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Post your N64 Gaming Setup; post the area that you play the N64 in,post a pic
Topic Started: Apr 28 2014, 06:59 PM (4,555 Views)
NintendoLuke99
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Anyone updated their setup in the last year and a half? Mine I am going to be trying to fully get it cleaned out. It will look awesome once I do for sure, hope I can turn it into my Man cave Gaming Garage :capice:
Get :n64: Or Get Out! :n64: slogan
:n64: Forever!

My :n64: Collection
1 Black :n64: console
34 :n64: Games
3 Offical :n64: controllers


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Durnaxe
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Since this thread was already necro'd I'll add my set up (I live alone in a gigantic open floor apartment). Also I put the pictures in spoiler tags because for some reason they came out HUGE:
This is my retro set up with sweet, sweet RGB goodness on a sony pvm. For the record the consoles you see are a n64, NES, SNES, GC with gameboy Player, Sega Genesis, and Sega Saturn. As you can tell those white bins are where I keep my controllers.
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My Modern set up is such. PS2, PS3 Slim, Dreamcast, OG Xbox, Wii U (with Twilight Princess decal and External Hard Drive). Just ignore my reflection in my tv >_<
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I also have Wii and PSTV I'm probably bringing out to these two TVs.

Oh and here is what my n64 game collection looks like
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I keep running out of printer ink otherwise those would all have nice covers instead of just paper notes jammed in the side.

And should I get tired of all that I got my MAME Cab (I need to work on it though, needs a little bit of TLC, like japanese sticks!)
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I'd post the other 2 legit arcade cabs (shinobi and mario bros) but they are my friends I'm hanging onto.
:n64: Games: 136
Wii U username: Durnaxe
Ready to lay the smack down in Pokken!
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gamerjerome
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I have very limited space so I everything has to be compact. Two setups. One with my HDMI N64, PC and newer-ish consoles. And one for mostly retro consoles hooked up to a old Dell monitor that has a A/V input.

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UPDATE: Picked up a few more boxed games. Didn't have room. Picked up another shelf.
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Twitter - Youtube - Collection

Controllers - Boxed US (8/8) - Blister (7/7)
Games - Sealed - (9) - Boxed (79) - Lose (77)
Grey Variants - (9/14)
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NintendoLuke99
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Will definitely have my setup posted this weekend... hope to get the garage cleaned up
Very nice setup with the limited space gamerjerome, looks pretty nice.
Hope to have everything setup this weekend. :yeah:
Get :n64: Or Get Out! :n64: slogan
:n64: Forever!

My :n64: Collection
1 Black :n64: console
34 :n64: Games
3 Offical :n64: controllers


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MCE
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Some nice setups in here! I am surprised by the lack of surround sound systems in most of the setups. Many N64 games, especially those made by Rare and Factor 5, have fantastic Dolby Pro-Logic sound. Do people not consider it a priority for "older" systems?
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NintendoLuke99
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I would, but I do not have surround sound speakers plugs on my tv built in
Get :n64: Or Get Out! :n64: slogan
:n64: Forever!

My :n64: Collection
1 Black :n64: console
34 :n64: Games
3 Offical :n64: controllers


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Dewalt
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Milage007
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Awesome setup Dewalt - loving it.
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Cabanon
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woah,. is the CRT embedded in the back cabinet ?
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gaavoid
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Living room setup. 40 inch Samsung TV. N64 is connected with S-Video through a HDMI converter, which isn't the greatest thing. Thinking of getting the Ultra HDMI mod this year, or at least Tim Worthington's RGB mod. Ultra HDMI looks like a nicer install and more versatile. I have an Ultra Everdrive 64 V3 from Stone Age Gamer so I'm halfway to being in the N64 elite, I guess.
Also in this setup is my original Wii connected via component (mostly for GameCube games) and my Wii U and PS4 (Switch will be added upon release).
I've also put together a great custom Retropie build on my Raspberry Pi 3, including a full game library of Vectrex, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari Lynx, NES, Super NES, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, GBA, Virtual Boy, Sega SG-1000, Master System, Genesis, 32X, Game Gear, TurboGrafx-16, PCEngine, SuperGrafx, Neo-Geo, Neo-Geo Pocket, Neo-Geo Pocket Color.
Also a few favourites on Sega CD and PS1 and a complete Final Burn Alpha set (about 1500 arcade games) + selected/translated Famicom, Famicom Disc System, Super Famicom, Japanese Mega-Drive games.
Link here if you'd like to see it:
https://youtu.be/HBS65PZRrxw
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I'm very jealous of anyone with a nice CRT. I had an amazing 20 inch (maybe a little bigger) Sony Trinitron from the mid 90's which I used all the way up to XBox 360 via component. It was a great looking TV and I'm sad that I got rid of it about 6-7 years ago. It weighed a lot. Took 3 people to throw it in the skip :(
Edited by gaavoid, Jan 31 2017, 06:48 PM.
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Grizzmeister
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gaavoid
Jan 31 2017, 06:09 PM
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Beautiful setup you've got there, gaavoid! You're ready to play just about any game ever released. :yeah:
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer

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gaavoid
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Jan 31 2017, 06:47 PM
gaavoid
Jan 31 2017, 06:09 PM
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Beautiful setup you've got there, gaavoid! You're ready to play just about any game ever released. :yeah:
I have 11,000 games at my fingertips. Not enough time in this life to play them all.
I could chop that down to 200 (good) games and be more than content.
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kartmaster
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Gorgeous setup. The struggle of playing N64 on modern displays is real. And I wish all my controllers were stored that tidy!
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Grizzmeister
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My current N64 gaming setup is an exercise in minimalism.

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All I have now to satiate my retro gaming appetite is the N64 and Wii connected to my 20 inch CRT.


My newer consoles including the PS4, Wii U and another Wii are connected to my LCD TV.

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Only have 2 consoles right now but I really do love them :wub:

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kartmaster
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Sanni. I have to say this is EXACTLY how I imagined your setup to be. Clean. Simple. Modded. Pro Level CRT. Master Quest running on N64 hardware is a real Sanni touch.
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Jsboger
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I'm in the middle of remodeling my room so all my stuff is in boxes :(
Nintendo Sixty-FOOOOOOOOOOUR!!!!!!
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Grizzmeister
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I'm very impressed how good the N64 looks on this HDTV. Is this because of the RGB mod?
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer

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italia64
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Here's my setup when I'm abroad:

- Sony Trinitron Wega 29'': amazing for hi-res games, not the best solution for the other
- PAL N64 with Expansion Pak
- S-video cable specially made for PAL N64
- Elgato Game Capture HD with s-video adapter
- Everdrive 64 V3

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N64Lain
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Sorry if the picture is flipped around. Also apologize for the mess. Here's the details on my home setup

-DCT Factory OG-5050 Power Woofer (Found this in my house without the speakers. Really awesome sound system though)
-2x Sony Speakers taken from a CD/Tape/Radio All-in-Onehttp://s9.zetaboards.com/Nintendo_64_Forever/topic/7420103/2/
-Sylvania 1080i TV (Got it at :pottymouth:'s a few years ago. Might replace it with a CRT if I am in the mood to get one again.)
-GE Composite and S-Video Switch Box with 3.5mm jack output (That's where the orange wire is coming from.)
-Sharp VCR for recording game footage (Don't own one of those nifty VCR ripping thingamabobs. Forget the actual name of them. Need to get one someday.)
-[NOT PICTURED] 2x Big RCA Speakers for Surround Sound purposes. (Used the Power Woofer to try to get surround sound, but it turned out to just be double stereo. Found that I need to get an HD Audio Decoder to really unleash the power of my sound system)
-Systems going from left to right: NES, Wii U, GameCube, SNES, N64, Sega Saturn, Sega Genesis, Sega Dreamcast, and Original Xbox. Other systems not pictured: PS2, Atari 2600.

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Mantis128
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All my stuff is in storage/boxes so here's my messy setup from a few years back.
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Man I miss that little CRT.
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Shellshocker18
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Here is how I play Nintendo 64. Pretty simple huh?

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Just a crappy CurtisMathes Tronics CRT with bad audio quality on a wooden coffee table. It doesn't impede my enjoyment of this hobby not one bit though. Much like how humans enjoy being held by loved ones as an evolutionary trait from mothers cradling their babies, so do I prefer sitting on the floor to play retro video games. Sitting far away with a big screen pales just sitting close to a CRT at eye level for me and the n64 being at the forefront shows how much it has hooked me compared to other consoles.

You can see the shelf with all my other dusty consoles in the backround. I bought it as an attempt to be neater but that thing was a waste of money and I think I'm going to get rid of it. It just takes up so much space and does nothing but make cords hard to reach. I used to just have all my stuff sitting lined up on the floor, which looked odd to most people but I'd have it no other way.

Just to the left of my station is a shelf containing most of my N64 games, except for my top 19, so they are all within arms reach when I rapidly switch games, though I've been mostly gaming on my everdrive as of late.

Also something I discovered 2 months ago while playing Gex 64 is that placing my small GX tv onto my bed and playing is insanely comfortable
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It's impossible to show using a picture but playing n64 in bed with the lights off on a CRT is an amazing experience though I don't do it often. I wanted to get a few pictures since my setup is going to drastically change in the future but this is how it's been for 2 years.
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Milage007
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Nice cosy setup there Shellshocker! Liking it. Great retro TV to boot! Got to love the CRTs for 64 action.
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It's great to see so many CRT's :wub:

I've moved recently. I now live in my own place, so will set up the place as a bit of a boys playroom :D

The console room will be much like before but with some added units. I'll post a pic as soon as I remember how to do that here!

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There you go. So the two white four shelf units are the major change. On the right holds controllers- blue-sega, red=nintendo, beige=atari and black=miscellaneous. A major downfall of my previous setup was a lack of an organisation for the controllers. Now I can (WILL!) tidy them away. I will allow myself to leave out one controller only for the system currently getting play. In the pic is Goldeneye, but at the moment I am enjoying Super Mario Land for Game Boy via my SNES and a Super Game Boy adapter (",)

Left unit holds my Retro Gamer magazine collection. Will have to make some sort of custom solution as those magazine holders waste a lot of space on those shelves…

TV is 68cm. Sound is playing up on it so I have PC speakers attached instead, which I suppose actually sound better than the original speakers!
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Grizzmeister
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@danny_galaga: Those white shelves are really nice. Where did you get them from, IKEA? :huh:

Yeah, it's really cool that so many people are still holding on to CRT TV's for their retro gaming fix. On one of the other forums I visit they even have a thread titled "CRT Fetish thread" which had nearly 780,000 views last time I checked. However, most of their discussion centers around PVM's which doesn't apply so much to the N64 since it doesn't natively output RGB.
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The black unit is from IKEA, the white ones are from Bunnings. Not sure where you are at, Bunnings are a hardware store in Australia/NZ. These are called Clever Cubes and like the IKEA ones you can get some nifty inserts, hence my colour coding for the controllers.

http://www.flexistorage.com.au/products/compact-cube-units/

Not sure about the IKEA ones, but as you can see from that link, there are some handy combinations available. So long as you like white :D
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kartmaster
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CRTs are the way to go if you can afford the space. I have one and a backup. Really would like to learn how to repair them because I feel that's going to be necessary in the years to come.
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Grizzmeister
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My little 20 inch Toshiba.

It breaks my heart when I see ads on Craig's List for larger CRT's that still have good picture quality and the owner is practically giving them away. I just don't have the room for a TV like that any longer now that I live in a house with no basement. ;_;
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Even though they look OK in the ads, most of the larger TVs have soft images as they were often used as main living room TVs for years. It's hard to find them with crisp images - I had to go through loads for mine. The 20" models tended to be used much less - often as bedroom or guest room TVs so are often less used and sharper.

The image in that photo looks great - the 20" size is nice for the N64 as well as the image is a little tighter than on a big CRT, not to mention the fact that Toshiba's have great tubes!
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kartmaster
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Looks like I've updated my setup since my last post in this thread. Here's the latest and greatest and probably (hopefully) forever setup. I'm really hoping I'm done moving for a long time!

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