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Show him Ruto's letter. It's in Lake Hylia (in a bottle) near the shortcut to Zora's domain.


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Once you have 70 stars, the staircase is no longer endless and you reach the door at the top. Or the long jump trick to reach the top of the staircase without 70 stars is: Do a long jump away from the stairs, then tilt the control stick up. Mario should still be doing long jumps and facing you, but at the same time going up the stairs instead of down. ...


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So the Wii Joystick uses a Blue Tooth interface which is a little different than the N64 controller. As a result this answer deals more with the latter than the former. The N64 controller uses a single transmission wire on which it encodes bits to send signals back to the N64 console. To accomplish this bits are encoded on that wire as follows: This ...


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The N64 analog stick is extremely unusual. It does not use potentiometers, as most other platforms (i.e. playstation controller), but instead used a geared-up digital incremental rotary encoders. This is also why you have to have the control stick centered when the system turns on. Since the stick mechanism has no concept of "centered", the N64 assumes ...


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The Nintendo 64 (along with the GameCube and the Super Nintendo, who share a common AV connector) outputs signals in a format called "Composite Video." Composite is an old analog standard for video output. With the addition of something called a "RF Modulator" (also known as a "RF switch") these composite video signals can be received by televisions that ...


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This is intended behavior - there is no "post ending" gameplay, so the final save sets you right at the beginning of the final dungeon with all the puzzles complete. Your options from this point are to either turn back and explore Hyrule - and obtain any heart pieces/equipment you may have missed, or go beat Ganon(dorf) again. Or start a new save. This is ...


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The pop you heard was a popping capacitor, while the smoke was probably the chips frying. The system is almost certainly not salvagable (and even if it were, it would take significantly more time/effort than it's worth). Sorry, but you'll have to buy a new N64. Be glad nothing else caught fire. While you're at it, throw out that adapter and buy a proper ...


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A simple google reveals many potential explanations, but it's a common problem with older North American N64s and darn near impossible to accurately diagnose without trying almost everything. The hardware is notoriously finicky, now quite old, and generally difficult to troubleshoot. Common explanations include overheating, dirt, and hardware failure. ...


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Honorable and Dishonorable are related to how often you shoot players in the back. They aren't a measure of how many kills or deaths you got. Double Kill If you manage to kill two players at one time. Triple Kill Self-explanatory--kill three at once. Quadruple Kill Smooth move, you killed everybody. AC-10 When you ...


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These are the Developer's best recorded times... Defeat Wizpig for the second time. After the ending and credits, a series of times will be listed. These times are the best times recorded (in Time Trial mode) by Nintendo and Rare staff during the production of the game. There is nothing special (in-game) for beating these times. Source: ...


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Checked solder points on back, two were broken. Re-flowed them and had to jump them to the next point on the trace. Game now works. Will upload photos when I get home The two broken points soldered back to the corresponding pin.


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I believe you're talking about the cannon outside the castle in Super Mario 64 - this cannon will launch you up to a secret area, but only if you've got all 120 stars. For getting all the stars and accessing this secret cannon:


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Nope you can't. http://forums.megagames.com/threads/saving-on-starfox-64.2177/ The game isn't very long you can beat it in one sitting if you wish


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It would appear that the Transfer Paks are compatible no matter which region the system is from. I'm gathering this information from this article (IGN) which states, "The Japanese Transfer Pak is completely compatible with US Nintendo 64 systems and games that support the unit."


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There are at least two ways of doing this, one easy way and one hard way. The easy way: Buy a USB Adapter. Although these have been discontinued, there might be some similar products on Ebay (Included a Ebay link with similar products). The hard way (Do it yourself way): Making a PIC board, which can support it. A reasonable tutorial to doing this can be ...


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There are two ways of navigating. The first is to listen for the music cues. The second is to go down the tunnels to almost the transition point. The real tunnel has a slightly different appearance when you do this. I use the second method when I play, as I found it faster and more reliable. As I recall, the trick also works in Majora's Mask.


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Not easily (or on the cheap). That display has only digital inputs, while the N64 only outputs analog video signals. Therefore you need a converter box. These come in many different shapes and sizes, generally the more expensive they are, the better the quality. They convert analog inputs (composite, or better S-Video) to HDMI or DVI output. But wait! It'...


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I got the exact same problem. It's overheating, the base of the system suffocates when it's over any surface (except the anti thermal ones I guess) because there's no decent airflow. The solution is very simple and you don't need to tear it apart or buy a new one. I found that you just need to get it off the ground with the help of some supports. Try to ...


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Without knowing how exactly your Wii modified it's not possible to definitively answer your question. The Wii was originally released with GameCube support, but Nintendo removed this backwards compatibility feature late in the life of Wii. If your Wii is one of these older models then you would need a GameCube controller and probably a memory card to play ...


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First of all, NUS-006(01) is the part number of the N64 cartridge (please refer to Maru-chang's introduction page), so it won't help. You have to ask the seller (if possible) to provide the game serial (in NUS-NSMx-xxx format for Smash Bros) to check out the information on that cartridge. As for European cartridges, not all games support language-switching, ...


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Star Fox 64 3D for Nintendo 3DS has been released since this question was asked. It's worth noting that you can suspend your game in Star Fox 64 3D. There is also a Score Attack mode that lets you replay individual stages. As for the original Nintendo 64 version, you can't save the game until after completing it. This can usually take from 25 minutes to an ...


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This usually happens with older cartridge-based consoles. The game and the console can work perfectly fine, but when you insert the game, you have to make sure all the pins line up and connect or you'll get a black screen. Remove the cartridge and reinsert it, then try the power again. You could also try blowing into the cartridge, as this has (perhaps ...


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You needed a 25 Pin Male to 25 Pin Female printer lead back in the day, but most PCs don't have that port anymore. Easiest way to go about it is dust off the old XP machine as the software won't run on the newer OS. Here's the Manual if anyone needs it, good luck finding the software if you don't already have it though http://www.mindspring.com/~glaciuscool/...


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Out of the box, no. The Nintendo 64 has a region lockout chip which prevents NTSC (Japanese and US) games from running on a PAL (European) machine. However, through the use of third-party devices, most games should work. I personally own a N64 Passport Plus which I use to play Hey You, Pikachu! on my own N64. It basically works by using a second, local ...


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I'm not sure how the old N64 analog joysticks worked, but the newer ones are often built using two potentiometers at right-angles with one-another, where the joystick is constrained by two guides that are actually connected to the wiper. Perhaps they use a part like in the following image, which even includes a switch when you press down on the stick (...


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S-Video is long dead and buried so it's hard to find anything that supports it. As far as new equipment goes you're options are very limited. The only brand name device that can convert S-Video to HDMI you might be able to find new at retail is a 2013 Yamaha RX-A1030 (RX-V1075) AV receiver, but that's probably way outside your budget. I can say though that ...


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We had this issue when trying to stream old consoles on Twitch because our capture card only works for HDMI. We found that this composite to HDMI upconverter from Amazon worked well (after trying out several that did not). It comes with all the cables that you need, though it requires power to convert from native composite output to HDMI, so you will need ...


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I'm not sure if this is on-topic or not, but digital devices like joysticks send a digital signal by constantly changing the voltage in the wire from ON (usually 5V) to OFF and back at a certain time interval. A sequence of on/off values like this is interpreted as a bunch of bytes which have some kind of meaning to the device. For instance (totally ...


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There is not much difference, only that you name it and... Another difference is the little slot or notch that holds the game into the SNES when it's powered on. The origional release has the slot, which is the older style of SNES carts. The re-release has this area notched to the bottom of the cart, the newer style of SNES carts.



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