Oh boy, my V64 arrived today...

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Dec 16, 2006

Oh boy, my V64 arrived today... by Harsky at 1:20 PM (1,136 Views / 0 Likes) 8 replies

  1. Harsky
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    Something I've been wanting for a while and since I got paid a little extra during Christmas, I thought I might snap one up after seeing one on ebay. Yes, the Xbox/PC emulator can play N64 but I can't be bothered with plugins etc. I noticed the CD drive can be removed. I have a spare CD drive and it can read DVDs (read, not write). If I burn the N64 roms to a blank DVD, will it still read it or is there some bios that can only read if it's burned to CD media only?
     
  2. Rocco Savadgie

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    afaik, it will only read CD's no matter what. I've never tried it myself though. Let me know if it works [​IMG]
     
  3. shtonkalot

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    Sorry to say I'm not sure if a DVD drive will work, worth a try though.

    If you don't mind can I ask what you paid for it? I've always wanted one of these as well.
     
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    £80. With postage and packaging.
     
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    is it like a gp32x?
     
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    Not really. Plays VCD but that's about it. I can't test it because my N64 is at my sister's apartment 100 miles away. Might break into my cousin's house and steal it.
     
  7. corbs132

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    hrm... links to info plz?
     
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    Great unit. Mine still works like a champ. I hope the unit you purchased has the full 256M memory as the 128M expansion is proprietary. There were only a few 512M cartridges produced that it can't run - though they are great games (Conker's BFD, Paper Mario, RE2, ???). You needed the V64Jr-512M version for those.

    There is no need to bother with installing a DVD drive unless you enjoy experimenting. Even if you have all of the cartridges backed up they don't fill up more than 6 or 7 CDs. I doubt the BIOS would be able to support anything other than basic CD commands but like I said if you enjoy experimenting [​IMG]


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_V64
     
  9. yee

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    Nice, I remember buying one for 300 back in the day and then it just froze on me a year ago and never worked again... had to throw it out [​IMG]
     

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