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The VR4300 64-bit CPU with an internal FPU for floating point math.
The RCP contains the RSP - Reality Signal Processor which is a MIPS VR4000-type 32-bit Processor with an SIMD Co-Processor, and the RDP - Reality Display Processor, a dedicated hardware drawing processor.
Acts as both a BIOS and authentication validator for the console and also manages the reset button, cartridge, and four controller ports using the Joybus Protocol.
Responsible for converting digital signals from the RCP to analog audio and video to be sent to the TV.
A homebrew N64 SDK. Still a work-in-progress but very feature-rich already.
- BSD 3 Clause License
- 2D and 3D Graphics
- No Audio
A homebrew N64 SDK for developing N64 games.
- Public Domain
- 2D Graphics only
Nintendo's official SDK library.
- Partial Source-Available
- SGI Audio Tools
N64 IRIX SDK
Only for use on SGI workstations running IRIX 5.3 or higher with an R4K or higher processor
These tools are mostly 16-bit and will require a Windows OS of Win95, Win98, Win2K, WinXP
Nintendo iQue Linux 32-bit Compiler and Tools
If you are running a version of Linux that can support these programs this is probably the best solution
n64chain N64 Windows/Linux 64-bit Compiler and Tools
This is the most modern compiler and tools, but some parts of the ROM build process are not well supported
List of coding jams aimed toward developing games for the console.
When developing an emulator, it's helpful to know what game to start with and which ones require additional effort to emulate accurately.