Mupen64 Interview

October 31st, 2004 by Crusader

HC Andersson let us know that our fellow Telefragged-hosted site LinuxEmu has interviewed Hacktarux, the developer of the Nintendo64 emulator Mupen64:

LinuxEmu: What features of Mupen64 are you most proud of besides the fact that it is a great N64-emulator?

Hacktarux: Its portability of course. It’s quite hard to achieve this, especially when you only have one computer to do your tests. For example, the N64 is a big endian machine and a x86 is as you know little endian. In order to optimize emulation on my little endian machine, I had to do many optimizations that don’t work on a big endian machine, and it was quite hard to help porting to MacOS X without being able to test.

2 Responses to “Mupen64 Interview”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Mupen is awesome. I have it up on my MythTV box (because of the retardness of the MythGame plugin, Mupen is in the PC section, but oh well), and it runs most games perfectly. The only issue is that the Linux version has a crippled command line interface (whereas the Windows version has quite an advanced one, I think), and I couldn’t figure out a way to keep the damn GUI from popping up.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Here I download a tarball, expecting to have to compile the program, and lo and behold there is a binary inside that works without any tweaking… Great Jorb! er Jerb, umm jeeeeooorrerrrb! (Coach-Z reference for the uninformed).

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