Project64 is an outstanding program as an emulator, in this case, developed to allow us to enjoy many of the main titles that at the time were released for the renowned console Nintendo 64. This system will enable us to enjoy the games in question and the graphics and sounds so that the whole experience is very similar to what the console was able to offer.
With this emulator, you will be able to enjoy games such as:
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Mario 64
- Donkey Kong 64
- GoldenEye 007
Of course, although the idea of this program is to respect as much as possible the entertainment that the console of The Big N was able to provide to entire generations, we cannot lose sight of the fact that new technologies also have their influence. The available resolution of the games has been modified to be above the average of the video game machines of that time, so this is an excellent novelty.
Once you have selected one of the games that this emulator allows us to run, you can also add your controllers or pads to the computer if you like to add your peripherals to the PC. Although in some games, the experience is not modified too much by adding these peripherals, in others, it is more enjoyable, so check your drawers to see if you have any compatible peripherals!
How to know which games are compatible with this console? We can say that, in general terms, most of the games released for the Nintendo 64 can be run thanks to this program. However, it should be noted that some of them may not be compatible. The best way to find out is to go directly to the Help section of the emulator itself, where there is a list of all the games that can be run. Also, remember that each software update usually adds new compatible games.
To run the games in this emulator, the procedure does not differ much from what happens with so many others. First, you must download the ROM of the title in question and then run it directly from the folder with the compressed ZIP. An advantage of this program over other similar programs is that it can run these files without unzipping them first, which saves us a lot of time.
How to download the games? What you have to do is to go to a search engine, such as Google, and add the search "Project64 ROMs". Immediately you will get several web results. You can open the first one and see a massive list of games. You will have access to its ROM download via torrent when you click on one. You will then need a torrent downloader, there are dozens of them, and we have already shown you some, like uTorrent.
On the other hand, Project64 has a game manager, a fascinating tool for when we want to perform some particular action with a game so that we do not have to look for it in all the storage of our computer. This section lists all the titles we have downloaded on the PC, an image as an icon, and the additional information available.
The level of customization of this emulator is not wrong either. The truth is that it allows you to configure the screen resolution to look for better quality or lower consumption of system resources. At the same time, you won't have any problems with the extension of the ROM in question, considering that this software is compatible with extensions of SMC or SFC, so you won't have to pay attention to it.
The multiplayer support is another feature that we think helps to consider this emulator one of the best in the world for Nintendo 64. If you want to challenge your friends and acquaintances, you can do it over the Internet without any problems. Of course, it will be necessary for both users to download this program beforehand and the ROM of the title they want to play against each other.
In our experience, the emulator has been entirely stable, being very easy to open any of the ROMs we had downloaded. Possibly its interface is not as flowery as that of Snes9X, and nevertheless, the general operation of Project64 has been smoother than that of one of its main rivals in most of the titles we have tested.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Project64 downloadable for Windows 10?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows 10.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of Project64.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install Project64 on your PC, you have to download the Setup Project64 3.0.1-5664-2df3434.exe file to your Windows and install it.
- Which version of the program am I going to download?
- The current version we offer is the 3.0.1.
- Is Project64 free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
- Are there alternatives and programs similar to Project64?
- Yes, here you can see similar programs and alternatives.
- Project64 home
- Operating Systems
- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP