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  • Nintendo 64 News

    by Published on July 30th, 2018 20:11
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    8. Nes News,
    9. Wii U News,
    10. Nintendo Switch

    It seems that Nintendo are getting pissy against sites offering roms of their Systems, heres the news:

    • The sites are among the most notorious online hubs for pirated games, according to Nintendo, and face millions of dollars in potential damages. With the launch of NES Classic Games on their Nintendo Switch coming up soon in September, it means we are in for another wave of crackdowns by big 'N' over any site that offers Emulators or Retro ROMs for playing Nintendo games on other platforms.
      This week, Nintendo took two of these sites to court. In a complaint filed at a federal court in Arizona, the game publisher sues LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co for copyright and trademark infringement.

      Both sites are believed to be operated by Jacob Mathias and his Arizona company Mathias Designs LLC. They offer access to a wide variety of ROMs, including many Nintendo games.

      “The LoveROMs and LoveRETRO websites are among the most open and notorious online hubs for pirated video games,” Nintendo writes in the complaint.

      “Through the LoveROMs and LoveRETRO websites, Defendants reproduce, distribute, publicly perform and display a staggering number of unauthorized copies of Nintendo’s video games, all without Nintendo’s permission.”

      In addition to the copyrighted games, the sites also distribute proprietary BIOS software, while using trademarked logos and characters, Nintendo notes.

      While some ROMs sites may be hobby projects, Nintendo sees these two sites as professional operations that profit from its works.

      “Defendants are not casual gamers but are instead sophisticated parties with extensive knowledge of Nintendo’s intellectual property and the video game industry more generally,” the company notes.

      Through the lawsuit, which also lists a count of unfair competition, Nintendo hopes to shut both sites down. The company requests statutory damages of $150,000 per infringing Nintendo game and up to $2,000,000 for each trademark infringement.

      This means that, with more than 140 copyrighted titles and 40 trademarks on the record, theoretical damages could go up to a staggering $100 million.

      Nintendo further requests a permanent injunction ordering the sites to stop their infringing activities while handing over domain names to the game publisher. At the same time, Nintendo wants the operator of the sites to reveal the sources for the infringing ROMs.
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      As noted above, Nintendo is demanding a list of all 'uploaders' that filled up the site with these nasty illegal backup ROMs, so if you were nice sharing member, get ready to receive a letter if the site's owner caves into all the pressure from the lawyers, but so far he still fighting and operating the sites.

      NEWS SOURCE: Nintendo Sues Console ROM Sites For ‘Mass’ Copyright Infringement (via) TorrentFreak

    by Published on May 25th, 2018 20:00
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    2. Nintendo 64 News

    Heres some curious news regarding the N64:

    • After the wild success of Nintendo's classic console rehash in the form of the NES Classic and SNES Classic, many fans were wondering when, rather than if, the House of Mario will release its next classic console: the N64 Classic. Well, the latter might actually become a reality!

      As spotted by JapaneseNintendo, a Nintendo 64 trademark was applied by the Big N, including video game program, controller, joystick and TV game machine and more. While this by no means confirms that an N64 Classic is on the way, as companies usually renew trademarks to protect their IPs, there have been a few hints that the N64 will be next in the Classic line. Commercial success of the NES Classic and SNES Classic aside, last summer Nintendo filed a graphical trademark for an icon depicting the N64's three-pronged controller in a style very much akin to the NES Classic logo. Coincidence?

      The application also makes several mentions regarding downloadable software, in particular mobile ones. As such, it could also be pointing towards future Nintendo-branded mobile phone games.

      So what do you make of this news? Is Nintendo preparing for the eventual N64 Classic? Or is the company planning something entirely different, like an N64 Best Of compilation for the Switch? Share your thoughts below!

      via https://gbatemp.net/threads/nintendo...or-n64.505156/
    by Published on January 17th, 2018 19:54
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    2. Nintendo 64 News

    Heres an awesome release from StupidMarioBros1Fan of the Goldeneye Game hacked to have MARIO and co in it, it looks bloody awesome.

    Heres the release news

    After about 4 months my childhood dream has finally come true and is available for everyone to enjoy.
    For those of you who haven't seen my other videos: this mod replaces every character in GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64 with Mario ones.

    James Bond - Mario
    Natayla Simonova - Peach
    Alec Trevelyan - Luigi
    Xenia Onnatop - Daisy
    Arkady Ourumov - Bowser
    Boris Grishenko - Yoshi
    Dimitri Mishkin - Donkey Kong
    Valentin Zukovsky - Wario
    May Day - Pauline
    Oddjob - Toad
    Jaws - Waluigi
    Baron Samedi - Rainbow Bowser, the Powered-Up version of Bowser from Super Mario 64.
    Soldiers/Civilians/Scients - Koopa Troopas
    Heads are now different expressions to make use of the Random Head system, hats/helmets are replaced with tiny models & Bounding Boxes of 0 because they would get hit first despite being inside the head. Thought about making them sunglasses, but it'd still get hit first before the back of the head did and overall was unfairly annoying.
    Mishkin/Donkey Kong is no longer the Defense Minister, that role now goes to May Day/Pauline with Donkey Kong being the Head of Special Forces. This was done to give Pauline a role in the story, as well as explain why the "Great Guards" use DK's body.
    Dr Doak is now Oddjob/Toad to give him some sort of role in the story, as a result the idea of Toad "blending in" with the other scientists is ridiculous.

    Download: http://goldeneyevault.com/viewfile.ph... ...
    by Published on December 30th, 2017 23:01
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    2. Nintendo 64 News

    GlideN64 the Graphics plugin for Nintendo 64 Emulators has seen a massive new update, heres the release news:

    GLideN64 Public Release v3.0 is compiled. GLideN64 is a new generation, open-source graphics plugin for N64 emulators

    GLideN64 Public Release v3.0 Changelog:
    Today is time to set new Release tag to master branch. Previous Public Release made year ago. Time to set the new milestone. Some statistics: since previous public release
    * over 600 commits to master
    * closed over 250 various issues

    During the year I tried to describe main project's achievements. Lets make a brief retrospective:

    The year started from a massive code refactoring. The source code changed drastically. Direct calls to graphics API totally removed from main code. Main code works with graphics via proxy class, which passes graphics call to a graphics back-end. Currently there is one back-end, which uses OpenGL. The refactoring allowed me and other developers to make OpenGL back-end dynamically adoptable for abilities of user's GPU. Thus, the same code works without recompilation for GL ES 2.0, GL ES 3.X, OpenGL 3.X, OpenGL 4.X. The more your GPU can do, the better and faster result you will get. With VAO/VBO support it became possible to use OpenGL core profile and finally port GLideN64 to MacOsX.
    After the code refactoring I made major modification of frame buffer and video interface emulation. It was very large and complex work, but the results were rewarding. Fixed lots of old issues, the frame buffer emulation code became simpler.
    Long awaited support for Resident Evil 2. The way this game programmed makes it hard to emulate on PC hardware. Many special code required to emulate it properly.
    HLE fixes. Most users prefer to use GLideN64 in High Level Emulation mode (HLE), which not only runs much faster than Low Level Emulation (LLE) but also allows them to use widescreen mode and per-pixel lighting. HLE mode has its own issues caused by incomplete or missing implementation of game's microcode. Most of Nintendo microcodes are documented and their implementations work without issues. However, there are many custom microcodes, created by other developers. Documentation for these microcodes is not available for emu devs. To support custom microcode, its assembler code must be reverse-engineered. This work requires skills and patience. The first results in microcode decoding obtained in 2016, when Gilles Siberlin decoded microcode for Kuiki Uhabi Suigo. This year olivieryuyu, the main beta tester of GLideN64, decided to take microcode decoding task and step by step he achieved outstanding results:
    T3DUX microcode decoded. Last Legion UX, Shin Nihon Pro Wrestling Toukon Road - Brave Spirits and Shin Nihon Pro Wrestling Toukon Road 2 - The Next Generation now playable with HLE.
    Custom lighting method used by Acclaim games decoded. Armorines - Project S.W.A.R.M., South Park, Turok 2 - Seeds of Evil, Turok 3 - Shadow of Oblivion now look much better with HLE.
    F3DAM microcode decoded. This is custom microcode, which only one game uses: Hey You, Pikachu! Now this game is fully playable with HLE without major graphics issues.
    F3DFLX microcode decoded. This custom microcode is used to draw vehicles in F-Zero. With implementation of this microcode, the vehicles got reflection effect in HLE mode.
    Zelda Majora's Mask point-lighting. This game uses custom lighting method, which graphics plugins developers could not properly implement for many years. Finally, olivieryuyu decided to decode it and he succeeded.
    Star Wars - Rogue Squadron. This game was co-developed by Factor 5 and LucasArts. Factor 5 created very complex and very large microcode to port this game on N64. HLE implementation of the game was near impossible because of amount of work necessary to decode and implement that microcode. This summer me and olivieryuyu decided to take it. We achieved first very modest results and started crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to support our hard work. Luckily, the campaign was supported and this support encouraged us in our efforts. The game became fully playable in HLE to the end of summer.
    Also, Gilles Siberlin has very promising results with HLE implementation of BOSS ZSort microcode for World Driver Championship and Stunt Racer. It should be ready to next release.
    Of course, the number of changes is much larger than I could highlight in this blog. Among the most noticeable changes are:
    Fixes in software depth buffer render made Body Harvest fully playable. The game suffered from problems with collisions detection.
    Emulation of YUV-to-RGB color space conversion allowed to work with YUV textures without hacks and finally fix problems with Projectile Effects in Killer Instinct Gold.
    Both Vigilante 8 games became playable after fixes with frame buffer emulation. There are still many glitches in menus, but at least menus are rendered. Game play looks ok.
    Gauntlet legends now can boot in HLE mode and works without flickering. This result requires changes ...
    by Published on December 26th, 2017 13:12
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    2. Nintendo 64 News

    RadeonUser has posted the release of Project64 Legacy Open Beta the Nintendo 64 Emulator for WIndows, heres the release notes:

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or simply Hello for those who do not partake!

    I bring you our first beta release.
    We felt we had been taking too long and needed to generate some interest.

    What we offer here is an improvement over PJ64 1.6 and I consider it to be our Legacy (hence the name).
    We have had great support from our friends, notably Azimer for his work on his audio plugin that he has graciously allowed us to release, Icepir8 for his video plugin (I will better support it soon, I promise ice!), Witten for his always excellent work on cheats, Nekokabu who always brings insight into problems with games (I'm sorry I haven't had the time to fix everything you've pointed out!).
    And always a thanks to those that have stuck around, Clements, TrotterWatch, Squall but can't fully commit anymore like they used to (Life moving on stinks!)

    Of course to those that found out how to fix the problems no one else looked at, zoinkity I love your work.
    Luigiblood, just wow with your work into 64DD -- I'll be visiting that library you've built for us at some point!

    Zilmar and Jabo the original two who I'll always love dearly.
    Despite the differences we have had I cannot how any rancor towards you.

    Yes I'm forgetting a whole lot of people!
    Thank you all though, everyone.

    Now I do have a favor to ask for anyone that uses PJ64 Legacy.
    What I ask is that you please report any issues you run into!
    Anything you feel is wrong or could be improved is welcome.

    I must also ask for your patience.
    I am programming on my leisure time and I just spent the entire Christmas holiday weekend doing nothing but programming and taking naps (I say naps but these were simply instances where I was no longer awake).

    Oh, you probably want to know where the download is.
    Unfortunately Gent is the one who set up this forum and website so we'll have to wait for him in the morning to do the posts!
    So until then it's in the Downloads section under Open Beta Packages.
    I'll upload here too and I'm sure Gent will get after me in his morning for doing something wrong.

    Cheers though!
    Have fun everyone!

    full details here --> http://pj64sp.emulation64.com/forum/...hp?topic=260.0

    news via http://www.emulation64.com/view/2812...acy-Open-Beta/ ...
    by Published on December 14th, 2016 20:14
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    4. Nintendo 3DS News,
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    6. Snes News,
    7. Gameboy News,
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    9. Virtual Boy News,
    10. Nintendo Gamecube News,
    11. Nes News,
    12. Wii U News

    For the last year ive been away from DCEmu and once you step away its hard to get back but I decided a while back that its time to go back to basics and condense all the sites as far as I can, get rid of meaningless sites and then when I have it all as I want it, get back to newsposting like I used to years ago, with that in mind, all our Nintendo News is now going to be under one site, that means all the DS, 3DS, Wii, Wii U, Gamecube, N64, Snes, GBA, NES, GBC, GB and any future news will all be together.

    When I start posting news again we will host our files also and get back to the good old days.

    Heres the home of Nintendo News here at DCEmu --> http://nintendo-ds.dcemu.co.uk/ ...
    by Published on October 4th, 2014 00:24
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    Nintendo 64! Gaming machine that birthed the modern Nintendo, maker of consoles with libraries both peculiar and specific! Like the Wii U, Wii, and Gamecube that followed, the Nintendo 64 played host to a handful of revolutionary games, some real garbage, and some stuff that was frankly just bizarre.

    This week, the Nintendo 64 turns 18 years old, an auspicious year. That's when people start to branch out, to experiment beyond the social mores of youth and high school. Learning new things, meeting unusual people, and creating your adult self from the ground up. You know, when you take a comp lit class, get an industrial piercing, and start wearing garish, insane clothing.

    To salute the N64's passage into this period, we celebrate games that reflect that weird, weird, weird stage of life. Occasionally brilliant, sometimes embarrassing, these are 18 games for the 18-year-old N64.

    by Published on September 26th, 2014 21:10
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    8. PS1 News,
    9. PC News,
    10. Retro Consoles/Translation News,
    11. Sega Dreamcast News,
    12. Sega Game Gear News,
    13. Genesis News,
    14. Sega Master System News,
    15. Android News,
    16. Nes News,
    17. Console Hardware News,
    18. Joypad News

    For those who know me know ive been a fan of emulation for 20 years or more, the reason i started a videogames website was purely because i like to play emulators of old consoles on a single device.

    Recently the homebrew/emulation scene has been stagnant, no real breakthroughs means that the best way is to buy a device that is made for emulation fans like myself, i reviewed the JXD S7300 Android Tablet and for a fan like me i loved it. The Android tablet was for me perfect, the mixing of old style controls and touchscreen inside an Android OS and with Gamecenter X you could download games onto your console with no messing around, the console/tablet game with Android/N64/Megadrive/Arcade/GBA and Nes Emulators with games built in, beyond awesome.

    But JXD since then have brought out a new and improved JXD S7800b Gaming Tablet which features PS1, MAME, Dreamcast, N64, NeoGeo, Atari, NES, SNES, Gameboy, Gameboy Colour, Gameboy Advance, SEGA Master System, SEGA Mega Drive, CPS1, CPS2, Amiga, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum Emulation to name just a few, am i salivating ?, hell yes.

    The JXD S7800b Gaming Tablet has a 7" 1280x800 IPS 5 Point Multi-Touch Capacitive Screen, RockChip RK3188 QuadCore 1.8GHz CPU - 2GB DDR3 RAM - 8GB Memory, Network Wi-Fi(802.11 b/g/n), External Ethernet,3G with Dongle and runs Android 4.2.2 Jellybean OS.

    So this Android Tablet runs one of the latest versions of the Android OS plus comes built in with all them emulators and you can do what you would expect from a normal Android Tablet.

    If i can snag one for review ill put it through its paces but for now check out the JXD S7800B at Funstock in the UK
    by Published on September 3rd, 2013 13:20
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    4. Snes News,
    5. Nes News

    Today another of our DCEmu Sites, N64 News has had a much needed revamping with more focus on the consoles it serves and new pages which are always updated telling you whats the Top Rated and BestSelling at this time for each console, also new pages with ebay Auctions for Snes Nes and N64 are now online too.

    Heres the new pages:

    BestSelling Nintendo 64 Games
    BestSelling Nintendo 64 Hardware
    BestSelling Nes Games
    BestSelling Nes Hardware
    BestSelling Snes Games
    BestSelling Snes Hardware
    Top Rated Nintendo 64 Games
    Top Rated Nintendo 64 Hardware
    Top Rated Nes Games
    Top Rated Nes Hardware
    Top Rated Snes Games
    Top Rated Snes Hardware
    Nintendo 64 Ebay Auctions USA
    Nintendo 64 Ebay Auctions UK
    Nes Ebay Auctions USA
    Nes Ebay Auctions UK
    Snes Ebay Auctions USA
    Snes Ebay Auctions UK

    Check out the new and improved N64 News Here --> http://nintendo64.dcemu.co.uk/ ...
    by Published on July 31st, 2013 00:31
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    7. Gameboy News,
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    Whether you're the owner of a local gaming shop or the parent of the world's most spoiled child, now you, too, can make a sizable investment in the momentary, fleeting happiness of a youth with this "life-size" Mario statue.

    Available for ¥285,000 (about $2,900) from Amazon Japan, the statue stands five feet tall and is made from fiber-reinforced plastic. There aren't really any bells or whistles to speak of, what with it being a statue and everything, but it doesgive the owner a reference point for extrapolating the heights of everyone else in the Mario mythos. Is that worth nearly $3,000? Probably. Do we have $3000?Nope. Click up on the source link below for the fully-in-Japanese details, but be warned that the related items on this listing are not safe for work.

    http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B...O&linkCode=as2 ...
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