Super Mario 64 Has Received An Unofficial PC Port

The port is powered by DirectX 12 and could theoretically make modding the classic platformer far easier.

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Super Mario 64 is one of the most beloved games of the '90s, and its die-hard fans have long relied on emulators to revisit and modify it. Now, as first spotted by VGC, a team of fan-modders have released a port of the game for PC, which allows players to experience their childhood memories at far higher resolutions, or using third-party tools like Reshade to add visual effects to the game.

The port should make the lives of Super Mario 64 modders far easier. Previously, those looking to create custom levels for the game would have to understand the arcane intricacies of the Nintendo 64 and its emulators in order to craft them effectively.

Given Nintendo's infamous track record of shutting down fan-projects with swift legal action, it's unclear how long this port will be available for. According to recent reports from multiple sources, the publisher is already planning on releasing a remaster for the Switch sometime soon, along with highlights from the rest of the Mario back catalog. If you're looking for mods, another intrepid Super Mario 64 modder recently created a whole level-set inspired by Super Mario Odyssey.

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