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Space Station: Silicon Valley has been fixed
Kerr Avon
Oct 27 2017, 08:45 AM
The fantastic N64 3D platform/puzzle game Space Station: Silicon Valley is well known for having two major bugs. Firstly, it's not possible to pick up the trophy in Fat Bear Mountain - this bug exists in both the NTSC and PAL versions.

Much more serious is a bug in just the NTSC version, that causes the N64 to randomly crash if there's an expansion pak present. So if you want to play the NTSC version of the game, then either you have to play it on an N64 that does not an expansion pak (or remove your expansion pak, and replace it with the jumper pak), or put up with random crashings.

But now both bugs have been fixed by someone with the user name Ozidual, so NTSC users can now play the game with an expansion pak and without worrying about the possibility of the game crashing, and both NTSC and PAL users now can pick up the previously uncollectable trophy.

To fix the game you need to download and apply the software patch to a rom image of the game. Due to the terms of this forum, I can't post links, so you'll have to use Google to find out more. And since you will end up with a fixed rom image file, you'll need to either play it on an emulator, or use a flash cartridge (such as the Everdrive 64, or the 64Drive) to play it. There's no way to fix the original N64 cartridge, sadly.
Curious why the expansion pack was crashing the game and how he fixed the code to remedy that. Very cool patch!

The Nintendo Switch Topic
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Looking good!

The N64 Light Gun That Never Was
Shellshocker18
Oct 24 2017, 12:31 AM
I think the bottom part sounds like I'm calling you out when I wasn't so I'm sorry. Don't take it as condescending because that wasn't how it was supposed to be.

Evidence of the lunar gun being planned for N64. I went to go find some because you didn't link any and it involved Knife Edge which I was researching itself. I realized the box picture was photoshopped to be N64 and I don't think it will really do any harm but for a few minutes it irked me because I imagined it could fool someone into thinking it exists in some prototype form with a box, especially if they just saw the image and never read the post. I ended up with a bunch of sources by the end and thought I would post them to make researching the gun easier
Fair enough. My intention behind the picture was making a mockup of the box if it existed but I guess I could have made that more clear.

The N64 Light Gun That Never Was
Shellshocker18
Oct 23 2017, 11:34 AM
So just for the record, we found where Rocky got his research regarding the N64 version of the Naki Lunar gun. It came from these 2 articles

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/naki-lunar-gun-aims-for-n64/1100-2467448/
http://www.ign.com/articles/1997/11/18/naki-shoots-ahead-with-n64-light-gun
(Fun fact the ign report released on my birthday, so at least something notable happened that day. Actually the ign article says another unnamed company was also working on a lightgun(haven't figured out who yet), and that there was 1 game coming to support the existence of both guns, which was presumably Knife Edge)

The reason I bring this up is because Naki doesn't mention this product at all on their official website, archived here, so this gun was certainly never produced. It also mentions a second model released in 1997, but the pictures aren't archived so we are unsure of what it looks like
https://web.archive.org/web/19981111191358/http://nakiusa.com/

Both the first and second model weren't released or made for N64, because there were no games to support even producing it. And Knife Edge honestly wasn't worth the trouble of producing the guns. Totally screwed that game, but it was 1 game that was below mediocre.

Also the gun is known as the Predator in Europe, and came from a company called Logic 3.
First model:http://www.blood-is-red.de/mw/index.php?title=Logic_3_Predator

2nd model made to be compatible with some Namco GunCon games: http://www.blood-is-red.de/mw/index.php?title=Logic_3_Predator_2

I don't doubt the gun was being made for N64. It was at least a plan. I agree that it didn't come out due to a lack of software and the fading popularity of bubble screen CRT tv. The ps1 at least had games like Time Crisis and Point Blank by then. There is also this ad which says the optional Laser Sight was compatible with N64

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And for the record in case it wasn't made clear enough, Rocky's image IS a mockup, made using an image of the PlayStation box, the first image result on alibaba.com. I just wanted to make this clear because it confused the hell out of me at first as to whether this N64 box was real or not.

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This is about an hours worth of N-cyclopedia 64 research people, thanks to Danilochka. Not to put the Rocky of the past down because he alerted me to the existence of this gun in the first place. Just wanted to post some evidence.
What a weird post. It really comes off as condescending to be honest. You pretty much just paraphrased all the points I made and then posted links to sources I used?

"Just wanted to post some evidence." Evidence of what? Once again, I don't really understand the purpose of your post.

Conkers Bad Fur Day Development Proto Cart
Whoever gets it's let's hope they dump it for preservation!


edit: hmm.. https://assemblergames.com/threads/lady-with-conkers-bad-fur-day.66985/

UK PAL Nintendo 64 kiosk demo units
KelamyAUS
Oct 11 2017, 04:32 AM
Kamikaze
Oct 11 2017, 01:57 AM
There is a PAL AUS unit for sale right now. It is a different unit again. I'll document the pictures later, but for noe, here's the link.

https://m.ebay.nl/itm/222656062441
That one has been up for sale for a little while, it is missing a lot. It doesn't have the original TV, missing a mesh piece that goes in front of the TV, doesn't have the Nintendo 64 logo piece that goes over the light at the top, no controller arms, missing the big piece at the front that has a raised N64 logo and on both sides, the N64 logo stickers have peeled off. It is quite a poor example.
Would you happen to have a picture of a complete one? Curious to see what it looks like!

Why no light gun games?
I actually did a lot of research into this! Think you might find it interesting: http://s9.zetaboards.com/Nintendo_64_Forever/topic/7454814/1/