Armakuni wrote: ↑Thu Nov 23, 2023 12:00 pm
Chris23235 wrote: ↑Wed Nov 22, 2023 10:27 am
chunky_tesco wrote: ↑Wed Nov 22, 2023 6:43 am
I used the Sanni Cart Reader to dump my original carts including Super Mario 64 and its save file. Before TLB I was playing the NTSC patched version and now that I can run my dumped PAL rom the speed difference is immense!
As a general aside, when is the PAL version the preferred option? I imagine UK developed titles such as Goldeneye the PAL version is the version the devs intended - is the NTSC version always faster?
In general the NTSC markets (Japan/US) were by far the most important markets for the N64 and every developer targeted the NTSC model, making the PAL version an afterthought. From a framerate perspective the NTSC version is always the preferred version. If you want to play a specific language version it may be different.
Even when one of biggest developers for the N64 Rare were UK based ?
Even then, because the majority of games was sold in NTSC markets. Nintendo sold about 20 million N64 consoles in the US, 5.5 million N64 consoles in Japan and about 5 million N64 consoles in Europe. The sales in PAL territories were tiny compared to the sales in NTSC territories.
Rare developed for Nintendo games that were sold worldwide, the games were not made with the european market in mind specifically.