Ocarina of Time fan PC port to release April 1

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After being announced last February, a new fan PC port of The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time is expected to release April 1, 2022. Codenamed "Ship of Harkinian," named after a line of dialogue in the CD-i Zelda games, the port will use the reverse-engineered source code released by the Zelda Reverse Engineering Team last November. Yesterday, the group working on the port, Harbour Masters, announced a "Ship of Harkinian Direct" to premiere on March 22, which will feature "roughly 5 minutes of information focused on features available in the next 10 days for the Ship of Harkinian, and a sneak peak at features that will be available in the coming months after launch." While this announcement doesn't specifically say it will release on April 1, ten days after March 22 is, of course, April 1, and the FAQ on the Ship of Harkinian Discord server lists the release date as March 32.

For some idea on where progress is on the port, the Discord server has plenty of small development updates. Developer Lywx has mentioned that while the initial release will not support 60fps gameplay, it is being worked on and should come at a later date. When asked about custom textures, Lywx responded "If i manage to make it fully working, yes. Its not that hard, but its missing some things." It is also worth pointing out that, according to developer MelonSpeedruns, this project will not be compatible with previously-released texture packs, and that they will need to be ported to this system. However, Lywx has posted pictures showing working custom textures, including 4K textures, but it's unclear if they will be fully supported in the initial release.

If you'd like to dig deeper into the project, you can join the Ship of Harkinian Discord server. Or, you can wait until March 22 to see all the news in their Direct.

:arrow: Ship of Harkinian Direct on YouTube
 

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A Nintendo Direct-style preview is coming in half an hour.

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