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No more will your Jigglypuffs be ovals, and no more will your boxes be rectangles! Smash Bros 64 is now playable in widescreen!
After quite a few hours of debugging in disassembly, and some help from the creator of 19XXTE me and my bud put together a mod that changes the aspect ratio of SSB64 to 16x9. Note: This only effects the in-match camera. The menus will still appear stretched. Since they're all just pre-rendered images changing their aspect ratio just miss-aligns all the images/text. There's not much you can do about that without replacing the original image files in binary, which... ugh.
The mod has not been tested in emulators, only on hardware. The only graphical issue I've been able to find is the camera extends beyond the kill boundary on some maps. (See Sector Z)
Update: I tested it on a few of the more popular Emulators, and it only appears to work with NEMU which doesn't do you much good. That being said, most of the nicer emulators can fudge widescreen with plugins.
Mod confirmed to work on an Everdrive 3.0. If anyone has an Everdrive 2.0, an Everdrive 2.5, or a 64Drive and wants to test this mod on it please let me know!