Originally Posted by Just Desserts
Super Mario 64 (USA): Black poly-storm for a few frames originating behind the castle front door after getting briefed on the camera controls by Lakitu, then crashes.

I know it will make you happy, but with MacOSX gcc and PTR64=1, the behavior is different than what you reported
I can pass with no issues Lakitu's briefing and enter the castle. MESS only crashes if I re-exit the castle after entering

also, no text is displayed in either Peach's letter during the intro or in Lakitu's instructions or in other black-boxed tutorial messages...

notice I'm not blaming you in any way, just underlying the fact that these out-of-bound crashes (or whatever else) are not behaving in the same ways across different OSes