Nintendo 64 emulator, one of the best in terms of compatibility.

Application Details:

Version: 3.0
License: Free to use
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.21

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What works

Program installs, can browse for ROMs, configure settings, loading a game to the title screen.

Configured keyboard-based controller input successfully.

Games tested (to the title screen at least):

  • Donkey Kong 64 [loaded the DK Rap successfully]
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Master Quest [loads, takes a very, very long time (2-5 minutes)]
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time v1.0 [loads, takes a very, very long time (2-5 minutes)]

Games tested with some gameplay:

  • Yoshi's Story [loads, takes a very, very long time (2-5 minutes)] - Could load "Rail Lift" level in Story Mode successfully.

What does not

By default, you will get a blank screen when loading ROMs, error message stating:


CN64System::EmulationStarting: Exception Caught

File: N64System\N64System.cpp

Line: 680

Going to "File->End Emulation" may result in a hang or nothing happening

Switching ROMs may result in a hang or nothing happening


Attempted to run the workarounds described in another test where one runs "winetricks d9vk d3drm d3dx9" but this did not make a difference.

What did work was the following plugins (The others will not work):

Jabo's Direct3D8

Jabo's DirectSound

ROMs load but they take a long time. I assume this is because of the OpenGL emulation via Rosetta.

What was not tested

Actually playing the games past the title screen other than Yoshi's Story.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Other
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

This was all tested on M1 Mac Mini. Wine version is actually 5.0 as this is the only version that runs 32-bit apps on macOS Big Sur.

Rating this as Silver due to how slowly the ROMs load honestly. If you are willing to wait, things seem to be fine.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 11 20216.21Yes Yes YesGoldIncognitux 
CurrentmacOS 11 "Big Sur"Nov 29 20216.14Yes Yes YesSilverWineo 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
53000 Project64: black screen when gliden64 video plugin is used NEW View

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