So from the research I've done, it sounds like I'm best off playing DK64 with Project 64 version 1.6 with Glide 64. That sounds all fine and dandy, except the game is enormously buggy with that emulator. I considered Mupon 64 Plus, but the game isn't completable with that emulator. After dying three times in a row from fucking climbing (along with most of my deaths so far being from fucking bugs), I can't help but wonder if it's even possible to play this game in an emulator without it being unbelievably buggy. There's graphical glitches constantly and I've never experienced bugs this bad with any N64 game before. From the little I've played so far (unlocked Diddy and beat the first boss), it seems like a fun game but there is no way in hell I'm bothering to complete this game with it in this state. Considering this game's massive popularity, I imagine there must be someway I can play it in an emulator and not have it be a buggy mess. God, I hate N64 emulation. It's a shame Nintendo seems unlikely to ever release this game as a Virtual Console title, because holy fuck does this game deserve a release through that considering all this bullshit.