Despite the recently infamous Win64e10 emulator being removed, we managed to download it before Microsoft pulled it from the Xbox One Store and put it through its paces.
The blurb promised it to be the most powerful N64 emulator on Windows 10, but if it runs anything like it does in the above video, colour us unimpressed. The whole thing is borderline unusable most of the time, as we find out the hard way; not a patch on official and approved Virtual Console options, as you can see.
Make sure to also check out the video below where we show off reams and reams of footage from this less-than-hero N64 experience.
It won't be missed, we'd suggest.
I tried to tell people this yesterday in the comments but they didn't listen. They just wanted to complain.
N64 emulator, what? I've forgotten already.
So why does anybody even waste resources to make something terrible that they know will get taken down? Do they make fast money from it? They'd have to, because its sheer stupidity otherwise.
They probably just expected the emulator to give them easy quick money based on novelty and situation alone.
Looks like they spent a weekend porting the emulator it's based on. Disastrous.
Well, they certainly didn't put in the effort, because this emulator is great, and even on the humble Wii it runs like a dream an is compatible with a LOT of titles.
On a console that much more powerful, it should run almost perfectly.
So the XB1 isn't even powerful enough to run N64 games!
I kid, I'll just pop a cartridge in my REAL N64 that I bought on day 1 thanks, no problems even after all those years.
That's honestly a joke. It's fine to put that on the XBOX One Store... but to charge 10 bucks for it? That's just shameful.
Plenty of free n64 emulators on PC more than capable of better than the virtual console experience. The price was ridiculous but then again so are the virtual console prices.
...I'll stick with the normal VC entries, thanks. Those run MUCH better.
I think even the emulator on the original xbox runs better than that.
Gluttons for punishment perhaps?
This goes to show that achieving good emulation is much more difficult than it looks even on powerful hardware
Great video and apparently a nice cash grab for the developer while it lasted. I don't feel all that bad now about missing out on it.
I found the entirety of this situation highly amusing.
I'll stick to my Shield TV for emulation of Dreamcast and below.
OK, based on the utter lack of quality seen here and no other reason—because this goes directly to the end user experience—I can agree with this emulator getting pulled in this particular case. For pretty much any other reason though, I simply do not agree with a totally legal emulator getting pulled. There's a whole lot of legitimate and good reasons why we as gamers and consumers should be supporting developers putting perfectly legal emulators on these App stores rather than supporting the likes of Microsoft and Nintendo from preventing perfectly legal emulators from existing on these App stores—but trying to make that case in here is like speaking to the def from behind.
Ouch, that's not even worthy of release status.
Shame too cause I need a good 64 emulator. Wii U isn't QUITE powerful enough to run everything as smoothly as you'd like.
This just makes me sad that here are people who would rather play a game on a crappy emulator then on the real system its meant to be on. 90% of my experience with emulators had been near unplayable.
The games seem to basically run like crap, so unless you own the originals in cartridge or E-Shop form or even Rare Replay you will pretty much be playing a poor man's version of what are otherwise excellent games. Rare Replay really showed how emulation should be done and Nintendo's E-Shop releases are pretty darn good quality aside from NES games being noticeably darker. The fact that they were charging ten bucks for this is an insult to be frank.
@Donutman They're hardly "crappy".
@Wolfgabe Which is sad as there are many already made for Intel x86 architecture.
@Donutman You've been using the wrong emulators, pal.
@impurekind There's no such thing as a 'perfectly legal emulator'. Nintendo would refer to it as an 'unauthorized machine' running Nintendo software and unless you are only running homebrew games then it is illegal. While the law on backups varies in different countrys it is always illegal to play a copied game.
There are no legitimate reasons for stealing, which is the main purpose of console emulators, and it only harms the industry.
I'll be honest the emulator was a great achievement on Xbox One. but why spend $10 on it, when people can get the free emulators on PC or mobile? (with better comparability on a lot of games, if you got the right pc/mobile). or go buy the Console that can run %100 of the games.
I had near perfect N64 emulation running on my old Pentium 3 back in 2001.
It was actually how I got back into gaming toward the end of a few years of not being able to afford anything game related.
Wii 64 is good if not better than Nintendo virtual console.
I have super Mario 64 on the wii vc and Mario 64 on a emulator but strangely I prefer the emulator one
@yomanation Good times my Project 64 obsessions were Ocarina of Time and Extreme G.
@CaPPa Yes there is. Stop making up your own law to suit your own beliefs. Most emulators are perfectly legal. What you choose to do with them, however, is on your own back.
@impurekind Nope emulation is for the most part illegal no matter how you slice it check your facts
@CaPPa How is playing a twenty year old game on an emulator harming the industry. Is Aki still making WWF games?
@Wolfgabe Call Nintendo immediately, the Virtual Console has been breaking the law for years.
@AlexOlney Yes how dare they make a legit legal emulator that doesn't break the law
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