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@Antelope I avoided Nintendo since the 3DSXL, that was the last product I bought. And even that I cracked with a modified cartridge and micro-sd card. At this point just buy a ~$700-1000 range gaming laptop with at least a 1650 GPU and emulate from everything from Nintendo no problem. With any gamepad you want! Heck even the Turtle Beach controllers are very nice now if odd since they focus on sound quality of a plugged-in headset...but the gamepad itself is high quality with less drift than most.
With a mid-range laptop you can play any Nintendo system in history, and even get a ~$20 USB controller shaped like an N64 pad. That was the biggest hurdle for N64, not just jank performance compared to PS1, the gamepad is a sort of DRM in and of itself. Sorta like DS games, handhelds still only show either one screen at a time or both screens but too small. DS games needing a 2nd screen wasn't a problem on my 27" PC monitor yet no touch functionality.
Nintendo was kinda smart, the shape and input of their devices was their DRM. It is really hard, jank, or un-fun to use their products via emulation. N64 had funky controller setup and button layout. DS had 2 screens plus touch on bottom. Wii/WiiU had the joy-cons with gyros as a requirement for certain games. Switch sorta went back to using standard gamepad layout and mixed it up as a giant gameboy, but their architecture took a bit to emulate properly. Best option is to get a decent enough Windows or Linux computer/laptop and brute-force the issue such as having the larger computer screen, getting a USB aftermarket N64 gamepad and/or using your mouse as replacement for touch-screen.Read More
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@slutmagazine Hmm.. yeah, maybe in that case. The problems with my third party ones are:
Gyro doesn’t work for Switch Sports
Trigger buttons stop detecting push after a few moments
Dpad and A B X Y buttons unresponsive and tacky
- Analogue stick is loose and unresponsive even after calibration
And those were the best reviewed on Amazon.
Of course, the official joy cons have a chance to ‘drift’ which sucks too.
Try looking for third party pro controllers, they might be better.
@slutmagazine Oh and double-check the plugs on the picture if you order an N64 gamepad. Half the listings are plugs for an actual N64, you need a gamepad with a USB plug for laptop or PC. I have never seen an N64-shaped gamepad with bluetooth so you are highly unlikely to get it to work with smaller devices unless you get an adapter that can convert a type-A to type-C usb plug. Often enough with electronics those adapters technically work but software bugs out from it, so you are playing the lottery hoping to get it to work. Which again, the Amazon returns policy. Very handy so you don't regret a purchase.