Stable N64 Emulator exist yet?

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  1. vgplayer54
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    Hello, I'm wondering if there exists a Nintendo 64 Emulator that can be run on a New 3DS with A9LH and Luma3DS, one that is fairly stable. If so, could you please let me know the name so I can search it? Thank you
     


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    None exist at the moment, stable or not.
     
  3. LongDongSilver

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    nope a n64 emulator for 3ds doesn't exist at all, and before you ask no ones going to go through the pain of making one and even if there was one it would make your 3ds melt
     
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    Nobody wants to write a MIPS interpreter.
     
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    Understandable for sure. So I'm assuming there is no way to inject an N64 game either then. Thank you for your quick responses!
     
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    theres nothing to inject to on the 3ds.
     
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    Not even a proof of concept, it's rumored that the 3ds doesn't have enough power to run it. Might be slow even on N3DS.
     
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    It's not really that. It's the fact that someone would have to write an interpreter for the processor from scratch. The N64 is a very tedious system to emulate. Even emulation on the PC is far from perfect.
     
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    And an interpreter would take a looooot of power from the console, and that's before even emulating the GPU/etc. It's more job than what it's expected to be able to do at all... Maybe someday someone will start it as a hobby/PoC but I really don't see it being as "far" as the PSP one. (and that one was rough as well)
     
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    The difference with the PSP is that it has a MIPS processor as well. So yeah, it'd probably be worse on the 3DS.
     
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    Which was my point. No interpreter had to be made as-is. This is why i completely rule out the o3DS and think maaaaybe a PoC is possible on New3DS. But I don't believe anything even remotely playable will come of that.
     
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    It's best to just push those thoughts of enjoying N64 software on a New3DS to the darkest depths of your mind where memories get repressed forever, because it's never going to happen.

    Dualshock controller + gameklip + powerful Android smartphone = ??? Profit
     
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    bluetooth controller from amazon and a decent android phone.i got a pretty mid-end phone and almost all n64 games run perfectly
     
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    Shame smartphones/tablets can't run Banjo-Tooie without crashing on every screen transition!
     
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    Even pc emulators have issue there
     
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    N64 emulation is garbage wherever you go. For whatever reason its like the hardest thing to emulate.
     
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    Yep. Geeze, I've been following the scene since N64 days (the only console I missed until Wii U). Just never happened.
     
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    Nothing says portable like having to drag around a controller. For your phone.
     
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    tiny ass controller that fits in your pocket
     
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