How to Install Plugins to Project 64

By Timothy Baron

Updated September 22, 2017

"Project 64" is an emulator for the Nintendo 64. It allows gamers to play N64 games on their computer. The program features high-rates of compatibility with the classic console games, though it doesn't support all games. Players can install an array of third-party plugins to improve compatibility and performance. Some plugins increase the rendering resolution, producing a crisper image. Others add features such as high-quality interpolated sound. Installing a plugin is as simple as putting it in the plugin directory and selecting it from the "Project 64" system menu.

Download a "Project 64" plugin. The official forums have a thread listing all "Project 64" plugins and their links.

Unzip the plugin. If you do not have an unzipping program, download and install one. "7-Zip" is entirely free, and the similar program "WinRar" has a one-month trial.

Open "My Computer" and navigate to your "Project 64" directory. By default, it's "C:/Program Files/Project 64." Open the "Plugins" sub-directory.

Drag and drop the plugin files into the plugin directory. The files end with ".dll."

Open "Project 64." Click "Options," "Settings" and "Plugins." Select the plugin you want to install.