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 Post subject: Maxy's Getting an N64!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:02 am 
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(or at least hoping to)

Any suggestions on finding, buying, etc. an N64 or controllers/accessories?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:58 am 
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Sometime not to long ago:

Maxaxle is minding his own business, when suddenly, a thought:
"I should get an N64."
One second later:
"I should make a topic about it right away."

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:48 am 
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You're getting a bus route!?
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You're getting a magazine!?
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You're getting a latitude!? (I didn't know you lived in Canada, that's what CA means?)
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Ohhh. You're getting one of those Nintendo entertainment systems.
The Internet? (Couldn't you just use the Wii's Virtual Console?)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:08 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:22 pm 
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So much for getting useful advice... :roll:

penguinflyer5234 wrote:
(Couldn't you just use the Wii's Virtual Console?)

Simple: Unless I found a workaround, I'd have to buy stuff from Nintendo's online store thing.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:34 pm 
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Maxaxle wrote:
Simple: Unless I found a workaround, I'd have to buy stuff from Nintendo's online store thing.

Why yes, that is exactly what pf5234 suggested you do.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:14 pm 
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Shade wrote:
Maxaxle wrote:
Simple: Unless I found a workaround, I'd have to buy stuff from Nintendo's online store thing.

Why yes, that is exactly what pf5234 suggested you do.

I mean, what kinds of workarounds are there? Since I've installed the Homebrew Channel on my particular Wii, I've tried a few emulators and found only the simplest of systems that can be emulated work well; the Crusin' series (N64) barely emulate at 10 FPS, for example.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:30 pm 
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If you're going that way why not use a computer + TV?

"Because I don't have a computer-to-TV cable and I'd have to buy it oh noes"

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@Axle Maxle: In that case you're not actually getting an N64, making you a big fat liar.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:10 pm 
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How could you?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:53 pm 
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penguinflyer5234 wrote:
If you're going that way why not use a computer + TV?

"Because I don't have a computer-to-TV cable and I'd have to buy it oh noes"

Already tried emulating with computers before. At worst, it's 5 FPS and/or glitchy and laggy, at best it's really freakin' fast but standard controllers don't do it justice. And as I said before, Wii emulating is terrible. Worse than Boxbot.
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@Axle Maxle: In that case you're not actually getting an N64, making you a big fat liar.

Who said I wasn't? I'm still planning on it.
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How could you?

...How could I what? Lie? (see above comment)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:10 pm 
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Why buy an N64 when you can spend the money on N64 games on the Virtual Console?
Virtual Console "emulation" seems to run games at the correct speed (ah yeah 20 FPS for Zelda!)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:26 pm 
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Maxaxle wrote:
Who said I wasn't? I'm still planning on it.

Asking for advice about emulators very strongly implies that you were lying.

Besides, the N64 games offered in the Wii's virtual console are very cheap compared to what you'll have to pay to get a working copy of the actual cartridges nowadays. You're just too late - the N64 is well over 10 years old by now. If you missed out on it back when it was among the newest consoles, the Wii's virtual console is the next-best thing you're gonna get.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:35 pm 
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$10 a game? not too bad!
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1. I wasn't asking about advice about emulators, I was asking for advice about an N64.
2. Virtual console controller(s) =/= N64 controller(s). Specifically, you just can't get a three-pronged controller for a Wii.
3. As cool as using the virtual console may be, you outright loose any ability you may have had for reselling, trading, etc. *and* there aren't many games available. Prime example: Crusin' USA is available, but not Crusin' World (which was MUCH better than either of the other two). Also: No Goldeneye, no Perfect Dark, no Conker, no Vigilante 8, and no Body Harvest.

Obviously they either want to keep an image of kid-friendliness, or they couldn't port those titles (Crusin' World, Body Harvest, and Vigilante 8 shouldn't have been an issue as far as hardware limitations go), or there's not enough of a market for them (which is BS).

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