N64Recomp Provides A Native PC Port Of Majora’s Mask With Other Games Possibly On The Way

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A new tool for PC called N64Recomp has provided a native PC port of The Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and could potentially unlock the entire N64 library for modern users.

N64Recomp has arrived on Github courtesy of developer Mr. Wiseguy, with separate versions for both Windows and Linux based operating systems. A recent video from gaming commentator Nerrel includes an interaction with Mr. Wiseguy where the developer demonstrates how N64Recomp turns a standard ROM file into a runnable EXE file in a matter of minutes.

To put N64Recomp through its paces, I played through the opening of The Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and left seriously impressed with the results. After downloading Zelda64Recomp and launching the software, I simply told the app where to find the Majora’s Mask ROM file before launching into the game within moments, complete with support for my EasySMX X10 controller without any fuss.

Majora's Mask running with N64Recomp on PC

Majora’s Mask runs exceptionally well on my PC too, and I took full advantage of the options to improve the game’s resolution, making my return to one of my favourite Zelda games a real pleasure.

Mr. Wiseguy’s software works by taking the original N64 code and statically recompiling it into C code, which is then compiled into an application for use on Windows, Linux, or any other platform capable of running the software.

While Mr. Wiseguy’s app currently just showcases Link’s 2000 adventure, N64Recomp could, in theory at least, translate any Nintendo 64 title into a native PC port, complete with support for modern features including 4K resolution, boosted frame rates, improved textures and even ray tracing.

Link gliding with two flowers at the start of Majora's Mask running with N64Recomp on PC

According to a friend of Mr. Wiseguy on Twitter, the developer has also completed ports of other N64 titles including Banjo-Kazooie, Rocket Robot, and the infamously cursed Man Of Steel sim, Superman 64.

Mr. Wiseguy is definitely one to watch now, with their software potentially holding the key for some truly exciting developments in the world of N64 emulation and preservation in the future.

Link enters a mysterious underground cave in Majora's Mask.

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