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froggyman
24th January 2009, 07:45 PM
I recently stubled over project 64 and just love it! I enjoy playing all the games I used to play on my N64, but without the hassle of it over heating or freezing on my computer.

I know there are plugins that you can add to improve the GUI incredibly, and beyond what was orginaly intended for with the N64. So what are some add-on plugins or other similar things that I could add to PJ64. I have heard about rice but cant find it any where.

My computer has 2GB of RAM, Intel pentium dual core processor(2 @ 1.6GZ each), and Intel Graphics media acellerator 950 video (256mb of memeory. Ohh... and I have Direct X*10.

HatCat
24th January 2009, 09:39 PM
couple things you may want to try first

Check if there are any updates on the Intel main site intel.com for your graphics hardware namely drivers. Intel cards are vaguely supported in 3-D emulation, but if you can not seem to find alternatives this is for the optimal.

See if Direct64 will initialize for your case.
http://www.emutalk.net/showthread.php?t=20197

froggyman
25th January 2009, 12:33 AM
ok, i'll get the latest driver for the vid card, and i will give direct 64 a try.

Now i get to download the drivers with my friend dial-up, yeah (said sarcaticly)

froggyman
25th January 2009, 09:11 PM
I updated my graphics card and found that Direct 64 would not intilize(it doesnt apear to be a corrupted download). I also saw that other people have had many of the same problems....

Any other plugin suggestions that might be worth a try?

Edit: The only games that I have are Super Mario 64, Mario Cart 64, Super Smash Bros., Legend of Zelda:Majoras Maks, LoZ: Ocrinania of time, Turok:Dino Hunter, and Turok 2: Seeds of eveil so those would be the only ones I would need/want higher resolution.

HatCat
25th January 2009, 09:36 PM
One of your best chances is if the plug-in worked. Describe what happens on attempt to initialize Direct64.

The drivers update should help problems associated with your hardware, but if the plugin won't load things might be difficult. Other plug-ins to try are Jabo's Direct3D6, glN64, and Glide64.

froggyman
26th January 2009, 12:11 AM
when i try to run a ROM with the plugin Direct 64, it starts the emulation with a black screen and then stops responding and closes. I am running Vista sp0, but i didnt think there were any OS specific problems.

What about using the Rice Video Plugin, and then just adding HiRes textures for it. Do you think this might be a better route to take? I know the texture files are large, but I do have access to a broadband connection at my school.

Do you have any good sites that have large amounts of hires packages for the different games?

HatCat
26th January 2009, 12:49 AM
Glide64 and Rice's Video Plugin will load textures into or export them from TMEM.

True that Rice spent perhaps the most time in a modern work on complex support for older cards and some rasterization substitutes, but I didn't have this plug-in in mind for your system even though Glide64 is generally more risky.

If you want to try that plugin or Glide64 I did organize a list of intended projects that could be loaded onto either one.
http://forum.pj64-emu.com/showpost.php?p=3508

Rice's Video Plugin an accurate installation for you of the latest very stable version will take more time, but you can get Glide64 here.
http://glide64.emuxhaven.net

gitech001
26th January 2009, 02:14 AM
when i try to run a ROM with the plugin Direct 64, it starts the emulation with a black screen and then stops responding and closes. I am running Vista sp0, but i didnt think there were any OS specific problems.

What about using the Rice Video Plugin, and then just adding HiRes textures for it. Do you think this might be a better route to take? I know the texture files are large, but I do have access to a broadband connection at my school.

Do you have any good sites that have large amounts of hires packages for the different games?

If you want to try the latest version of Rice Video you can get the download here: http://www.emutalk.net/showthread.php?t=46949

It is now known as Aristotle's Video and they are up to version 6.1.8. Development is very active and has a dedicated team of dev's.

If you would like the latest pack for Castlevania LOD you can get the download here: http://www.emutalk.net/showthread.php?t=43535&page=30

If you have any issues with these specific downloads you may post in their respective threads for help with them.

Take care,
Jay

HatCat
26th January 2009, 02:40 AM
I highly recommend froggyman that you would try the latest stable version of Rice's processor works. Any projections from the source code he released were alterations to retexture handling, combiners, OpenGL rendering stability, and else excluding improvements to emulation independent of these factors. There are more flaws in geometry with those builds than unintentional improvements. There is virtually no change in those continuations but features.
mudlord also dropped focus on older hardware compatibility, so this was disregarding the case specific to your system.

Past into that research I suggest reading through this thread.
http://www.emutalk.net/showthread.php?t=26229