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Ocarina of Time Redux

Hack of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Description:

This hack aims at improving the original experience of Ocarina of Time by adding some QoL improvements by applying the ASM patches provided by the Ocarina of Time Randomizer project by Roman971 and its contributors. (NOTE: For a full list of the Credits per-dev, please check the ReadMe. Adult Link 3D model made by SkilarBabcock, with permission to use for this project: https://youtu.be/x6MIeEZIsPw)

NB: Use an Ocarina of Time US 1.0 ROM for patching.


Main Features:

  • Text speed now goes 2 times as fast as the original, matching Majora’s Mask and Ocarina of Time 3D.
  • Text revamp, restored and revised based on subsequent releases of Ocarina of Time.
  • Fixed graves behaviour like in subsequent versions.
  • Properly center the “Navi” text in the C-Up button.
  • Collecting Gold Skulltulla Tokens no longer freezes the player but allows it to continue moving. This is similar to what happens in Majora’s Mask spider houses.
  • D-PAD can be used to quickly access ocarina and iron/hover boots.
  • Rupee color of the rupee count indicator now changes in color to reflect the wallet upgrade possessed.
  • Stone of Agony now works even without rumble. An icon will appear over the rupee count when in proximity of a hidden grotto.
  • Farore’s Wind does not get dispelled through time travel and can be used independently by child and adult Link.
  • The bunny hood now works like in Majora’s Mask boosting movement speed when worn.
  • Bombchu Bowling prizes now appear in fixed order instead of random (Rotation being: piece of heart, purple rupee, bomb bag capacity upgrade, bombs).
  • Fishing made easier by guaranteeing biting, but keeps the fish size RNG from the original game.
  • Biggoron has you wait 2 days instead of 3 to forge the Biggoron Sword.
  • Default Z-targeting is automatically set to HOLD by default.
  • Burning Kakariko cutscene now starts by entering Kakariko from any entrance instead of only the main one.
  • Song of Storms cooldown is removed, additionally it can be used in every ambient.
  • Warp songs and Farore’s Wind can now be used inside Gerudo Training Grounds and Ganon’s Castle.
  • Lab diving heart piece can now be obtained at all times.
  • Increased speed of block pushing.
  • Subscreen delay fix
  • Extended draw distance.
  • Requires All Medallions to unlock the bridge for Ganon’s Castle (original game only requires Shadow and Spirit).
  • Unlocked Tunics for Young Link.
  • Updated Young and Adult Link 3D models. Young Link is based on his MM 3D model, and Adult Link is a custom MM Adult Link 3D model made by SkilarBabcock, given permission by him to use for this project: https://youtu.be/x6MIeEZIsPw.
  • All other vanilla features (Rewards, Cutscenes and Animations) are retained.

Master Quest Redux:

  • Same features as Ocarina of Time Redux by default
  • All Dungeons set to Master Quest layouts
  • Custom Master Quest title screen
  • MQ text dialogue colors
  • Change Button Colors: GC OoT Button Colors
  • Censored Fire Temple song from v1.2 and GC releases
  • Censored Gerudo textures from v1.2 and GC releases
  • Censored blood (Green) from v1.2 and GC releases

But what if you want to have the censored Fire Temple in OoT Redux, and not exclusive to the Master Quest patch? Or you want the censored Gerudo textures, or you want a higher text speed (like 3x) or want certain features, and not others?

That can easily be changed, thanks to an amazing software called Patcher64+ Tool, which allows you to toggle whatever feature you want on or off according to your liking, so you can create your own custom Ocarina of Time / Master Quest Redux ROM! You can download the software here if you want to customize your own ROM patch:

The tool depends on a computer with PowerShell support. Windows 10 is recommended, but other OS that can install PowerShell could also be used.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Legend of Zelda, The - Ocarina of Time (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Nintendo 64 (v. 20180814-043336)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: AD69C91157F6705E8AB06C79FE08AAD47BB57BA7
  • File/ROM CRC32: CD16C529

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
MarocHackingOoT Randomizer rewrite, text speeds and main hacking.
ShadowOne333HackingText and graphic fixes, Bugfixing, Master Quest dungeons port.
MattKimuraScript Editing/RevisionExtensive playtesting, Bugfixing.
Roman971Original HackingRandomizer, Skulltulas, Rupee icon colour, fishing, warp songs, Farore's wind, and Storms cool-
TestRunnerSRLOriginal HackingRandomizer, HOLD as default on Z-Targeting.
AmazingAmpharosOriginal HackingRandomizer, Bombchu Bowling prizes.
KrimtonzOriginal HackingRandomizer, D-Pad, Bunny Hood, Dampe's minigame and Kakariko cutscene hacks.
FigOriginal HackingRandomizer, block faster pushing speed.
rlbond86Original HackingRandomizer, Stone of Agony icon and File Select items display.
KevinPalOriginal HackingRandomizer, Farore's Wind hacks.
junglechiefOriginal HackingRandomizer, Fishing Pond & Claim Check changes.
mzxrulesOriginal HackingRandomizer. Master Quest scene data patching.
ZelOriginal HackingSubscreen Delay Fix
SkilarBabcockOriginal WorkCustom Adult Link MM model
AdmentusOriginal WorkPatcher64+ Tool developer

User Review Information

This is God's work.

Reviewed By: ClaudeDixon on 14 Jun 2021

I’ve always liked the old atmosphere over the 3DS one plus the uncensored content, but gameplay wise the original had glaring issues so sadly there was no perfect version of the game, until now.

No explanation needed, the new Ocarina/boots control scheme is a GAME CHANGER and now not only makes the Water Temple enjoyable, but superior to the 3DS one thanks to the darker, natural, more suiting atmosphere and no hand holding highlights to guide the player to the solutions of the central puzzle.

Perhaps even more essential is the increased text speed. I’m split on the 3DS text speed since it lessens the tension/seriousness of dialogue so I settled for 2x speed which seems just right, but you can patch it to match the 3DS speed if you want. And lastly, the Stone of Agony now works like on 3DS, leaving no remaining objective gameplay issues for N64 besides first person aiming, but this isn’t a game where pinpoint accuracy is necessary.

Even more impressive is how this patch goes above and beyond simply rivaling the remake. The bunny hood is amazing, and while it takes a big chunk of the child Link section to obtain, for the rest of the game it fixes the issue of the need to walk backwards across Hyrule field to gain speed and compensate for no horse, so exploration for child Link is FAR less painful. A con I found though is it breaks the octopus mini-boss, so I hope future updates can restrict its use there. Also, it breaks the “puzzles” that involve running around and lighting torches as fast as possible, but idk if there’s a solution to that (maybe have sticks disable masks?)

The block pushing speed was still slow on 3DS but here it’s doubled. Another plus for an already amazing patch. On a side note, on 3DS you can’t re-catch bugs after releasing them, but on N64 you could and therefore only need 1 bottle for bugs. Thank god for this patch for letting me enjoy that feature without putting up with the many limitations of the original game.

Lastly, I’m usually against nerfs in difficulty, but fishing was easily the game’s most boring task yet had 2 valuable rewards that required you to go through it twice. I’m glad that you’re now guaranteed to catch a fish after it bites, I don’t need to spend 10 minutes trying to catch a big fish only for a random number generator to screw me over.

I can’t stress enough how much this hack is essential for preserving the original experience and making it truly timeless.

Version 2.2 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
This is God's work.ClaudeDixon14 Jun 20212.2Yes
The Patcher64 Tool is the Best Part!thunder13512 Mar 20212.2Yes
A really good update hack.TarotCard015 Feb 20212.2Yes
Makes a masterpiece pretty much perfectThirteen 135523 Sep 20202.1Yes
Very customizable OOTLuigiXHero25 Dec 20202.2Yes
Amazing accomplishment!PurePixels06 Oct 20202.1Yes
Definitive way to play Ocarina of TimeShadowOne33323 May 20201.0Yes
Nicepleasejust18 May 20201.0Yes
Lens of truth for Dpad up? Ocarina Redux is a real treat.wiiluvglover6418 May 20201.0Yes
The Gold Standard For Playing OoTMattKimura16 May 20201.0Yes