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Source codes for Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64, Ocarina of Time & more have been leaked

DSOGaming writes: "Yesterday, we reported on a huge leak regarding the source codes of some iconic SNES games. However, it appears that things are even worse for Nintendo. Another big leak occurred, this time for some of the most well known Nintendo 64 games."

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Hamzilla77363d ago

Oh boy here we go! With that Mario 64 PC port out and about. I bet we get a OoT one next!!

VenomUK363d ago (Edited 363d ago )

I want to know the story of how the source codes are getting leaked almost 25 years after the games came out. Did an old programmer have them and sit on them all this time, or were the codes unlocked from the vaults because Nintendo is going to offer them on Nintendo Online or is using them to make remasters for the Switch?

Undoubtedly illegal PC ports will be made and that’s illegal. But I have sympathy with people who want to play some of the greatest games of the N64 generation, in fact of all time, but have no means to. Nintendo has these wonderful assets and should refresh them for a new generation.

Stanjara363d ago

Those codes or engines or whatever didn't worth much untill Switch raised some dust.
So now they got leaked for monez

rainslacker363d ago (Edited 363d ago )

I think a lot of effort would still be required to make ports off this source code. Still need the assets, and some sort of emulator. Not to mention the source code is programmed in assembly, and to my knowledge it would require a compiler to make anything out of it. Seems like people would just do it themselves with their own code, or use an emulated version, since it's just the algorithms that one could copy to make this into anything. I doubt this is a huge problem for Nintendo, although it's not generally something you want done, as there may indeed be code in there that you don't want out in the public for whatever reason.

LightofDarkness363d ago

Whoa, exciting times! True PC ports on the cards.

strayanalog363d ago

I can't help but think it's tied to Ryan Hernandez in some way since he phished a Nintendo employee.

XxINFERNUSxX363d ago (Edited 363d ago )

Won't mean anything. People will still buy these games if Nintendo remasterd them on Switch. I'm still waiting for a Mario Sunshine remaster. I wouldn't mind to play some PC ports of them, I have SM64 PC port, but if Nintendo remastered it for Switch I would buy it.

DMgHalt363d ago

Time to create some game mods!!