How to Play N64 Games on Your PC Using Project64




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Hey guys! Today I will show you how to play any N64 video game in the world on your PC! This uses an emulator called Project64. Anyways, off to the start? Come on, then!

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Step 1: Downloading Project64

OK, so now you're wondering "How do I do this?!". Well I'm gonna tell you! Well first, goto

Click on the big yellow button saying "GET PROJECT64" and click on the latest version. If it says "Illegal download attempt", go for the second latest version. It will automatically download it for you. Then, open "setup Project64.exe" and install it the way you want. Once installed, go to the next step.

Step 2: Adding Games

So, now you actually add games! Goto and choose any game you want! Download it and create a folder wherever you want. Then go onto Project64 and select "File". Then "Choose rom directory" and select your folder. Put your downloaded game into that folder, and it should appear in your games list!

Step 3: Playing the Games!

Double-click the game in your list you want to play and hey-presto! Your playing an N64 game on your PC! There is one more little instruction for this!

Step 4: You Little Cheater!

While you are playing games, you can enable cheats! During the game, press Ctrl+C. Then a cheats menu will come up! Enable all the ones you want and play with them! Hope you like running about, you little cheater!

Step 5: See You Later!

Hey guys! Now you can play N64 games wnever you want without even having to have an actual N64! See you later!

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    7 Discussions


    Tip 1 year ago on Step 2

    You can use OpenEMU or Mupen64Plus Emulators if you MAC user


    2 years ago

    NOTE: The link to download roms from does not work anymore. Now, use instead.

    1 reply

    Question 1 year ago

    "Cannot open a ROM because plugins have not succesfully initialized"

    What do I do when this appears?

    1 answer

    Answer 1 year ago

    I'm not entirely sure. Try redownloading Project64 and try again. If that fails, try contacting the developers of PJ64 and see what they say.