Fan-Made Ocarina of Time PC Port Gets Unlocked Framerate, Difficulty Settings, and More

Building on the work of Zelda’s reverse engineering team (opens in a new tab), the crew calling themselves Harbor Masters released a PC version of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time earlier this year. It improved the original with HD graphics, widescreen support and also on PC this is how God plays games when God decides to stop messing with us and just play Zelda in place.

The Harbor Masters have continued to update the Port of Ocarina of Time, which they call Ship of Harkinian. Delightfully, news of these updates is shared in the form of straight-to-video interspersed with re-voiced footage from Animation Magic’s famous Zelda games for the Philips CD-i. The latest announcement that the current version, Rachael Alfa 3.0.0, allows you to choose your own frame rate up to 250 fps. It also adds a set of difficulty options, including damage multipliers and variable healing and restoration effects, which you can access in the Enhancements > Gameplay menu.

Other new features in this build include the guards you pass in front of Hyrule Castle with vision cones (well, vision bubble trails I guess), you can customize the HUD, Link can wield a shield, and a two-handed sword at the same time, and can wear the Bunny Hood even as an adult. Additionally, the Deku Shield is fireproof, and there are cheats to keep Epona never getting tired, and to allow you to use items (like bombs) in places you weren’t allowed to before.

But wait, there’s more. Optional tweaks include adjustable climbing speed, fast chests, no forced Navi, spammable Kaepora Gaebora and faster Biggoron’s Sword quest, and there are bug fixes for Anubis fireballs, hover fishing, grave digging, and the glitch that made it impossible to get the Deku Nut upgrade if you didn’t do things in exactly the right order. There is a new GUI for linking controls and a randomizer.

Harkinian’s ship also works on macOS and Wii U now, and in 64-bit mode. There’s even more, but you’ll have to watch the entire video for the rest, or just try it out for yourself. You will need to have a copy of the ROM already, then download the Rachael Alfa version from the Ship of Harkinian Discord server (opens in a new tab).

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