A group of fan modders have released a PC port of Nintendo’s iconic N64 game, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
According to developer Harbor Masters, the PC port offers HD graphics, ultra-wide resolution, modding support, keyboard support and more. Text-to-speech, 60fps support, dual-stick camera support, and other features are also in the works.
The PC port runs on software called “Ship of Harkinian,” which was posted on Harbor Master’s Discord server earlier this week. Essentially, Ship of Harkinian takes a legal stock N64 ROM from Ocarina of time and uses these assets to create a native PC version.
It’s this specific process that should, in theory, protect Harbor Masters from Nintendo, which is known for taking legal action against fan projects based on its work. As Ship of Harkinian is a reverse engineered project, it is technically legal, as it does not use any disclosed or copyrighted Nintendo assets.
Apart from the updates planned for the Ocarina of time PC port, Harbor Masters says it is working on a PC version of the game’s sequel, Majora’s Maskis about 45% complete.
It’s worth noting that both games are available on the Nintendo Switch through the $63.99 CAD/year subscription to the Switch Online service. However, these are the original N64 releases, not the 3DS remakes.