Play N64 Games on Your School Computer

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Introduction: Play N64 Games on Your School Computer

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Ever been bored at school? Problably. Been stuck in front of a computer in school, but havent been able to play any games because of the firewall? It has happened to all of us. Now, you can play all of your favorite N64(or other video game systems) games on your computer.

Need:
Flash Drive
School computers that run windows xp, vista, or 7 (Im not sure if this is compatable with macs, although it should be).


 

Step 1: Downloading the Emulator

To play N64 games on a computer, you must first download an emulator to run the games on your computer. To download the emulator, go to http://www.coolrom.com/. Browse emulators until you find emulators for the n64. From here you can download one of four emulators. It dosen't matter which one, they all run most games, however i do recommend project 64. Be sure to save the emulator files to your flash drive, not only the shortcut.

Side note: At this point, you can download emulators to other game systems if you wish. The process is practically the same.

Edit: I forgot to add that you will need to install the emulator onto your flash drive also. This takes about a minute. After downloading the emulator onto your flash drive, you will see a shortcut for project 64. Click on it and make sure to install the file onto your flash drive. Several files should appear after the installation. To run the emulator, click on the red shortcut.

Step 2: Downloading Games

Great. now you have your emulator,but dont have any games to play on it. Time to get some games! Go to http://www.coolrom.com/ once again and repeat the last step again, except browse Rom files instead. Save these games to your flash drive also.

Step 3: Run the Games

To run these games on your school computer, plug in your flash drive. Open the Emulator file and click the shortcut. This should run the emulator. To play a game, click  File, Open Rom, then choose a game. Have fun!

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    This video shows you how to get all Nintendo emulators on a Chromebook. Including Nintendo 64.

    No, I am typing on a chromebook. This only runs on high-end Operating Systems. Sorry about that

    does anyone know how to get around the shelterbelt firewall? thats what we have at my school

    just download at home on a flash drive and bring it to school

    because i'm REALLY craving bomber man!

    or do i have to go the long way #AtHome

    Does this work for macs? They got macs at my school.

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    no you need to download special emulators for that. You can find them at cool rom

    It's only legal if you ripped the ROM straight from software that you own.

    Of course, there has never been a lawsuit about the piracy of nintendo 64 ROMs, so I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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    Where or how you attain a copy of a game you legitimately own is irrelevant. The law allows for a person to copy media for archival purposes whether the duplication be for themselves or another.

    Simple lingo on the laws: If you possess a copy of an article of media, you must possess a legitimate original as well. Source of the copy is unimportant.

    Can you get me a source on this?

    I've done some research and haven't come up with anything supporting what you're saying.

    I will try to find it. It is something I learned about in high school and again during one of my IT classes. Sadly I cannot remember the statute. If I find it I will post info here.

    But it is completely legal to archive any media into any format assuming the possessor of said archival duplicate owns a legit original.

    This applies to all media types except special cases.

    Pictures with copyright print on the back have slightly different rules as they do not sell you the archival rights when you purchase it, so you can scan it, but aren't technically allowed to reprint unless you have paid for duplication rights when you purchase the photos. I'm not sure how they get away with this other than the fact that when you sign for photos you also sign an agreement to the lack of duplication rights.

    Yes. An SD card is still a flash card just for a different port type.

    As long as it has the space, this will work fine. :)

    my school blocks applactions from being opened with a flash drive.

    Great concept! Also this should work with any emulator/rom, not just the N64.