Now you can play Super Mario 64 in 60FPS Widescreen!

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Published by FileTrekker 1 week ago , last updated 1 week ago

It's no secret that I am a Sega guy at heart, but the game that really captured my heart in the mid-late 1990's was Super Mario 64. Unlike Sonic's 3D outing in Sonic Adventure, this was smooth, solid, unadulterated joy from start to finish, and is probably still my favourite 3D platformer of all time.

And it's worth a re-visit from time to time, so it's great to see that my next play through may be possible in 60FPS and in full 16:9 widescreen, thanks to modder Kaze Emanuar. The mod, which both doubles the frame rate without causing any issues with audio or timing, also gives the game proper widescreen support, thanks to special tricks to the physics engine that only trigger every second frame, and modifying the game's camera.

 

And as the video above proves, it looks great, almost as good as an official remaster, thanks to the extra graphics enhancements emulators can already bring. 

Of course, you need to legally own the game in order to be able to take advantage of the mod, and instructions for using it are in the description of the video above, but if you are able to play it, it's 100% the best thing I've seen in a while. This mod makes me happy. 

I'm off to go throw Bowser around one more time.


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