You have read about it at Emulator's
Unlimited. You have been hinted at Retrogames.
I gave you a few hints and tips at the Rumor Mill, and although I might
have sent you into the future regarding its release... The future is now.
An unprecedented emulator has been developed secretly by RealityMan
and Epsilon. Two unknown programmers who have achieved very good
results with Nintendo 64 emulation. You may download the premiere
version of this emulator from the Emulators Page
right now. As many of you may be asking yourself right now. What is so
great about the Ultra High Level Emulator? Well I'll elaborate.
|UltraHLE - N64 Emulator! - January 28, '99 by JoseQ
This is the first publicly available emulator, able to play Nintendo 64
games like Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Two
of the best games of all time emulated at great speeds and quality. It achieves playable speeds on not so high-end
systems like a Pentium 233 while a Pentium II 300 will give you the full
show. It even plays stereo sound, both music and sound effects. All in all,
you can basically play Mario 64 on a PII-300 just like if you were playing
on the real thing. It does require a 3dfx (Glide compatible) accelerator
card though. And actually, it may look even better than your average
TV, since you will be playing at higher resolutions.
Questions arise as to what the Big N can do? Well, while there is
nothing ilegal about an emulator like this, Nintendo is definitely not going
to be happy. They have been doing a good job at closing down N64 ROM
distribution pages, and sincerely, they should keep doing it. Neither
Nintendo, the authors of the emulator or myself, condone the public
distribution of these files to people who do not own the games themselves.
Games that are still available for purchase, should be purchased if you
want to enjoy them. We all know N64 games are widely available, so if
you find any interest in some of those games, I encourage you to go buy them.
I bought a N64 myself not so long ago, just to play Zelda, and Mario which
I received the same day as the emulator. So needless to say, you will
not find ROMs for this emulator here.
As you can imagine, there is no affiliation between this emulator
and Nintendo. However, development of this emulator should continue
and eventually completed. More news regarding this great emulator
will be posted here as they develop. Last but not least, here are some
screenshots for you to see what it's capable of doing. You can notice
the different the games look in higher resolution. Obviously since this
is 3dfx based, the 2d images don't look as sharp as they do on the
Nintendo 64. This is it boys and girls, what many thought impossible
by now, has been done.
The Legend of Zelda
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