Nintendo 64DD Exclusive Games Now Playable On Everdrive & 64drive Flash Carts - Without The Add-On

64DD-ROMs-on-Nintendo-64-Flash-CartridgesThe Nintendo 64DD is often regarded as being one of those highly collectible items we’d all love to own, but in reality the lack of available games for the add-on make it a tough purchase to justify. Although the lure of an F-Zero X Expansion Pack, Sim City 64 and the first appearance of Doshin The Giant may be tempting, there’s finally an alternative to importing all this expensive gear from Japan - and all you need is a Nintendo 64 flash cartridge.

As of late the emulation scene has made some phenomenal progress where the Nintendo 64DD is concerned. Despite the console add-on and its games first arriving sixteen years ago, it’s only as of now we’re seeing the very first 64DD ROMs containing these obscure releases. This in turn has allowed developers to make further progress with 64DD emulation, with a selection of the games library now playable on the likes of MESS and Project 64 without the kit in sight.

What makes this even better though is how the more advanced Nintendo 64 flash cartridges already out there are able to play these add-on exclusives, as long as the right firmware is installed. The most commonly owned flash cartridge of the bunch, the Everdrive 64 can boot up 64DD games through a new custom menu and alternative firmware, as can the more expensive (yet feature packed) 64drive running the official firmware version 1.12d or above.

Needless to say we’re amazed that such a feat has been made possible and the Nintendo 64DD has finally become a possibility for all retro gamers after all. As a heads up though, you’ll need to do a little bit of research into the whole process to ensure your flash cartridges are set up correctly.

Link: Nintendo 64DD Conversions Discussion Thread and Instructions

Link: How to play Nintendo 64DD Conversions on the Everdrive

Last Updated ( 13 June 2015 )  


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