MUPEN64PLUS(6) Games Manual MUPEN64PLUS(6)

mupen64plusconsole front‐end for the Mupen64Plus N64 emulator

mupen64plus [parameters] romfile

mupen64plus is a plugin‐based N64 emulator for Linux/Unix, OSX, and Windows which is capable of accurately playing many games. Included are four MIPS R4300 CPU emulators, with dynamic recompilers for 32‐bit x86 and 64‐bit amd64 systems, and necessary plugins for audio, graphical rendering (RDP), signal co‐processor (RSP), and input. There are several OpenGL video plugins available:

  • Rice, included with the distribution
  • Glide64Mk2, included with the distribution
  • Arachnoid
  • Glide64 (old)
  • Z64 (must be used with the rsp-z64 plugin)

The most current documentation can be found at the project’s homepage.

The options are as follows:

, --help
Print help message.
Disable onscreen display.
Enable onscreen display.
Run emulator in fullscreen display mode.
Run emulator in windowed display mode.
res
Display resolution (640×480, 800×600, 1024×768, etc)
Disable core speed limiter. This should be used with the dummy audio plugin.
cheat‐spec
Enable or list cheat codes for the given rom file.
filepath
Specifies a filename (optionally with a preceding directory path) to load a specific mupen64plus core library.
directory
Specifies a directory to look for the mupen64plus.cfg file. Default is ~/.config/mupen64plus/.
directory
Specifies a directory to search for shared data files (fonts, cheat codes, .ini files). Default is ${PREFIX}/share/mupen64plus/.
directory
Specifies a directory to search for plugin files. Default is ${PREFIX}/lib/mupen64plus/.
directory
Specifies a directory to save screenshots captured during gameplay. Default is ~/.local/share/mupen64plus/screenshot/.
plugin‐spec
Specifies a plugin‐spec to select a graphics plugin for use during emulation.
plugin‐spec
Specifies a plugin‐spec to select an audio plugin for use during emulation.
plugin‐spec
Specifies a plugin‐spec to select an input plugin for use during emulation.
plugin‐spec
Specifies a plugin‐spec to select an RSP plugin for use during emulation.
mode
Specifies which mode the emulator core should run in. mode should be set to one of the following numbers:
0
Pure Interpreter
1
Cached Interpreter
2
Dynamic Recompiler (DynaRec)
list
Take screenshots at frames given in the comma‐separated list, then quit.
Use the core comparison debugging feature, in data sending mode. If the core was not compiled with support for the Core Comparison feature, then the emulator will exit with an error.
Use the core comparison debugging feature, in data receiving mode. If the core was not compiled with support for the Core Comparison feature, then the emulator will exit with an error.
param‐spec
Set the value of a mupen64plus configuration parameter. This option may be used multiple times. The format of param‐spec is
Section‐Name[Param‐Name]=Value
Do not save the given command‐line options into the mupen64plus configuration file to use as defaults in the future.
Print lots of information. Useful for debugging but unnecessary for normal use.

(plugin‐name)
Filename (without path) of plugin to use. Application will search through several directories to look for a matching plugin name.
(plugin‐path)
Full directory path and filename of plugin.
‘dummy’
Use the dummy plugin.

‘list’
Show all of the available cheat codes.
‘all’
Enable all of the available cheat codes.
(codelist)
A comma separated list of cheat code numbers to enable.

The following shortcut keys can be used during emulation. These are the default key values; nearly all of them may be set to different keys by editing the mupen64plus configuration file.

Escape
Quit the emulator.
0–9
Select virtual ‘slot’ for save/load state.
F5
Save emulator state to current slot.
F7
Load emulator state from current slot.
F9
Reset emulator.
F10
Slow down emulator speed by 5 percent.
F11
Speed up emulator speed by 5 percent.
F12
Take screenshot.
Alt‐Enter
Toggle fullscreen mode. This is not supported on Windows.
p or P
Pause/continue emulation.
m or M
Mute/unmute sound.
f or F
Fast Forward (playback at 250% normal speed as long as key is pressed).
g or G
Press GameShark button (if cheats are enabled).
/ or ?
Advance one frame if paused.
[
Decrease volume.
]
Increase volume.

The default location for the mupen64plus configuration file is ~/.config/mupen64plus/. The default location of the saved screenshots is ~/.local/share/mupen64plus/screenshot/. The default location of the save states is ~/.local/share/mupen64plus/save/.

mupen64plus was originally started by Richard42 and nmn, and is based on Mupen64 (originally written by Hacktarux).

This man page was written by ebenblues, and updated by Richard42 and Anthony J. Bentley.

Mupen64plus is © 2008–2013 The Mupen64plus Team

License GPLv2+, GNU GPL version 2 or later

This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is , to the extent permitted by law.

To report bugs or make feature requests, use the issue tracker

September 20, 2013 Linux 5.15.10-arch1-1