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Super Mario 64

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Super Mario 64
Super Mario 64 cover
Original Nintendo EAD
Original Nintendo
Release dates
Windows May 2, 2020
Linux May 5, 2020
macOS (OS X) June 1, 2020
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform
Series Mario
Super Mario 64 on HowLongToBeat
Super Mario 64 on IGDB
Super Mario 64 guide on StrategyWiki
Super Mario 64 on MobyGames
Super Mario 64 on Wikipedia
Donkey Kong (series)
Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up 1992
Mario Is Missing! 1992
Mario Teaches Typing 1992
Mario's Time Machine 1993
Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters 1993
Mario's Early Years! Fun with Numbers 1994
Mario's Early Years! Preschool Fun 1994
Mario's Game Gallery 1995
Mario Teaches Typing 2 1996
Super Mario 64 (unofficial port) 2020

Key points

Unofficial port of the original Nintendo 64 game with native support for widescreen & 4K.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Compilation requires the ROM be encoded in big endian (.z64) format. To convert a ROM using little endian (.n64) or byte-swapped (.v64) encoding to big endian, use Tool64 or ucon64.

Essential Improvements


sm64ex is a fork of the original SM64-port, that allows for many improvements over original port, although can still be made completely vanilla.
Includes an in-game options menu that includes controller configuration and an optional cheats menu.
Allows for many improvements, such as: 60FPS support, better camera, no drawing distance, texture fixes and support for external resources such as texture and sound changes, that can be applied before build.
Can support older machines and OS with SDL 1.2 or OpenGL 1.1 build options.
Has the biggest mod support over other forks.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\sm64config.txt[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\sm64_save_file.bin[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
By default. Freely resizeable.
Toggle to fullscreen with Alt+ Enter or by editing configuration file.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
See Essential Improvements.
120+ FPS
Game's speed is bound to frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)
See sm64rt.


Can be built with any of the programs on Super Mario 64 PC Port Central.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Some keys cannot be mapped to, such as Ctrl, Alt, or Shift.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
No mouse support.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Cursor stays in the middle of the screen.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Prompts are for Nintendo 64 controller.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Prompts are for Nintendo 64 controller.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Prompts are for Nintendo 64 controller.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings (PAL ver.).
In-game audio settings (PAL ver.).

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Only supports Headset audio.
Huge majority of dialogues are text based.
Cannot be turned off for voice acting.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
The BGM songs are listed by Nintendo in various auto-DMCA systems.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
See sm64ex-coop.
Online play
See sm64ex-coop.

Connection types


Can be built with any of the programs on Super Mario 64 PC Port Central.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Can be selected when compiling the game.
OpenGL 1.3, 2.1 Can be selected when compiling the game.
Can be selected when compiling the game.
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Depends on the user's choice when installing the compiler.
macOS (OS X)


No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

Super Mario 64 Plus

Super Mario 64 Plus is a fork of the SM64-port, that focuses on customizability and aims to add features that not only fix some of the issues found in the base game but also enhance the gameplay overall with extra options, which are all optional and can be turned off to maintain vanilla feeling.
Has its own launcher, that allows to change options and turn on/off features without rebuilding whole game, like other forks do.
Adds more responsive controls, extended moveset, ability to continue the level after getting a star, 60FPS support via interpolation and improves camera controls.
Introduces optional extra modes.
Fixes various bugs.


These can be installed with the programs from the Super Mario 64 PC Port Central website.
  • 60 FPS - Patch for sm64ex which interpolates the game logic from 30 FPS to 60 FPS.
  • 3D Coins V2 - Makes coins 3D.

System requirements

Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
No official system requirements have been officially-released.


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).


  1. Verified by User:SirYodaJedi on 2022-06-10
    Tested in SM64EX port