By Marco Lancaster
Just like what happened with Super Mario 64, talented developers have reverse engineered the classic ‘The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’. The source availability of the game allows the developers to work on mods and also port the game to multiple platforms. The game has reached PC thanks to fans, now the producer has revealed that it will bring text-to-speech, 60 frames per second, high definition texture, Mac and Linux support, and more.
The unofficial port has released a new version “Rachael Alfa” which supports both Mac and Wii U computers. In addition to that, this version includes a free camera mode, up to 250 frames per second. There’s also item randomization, new cheats, and adjustments to Link’s fall damage. The new port is made by fans and there is no relationship with Nintendo. Players will enjoy the game through software dubbed “Ship of Harkinian”. To avoid legal issues, the software asks players to enter their own legal sourced Nintendo 64 ROM for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. After that, the software will extract the game and generate a native PC version.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time takes on new life with a high-quality port
The latest fan port of the legendary game is available for download via this Discord channel.
Earlier this year, the “Ship of Harkinian” project brought The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to PC. Early achievements include HD graphics, ultrawide screen resolutions, keyboard support, modding support, force feedback, and gyroscope aiming.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was one of the greatest games in Nintendo history, and certainly the one that breathed life into the Nintendo 64. The company’s first 64-bit console struggled to compete with PlayStation One. However, with the release of Legend of Zelda, Nintendo managed to win over fans and more customers. The game was important for the whole industry because it brought gameplay elements still present in modern games.
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