Fans Release PC Port of Nintendo 64 Game Zelda: Ocarina of Time

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Harbor Masters, a group of community developers, has released the PC port of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, originally released for Nintendo 64. Players will need the legal Nintendo 64 version of the game to play the port.

Playing the PC version of the game requires software called Ship of Harkinian, available through the appropriate Discord server. Ship of Harkinian’s YouTube channel has a video published announcing some features, such as HD graphics and support for ultrawide formats, controllers and keyboards. There is also support for mods. Ultimately, the frame rate should go up to 60fps and features like text-to-speech, better audio and graphics models, and support for Linux and Mac should be added.

Zelda: Ocarina of Time was released in 1998 for the Nintendo 64. Players who want to try the Ship of Harkinian port must use their legal copy for the original Nintendo 64 game. The software will bring in the assets of that original game, after which the PC version will be playable. The port was made possible by a two-year project in which the original code of game through reverse engineering is received.

A Harbor Master Developer spoke to VGC and noted that adding mods support was much easier on this Zelda port than it was on the PC version of Mario 64. That’s because the Zelda port has an asset loading pipeline pretty similar to that one, according to the developer. of modern games. Patches are also supported.

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