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You can play Mario Kart 64 in HD quality thanks to this fan-made texture pack

You can play Mario Kart 64 in HD quality thanks to this fan-made texture pack

picture: Nintendo Game Arts Archive / Video

The Nintendo 64 fan scene has been very busy lately, with Zelda: Ocarina of Time The PC port is finally released – and get a file Have lots of fun and unusual mods – Even more games are rumored Made available through reverse engineering. However, next on the list is a very smooth and shiny update to our favorite party games.

Mario Kart 64 HD fan group is working hard to create HD texture pack for Mario Kart 64And, over the weekend, the group revealed that they had finished recreating all the characters. Now, you can race as your favorite driver in beautiful HD images:

Looks good, doesn’t it? The entire package is almost complete – and as the video on Twitter shows, every asset in the game will be updated. This means that even items such as shells and banana peels will be reshaped with great precision. He will not leave any stone without his heart.

The group uses the game’s title screen and promotional art to instruct them what they want the forms, courses, and items to look like. The team has been working on this for several years, with various updates, but the latter seems to be the sharpest yet. Heck, even the menus are changed!

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It’s amazing to see how smooth Mario Kart 64 HD made things look, and makes a real difference. But the real eye-catching is seeing the images and characters from the HD package and the original game side by side. The difference is thunderbolt:

We’re fans of everything we saw here, basically. Looks just like we kids imagined on CRT monitors!

While character models are available for download, the rest of the package is still being finalized. And again, this is another possible version because of the fruits of all that reverse engineering. You can check the available packages on githubor join Mario Kart 64 HD’s discord For more information.

Tell us your thoughts on this awesome texture pack in the comments!