Right now I'm playing The legend of Zelda - Majora's mask REDUX on my Japanese N64 with the Everdrive 64. The hack is awesome and there's nothing wrong with it, except for when I get to Ikana canyon. First of all, Sakon's running around aimlessly (if I'm not mistaken he's supposed to run around in a circle), almost running out of the area or down in the water. Nothing serious, he's just there for show anyway. But I can't give the ocean title deed to the Deku scrub. What happens is that I show it to him, he say's "that's what I'm looking for, let me give you this instead". Then the dialogue stops, he just stands there with his excited pose and the title deed disappears from my inventory. I can't talk to him again, and even if I could than the title deed would still be gone, and since he won't fly away, I can't use the Deku flower and get the piece of heart. I don't know what is causing this. The rom, the hack, the everdrive or the console. I haven't finished Great bay temple yet so I don't know how the rest of Ikana Canyon is (don't have the ice arrow yet so I can't get to the village), but I'm wondering if it's the same for anyone else?
I have tried the following:
Playing the original rom with the REDUX save file, changing the name of the save file to match the original. But what happens then is that half my progress disappears. Half my hearts are gone, half my masks are gone, my gilded sword is back to regular and I have zero bosses defeated instead of two. The save still has my name on it. And no, it's not an old save file for the original rom, I haven't played the original on the Everdrive since I own the original game. I won't play through all that again just to see if it works.
Trying to play on Project64. But I can't transfer the save file, even though it has the same file extension. I tried to change the name of the save file to match the one that Project64 creates, but it won't work. I also found a save file converter, but I couldn't get it to convert into the right type of save file.
Changing the region from NTSC to PAL on my Everdrive and play it on my PAL N64. But nothing changes, still the same glitch.
The next thing I will try is to beat the Great bay temple first and then try again. It's a long shot, the game might expect it to be done at that point, even if it theoratically shouldn't matter.