So I Heard some N64 games can run on the 3ds?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Chizurd, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Chizurd
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    I'm not going to create another post about "is there a N64 emulator for the 3ds!?!?!" I have seen tons already, my question is, what games have been able to run on it? A few people have posted about a select few games actually working on the 3ds. My question, is which ones? Honestly if N64 emulation is a thing I only want to play golden eye 007 on it, that game was so fun, have it for my N64 at home, but that damn N64 controller hurts my fingers.
     


  2. kikongokiller

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    I don't think even Superman 64 can run on it.
     
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    Well Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask work pretty well :P

    No, seriously, not a single N64 game runs on the 3DS.
     
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    Where did you hear that tho

    lul
     
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    heres a complete list:
     
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    I hope you don't think ported games(Ocarina of Time 3D, Majora's Mask, Starfox 64 3D) is emulation.
     
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    The 3DS can barely run a proper SNES emulation. Don't get your hopes up
     
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    If you want Super Mario 64, the ds port Super Mario 64 DS appears to work on TWLoader.
    Also, Diddy Kong Racing DS will work with TWLoader according to the supported games list.

    So between the 3ds ports and the ds ports in tw loader you have some of the best n64 games.
     
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    Oh, ok, what's this thread about then? Just emulate it on your computer and play with whatever controller you want.

    Nobody is even gonna attempt to make an N64 emulator for the 3DS because that would be a total waste of time, no games would run at playable speeds.
     
  11. Kourin

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    A lot things can run on the 3DS.
    Not well, however. If I remember rightly someone got Mario 64 to boot but it was at an obviously unplayable framerate unless you're very patient.
     
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    Makes no sense to me that a 3ds can run a full 3d game experience (some slowdowns, yes), but not be able to run a 2d platformer from the SNES very well.

    I really want an explanation, from anyone, on why this happens.
     
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    Super Ghouls'n Ghosts is hard enough as it is. Don't need lag to make it even worse.
     
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    I wouldn't say that it's impossible since the PSP can run Mario 64 via Daedalus at a playable enough framerate. You never know.

    Also, why not just emulate N64 games on your smart phone?
     
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    Emulation isn't just running a game. It's running pretend hardware as well.

    Think about the difference between you telling a story and having a latex model of the human mouth and throat do it. You have to make it tell the story using only your two hands and blowing up the wind pipe, recreating all the tiniest muscle movements in the throat, tongue, and cheeks with only your two hands to make all those complex sounds. You'd be lucky if you even got a single vowel sound out of it let alone a whole story, and definitely nothing like what a real human would sound like. This is sort of what it is like emulating versus running software made for the system.
     
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    Emulation means having to convert on the fly code for a different CPU, this obviously comes with a performance penalty
    Besides, in a game console there's not only a CPU, but also a sound generator, a video generator, chips in the controllers to pack the data of 10 buttons in 2 wires, plus depending on the game add a mapper or even a full coprocessor... which all must operate in sync

    PSP has an advantage when it comes to emulating the N64 cpu, since they're both MIPS processors so many instructions don't need to actually be emulated (compare to PS1 on PSP or DS/GBA on 3DS, although these examples have no CPU emulation at all, only of other parts)

    3DS can certainly emulate N64/Gamecube, and emulate them accurately... just not at full speed (or anything close)
     
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    Emulating anything that isn't an RPG on a phone sucks with touchscreen controls. Phone controllers look and feel pretty meh imo but that's just me.
     
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    Playing Crash Bandicoot on a touchscreen is the most sadistic thing anyone could ever do.
     
  19. mario-lucis-caelum

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    That's why you buy a Moga controller.

    Heck, if you don't have money use your PS4 controller. I use it all the time and it works.
     
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    My advice is hope the Switch gets hacked because it might have the power to run a N64 emulator decent. But my view on N64 emulation on any system has been bleh, which is why I own a real N64. =)