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I just have this MAYFLASH N64 Controller Adapter ([link])... so is this the wrk g type of adapter to get my n64 controllers properly configured to work on my nvidia shield tv (are you saying only the raphnet adaptor works)?
It's the best compromise. Like I said, the Retron 5 technically uses emulation rather than original hardware to power the games, so it's not going to be a totally 1:1 experience when compared to the original hardware. The only difference between this and a Raspberry Pi solution is that you're using your own carts, because you can even get a USB 2-port N64 controller adaptor for like, $20.
To be honest, the only advantage the Retron has is that you get to use your old saves on the carts, but to be honest I'd be leery of doing that these days: We're already well-beyond the average lifespan of the save batteries inside N64 carts, and even the ones which use flash memory instead aren't 100% reliable anymore.
my N64 actually JUST broke two days ago and so I decided to do an upgrade. I bought two N64Controller Adapters and ran a long HDMI cable from my computer to my 4k tv. Now I'm playing smash bros with my little brothers at 60fps and 1920 x 1080p which is amazing. With Project 64 and "N-Rage's Direct-Input8 V2 1.80a" controller plugin, we can just use the original controllers. Easily worth the $40 dollar investment for adapters and cables.
You could get a pair of USB n64 adapters. One plugs into a single USB port and provides two n64 controllers ports (N64 Controller Adapter - Amazon)
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This is a link to a n64 controller adapter which you can plug your original n64 controllers into. I would highly recommend using a first party controller if you can find one, I found mine is very picky on the controllers but the first party ones work like a glove.
I use this for the N64 Zeldas. Works perfectly, and most N64 games are awkward with other controllers, so I get a ton of use out of it.
You can always get a powered USB hub if you need more USB ports. I had a couple N64 controllers at my disposal when I made my arcade, SO I just picked up an adapter like this one.
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This adapter takes up 1 usb slot and allows the use of 2 classic N64 controllers.
May Flash makes adapters, check amazon. I purchased this for my PC and now I'm emulating N64 like a boss. Might be cheaper than bliss box to buy them individually? Who knows.
I've been using one of these for about a year. Used to use the USB controller too but the buttons gave out pretty quickly. So far no troubles, works with two controllers and fully compatible with emulators and xpadder.
I use something like this. Plug the controller into it, and then plug in the usb to your pc. Shows up as an HID compliant game controller. You'll probably have to map the buttons to the correct buttons in the emulator, but that's easy.
For those interested, you can pick up a N64 adapter on amazon for about $12 here
I haven't tried this product and have no idea if it works, but I plan on picking up one anyway so that I can hopefully use a N64 controller. (Note, it's supposed to work on PC too!)
I just bought this and have been slowly making my way through the entire N64 catalog. So many bad games!
I forgot about this one!
Ocarina of Time is great. It's a lot sharper than off a hardware N64 on a HDTV. I haven't tried Majora's Mask but it should work just as well. The USB adapter I used is this one.
Curious about using N64 controllers on Wii U.
Could I use something like this: https://www.amazon.com/MAYFLASH-N64-Controller-Adapter-Pc/dp/B002B9FIUU/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_63_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=XEWV6VSK3NZ30ETZAF5V
I use Mupen64Plus FZ, with a Mayflash N64-USB adapter and original N64 controller. Works perfectly. Also, use the GLideN64 w/ widescreen hack at 1080p (or the closest resolution), it looks amazing.
It got good reviews on Amazon. Maybe worth to checkout the comments
Gotta get one of these or a N64 Controller/Usb in one.
Emulators aren't the same if they aren't on the original controllers, at least for me.
You were saying?
Then use say [link] to make a profile for the games that you want to use the controller in.
I use that with my PC and Step Mania to play DDR using Gamecube pads.
I have a couple questions regarding the Nintendo 64 Adaptoid:
So I am planning to purchase a N64 Adaptoid that someone is selling and I have a few questions that would influence my decision on purchasing it.
1.Should I even buy an adapter? There are 3rd party wireless and wired N64 look a like controllers for PC. Should I consider those?
2.Is the Adaptoid compatible with Windows 10 64-bit?
3.Does Adaptoid work well with N64 emulators? Specifically Project 64.
4.Is this adapter or this adapter better than the Adaptoid? What are the Pros and Cons of each?
5.Is there any video showcasing the N64 Adaptoid? I would like to see how the pak peripherals work. (ex. Rumble, Transfer, Memory Paks.)
Do third party peripherals work with Adaptoid? Would they work in Project 64? (ex. Tremor Pak Plus, Tilt Pak.)
How do memory paks work with the Adaptoid? Can you edit saves and back them up?
When using this adapter with the VRU, does it work properly and does it work with Project 64?
Using the Transfer pak, is it possible to extract the save file of a Game Boy Color game to my PC?
6.Is the Adaptoid Plug and Play? Or do I need to install specific drivers to get it working?
7.Can I use this for other things as well? Such as for steam games and other emulators like Dolphin Emulator.
Thank you ahead of time.
Can get the emulator here
Playing the actual games is a little trickier. You have to have made your own ROM from a cartridge you own or more simply pirated ones other folks have made. The purpose of this tutorial is far too high level for ROM extracting. However! If you google "game name rom" I doubt you'll be disappointed. Be safe with your interneting though. This area is ripe with malware and ads. PM me if you (the reader of this message) end up lost.
Once you have the emulator and the ROM, if you're content with keyboard controls most things should work. The only game I ever was interested in playing but never did on the N64 was HarvestMoon64. Considering I grow real stuff in my back yard and I have a wife, I don't think I'll ever go back to try it. Point is, I can't help you configure non-N64 controllers for the N64 emulator. I would expect it to be pretty self explanatory, but explore first and PM me if you run into trouble.
However! Thinsg like this do exist.
If I was a betting man, I'd expect that whatever N64 emulator you find would work with that out of box. If it doesn't or if you already have N64 controllers, there's also this USB hub to N64 controller port thing.
Honestly though, the N64 was an incredibly solid machine with a lot of fun games. I hope I've helped you find what you're looking for. If not, there's almost always used N64's with games for sale on CL.
Here's what you might want:
This'll do the trick: [link]
Try this instead - it's got better reviews.
and i have used it in the past and had no problems
Just want to throw this out there. I bought one of these and it works flawlessly with old nintendo N64 controllers.
You know you want to use an N64 controller. All the USB controllers are made by scam artists, but this adapter let's you plug in a real N64 controller. [link]
Or even This for nostalgia sake
You could use an n64 controller if you want.
Ah, I see. So the purpose of the Blissbox is not so much that it provides new functionality, but rather that it consolidates the number of adapters you need? I'm not trying to be facetious here, I'm genuinely trying to understand the benefit of the Blissbox over say, using a couple of these, or these.
One like this
I have this and it works like a charm: [link]
I already had 3 controllers from my youth and so far I have found it to be very plug-n-play.
Both of those links lead to the same place
I don't know about iOS, but these are the adapters I have to connect an original N64 controller to my phone. The N64 adapter also works with your computer (see Project64), and USB OTG works for USB peripherals in general.
Nintendo 64-to-USB adapter
USB OTG adapter
while an eventual obtaining of the collection again complete with the boxes and manuals sounds like a much better collection, and while I'm sure there's nothing else you could do to get that car if you're putting up the N64, I hope you know that a set CiB will cost at least twice what you'd sell everything for.
that said, if you really have to sell, at the very least, I think you should keep your controllers, get this adapter and emulate everything. I have that adapter. I love mine. it's very picky with third party controllers, and most don't work, such as my Madcatz turbo controllers, so your SuperPad might not work. but it likes official controllers like the other two controllers you have in that image, and it also likes close replicas like these.
and be aware, on Project 64, I had to find a new controller plugin and change to it for it all to work. after I configured it, Darkman's worked with the controller perfectly. Jabo(which is normally the default one) wouldn't read the joystick properly and N-Rage wouldn't let me use the C buttons. it was very strange. but, the adapter is plug and play, so no drivers to find for that.
the emulator with the actual controllers is the second best experience for it. keyboard controls are just awkward for the N64, and other USB controllers really change the experience because of how peculiar an N64 controller is. even with the occasional graphical glitches through emulation not being perfected, most can be solved between using Project 64 1.6 and 1.7. Space Station Silicon Valley, for example, in 1.6, doesn't show the power cells properly, but 1.7 fixes this.
if nothing else, I hope that my advice for emulating helps lessen the pain for you. I can only imagine what I'd be like without my N64. a lot of really great games I have actual rom cartridges of, and others I emulate with the same setup I suggested you give a try, and for very many, I do both.
I got one of these and it works great.
I've been wanting one of these for the longest time.
Look here and here. You now have no excuse.
You should be able to find a USB adapter at the very least. NES N64 Xbox Just go to Google and type in the controller you want then "USB" at the end.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression a lot of speed runs were done with emulators, especially on older console games. I figure it's easier to stream and all. There might be some kind of verification of the rom file and emulator that is being used, but I really have no idea to that extent.
For N64, I've always used an emulator called Project 64, specifically version 1.6 as it seems to be the most stable with a variety of games. You can download the game files, i.e. roms, from sites like Emuparadise.
For the controller you can just map keys to your liking on the keyboard through the Pj64 settings, but I definitely prefer using an original controller. So if you're looking to go that route, try to buy an original controller or two from Craigslist or a retro gaming shop. Then you'll need to get an usb adapter to connect it to your PC. You'll need to do some configuring/calibrating to get it functioning correctly with Pj64, but it's not overly complicated and I'm sure there are plenty of tutorials out there. Edit: There are third party N64 controllers and even some that have direct USB plugs, but I've never been happy with the quality or feel of them.
If you're looking to get into competitive speed runs, definitely do some more research as there may be specific recommendations for hardware and software setups. What I wrote above is all just from personal experience for gaming leisurely. I still have an original Nintendo 64 console, but I play some games on emulator because I do not have the cartridge or feel like spending the money on one. Hope this helps.
I literally googled PC compatible Nintendo 64 controller and that was the first result.