Blurred lines: The fan-made port of the Nintendo 64 classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for PC is finally complete and available for download online. Historically, Nintendo didn’t like it when people messed with their intellectual property. The PC port, however, does not use any original Nintendo copyrighted assets or leaked content, which blurs the lines of legality. Time will tell what the Nintendo legal team comes up with, if anything.
The game was created by a community development group known as the Harbor Masters and built on two years of work to reverse engineer the original and rebuild it in C code. The group even released a Nintendo Direct style presentation announcing the game’s completion.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was recently announced as a finalist for the 2022 World Video Game Hall of Fame along with other memorable titles including Resident Evil, NBA Jam and Ms. Pac man. Winners will be announced May 5th.
The PC port features HD graphics and fully working audio, and supports widescreen monitors, keyboards, controllers, force feedback, and more. Future features are expected to include dual joystick camera control, online play, text-to-speech support, easter eggs, and Mac and Linux support.
The group is also asking users to support the official release of Ocarina of Time on Nintendo Switch Online. We were told that those who shared proof of their membership would be given a special role on the group’s Discord server.