‘Ocarina Of Time’ Gets A Surprise Emulation Patch On Nintendo Switch
A new The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time The update suggests that Nintendo is making adjustments to the N64 game emulation.
As reported by VGCfollowing a new Switch Online update alongside the release of Banjo-Kazooieplayers have discovered that the infamous water temple glitch in Ocarina Of Time has been fixed.
The discovery came from OatmealDome on Twitter who realized that the room transparency graphical issue related to the water texture had been fixed since the last update, but it seems that the fog is still missing .
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It looks like the water in the now infamous Water Temple room has been fixed in the latest update? I think the fog is still missing, though.
I haven’t checked the rest of the game to see if any of the other issues have changed, but it’s promising. pic.twitter.com/wcoG3hIxu2
— OatmealDome (@OatmealDome) January 21, 2022
However, according to the dataminer LuigiBloodthe latest Switch Online update did not bring any changes to the Ocarina of time itself, suggesting that an improvement to the console’s N64 emulator drove the improvement.
It seems that the update did not fix all N64 game issues as graphical issues are still present in paper mario, Dr. Mario, Yoshi’s Island. As JCog_ on Twitter points out, data backup issues in Banjo-Kazooie still stays good.
Nintendo has not commented on the update or whether it has made any changes to the N64 emulator.
The Nintendo Switch Online+ expansion pack launched in October last year and presented gamers with a collection of N64 titles including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart 64, Star fox 64, Super Mario 64and more.
This week (January 21), Nintendo announced that The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask will make its way to the collection next month. This means that from there, subscribers will be able to play the classic Zelda title on Nintendo Switch.
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