64DD.org has some game dumps and information on how to play 64DD games in MAME or Project64. Is there any way to play 64DD dumps on a Mac using sixtyforce (my version is registered)? I was thinking about sending Gerrit Goossen an email about adding support as a feature request or asking to help with code the 64DD IPL support.

If not, what are my options? Can I build the source of Project64 on Mac if sixtyforce does not support 64DD dumps?

  • Does it allow you to open a ROM file when you launch the application? If not, I'm sure Mupen64 would work. I don't have a lot of experience with emulation on a mac. There is always the dosbox option, but it sounds redundant to launch an emulator through dosbox that runs on a mac... – Retro Gamer Jun 8 '16 at 4:50
  • I've tried emailing Gerrit about a few things before, and have never received a response :( Sixtyforce is a great emulator, but sometimes goes years without an update. – KenD Jun 27 '17 at 9:44
  • @KenD I've done the same as well with no response. – JAL Jun 27 '17 at 12:22

 My recommendation what be to use Bizhawk. It's an Emulator that was originally designed for TASing (Tool Assisted Speedrunning, see tasvideos.org for details), however it's come a long way since it was first being developed, and now is mostly used for emulating pretty much everything (at least that I can think of), including Nintendo 64DD games, assuming that you've downloaded and added the firmware (https://www.retroroms.info/forum/topic/BizHawk-2-0-firmware.htm).

 Keep in mind that a huge advantage to using Multi-Emulators is that you can get used to one menu/GUI, and have it there for everything you play.

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    Everything on anything? A very bold assertion! Its website doesn't back that up. – Chenmunka Oct 1 '18 at 17:25
  • @Chenmunka Bizhawk does support lots of stuff, and some of that's because of forking lots of other projects. Bizhawk forked Mupen64Plus to add Nintendo 64 support, and Mupen's sort of got 64DD support... but I think it probably supports 64DD games reasonably well. – wizzwizz4 Oct 1 '18 at 18:10
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    Jack Kasbrack, you'd do well to improve this answer. Currently it's tiny and doesn't really provide much information. Have you tried playing a 64DD game on Bizhawk? What was your experience with it? What problems were there, and how did you get it to run? Stuff like that would be useful. – wizzwizz4 Oct 1 '18 at 18:11
  • I agree with @wizzwizz4 that this answer needs improvement. In addition to the specific advice given, consider putting in a link to its homepage. Thank you for taking the time to answer! – DrSheldon Oct 2 '18 at 1:52
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    I'm new to Stackexchange, and apologize if my answer wasn't up to quality. (thanks for the comments, btw). I'll work on it now! – Jack Kasbrack Oct 2 '18 at 23:46

You can't use Sixtyforce, it doesn't support N64DD ROMs.

However, an alternative I'm looking into is using MAME to play N64DD titles on my MacOS machine.

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  • @paxdiablo Hey, thanks for the reminder that I never finished this answer. I accepted it because it was a self answered Q&A pair that remained unanswered for over a year. I will evaluate Jack’s answer. If you feel that this answer is not an answer, please flag it accordingly. – JAL Oct 22 '18 at 9:00
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    No, the bit about sixtyforce not supporting those ROMs is certainly useful, it's just it would be a lot more useful with the extra stuff :-) I'll remove the details to follow bit but it'd still be a better answer if you add them or even just state whether it worked for you or not. – user6464 Oct 23 '18 at 0:54
  • You didn't explain what Sixtyforce is, and "you can't" is not an amazing answer. Not to be aggressive, by any means. – Jack Kasbrack Oct 23 '18 at 19:55
  • This answer now has received an NAA flag. I'm inclined to leave it as the mention of MAME is an answer. You may wish to remove the Sixtyforce mention from the answer. It may be better to mention Sixtyforce as being not useful in the question. – Chenmunka Oct 26 '18 at 17:07

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