May 22, 2022

Unofficial Zelda: Ocarina of Time PC Port Now Available

A fan-made, takedown proof full PC port of everyone’s favourite Zelda adventure is yours to download now

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Finally, a brand new Ocarina of Time PC port has arrived and is yours to play for free. Dubbed OpenOcarina, you can get it right now although its a little more complex than simply downloading a bunch of files and beginning your adventure.

Of course, The Legend of Zelda; Ocarina of Time is one of the most loved games of all time. So much so in fact, that fans came together last year to release a lost prototype of the original game. But the one fan project that many have been waiting for is finally here; a PC port of the original game in full.

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But creating the Ocarina port was no simple task. To get it to work, the PC port allows you to run the classic Nintendo 64 on a modern PC. It does this whilst avoiding any concerns over DMCA takedowns as reported by DSOGaming (or at least we hope).

The reason for this is that this particular batch of code is entirely original. At least, according to its developers. None of the original code from Nintendo or related art assets have been re-used at all. This is of course a strategy that has been employed by other PC port projects in the past, with the same result.

But for the end-user, this comes at a cost. You’ll need to put in a little work to get it to run. First, you will need a working ROM of the original game in order to make the port playable. Next, you’ll need to assemble everything yourself. The results aren’t always perfect, with some users reporting technical; hitches in the final product.

But if you are prepared to put in the graft, then the results are well worth it. Interested readers can download the full port on Github now. Otherwise, its time to break out the OG Nintendo 64, or else subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online, where the game is available for Switch.

Source; TechRadar


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