The much talked about Super Mario 64 PC port that was built from the ground up from leaked source code is improving graphically, and in a big way. A modder who goes by Dario online is working on adding ray tracing to this version of the game, and so far, it looks far better than even the Super Mario 3D All Stars for the Nintendo Switch. Since it’s a work in progress, you won’t see a masterpiece just yet, but the game still runs quite nicely on an NVIDIA GTX 1080 (720p, 30 fps) without ray tracing. Read more for a video and additional information.
Ultimately, Dario has no plans on integrating the ray tracing renderer with other popular mod projects, but rather make the solution modular enough so it can be integrated into their project if they wish to do so with minimal effort. Who knows, we may see a a Sonic and Mario 64 game in the near future, like the fan creation you see below.
- Fans can begin exploring the fun-packed LEGO Super Mario universe with this Adventures with Mario Starter Course 71360, featuring 7 action bricks for different interactions with the LEGO Mario figure
- LEGO Mario has a color sensor, plus LCD screens in his eyes, mouth and belly to display over 100 different instant reactions to movement; Also included is a speaker that plays iconic sounds and music from the video game
- In this super toy playset, LEGO Mario collects virtual coins as he runs and jumps from the Start Pipe to the Goal Pole via LEGO bricks, cloud platforms, the Question Mark Block and clashes with the Goomba figure and Bowser Jr
- This 231-piece, collectible LEGO toy playset makes a cool birthday or holiday gift for kids aged 6+ who can build and play their own way and learn to solve problems while having lots of creative fun
- Rearrange the Starter Course and combine with LEGO Super Mario Expansion Sets to create more challenging levels and games to play with and against friends
- Discover (or rediscover) three of Mario’s most memorable adventures all in one package—available on the Nintendo Switch system
- Take these three adventures on the go with the Nintendo Switch system’s handheld or tabletop mode
- Jump into paintings to collect Power Stars and save Princess Peach in the Super Mario 64 game
- Spray away paint-like goop with the help of your water-spouting friend, FLUDD, in the Super Mario Sunshine game
- Travel from planet to planet and power up Rosalina’s Comet Observatory in the Super Mario Galaxy game—motion controls and a two-player Co-Star mode included
Making some slow but steady progress towards having an actual material system that is applied based on the model instead of looking at texture IDs. No model editing required, as this is processed on runtime. Right now I hooked this material editor only to Mario for testing. pic.twitter.com/FAjUL6hpqA
— Darío (@dariosamo) October 22, 2020