Fans have ported Ocarina of Time to PC
Enterprising fans have completed a PC port of the iconic Nintendo 64 adventure The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which is already spreading across the internet.
The port features higher resolutions, ultra-wide support, keyboard and mouse input, force feedback, gyroscope aiming, and even mod support.
- PC port is based on reverse-engineered code
- Similar to the Super Mario 64 PC port from 2019
- Mods allow easy replacement and modification of original assets
- Work is underway on Majora’s Mask, which is about 45% decompiled
Own copy: The team behind the port uses software called Ship of Harkinian, which extracts assets from what the team insists must be a legally sourced ROM of the original game.
HD upgrade: The extracted assets are then used to build the final playable version of the PC port, meaning the PC port's source code does not include any assets from the game, it is simply a reimplementation of the game logic. The developers, going by the name Harbour Masters, hope this will dissuade Nintendo's lawyers.