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The '''Tristar 64''' is an unlicensed add-on for the Nintendo 64 (N64) video game console. Produced in Hong Kong by Future Laboratory, the Tristar 64 features two additional cartridge ports which are designed to accept cartridges created for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES, a.k.a. Famicom) and Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES, a.k.a. Super Famicom). The device then emulates the NES or SNES hardware, and allows the cartridge to be run. The device also features built-in cheat cartridge functionality through a program called the '''X-Terminator''', as well as the '''Memory Editor''', which allows SRAM and EEPROM saved game data to be archived and edited.
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| image = File:Tristar64.jpg
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| caption = The Tristar 64.
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| date = 2000
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| manufacturer = Future Laboratory
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| system = NES/Famicom, Super Nintendo/Super Famicom
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The '''Tristar 64''' is an unlicensed add-on for the Nintendo 64, produced in Hong Kong by Future Laboratory.
   
The Tristar 64 requires a separate power supply, and connects to a television set by way of RCA composite output cables, with the N64's own video output being first routed through the Tristar device. Although the device boasts compatibility with the majority of titles for both the NES and SNES, cartridges with an extra processor (like the SA-1 chip found on ''Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars'') are not supported<sup class="Template-Fact" style="white-space: nowrap" title="This claim needs references to reliable sources from July 2008">[''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed citation needed]'']</sup>. The Tristar 64 is similar to the [[Super 8]], a device which allowed NES cartridges to be played on a SNES console.
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== Overview ==
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The Tristar 64 features three cartridge ports, each for NES, Famicom, and Super Nintendo/Super Famicom cartridges, through which it emulates the NES or SNES hardware. The Tristar 64 has a built-in cheat cartridge functionality through a program called the "X-Terminator", and has a Memory Editor for editing and archiving SRAM and EEPROM game data.
   
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The Tristar 64 requires a separate power supply to run. It connects to a television via RCA composite output cables, with the Nintendo 64's own video output being routed through the Tristar device.
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Even though the device boasts compatibility with the majority of NES and Super Nintendo, cartridges with an extra processor (such as the SA-1 chip on ''Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars'') are not supported.{{cite}} The Tristar 64 is similar to the [[Super 8]], an add-on for playing NES and Famicom cartridges on the Super Nintendo.
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== External links ==
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*[http://www.ign.com/articles/2000/06/23/tristar-64 Tristar 64 - IGN]
   
 
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Tristar 64
Tristar64
The Tristar 64.
Release date 2000
Manufacturer Future Laboratory
System NES/Famicom, Super Nintendo/Super Famicom

The Tristar 64 is an unlicensed add-on for the Nintendo 64, produced in Hong Kong by Future Laboratory.

Overview Edit

The Tristar 64 features three cartridge ports, each for NES, Famicom, and Super Nintendo/Super Famicom cartridges, through which it emulates the NES or SNES hardware. The Tristar 64 has a built-in cheat cartridge functionality through a program called the "X-Terminator", and has a Memory Editor for editing and archiving SRAM and EEPROM game data.

The Tristar 64 requires a separate power supply to run. It connects to a television via RCA composite output cables, with the Nintendo 64's own video output being routed through the Tristar device.

Even though the device boasts compatibility with the majority of NES and Super Nintendo, cartridges with an extra processor (such as the SA-1 chip on Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars) are not supported.[citation needed] The Tristar 64 is similar to the Super 8, an add-on for playing NES and Famicom cartridges on the Super Nintendo.

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