As Expected, Nintendo Is Taking Down That Unofficial Super Mario 64 PC Port

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With the world in turmoil, it’s important to hold onto the few constants we have left. The sun still rises in the east, the sky is still (mostly) blue, and Nintendo is still devoted to taking down unofficial ports of its games.

Earlier this month, a PC port of Super Mario 64 appeared that could run the classic game in 4K and be modded with other graphical improvements. Now, according to a notice obtained by TorrentFreak, frequent Nintendo representative Wildwood Law Group is making moves to have it pulled from servers. While they haven’t been successful in every attempt, many of the more public sources for the executable have already been nuked. Takedowns have also extended to YouTube videos of the third-party project, such as the one seen in our previous story.

This behaviour is fairly standard for Nintendo, and Super Mario 64 belongs to them, after all. With recent reports of classic Mario titles being remastered for Switch, there’s clear impetus for the developer to keep folks from potentially one-upping them.

In any case, nothing ever truly disappears from the internet, especially something as cool as a 4K version of the most iconic platformer of all time.


Comments

    haha nintendo is pathetic. a far superior version of our game exists? nuke it. cause here we are releasing the next switch port of a popular game in 144p at 12fps!!!!.

      Nintendo is enforcing their trademarks. As is their legal right.

    And it other news, fire is hot and water is wet, more at 11.

    It's a good show for Nintendo but ultimately its on the internet forever and wasn't that hard to find a download link.

      *resists urge to tell you water isn't actually 'wet'...*

      Wait, no I didn't.

      Ahhhhh well.

    I downloaded it the other night plus the switch nsp it’s pretty cool but I’d hardly say it’s 4 k it looks like the original

    Bit late to the party I’ve downloaded it twice for the pc and the switch so good luck with that

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