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MegaN64 was originally a straight-up rip off of Mupen64+AE back before it was on Google Play, I was pretty sure was infected with malware anyway. Looks like the store page for MegaN64 actually acknowledges that Mupen64 and its connection to that now, but I expect it's still no different from Mupen64+AE and that is actually in the Play Store now so just go use that.
Mupen64+AE is available from the original developer both free or paid. AIUI there are no ads or anything in either version, he just wants people to pay some money as a donation if they get good use out of the software.
I'm amazed people STILL haven't learned that they should be using Mupen64Plus since all other N64 emulators (except N64oid, which is dead since Gingerbread/ICS days) are just Mupen64Plus repacks with ads added to it.
On Android, why would you use a very old and outdated N64oid over the more official Mupen64+ AE , or (even better), the latest dev build of Mupen64Plus AE
Would you recommend replacing Paul Lamb's version by this one? What led to making a separate app? I see you reference paulscode.com in your description.
You say most games are playable, what of conker/donkeykong 64/perfect dark/rogue squadron etc?
Disclaimer it's illegal unless you own the games and console etc etc. A good app is https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=paulscode.android.mupen64plus.free
As for big screen, either chromecast your whole screen, or some android devices allow Hdmi connection
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Emulation is your friend.
I remember running Project64 years ago on a fairly low power computer and running BK just fine. Hell, even most newer phones could emulate the Nintendo 64: Mupen64 (for Android), and apparently N64iOS (for iPhone, sorry I couldn't find a whole lot about N64 emulation on iOS).
If you can get a USB N64 controller or N64->USB adapter (for an actual N64 controller), you can map it in the software to add to the experience. If not, you can map any gamepad that your computer recognizes (or even a keyboard)
Finally there's lots of plugins, such as video and sound plugins to give you different experiences. Emulation isn't perfect, but you can almost run BK out of the box with Project64.
I was able to install Mupen64. Not sure if you can find it from the App store on the Shield or not, but you can just go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=paulscode.android.mupen64plus.free on a PC and install to Shield from there, Much less of a headache to setup than RetroArch
There are a bunch of N64 emulators for android (literally google that)
I can't really say which is the most efficient (haven't really used one in a while), but the last one I tried was Mupen64. Framerate will depend on what phone you're using, and what games you're trying to play.
I also just want to point out that I'm about 99% certain that n64oid and Mupen64+AE Free use the same core emulator, but Mupen64+AE Free is more recently updated, and official. You should switch to it.
You can get emulators from the play store, but the games themselves you have to find else where because it's not technically "legal" AFAIK.
I use MuPen64+ and it works great with all games I throw at it.
Link from mobile so I don't know if it'll work for you.
You can also get Nintendo DS emulators, as well as NES, and experimental GameCube ones on android.
All of the above works on actual computers. I can link a bunch of stuff here if there is interest or you can google Dolphin Emulator for Windows which is Gamecube/Wii.
Highhhhly recommend switching to at least Mupen64+ AE which is newer than the latest N64oid, or the latest dev build or the nightly if you want even newer.
Alright, first thing's first: if you're not using some kind of ad-block extension, get one now. The websites you'll need to use are in-and-of-themselves just fine, but have an annoying tendency to feature ads that say things like "Download now!" which will attempt to mislead you into installing crapware. With that out of the way...
An emulator is a digital recreation of console. The same consoles you grew up with. Pretty much every console leading up to the N64 uses the same process to get set up - after that (PS2 and later) things get trickier and imo not worth the effort, but that's ofc your call.
So, you'll start usually by googling "x emulator" with x being the console you want. Here's a link to one of the best N64 emulators: http://www.emuparadise.me/Nintendo_64_Emulators/Windows/Project_64/83 ...emuparadise is one of my favorite sources for this, but there are plenty others. Download and install it - don't just click through it, so that you can uncheck any crapware they attempt to sneak in. (I don't think they try to sneak anything in for project64, but it's a good rule of thumb to follow regardless)
A ROM is a digital recreation of a specific game - the process for getting these is similar to the process above: google "x ROM" with x being the name of a game you want. Zelda Majora's Mask is one of my favorite titles for the N64, so I'll use that as an example - you can download the ROM for Zelda Majora's Mask here: http://www.emuparadise.me/Nintendo_64_ROMs/Legend_of_Zelda,_The_-_Majora's_Mask_(USA)/39909-download
Now all you need to do is launch the Emulator, and use it to open the ROM, much in they way you'd open Microsoft Word and open a .doc file. Sift through the options - there's a lot of technical settings that you can safely ignore, but keybindings are the important thing: you'll have to map the buttons of the N64 controller to your keyboard, or if you have one you can use a controller that you can hook up to your PC (HIGHLY recommended - ALL of these games are designed to be played with a controller, and are awkward to play with a keyboard). I use an Xbox 360 controller and a wireless controller adapter that lets my PC read it. Bind C-buttons to the right joystick; the rest should be intuitive.
Now just enjoy the game!
You can also install emulators as apps on your smartphone if you're using an Android (unless something new is on the App Store, you're out of luck if you're using an Apple product), these will read the same ROM files as their PC counterpart. (Mupen64 is the only decent N64 emulator for Android - the rest are copies of Mupen64 but with bloatware and more ads).
Fun fact about these older games: they take up almost ZERO hardrive space. I think Nintendo's entire library from the N64 and earlier is less than 20gb.
It is against copyright laws to use ROMs for games that you don't own. It's pretty much in the same boat as downloading an MP3 of a song you haven't purchased. Obligatory don't break the law comment.
The older the console/game, the more stable it is. Gameboy Color titles, for example, are pretty much 100% spot-on with the original play experience. N64 is usually hit; sometimes glitchy but playable; sometimes flat-out broken and unplayable, it all depends on the specific game's coding. PS2, probably half the games are unplayable; Gamecube, the majority are unplayable.
If you see something advertising ROMs and Emulators for current-gen or recent previous-gen consoles or games, it's a scam, and will probably give your computer AIDS.
Have fun! ^_^
In a similar vein, an N64 emulator + Paper Mario has worked for me.
Mupen64Plus AE has a free version and a donate version. They're identical apart from one donating $0.99. Mupen64Plus AE is the original Android port of mupen64plus by Paul Lamb. FZurita now maintains Mupen64Plus FZ which is a continuation of the project.
Basically, AE is legit but hasn't been updated since 2014. FZ is the currently maintained branch and was updated just last month.
Nintendo 64 games on an emulator.
Mupen64 for n64 seems the best, and doesn't require a BIOs.
Keep in mind without a controller of some sort N64 games are awkward as hell on a touchscreen. Possible, but tedious.
I use My boy! For GBA emulation, it has a free and paid , both are just as accurate and don't need a BIOs, but if you want to use savestates you need the paid version ($7 AUD).
Has supported this for a while now. It's very useful when you don't have a controller on hand.
Don't have my Shield with me right now, so can't tell you the exact setting. Was in the audio settings, the interpolation was set to something weird, I changed it to IIRC linear and that fixed the audio problems on my Shield K1. Alternatively, you can change the audio buffer, but that will increase latency.
Okay the things you need to do are the following (in order):
1.) Acquire root for your device & Install Google Apps.
This is probably the hardest and most critical part. Be very sure that you actually have a first gen KF - if you use the wrong guide following the instructions for another device than the one you have you will brick your device.
Check out this site among others to be 110% sure of your device's identity. Here's a guide for the 2011 (afaik 1st gen.) Kindle Fire - but again: Check if it's actually your device. If you brick it, it's your own fault.
Follow the guide to step 4a which is Google Apps. Everything beyond that is optional. You might want to consider changing your ROM but my suggestion would be getting familiar with your rooted device and the access to the Play Store before you consider going further.
2.) Install the emulators for the systems you want to play.
Now you mentioned N64 emulation. There is a decent N64 emulator called Mupen 64 which is open source and free without ads (although you can buy a donate version to support the developer). But keep two things in mind: Not every game will run (decently) and playing without an analog-stick is (imho) a pain in the ass. The last time I checked Kindle Fire devices were not compatible with all Android gamepads, so Google around a bit to find one that works.
Personally I can recommend Playstation and Nintendo DS emulation, since all (except one) Playstation games work without analog-stick and most Nintendo DS games have some sort of touchscreen controls.
The best Playstation emulators are ePSXe and FPse - both are paid apps, and both are awesome, and the single most awesome Nintendo DS emulator is DraStic which costs a bit more than most emulators but was developed for mobile processors and thus is the best and fastest DS emulator for Android.
3.)Get your games for the systems you want to play.
I can't really help you with that on here. If you can't figure it out yourself, send me a private message, and be sure to not install one of those crappy apps that promise you console game downloads.
I use this one:
I'd recommend using this one instead as it's the original without IAPs