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Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator?
05/08/17 12:38 AM


> That's the way I like it.
> Project64 renders in OpenGL and Direct3D. That's why external graphics plugins are
> awesome.
> MAME doesn't do that.

MAME has rendered games in OpenGL and Direct3D for well over a decade, it just doesn't upscale 3D polygons the way the "enhancing" emulators do, as it's against the scope of running the games as originally intended. Someone actually added the PSEmu plugin system to a custom MAME build several years ago (but the plugins only worked with PlayStation-based arcade games as you would expect e.g. Capcom ZN, Namco System 11/12 etc.) but it violated the MAME license and therefore wasn't supported.

The problem with most plugin-based emulators is that they tend to only work with one type of hardware e.g. N64 or PSX, they are not compatible with one another (e.g. PSEmu plugins cannot be used in Project64 and vice versa) and most of them are closed source which is against both the old and current (open source) MAME license if they were to be bundled with MAME. Additionally, they are usually not cross-platform either, with most of them being Windows-only or even 32-bit only (or even x86-only, for example in the 2000s in the days of PowerPC Macs, never mind modern ARM devices).







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Subject Posted by Posted on
* Best Nintendo 64 emulator? jonwil 05/04/17 12:19 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? andreol263  05/27/17 12:28 AM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? R. Belmont  05/04/17 04:59 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? MooglyGuy  05/04/17 05:40 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? Envisaged0ne  05/04/17 06:10 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? Heihachi_73  05/05/17 08:39 AM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? CiroConsentino  05/06/17 04:18 AM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? Heihachi_73  05/08/17 12:38 AM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? CiroConsentino  05/08/17 02:36 AM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? Envisaged0ne  05/08/17 05:07 AM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? Ziggy100  05/09/17 03:29 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? R. Belmont  05/27/17 08:38 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? Heihachi_73  05/30/17 07:26 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? John Doe  05/08/17 11:16 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? Envisaged0ne  05/08/17 11:22 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? John Doe  05/09/17 08:46 AM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? Envisaged0ne  05/09/17 10:11 AM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? Haze  05/09/17 12:42 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? Shoegazr  05/09/17 03:28 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? CiroConsentino  05/09/17 05:43 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? Haze  05/09/17 03:48 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? Shoegazr  05/09/17 07:08 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? R. Belmont  05/27/17 08:41 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? CiroConsentino  05/09/17 05:48 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? anikom15  05/17/17 04:34 AM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? TServo2049  05/17/17 06:41 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? anikom15  05/17/17 10:09 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? TServo2049  05/17/17 10:49 PM
. * I think you're both right MooglyGuy  05/17/17 11:04 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? Haze  05/09/17 07:29 PM
. * I curse you again PS Emu Pro!!! BIOS-D  05/07/17 06:38 AM
. * Re: I curse you again PS Emu Pro!!! Shoegazr  05/07/17 05:01 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? CiroConsentino  05/04/17 01:52 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? CTOJAH  05/04/17 12:40 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? jonwil  05/26/17 01:36 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? Heihachi_73  05/26/17 11:10 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? jonwil  05/27/17 02:47 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? Heihachi_73  05/30/17 07:51 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? B2K24  05/30/17 09:05 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? jonwil  05/31/17 01:51 AM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? Heihachi_73  05/31/17 11:36 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? jonwil  06/01/17 02:08 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? R. Belmont  06/05/17 05:06 PM
. * A Challenger Appears MooglyGuy  06/02/17 01:39 PM
. * Re: A Challenger Appears jonwil  06/03/17 04:02 AM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? B2K24  05/31/17 06:31 AM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? BIOS-D  05/30/17 11:24 PM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? anikom15  05/27/17 01:48 AM
. * Re: Best Nintendo 64 emulator? Heihachi_73  05/27/17 10:54 AM

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