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Switch Online’s N64 update is live (version 2.3.0), here’s what’s included

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The Switch Online Nintendo 64 application received an update today bringing it to version 2.3.0. Aside from the release of Kirby 64: The Crystal Shardsit seems that Nintendo has made some adjustments behind the scenes as well.

Nintendo doesn’t release patch notes for app updates like this one, but there are other ways to find out what’s changed. Well-known dataminer from Nintendo Oatmeal Dome reveals adjustments to a number of existing N64 titles, including Star fox 64, dr mario 64 and MarioGolf – what serves as a reminder Nintendo is continually improving the overall experience of the N64 library on Switch.

[NSO – Nintendo 64] Version 2.3.0 is out.
– Added Kirby 64.
– Star Fox 64 had gamma adjustment enabled – gamma value was set to 1.8.
– dr Mario 64 had adjusted renderer settings (“ConstValue_0” added).
– Renderer settings have been adjusted for Mario Golf (“ConstValue_1” added).

The same source has also noted that Kirby 64 “so far” has had the fewest changes of any game that has been included in the Switch Online N64 application.

“Interestingly, Kirby 64 seems to have the fewest patches and hacks I’ve seen for this emulator to date. There are the usual renderer settings adjustments, but there are no patches or hooks for CPU instructions.”

A previous N64 app update from February this year also made a number of changes to some existing games. The fog has been restored The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and other games like Paper Mario got some love too. Game developer Modern Vintage Gamer reviewed the same update, highlighting how the N64 emulation “got better”.

What do you think of the latest customizations coming with version 2.3.0? Did you notice anything yourself? Have you tried the Expansion Pack service yet? Leave a comment below.

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