First unofficial PC port of The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time available for download

A few days ago, we informed you of an unofficial PC port of The Legend of Zelda which will be released on PC on April 1st. This project is called Ship of Harkinian. However, this isn’t the only PC port of Ocarina of Time in development. In fact, the first unofficial PC port of this classic Zelda game, called Open Ocarina, is now available for download.

We first reported Open Ocarina in February 2022.

As its description says:

“Currently, assets are statically linked, but that’s just until we sort out the game. Once stable, we’ll move to an external asset loader. Stability, 60 FPS, and asset loading external are the main priorities.

It’s still not a perfect port as there are some issues. For example, there are audio glitches in the intro and audio errors with the ocarina. Nevertheless, PC gamers can play and complete the game, from start to finish.

You can download Open Ocarina from here. Note that this release does not feature any gameplay elements. As such, Nintendo cannot stop it. Players will need to use Visual Studio 2019+ in order to create an executable version. You also need to own the game and create a ROM in order to use its assets.

Finally, here’s an old video from Open Ocarina, showing an older version in action.


John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and editor of DSOGaming. He is a fan of PC gaming and strongly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on many gaming sites. Although he is an avid PC gamer, his gaming roots are on consoles. John loved – and still loves – 16-bit consoles and considers the SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won out over consoles. This was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John also wrote an advanced degree thesis on “The Evolution of PC Graphics Cards”.
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