

    KiiWii Reporter
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    11,029
    Country:
    United Kingdom
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - possible, without, Tristar