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Welcome to the N64brew Wiki!
This wiki is a collaboration among the homebrew community, proving accurate documentation of the Nintendo 64, its peripherals, and related software.
Everyone is welcome to contribute!

Main CPU MIPS R4300

A MIPS R4300 64-bit Processor with a Floating Point Co-Processor

Reality CoProcessor

The RCP contains the RSP - Reality Signal Processor which is a MIPS R4000-type 32-bit Processor with an SIMD Co-Processor and the RDP - Reality Display Processor a dedicated hardware drawing processor.

PIF - Peripheral Interface

Acts as both a BIOS and authentication validator for the console also manages the reset button and interacts with the 4 controller ports using the Joybus Protocol

Audio Interface and Video Interface

Responsible for converting digital signals from the RCP to digital audio and video to be sent to the TV.


pseultra

A homebrew N64 SDK. Still a work-in-progress but very feature-rich already.

  • BSD 3 Clause License
  • 2D and 3D Graphics
  • No Audio
  • Controllers

libdragon

A homebrew N64 SDK for developing N64 games.

  • Public Domain
  • 2D Graphics only
  • Audio
  • Controllers

libultra

Nintendo's official SDK library.

Development Troubleshooting

Tips for troubleshooting errors during homebrew game development.


N64 IRIX SDK

Only for use on SGI workstations running IRIX 5.3 or higher with an R4K or higher processor

Partner-N64 SDK

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

Building GCC

You can build your own GCC cross-compiler for Nintendo 64 development.