Questions tagged [nintendo-64]

The Nintendo 64 is a fifth generation television console by Nintendo, named for the 64-bit CPU. Use this tag if the question is about the N64's games, peripherals, or hardware.

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Why did Nintendo leave digital assets in Ocarina of Time that were unused? [closed]

I am aware that this is not unique to this game. I also wonder about this in general, but this game was what prompted me to ask about it, especially as there's so much of it. Yes, I know that there is ...
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How to extract, or otherwise create seamlessly looping music from Majora's Mask?

I really enjoy The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask for the Nintendo 64, I bought a copy when it was new. I love it. I watch various live streams daily of people playing this game in the background (as ...
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Do Nintendo 64 motherboards fit in any revision N64 case?

I have an original launch Nintendo 64 that I took good care of over the past 25 years, but alas it now exhibits the random reset issue. I narrowed the issue down to the motherboard. Newer revision ...
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N64 Expansion Pak not recognized

I recently started playing the N64 versions of Zelda after I found a console in working order. It appears to not be able to save, which I narrowed down to either the cartridge's battery or the ...
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How do I fix these polygon artifacts in a Nintendo 64 emulator using the parallel plugin on libretro

I am having trouble with polygons drawing incorrectly. On Mario's feet there are dark polgons drawn around the edges. In Mario Golf 64, there are overlapping polgons. It looks like a z-sorting issue. ...
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Why does Gauntlet Legends for the Nintendo 64 not work with my Hyper Pak Plus?

The Nintendo 64 version of Gauntlet Legends requires a Memory Pak to save the game state. I have an unlicensed accessory called the Hyper Pak Plus, which combines a Rumble Pak with a Memory Pak. ...
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How to power my 120v 60hz CRT and classic gaming consoles in 230v 50hz countries

I'm moving to Ireland next month. I have a small collection of classic gaming consoles and a Sony Trinitron that I play them on. My CRT is a Sony Trinitron KV-27FS100 which requires 120v 60hz and ...
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Garbled 2D textures/sprites in N64 cartridge

I'm experiencing a weird problem with one of my N64 carts. The game boots fine, but the graphics are garbled. Music is fine, game logic is fine (I can press "start" enough times and actually ...
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How can I play European versions of games on my American Nintendo 64?

I have an American Nintendo 64 but I bought European games to play in French. I have the converter but it doesn't work well. For instance, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time only loads black and ...
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Nintendo 64 Fried?

There are other questions similar to this one I'm asking, but my situation is different from the other questions asked on this site.... I've owned and played this Nintendo 64 for about 10 years now, ...
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Muphen64Plus FZ and generic N64 USB controller issues

I tried to map my USB N64 controller to Muphen64plus FZ but the controller doesn't even show up on the emulator. it shows up as a generic joystick controller on my windows 10 computer and I ran the ...
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I have a Nintendo 64 bought in South America and want to play it in Europe

I purchased an N64 about 19 years ago in South America and I've got about 20 games that worked on it before. I now live in Europe (France) and would like to get my console working but I haven't ...
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Can't get my Nintendo 64 working

I have a Vizio Tesla 39 TV and have tried literally every combination on the internet to get my Nintendo 64 to work. It will not work no matter the combination. My TV has been sitting in the basement ...
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Can you play European N64 games on a Japanese console?

Can you play European N64 games on a Japanese console? That's the question. I can get a Japanese console pretty cheap, but I've collected quite a few EU games.
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My game won’t save on the N64 and I tried using both save functions

(This is before the stone tower btw). This started two days ago, I beat the stone tower and saved (using both the Song of Time, and saving at the Owl Statue), then the next day I went back to the ...
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Manuals for Nintendo 64 [closed]

I have my dad's old n64, and a bunch of games for it. I have some of the manuals, and that's very helpful, but I'm missing a lot of them as well. Is there a site where I can find and download free ...
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Why does N64 screen go black after 1 or 2 hours of playing?

I bought a used N64. I can play Mario 64 for 1 or 2 hours normally, but after this time, colours of the game slowly change to green and brown, and finally black screen appear. I don't know what's ...
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Was blowing air to N64 Game Pack ever recommended?

Sometimes Nintendo64 Game Packs don't run at first try when powering (for whatever reason). Recently I had this situation with one game, and remembering the times when that console came out I recall ...
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How can I downgrade the OpenEmu core for Mupen64Plus?

I have an older Mac with Intel HD graphics. I have the same issues described in this OpenEmu issue, where Nintendo 64 games, which worked fine in earlier versions of OpenEmu, are now having ...
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N64 on digital TV

I'm tying to use my old N64 with an 8 year old Samsung LCD TV. Upon plugging in the RCA video cable from the N64, the picture is incredibly pixelated. I've read some things about how the n64 outputs ...
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Can an official N64 Rumble Pak be soldered to work without a battery? [closed]

On the Wikipedia page for Nintendo 64 accessories, there is this statement about battery-free Rumble Paks: Battery-free Rumble Paks — Late in the N64's run, a few third-party companies made Rumble ...
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How should foreign consoles be powered in Britain?

I am part of a community charity, GeekZone, that collects retro consoles, including but not limited to the NES, Megadrive, Atari 2600 and N64, for example. Unfortunately, many games were not made ...
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N64 Zelda Rumble on Wii?

For Zelda Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, I'm considering getting a Wii instead of N64, so that the graphics will be better. I'm not currently interested in Wii U or 3DS. Leary of GameCube. ...
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Has the composite to HDMI converter better quality than composite to SCART to HDMI?

I have connected Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 to my flat screen. Currently I am connecting the composite to Scart head, which is connected to Scart to HDMI converter. I found a RCA to HDMI ...
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How can I view the contents of my controller pak?

I have several Nintendo 64 memory paks and I have no idea how to view the contents of each. Is there a startup sequence that works without a game? If I have to view the contents within a game, what ...
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Connect Nintendo 64 to a modern flat-screen TV?

I bought a Nintendo 64 system and I have a 55' Vizio Smart TV. I tried to connect the Red and White cord to my TV. There are two reds you can try on the back with the white green and blue option and ...
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PAL N64 problems with S-VIdeo

I recently got an S-video cable for my PAL N64 from consolegoods.co.uk. It looks great on my CRT; much better than composite and way ahead of RF. The trouble is that on every HDTV I've tested it with, ...
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What does the 4MB N64 Expansion Pak do for Rainbow Six?

It is an odd curiosity of mine. It says Designed for N64 Expansion Pak on the box, but I can't find the answer on Google. Does anybody know what the game uses the Expansion Pak for?
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AV to HDMI 1080p Scaler Video Converter Outputting Sound But Not Video

I'm trying to connect my N64 to my HP 22cwa HD monitor. I'm using an Enko Products AV to HDMI 1080p Scaler Video Converter box (as the title states). I have everything plugged in, but when turn ...
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Why did Donkey Kong 64 require more than 4 MB of memory?

As most of you know, the N64 Donkey Kong game had a game breaking bug on the 4 MB memory version. They needed to include the expansion memory just so that bug wouldn't happen. I can imagine in the ...
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How can I play old console games on a modern TV?

First, some common terminology: Composite: The yellow video cable Component: The red/blue/green cable Coax: The only cable that you can screw in HDMI: What everything is these days Okay, so I've ...
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N64 hookup to hdtv

I have an rfu adapter for my n64 and it powers on and hooks up OK. But I can't get it to show up on my TV. When I plug it into the antenna in. It's acting like and antenna and I get 3 channels on my ...
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Will an NTSC N64 Rumble Pak work in a PAL controller?

I know that the question is very similar to this question (N64 Transfer Pak) (I did not ask that one) but this is for the rumble pak
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Does the original N64 Animal Forest game work with N64 Passport?

I am desperate to play the original Japanese N64 Animal Crossing/Animal Forest game. Before I go and spend money on a cartridge and passport, does anyone know the Passport works with the Japanese N64 ...
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Differences between the N64 Passport Plus versions

Last night I bought an N64 Passport Plus from someone on eBay, as there's a bigger range on N64 games, and some that I just can't find in Australia. While researching the Passport, I noticed that ...
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Can you play American games on a French Nintendo 64? [duplicate]

I bought 2 Nintendo 64 games off the Internet and I want to know if I have to buy an adapter for my French n64. So, is it possible to play American games on a French Nintendo 64?
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How do I play transferred Nintendo 64 games on my Wii U

I just recently transferred all my Wii stuff to my Wii U, and when I tried to play a N64 game it, said, "This channel can not be launched on this Wii console." How do I transfer Nintendo 64 games onto ...
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Fixing a N64 game

I bought the game Conkers Bad Fur Day. The game was working for a few days but now it doesn't even want to start the game. I did the same thing you did which is try out other games to make sure ...
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Setting up multiple old consoles to run through AV Switcher

I'm attempting to set up some older consoles to run into my PC monitor. The monitor is a 2 year old ASUS with HDMI, DVI, and VGA inputs. The consoles are NES, PS2, N64 and Gamecube. Right now I have ...
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N64 Composite to VGA

My son recently had is grandmother purchase him an old N64 console. Seeing that we don't have any CRT TVs, I purchased a composite to VGA converter box. It connected it up to his PC monitor (Dell 23 ...
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N64 RF Modulator/RF Switch Incompatible with Newer TVs?

I just bought a used N64. When I turn the system on with a game in it, everything is fine except the TV screen flashes about twice per second and a clicking sound comes from the speakers (exactly like ...
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Playing games on older consoles with newer TVs with S-Video or better quality?

I am moving into an apartment with a den, which will make a great man cave. My big screen has an s-video input, but I won't be using that in the den. I will be using my pc monitor which does not have ...
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Which controllers do I need for playing GameCube and N64 games on a Wii?

I'm completely new in the world of video games, so forgive me if I'm clueless. I just bought a used Wii and found out that it was modified so that it can play N64 and GameCube games. I'm not sure what ...
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How Can You Use Djipi's Cel-Shading N64 Zelda Textures on OS X?

Someone named Djipi made a collection of hi-res textures that made Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask look like Wind Waker. They look pretty incredible, as seen here: The Legend of Zelda ocarina of ...
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Unable to save progress on N64 cartridge

I have an old Super Smash Bros. cartridge for the N64 (that I purchased recently). I am unable to save any progress for the game. I have done some research and all of the online information says that ...
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Nintendo 64 game will not boot!

I recently purchased Conkers Bad Fur Day for Nintendo 64 and it came today. I plugged it into my Nintendo 64 and I got nothing but a black screen. I cleaned the contacts on the board with isopropyl ...
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N64 Transfer Pak

I recently received an N64 transfer pak. When I looked at the label it was orange, so I looked it up and found that it is a Japanese transfer pak. I am planning on buying an N64 and was wondering ...
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Did I just fry my Nintendo 64?

I recently bought a Nintendo 64 console online from America and since I live in Europe I plugged it into a unit that allows the american plugin to fit into our outlet (It works fine for my girlfriend'...
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What team of Pokemon should I use for the Master Ball cup if I want a Surfing Pikachu?

I really want a surfing pikachu but what pokemon should I use for pokemon stadium?
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N64 on HDTV white out on snow levels

I have my N64 connected to my Samsung Flat screen TV and I'm getting sound and audio, however on snow levels, the whole screen just whites out and (on Mario Kart) I can't see the track. I'm currently ...
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