“Ocarina of Time”: Reverse engineering clears the way for mods and ports



It took two years, but now fans have been able to reconstruct the entire source code of “Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” from the game’s assembler code. This makes unofficial porting or fan modifications of the game possible.

A team of Nintendo fans worked for almost two years to reverse engineer the source code for the fifth part of the Zelda series. According to the British publication VGC, they have now achieved this goal. “It was a wild ride. We were able to create C code that, when compiled, reproduces the original game, ”VGC quotes one of the people involved …

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