New N64 Emulation Video Plugin GLideN64

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  1. Xenith
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    Hello all to whomever this may concern,
    This is major news to anyone that has ever used a n64 emulator. I want to spread the word by sharing this link with everyone.
    "A new generation, open-source graphics plugin for N64 emulators"
    All or nothing campaign is going on. He is asking for 6000$ currently at 60% 3,580
    If the goal is not met, all the donations will be returned full.
    Here is the link to the campaign for more information. Any help is appreciated. Thank you for your time.
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gliden64-graphics-plugin


    The basic time-line for this process:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     


  2. FAST6191

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    Interesting, something about this (not the people or the setup, mainly as I have not looked into them at all, just the notion of a scheme like this) does not sit right with me. On the other hand funding dev work is fine so I guess I have no complaints.
     
  3. the_randomizer

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    I don't know why it wouldn't, this guy's been a very reputable developer for N64 emulation since the beginnings, I think he can be trusted easily. It's not like he's another Gary OPA or something. Glide64, his previous project, definitely one of the best plugins ever created.
     
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    I am not worried about them doing a runner. Of course I never fund these sorts of things anyway and N64 emulation is not a particular priority/concern of mine so I am probably not really adding anything to the discussion.
     
  5. DinohScene

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    Open source?
    With a 6 grand price tag.

    Isn't much open source then.
     
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    Man, it's bad enough that the N64 emulation scene is pretty much dead, but I for one want to see the issues that have plagued plugins for year neutralized. I thought more people on here would be excited...
     
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    This plugin doesn't seem so special, what he really needs to do is to aim for a much higher compatibility than any other plugin can achieve, and that's not in the planned timeline at all. That's what would set this plugin apart from others, all the other things are just small bonus features.

    Open source != free. There are paid open source programs. This isn't really one of them, you're funding development, not paying for source code.

    Sarcasm doesn't translate to text very well.
     
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    An Everdrive 64 + mint condition N64 costs less then 1/20th of the funding ;'D

    But serious it was a sarcastic comment .-.
     
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    True, but I don't have an N64 with me, plus I don't have the room where I live. Everdrive 64 doesn't run Banjo Tooie and and a few other games due to a lockout chip I think....it's about time there's something in the emulation scene lol.

    Edit: Ninja'd :D
     
  10. kristianity77

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    Yeah I've always thought N64 emulation was lacking. I always try it year after year and then end up ditching it when the majority of games turn up glitchy. Would be nice to actually have something functional and "close" to perfect.
     
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    I've had a lot of success with Glide64, most of the games I have work well.
     
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    Yeah, it displays the raw markup in android firefox, but the default android browser displays it properly.
     
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    Bugger, can't read it on Chrome OS. Anyway, neither here nor there.
     
  16. Clarky

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    Well i chucked in 5 bucks, would be interesting to see N64 emulation progress somehow
     
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    There are only 26 games listed that aren't green.
     
  18. the_randomizer

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    Still has unreadable format on non Android OSes. Anyways.
     
  19. Sakitoshi

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    Inori Aizawa does a good job showing the list. isn't a html is a xml, that's why.

    while this plugin has received a couple updates(MyGlide64), had been pretty much dead for 2 years now and right now I can't make it work properly on my laptop, it launches one time per boot, if I try to play a different game it just crashes until I reboot. looked with task manager with no luck.
    and like someone said before, an update to framebuffer would be great, pixel shader can help accelerate that, or the render to texture hack dolphin uses.
     
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    ED64's been updated, supports every game now except Animal Forest. But the ED64v3 is adding an RTC so it'll then support every game.