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Nintendo 64 question

Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by jdbrooks, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. jdbrooks

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    I've recently bought one of these second hand (no box, instructions etc) and by looking on ebay I noticed that there is a memory expansion pak available that plugs into the top of the console.
    When i've looked at my n64 I noticed there is already one plugged in there so my question is:
    Did the n64 come with a memory card plugged in that had to be swapped for a bigger one to play certain games or was the expansion slot empty when it was new and i've got lucky with the one I bought.
     
  2. Sinzer

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    The expansion slot should be empty to start with I believe.

    There were also memory expansions for the controllers, that replaced the lame rumble add-ons :)
     
  3. CrispyXUK

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    there was originally a black empty memory pak in the 64, the upgrade is only needed for a few games like turok 2, zelda:mm and a few others
     
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    Its just a jumper-pak I believe, which is there to ensure electrical connection (just like a jumper block on a pc motherboard).

    The "true" memory pak is coloured red on top.
     
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    so lame infact, sony and microsoft added rumble functions into their controls after nintendo first introduced it :devil:
     
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    yes but force feedback & Vibration wasn't new & had been around in the arcades & PC Gaming circles for a while. Nintendo's add on's were a bit lame though and you had to buy them extra, what a rip off! That said I did end up buying one as if my memory is correct you needed them for Zelda as the pad vibrated when you were over certain secret areas!
     
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    Force Feedback is one thing, having a lame vibration in your gaming pad is another.

    My force feedback joystick is ace and really makes a difference playing sim games. My vibration in my gamecube and PS2 pads usually just ends up annoying me, hence why I much prefer using a wavebird with no vibration :)
     
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    indeed the vibration in joypads is not in the same league as the force feedback technology that you can get in PC Joysticks. I do think it adds to some games though if it's well used. Driving games can benefit as it does at least give some impression of when you put a wheel off the track and onto the dirt/gravel. I guess to do force feedback on a joypad would be pretty hard and not very effective as the sticks are generally two small and used via the thumbs and not the full hand.
     
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    The pak I have in my n64 doesn't have a red tab on top, just a sticker telling me not to remove it :confused:
     
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    No Zelda:MM or Donkey Kong 64 for you then :)
     
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    Thanks for your help guys :smashin:

    Off to ebay I go to find a memory pak
     
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    perfect dark and goldeneye also use it so its worth getting one or you will miss out on the best titles available for it
     
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    I can play turok 2 and goldeneye at the moment. What difference will the extra memory make?
     
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    Goldeneye is not affected at all by the memory pack. Perfect Dark needs the expansion pack to play the single player game. Donkey Kong 64 needs the pack as well.

    The pack is well worth the cost just to play Zelda: MM and Perfect Dark.
     
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    the jumper back is a memory expansion. when you buy an n64 the slot will not be empty. the official nintendo pack [expansion] will be black and have a red seal over it. the later expansion is red[ although some 3rd party ones are black] this pack enhances the resolution on some games like turok 2, perfect dark. on some occasions you need the pack to run the whole game titles like perfect dark, donkey kong 64 been examples. rumble packs and memory cards for the n64 have nothing to do with the console
     
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    One more question:

    How do I access the controllers memory pak to delete files so I can save others
     
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    I think you hold start when you switch a game on
     
  18. jdbrooks

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    Excellent, thanks a lot. :smashin:
     
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    One of the best places to look if you are in the UK is the Trade-It paper as that is where I managed to get an N64 with 2 official controllers, memory expansion pack, 2 memory cards and 6 games including Lylat Wars with Rumble Pack, GoldenEye, both Zeldas, Diddy Kong Racing and a F1 racing game all for only £25, sold it all on eBay last year for more than £70, find some real bargains in the run up to christmas in the trade-it as everyone seems to want to get rid of stuff cheap lol
     

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