Do you use an upscaler with your N64? Perhaps you like to record footage with a capture device?
If so, your N64 setup is probably an annoying mess of cables you regularly have to untangle.
Well, those days may now be behind you thanks to the 64Mate.
What is the 64Mate?
You can use it to house your video upscalers and capture devices in a neat, all-in-one unit.
It’s ideal for devices such as the OSSC, RetroTINK-2X, GV-USB2, Elgato GameCapture and more.
And 64DD enthusiasts can rest assured. This unit is compatible with the disk drive add-on.
This original concept has been a year in the making. GhillieGuide is currently testing the prototype shown in the photos.
There’s an increasing need to use additional devices with the N64.
For example, the N64 can’t connect to many modern HDTVs without modification or an upscaler.
And in the age of YouTube and Twitch, many N64 fans want to be able to record and stream their gameplay.
The 64Mate will help to keep this complicated setup tidy and manageable. It’ll also make moving your N64 to another TV a lot easier.
The team behind 64Mate is making the designs for it publicly available.
So you can 3D print your own or even mass-produce it if you want.
The team are also keen for the community to further develop the add-on.
You can download the first barebones model from GrabCAD.
What do you think of the 64Mate?
Will you downloading the 3D model? And how helpful do you think this add-on is?
You can also follow the official 64Mate Twitter account for updates.
Source: Twitter (Official 64Mate account)
Image credit: the images in this article belong to 64Mate and are used with permission.