Because I am a very stupid person, I have decided to utilize the week I have off for the holidays to look at the N64 driver in MESS. My plan is as follows:
1. Iron out the regressions from the past ~10 versions of MESS, as I know they are great in number.
2. Get the Serial Interface into shape, as it's what's preventing several games from booting due to Controller Pak issues.
3. If #2 doesn't take care of it, get Hey You, Pikachu! to work.
4. Drink heavily and curse the emulation scene.