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UltraHLE - N64 Emulator! - January 28,1999 by JoseQ
You have read about it at Emulator'sUnlimited. You have been hinted at Retrogames.I gave you a few hints and tips at the Rumor Mill, and although I mighthave sent you into the future regarding its release... The future is now.An unprecedented emulator has been developed secretly by RealityManand Epsilon. Two unknown programmers who have achieved very goodresults with Nintendo 64 emulation. You may download the premiereversion of this emulator from the Emulators Pageright now. As many of you may be asking yourself right now. What is sogreat about the Ultra High Level Emulator? Well I'll elaborate.
This is the first publicly available emulator, able to play Nintendo 64games like Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Twoof the best games of all time emulated at great speeds and quality. It achieves playable speeds on not so high-endsystems like a Pentium 233 while a Pentium II 300 will give you the fullshow. 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 playingon the real thing. It does require a 3dfx (Glide compatible) acceleratorcard though. And actually, it may look even better than your averageTV, since you will be playing at higher resolutions.
Questions arise as to what the Big N can do? Well, while there isnothing ilegal about an emulator like this, Nintendo is definitely not goingto be happy. They have been doing a good job at closing down N64 ROMdistribution pages, and sincerely, they should keep doing it. NeitherNintendo, the authors of the emulator or myself, condone the publicdistribution of these files to people who do not own the games themselves.Games that are still available for purchase, should be purchased if youwant to enjoy them. We all know N64 games are widely available, so ifyou 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 whichI received the same day as the emulator. So needless to say, you willnot find ROMs for this emulator here.
As you can imagine, there is no affiliation between this emulatorand Nintendo. However, development of this emulator should continueand eventually completed. More news regarding this great emulatorwill be posted here as they develop. Last but not least, here are somescreenshots for you to see what it's capable of doing. You can noticethe different the games look in higher resolution. Obviously since thisis 3dfx based, the 2d images don't look as sharp as they do on theNintendo 64. This is it boys and girls, what many thought impossibleby now, has been done.

Screen Shots

The Legend of Zelda
Mario 64

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