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Project64

Nintendo 64 emulator. One of the best in terms of compatibility. This version is nearly five years old, but still provides some of the best gameplay available in any Nintendo 64 emulator.

Application Details:

Version: 1.6
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.pj64-emu.com
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

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Test Results

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What works

Prior Wine version .42 was unable to run Jabo's DX plugins for Project64 1.6

New Wine version .43 now handles Jabo's DX plugins for Project64 1.6

Good sound emulation

Joystick emulation works*

Most cheat functions

*My joystick (Logitech Wireless Wingman) was successfully configured by when clicking the button to configure I held down the button on the joystick instead of just pressing until I clicked the next config button

What does not

Some cheat functions may cause Project64 to crash. This error seems to be able to be worked around by changing your video plugin. For example with Jabo DX8 when you access the cheat menu Project64 crashes; Then try switching to Jabo DX6 and trying the cheat menu again and it most likely should work.


Workarounds

What was not tested

Online (Kailerra) play

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

Certain explosion effects present in most N64 FPS and some other genres (GoldenEye rocket launcher/mines/grenades, Turok exploding weapons, etc) use lots of memory and processor cycles and could run under 60fps. I tested on my last system: an AMD 1.5ghz 512ram and my present system an AMD 2.0ghz 1gig ram and experienced slowdowns to 30fps during multiple explosion effects. This is not a major issue and is not so much related to Wine directly although I thought to comment; Likely 3.0ghz w/ 2gig ram up would not experience this issue. Last attempt to install was with Wine .42 and was unsuccessful. Workaround was installing on a MS Windows system and copying files from install directory [No problem]. Did not attempt to install with Wine .43 as Project64 files were already present. Project64 could install fine with Wine .43 although I did not test it and therefore answered No.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowLinux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" x86-64Feb 28 20151.6.2Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia"May 28 20131.5.31N/A Yes SilverCarlos Rodriguez 
ShowLinux Mint 14 "Nadia"Dec 08 20121.5.18Yes Yes SilverCarlos Rodriguez 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya"Oct 20 20121.5.15Yes Yes GoldCarlos Rodriguez 
ShowPuppy Linux 5.xAug 25 20121.4.1Yes Yes PlatinumMark 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
11985 Status bar of D3D9 app window disappearing RESOLVED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

READ IF: You have installed Project64 on your Windows partition.
When you load up Project64 for the first time using Wine, if it's installed in your Windows partition, it won't be able to load ROMs, because it's looking for a different directory. You'll need to point the program to the ROM directory in your Windows partition (generally /media/disk/Program Files/Project 64 v1.6) change "disk" to whatever your primary hard drive is named in your Linux distro.

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