Building cen64 on macOS

For testing Nintendo 64 homebrew ROMs, cen64 is the most accurate emulator (though it doesn’t run at full speed yet). Here’s how to build it from source on macOS:

  1. Install XQuartz from the official distributed disk image
  2. git clone https://github.com/n64dev/cen64.git
  3. cd cen64
  4. mkdir build
  5. cd build
  6. cmake ..
  7. make
  8. ./cen64 /path/to/pifdata.bin /path/to/rom.z64

You’ll have to obtain pifdata.bin yourself, as it’s a copyrighted binary file.)

Building cen64 on macOS