The legendary DolphinVR emulator lets you play a bunch of Gamecube games inside a VR headset, but developer Avaer Kazmer just discovered a way to play classics from the Nintendo 64-era in VR too.
Yes, Emukit N64 VR will let you play classics like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64 inside your HTC Vive. There’s a simple explanation of how to get it running below, though Kazmer also left a much more detailed description of how he got it all running on a Medium blog.
Steps for Emukit N64 VR on Windows:
1) Get exokit https://t.co/II3fA2oZUz
2) Run “C:\exokit\exokit.cmd” https://t.co/Lw8NN5xYiQ
3) When the window pops up, drop your ROM to run it.
4) Click inside the window to enter VR.
5) Controls are on the left hand! pic.twitter.com/fBARblVPpM
— Avaer Kazmer (@webmixedreality) July 1, 2018
It doesn’t look like the emulator will give you a full 360 degree view of the given game, rather you’ll get what you normally see on a standard display, brought to life in 3D.
Going forward, Kazmer is interested in getting other consoles like the original PlayStation and even the Dreamcast working in VR. He’d also be interested in doing something with the Game Boy, though there’s already a pretty good emulator for that on Oculus Go.
As cool as this is, don’t forget that none of these games were designed to work in VR, and thus the experience is far from optimized. As you can see in the video above, you can expect plenty of bugs and moments of discomfort. Still, it’s a pretty fun way to revisit some of our favorite games from one of Nintendo’s most beloved consoles. Now to try and get Goldeneye working.