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EverDrive 64 / Re: Noob needing help
« on: January 16, 2019, 07:37 PM »
I can’t get the roms to run once they’re on the SD card. I’ve got the ED64 folder setup and everything and I even managed to update my ultrahdmi firmware with it but I just can’t play roms. So far I’ve only tried the goldeneye Janus mod and smash bros 19xxte .011 but I can’t get either to play. It just says view as hex when I go to play them.

Were the ROMs zipped when you got them? If so then you need to unzip them before adding them to the root of your SD card. For example, 19xxte .011 should be 16,384 KB in size and an z64 file.

BTW, for unzipping, most of the cool kids use WinRAR.  ;)

EverDrive 64 / Re: Noob needing help
« on: January 13, 2019, 02:46 PM »
I wonder if there are any good YouTube videos out there that explain the whole process of prepping an SD card from a newbies perspective?

EverDrive 64 / Re: I love my EverDrive 64!
« on: January 12, 2019, 11:01 PM »
It's somewhat amazing how many N64 games I've played since receiving my EverDrive 64 at the end of December.

I started with the translated version of F-Zero X: Expansion Kit but have since played a wide variety of games ranging from Last Legion UX (also translated) to Chōkūkan Night Pro Yakyū King 2, which sadly doesn't have an English translation that I'm aware of. Oh and yeah, I've also played a few iQue games that I never thought I'd have the opportunity to play on actual N64 hardware.

EverDrive 64 / Re: I love my EverDrive 64!
« on: January 10, 2019, 02:40 PM »
Do you have the RGB mod for your N64 Grizzmeister or are you saying you enjoy the Nintendo factory provided S-video for the Nintendo 64 on your CRT televisions well enough?  :P 8)

I'm in the United States so S-Video to my CRT TV is good enough for me. I don't own an official Nintendo brand S-Video cable but I do have the purple colored Monster brand S-Video cable that, by most accounts, is actually superior. The Monster cable is thicker with better shielding and when I use that cable the picture quality on my CRT is really quite impressive. I will mention, though, that games like Mario Kart 64 still look better when I play the Virtual Console version and that's because I connect my Wii to either my CRT or HD television via component cables.

EverDrive 64 / Re: Everdrive 64 preloaded sd card
« on: January 10, 2019, 02:31 AM »
I quick search and I found that complete N64 libraries on SD cards are available on eBay. They seem kinda pricey, though, when you consider how easy it is to load the games yourself.

EverDrive 64 / Re: I love my EverDrive 64!
« on: January 10, 2019, 02:28 AM »
I'm lucky to have a small backup CRT TV so I don't need to spend the money on modding my N64 with the HDMI kit.

When I really want to play my favorite N64 games on an HDTV, I usually do so via the Virtual Console on my Wii.  ;)

EverDrive 64 / Re: noob trying to find roms
« on: January 07, 2019, 12:18 AM »
Google is your friend, bro. I doubt anybody here wants to jeopardize this site by offering up links. Seriously, do a little searching and I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for.

EverDrive 64 / Re: I love my EverDrive 64!
« on: January 06, 2019, 04:01 AM »
Random comment: The No Intro N64 ROM set is amazing!

My intention now is to go through all the N64 games that I never had the opportunity to play before I got my EverDrive 64.

EverDrive 64 / Re: the ultimate way to everdrive!
« on: January 01, 2019, 10:34 PM »
I am no expert in input lag and contrast ratios, but I have had good experience with my Hitachi HD1080 Plasma. The games look good and the input keeps up with my bad reflexes. I have heard that many plasmas were good with input lag and colors.

I've heard that plasma televisions are good with older video game consoles but sadly they don't manufacture them anymore. 

EverDrive 64 / Re: the ultimate way to everdrive!
« on: January 01, 2019, 03:32 PM »
While reading through this thread a question came to mind; in the United States are LG HDTV's the best to play N64 games on with respect to input lag and picture quality? I'm talking about a non-modded N64 console pumping out S-Video.

I currently own a Sharp Aquos LCD TV and the N64 looks absolutely horrible on it - although the set is notable for very low input lag while in Game Mode.

42" Sharp Aquos LCD TV - good game mode for 480i consoles

EverDrive 64 / Re: I love my EverDrive 64!
« on: January 01, 2019, 03:08 PM »
I didn't really care too much for Killer Instinct Gold when it was originally released. That's probably because I was playing tons of Street Fighter Alpha 2 on the PlayStation around that time. As most serious fighting game enthusiasts are aware, SFA2 has glorious animation and silky-smooth gameplay while KIG feels crude and choppy by comparison. Around ten years ago, however, I decided to give Gold another try and became addicted to the diversity provided by its combo system. Now it rivals Mortal Kombat Trilogy as my favorite straight-up fighting game on the Nintendo 64. Needless to say, I have both ROMs on my EverDrive 64 and frequent them often.

EverDrive 64 / Re: I love my EverDrive 64!
« on: January 01, 2019, 03:55 AM »
The EverDrive 64 is a wonderful device for me since I still play my N64 on a CRT TV.

Now that I finally own an ED64 I can keep all my original cartridges neatly tucked away and in pristine condition.  :)

EverDrive 64 / Re: Can the iQue games be played on the EverDrive 64?
« on: December 30, 2018, 12:35 AM »
I've got good news and bad news. The bad news is that I couldn't get the Wave Race 64 iQue ROM to boot up at all.  :( However, the good news is that the F-Zero X code that unlocks all tracks, vehicles and difficulties in the North American and Japanese versions also works on the Chinese iteration as well. Here it is for those who aren't aware.

"At the title screen, press start to get the mode select, and enter:

L-Shoulder, Z, R Shoulder, Up-C, Down-C, Left-C, Right-C, Start.

You should here a sound, now choose GP Race and a new difficulty will open up."

This is EXTREMELY useful seeing as the iQue games don't save your progress.

EverDrive 64 / Re: Can the iQue games be played on the EverDrive 64?
« on: December 28, 2018, 07:11 PM »
I'm looking at these folder names and trying to figure out which one is Wave Race 64.  ;D


Going to give Mario Kart 64 another try with the instructions you provided, superbite.

I'm not really in to the iQue games so much for playing as I am for having them for archival purposes. Us collectors gotta catch 'em all!  ;)

EverDrive 64 / Re: I love my EverDrive 64!
« on: December 28, 2018, 02:55 PM »
I have been playing Virtual Pro Wrestling 2 with a translation hack, so indeed it has been worth the price of admission :).

Looking forward to giving that a try as well! This picture from my N64 cartridge collection ought to tell you why.  ;)

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