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Nintendo fans created a full PC port of Mario 64

It runs on DirectX 12, supports gamepads and can run at any resolution

Nintendo fans created a full PC port of Mario 64

Nintendo fans created a full PC port of Mario 64

Mario 64 is now available to play on PC, a full DirectX version of the game that requires no emulation, or any major restrictions. This is a no-fuss PC version of Mario 64, complete with gamepad support, high refresh rate support and native resolution rendering.  

Back in 2019, the Nintendo 64 version of Mario 64 was decompiled, giving modder access to the inner workings of the classic 3D platformer. Mario 64's newly created PC version has likely come as a result of this de-compilation, though at this time that has not been confirmed. 

While running Mario 64 on a PC is nothing new, being able to play the game natively is, and it is possible that this fan-made PC work could be the start of a wave of N64 PC fan releases. 

The N64 version of Mario 64 runs at 240p at 30 FPS or less, and on PC, this game can now run at ultra-high resolutions with 60FPS framerates with ease on modern hardware. While this game doesn't hold up well at Ultra HD resolutions, the game definitely looks a lot better than it did at 240p. 

At this time, Nintendo has not responded to the creation of Mario 64's fan-made PC version. Nintendo may pursue legal action against the port's creators, as the company is unlikely to ignore this use of one of their most valuable properties. 
  


You can join the discussion on Mario 64's fan-made PC port on the OC3D Forums

Special thanks to tgrech for bringing this news to our attention. 

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Most Recent Comments

05-05-2020, 08:24:30

AlienALX
Where can we get it? seems the whole internet is terrified lol.

NVM got it. Can't wait for the RT version !Quote

05-05-2020, 08:31:41

AlienALX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sxwPd0hDBc

lol no way, it's already been ray traced I'll set that bit up later Quote

05-05-2020, 09:08:28

g0ggles1994
Quote:
Nintendo may pursue legal action against the port's creators, as the company is unlikely to ignore this use of one of their most valuable properties.
You should change that to "will pursue legal action" since we all know how tigger-happy Nintendo are with C&Ds Quote

05-05-2020, 09:44:37

AlienALX
Yeah some one will get scalped. Shame. This is in my top 3 ever games, so it angers me that they're suck d1cks about it.Quote

05-05-2020, 11:35:44

grassman
What this really needs is a texture pack


OOT and MM shouldn't be far away considering they are the same engine.Quote
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