Homebrew: Wii64, Nintendo 64 emulator for the Wii
In honor of the landmark launch of the Wii Homebrew Channel, several developers have released Wii64, a Nintendo 64 emulator for the Wii. It’s far from perfect, but it’s the beginnings of something grand. More details in the full article.
Since the launch of the Wii Homebrew Channel is a phenomenal achievement for the Wii homebrew scene, it’s only right other developers have cause to celebrate in their own ways.
In honor of the launch, developers tehpola, sepp256, and emu_kidid have released Wii64, a Nintendo 64 emulator for the Wii.
The N64 seems to be popular these days; developer Wally also released a beta of the Daedalus R14 for the PSP – the platform’s own N64 homebrew emulator.
Reports say that the emulator is still slow, and there’s still a lot of graphical issues, but nevertheless this is still great progress. Hopefully we’ll get to see a fully working version in the near future. Here are the developer’s notes:
- glN64 Port
- MEM2 ROM Cache for Wii (fits 32MB ROMs)
- libfat support (Front Slot & SD Gecko now work)
- libsdcard support (RIP)
- Save/Load on Wii Filesystem
- Progressive video support
- Embedded font support for Qoob users
- Threaded audio
- Various GX_gfx fixes
- Reworked input plugin
- Modular controller input
- Classic controller support
- Developer Features submenu
- Toggle FPS/Debug display