Nintendo has improved the emulation of Nintendo 64 games in its subscription service Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, according to the latest news. In its debut, many players complained about the performance and graphical defects of several of the titles in its catalog, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which resulted in issues with texture filtering or fog. Bugs were also reported in the sound and input lag that made fast action games very uncomfortable. Nintendo assured that it was working to solve it.
Now, the latest subscription update that has come with Banjo-Kazooie, would have improved this emulation of Nintendo 64. Players say that for example Fixed one of the most visible issues from Zelda: Ocarina of Time related to the transparency of textures in the water. “I think the fog is missing. I haven’t been able to watch the rest of the game to see if any of the other issues have changed, but this looks promising,” says one user on Twitter.
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It seems the water in the now-infamous Water Temple room has been fixed in the latest update? I think the fog is still missing, though.
according to the dataminer LuigiBlood Nintendo hasn’t made any changes to the game ROMs, so the modifications would have been made in the emulator used by Nintendo Switch.
There are still problems in other games
Apart from the aforementioned fog in Zelda, there are other titles that still have errors What Yoshi’s Story, Paper Mario -one that leads to the Game Over screen- and Dr. Mario. The news of emulation improvements at least shows that sooner or later these bugs will be fixed.
No, @NintendoAmerica did not fix the Paper Mario game over crashes with Watt or the save data issues in the Banjo-Kazooie update.
“We are constantly looking for ways to improve our online features and those games. We continue to add value through more services and games as we go. We take feedback and feedback very seriously.” we continue to look for ways to improve overall performance. For us, it’s about delivering quality and great content,” said Doug Bowser, president of Nintendo of America.
Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack has a price of 39.99 euros per year. In the case of family accounts, the price increases to 69.99 euros every 12 months. However, those who only wish to use the game online – except for free to play releases, which is free – can continue with the usual subscription to Nintendo Switch Online, which will continue to be available and costs 3.99 euros per month, 7.99 euros per month. every three months, or 19.99 a year.