Majora's Mask 3D: modder restoring functionality, more fixes to come

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    Despite Majora's Mask having hugely updated visuals, upgraded framerate, and being made portable with a sparkly 3DS port, many critics have bemoaned a number of negative changes this updated version brought, specifically when it comes to the Zora swimming, the Deku Scrub's motion easing, and the railroaded boss mechanics. Well, a modder known as leoetlino has recently produced two sets of codes which rectify the sluggish Zora swimming as well as the tedious motion easing of the Deku Scrub.

    What this means is that players will now be able to swim around the Great Bay at top speed without using a lick of magic, with the R-button now serving to deploy the magic shield (which will still use magic as it should). While the slow swimming has been removed entirely at this junction, leoetlino intends to create a version that allows the player to toggle freely between the two swimming speeds in-game, something the original release didn't support.

    The second set of codes then serve to fix the windup easing on all of the Deku Scrub's movements, allowing players to hop at full speed across lily pads with ease, as well as providing tighter control in general. Despite the inherent input lag of the original release, Deku Scrub movement still felt better than the 3DS port because of this issue, and now it's been eliminated.

    Already having done so much, Leo states that he intends to create codes which allow the ice arrows to form plates of ice anywhere in the water (something that was present in the original, but not the remake), as well as let the three transformation masks be equipped via the D-pad so as not to take up item slots.

    :arrow:Zora Swimming Code
    :arrow:Deku Scrub Code
     
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  1. gnmmarechal

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    This is really nice to see, I'll be trying it.
     
  2. Retroboy

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    Loved it on the 3ds man i need to get my sd sorted to run gateway again
     
  3. KiiWii

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    Fantastic mods! Thanks!
     
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  4. leafeon34

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    For those who are unfamiliar with the game, this video explains the questionable changes in the 3DS remake.

     
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  5. azoreseuropa

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    Not into mod stuff. I will pass, thought. Just an original games.
     
  6. CallmeBerto

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    Holy crap!

    I've had dreams of this mod for years now. I will definitely need to try this once I have a moment.
     
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  7. Jonna

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    But the topic title says modding right on it. By chance, did you miss it?
     
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  8. 98otiss

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    how is it that i was just looking at videos of people comparing the n64 and 3ds version and me looking for a patch a couple of days ago. and then someone makes it days after.
     
  9. Clydefrosch

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    cool. though i personally didn't mind the zora thing too much, the deku thing is a nice fix.
     
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  10. skawo

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    The Zora thing was changed for a reason, though. Most Zora swimming you do is through tight corridors, so it really doesn't make sense for it to be as fast as it was in the original.
     
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    The modder will release a feature allowing you to toggle between both swimmings so you'll have the best of everything.
    It does make sense tho because in the sea it's just funnier while the change makes sense only in the dungeons
     
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  12. Enryx25

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    Played both the N64 and 3DS versions.
    Majora's Mask is my favorite game of all time and the only change I didn't like in MM3D are the easier bosses.
    Swimming is fine.
     
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  14. PugCruz

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    These differences are things you would only notice if you played the original, I am guessing. Still cool someone did this. Would these codes work on Citra? Edit: I am dumb
     
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  15. 98otiss

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    do people read anymore?​
     
  16. the_randomizer

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    Why Grezzo made these changes to the remake I'll never know.
     
  17. osaka35

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    Huzzah! Always put me off a bit when playing, these things. Broke the flow. Now's the Time to fix and stream I suppose. Wonder what's next.

    Aye, and there were related differences between the western release and the original Japanese release of the n64 original as well. Especially in regards to the zora shield ability. Usually these kinds of fixes are just Quality of Life fixes, but they made some larger changes with Majora's Mask. I'm sure there are videos on the differences.
     
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  18. Bimmel

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    Beautiful! Thank you SO much!!
     
  19. Silent_Gunner

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    Fun story: A co-worker of mine was getting this version of the game for her 3DS, and I told her how the remake "simplified" things, and she acted like that's not a bad thing! I was going all "lolwut?" in my head at that one!
     
  20. VinsCool

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    I knew about the Zora swimming, but I don't remember having any issue with the Deku Scrub o.o

    Really cool effort nonetheless!
     
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