proxycell
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probably not… i wrote an enormous reply with links and large explanations and then it was lost somehow…

while its true that this is pushing the limits of the raspberry pi, there are also emulator limitation that you should be aware of… the n64 is much harder to emulate than most games
PS1 games are 32bit right? N64 is 64bit. it’s CPU is harder to emulate, it has a lot of internal components on the board that need to be emulated and it wasn’t a very well documented system for people to hack up, bootleg and emulate lol…

long story, short: most n64 emulators over the years have sacrificed compatibility/accuracy of the hardware for performance in a few select games (Mario, Zelda, Goldeneye, etc…)
Likely owing to the difficulty in emulating the complex system, most devs decided to give into the community pressure to get the most popular games working as perfectly as possible
this meant that most other games were left with extremely serious problems, including complete incompatibility, graphical glitches, soundless-ness and horrible performance. you could play many of these games on a $20000 gaming rig and they still would have the same problems

on top of this, for some reason most n64 emulators support “plugins” which drastically alters the entire thing and VASTLY INCREASES CPU/GPU REQUIREMENTS

so what i’m saying is… don’t give up… give it another… 10 or 20 years and you’ll see more improvements over the current state of things…

but hey! its better than sega saturn’s emulation state! lol…
just go for the few games on the N64 that do work well, load up a large collection of ROMs and test them all one by one like I do