Can I hook a console up to my computer?

I have an 8800GT and I was wondering if its possible to hook a console (specifically a Nintendo 64) up to my computer and get the console's video output to show in a window or something. Is that possible?
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  1. why would you want to do that. rofl
  2. use the emulator Project64 and you can run the games on your pc (in a window or full screen) and often with AA and AF for much better image quality than before. need the roms of games or some device to read from cartridge into pc (im sure its ok to download roms of games you actually own for this purpose).

    http://www.pj64-emu.com/
  3. LkS said:
    use the emulator Project64 and you can run the games on your pc (in a window or full screen) and often with AA and AF for much better image quality than before. need the roms of games or some device to read from cartridge into pc (im sure its ok to download roms of games you actually own for this purpose).

    http://www.pj64-emu.com/


    There are places to find these downloads, though some of the games (specifically Nintendo developed games) can be hard to find.

    One place to look is ...

    www.coolrom.com
  4. "There are places to find these downloads, though some of the games (specifically Nintendo developed games) can be hard to find.

    One place to look is ..."

    Try torrents, I had to wait 3 days, but I got 335 of the most popular roms for PJ64
  5. An emulator is great and all...but its not the same. I want to use the N64 controller. How can I hook my N64 up to my computer? Does the 8800GT support S-video IN?..I have an adapter that came with my card (it plugs into the S-video port) that looks like it will accept the 3 connectors from the N64.

    Edit: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/VGA/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2720
    Looks like it doesn't support input?
  6. toasty2 said:
    An emulator is great and all...but its not the same. I want to use the N64 controller. How can I hook my N64 up to my computer? Does the 8800GT support S-video IN?..I have an adapter that came with my card (it plugs into the S-video port) that looks like it will accept the 3 connectors from the N64.

    Edit: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/VGA/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2720
    Looks like it doesn't support input?


    There might be an adaptor somewhere on the internet. However if you cannot find one you can just buy an xbox 360 wired controller and connect it via usb.
  7. http://www.ztnetstore.com/product_info.php/products_id/38?osCsid=7ea46d1a2dd1b829061a0c74957d5cab

    Something like that would work. Can't speak to the quality of the site or the adaptor, but it was the first one that came up with google.
  8. ScottyCFC said:


    Try torrents, I had to wait 3 days, but I got 335 of the most popular roms for PJ64



    I sure hope you own all 335 of those games on original N64 cartridge. :lol:
  9. right so he would have spent maybe $1675 on cartdiges asssuming they were at $5 a peice and bought themm all when they were this cheap? lol :pt1cable:
  10. He best not ever upset me or I'll be email Mr. Nintendoshi Kong Country with a tip off.

    Off for a Wii
  11. toasty2 said:
    An emulator is great and all...but its not the same. I want to use the N64 controller. How can I hook my N64 up to my computer? Does the 8800GT support S-video IN?..I have an adapter that came with my card (it plugs into the S-video port) that looks like it will accept the 3 connectors from the N64.

    Edit: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/VGA/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2720
    Looks like it doesn't support input?

    A DVBT TV card is what you need :- http://www.yoyotech.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=13_67&products_id=877&osCsid=c61a4b351ec2602a05feea01fb6ba8bf
  12. The Hauppauge one should work as it has composite input and audio input.
  13. This one has the inputs I want, should I get it?
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16815116633
  14. Be warned: the delay on these cards is heavy, many consider it too heavy to use for console gaming (myself included). The quality is also low, unless it uses hardware instead of software to process the video, but if you let the hardware do it, you get even more delay. See the tv-card section for more detailed information.
  15. dev1se said:
    He best not ever upset me or I'll be email Mr. Nintendoshi Kong Country with a tip off.

    Off for a Wii

    Yes I did own every cartridge, I can also balance a TV on my forehead while climbing a ladder in a windstorm.

    You would be amazed.
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