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    Low-end computer users: Read this first!

    Lots of people are below the system-specs of a N64-emu, and are asking how to boost the speed of the emulator. Before you ask, read this:


    - Many people are using PJ64, but they don't know that TR64, TRwin, 1964, Corn, UltraHLE and Nemu are a lot faster than PJ64.
    - Use TRwin for Shadow of the empire. This emulator will let you enjoy it at an excellent speed on 400 mhz.
    - In general: Nemu is faster than 1964 and will run the most games at full speed on a PII 450 mhz. Zelda OOT will run excellent on that system.
    - Turn off your virus-scanner.
    - Use a lower bit depth (32 to 16 will make a small speed increase). A lower resolution will sometimes help too.
    - In 1964: You can change many things in the rom options to let your game run a lot faster. Read advanced-users.txt for a bigger explaination of these terms.
    - Use CF3 instead of CF2 (1964 and PJ64). This will make a 4-10 fps speed increase (but might cause flickering in some games too).
    - Use Jabo's D3D-plugins, or Glide64 if you have a voodoo. In general these plugins are the fastest (faster than Rice's, Orkins and Icepir8). For some games you can use Xengine too (fastest plugin), but it has some bugs in a few games.
    - D3D plugins are in general 30% faster than OpenGL (excepting Xengine).
    - Purchase a voodoo 2 or 3 card, they are very cheap, and Glide64 is the fastest plugin if you have a voodoo (many games will run at full speed on 300 mhz).
    - Don't run Goldeneye on PJ64. It's running too slow.
    - Use NeTo's emu64 hip. This will give you a speed-increase of 15%.
    - The (U)-version is running smoother than the (E)-version.
    - If you're using Azimer's audio: Use 0.13b with a buffer little lower than the default and disable ai-hack.
    - Use HLE-plugins in PJ64 (like Azimer's audio). They are faster than the standard LLE-plugin for PJ64 (Jabo's directsound).
    - Use an older version of Jabo's plugins (1.20b and 1.30 are faster than 1.5).
    - For older games it's the best to use SupraHLE with Gl2ideal 1.6 (if you have a voodoo, use default mode).
    - Disable RSP for the most games (this will have a speed increase for them). ENABLE it for RE2. It will increase speed for this game.
    - Use No sound or Ultrahle sound-plugin (takes almost no resources) for a better speed.
    - Use (Dynamic) Recomplimer instead of interpreter.
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    I think you know enough to get 35-50 % extra speed out of your emus.

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    mightyrocket: one of the biggest things you seemed to have missed is high level audio .. that is probaly the biggest thing .. low level audio is extremly slow unless you got mmx2 .. even then it is not that fast .. how come you ignore this since it is pj64 default .. which allows pj64 to be closer speed to 1964 .. granted something like GE is still faster in 1964 .. but in general it is not that much a difference from what I have seen ..

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    Yes, I knew I've forgotten something, I'll add them.

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    - In general: Nemu is faster than 1964 and will run the most games at full speed on a PII 450 mhz. Zelda OOT will run excellent on that system.


    Is 1964 optimized for Perfect Dark, Golden Eye, and Conker? I tried them on Nemu and only Conker worked, which was going really slow, but I popped it in 1964 and it was running at full speed! But, on most other games Nemu is a lot faster, like Diddy Kong Racing, 60fps on Nemu and 50fps on 1964. If only Nemu could run Conker at full speed.
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    Nemu is faster than 1964 but 1964 is much more compatible.

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    That doesn't explain why Conker ran at half speed on Nemu and full speed on 1964.
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    1964 is better for games like Mario, Perfect Dark, Conker, Goldeneye, Shadows of the empire, Resident Evil 2, Super Smash Bros and Paper Mario. Use Nemu for the rest of the known games (of course there are lots of games which aren't supported by Nemu, so use 1964 or PJ64 instead).

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    Originally posted by schibo
    I disagree that Nemu is faster than 1964, but the video plugin is faster than most other plugins out there. You can play the nemu plugin in 1964 also. And if the speed is still in question, 1964 1.0 will put that debate to rest.
    The Nemu plugin works in the current version (released version of 1964)? I didn't think it did due to it being outside of the Zilmar specs.

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    Nemu is faster for Zelda.

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    Originally posted by schibo
    you need the plugin in the plugin folder, and the lem3dcombine file in the root 1964 folder.
    Thanks a lot for that Schibo!

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