Nintendo games go 3D with FCEUX hack

Dec 27, 2013
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Nintendo games go 3D with FCEUX hack

If you're in the mood for some next-generation action on your past-generation emulated games, a fellow by the name of plotor has just the bit for you. What this hacker/developer has done is to create a rather simple modification for the game emulator FCEUX. This emulator takes the pixels that make up each original Nintendo Entertainment (NES) ROM and converts them all into voxels - 3D, that is.

While the ability to turn these 2D-scroller titles - as most of them are classified - into 3D beasts isn't always helpful, it instantly converts the whole lot into a work of art. If you're all about repurposing or re-envigorating the past, using the all-powerful voxel as a tool is a great place to start.

At this time the creator of this lovely system has it set so users can change a variety of settings, starting with thickness. You can make a PacMan game viewable from any angle. You can make Mario wave like a flag. You can make Zelda completely unplayable.

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Or you can just test the system out and figure out why you wanted to use it in the first place. It's like the first step in a long journey that leads to the complete ressurection of the NES gaming library, if you like. Have a peek! It's not easy to implement, but Plotor is keeping it retro, start to finish.

VIA: Technabob


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