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Zelda – The Legend of Link (NES) Romhack

Hack Name: Zelda - The Legend Of Link
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Status: Complete
Patch Version: 3-12-20
Last updated: March 12, 2020
Downloads: 21
Description:

Various ancient legends have been recorded of a young boy clothed in green, wielding the mythical master sword, sealing away all evil throughout the land. His ventures, passed down through generations have become legend. The hero of legend, had many different forms. He saved many kingdoms, restoring peace in all the lands. This is but one of the legends, of which the people speak…

Here is a ROM hack for the Legend of Zelda which has had many hours put into it (just shy of 3 years), ASM and coding changes, and graphics overhauls. New items have replaced the old ones in the original game and new concepts have been used in the game such as pitfalls, dash boots, the use of the hammer, and many more changes have been added to give the game a much new feel to it. Also the inclusion of the Capcom sound engine is another welcome change that has been added to the game.

For more details on the patch and how the project progressed over time please visit this site to take a look at how it started and how it came to its closing end.

http://acmlm.kafuka.org/board/thread.php?id=7308

Please use the PRG0 version of the ROM otherwise the ROM will not work properly. Enjoy!

!!!!WARNING!!!! - FOR THOSE UPDATING, YOU MUST DELETE ANY PREVIOUSLY CREATED IN-GAME SAVES FROM WHICH EVER EMULATOR. THIS NEW UPDATE NEEDS TO START FRESH, SINCE THE SRAM HAS BEEN ALTERED. YOU WILL GET A GREY SCREEN UPON BOOTUP IF YOU DON’T.

Now for the rom specs

  • Converted from MMC1 to MMC5
  • 1MB PRG-ROM
  • 1MB CHR-ROM
  • 32KB SRAM
  • Inserted custom MMC5 irq engine
  • Installed custom modified Capcom 6C80 Sound Engine, with DPCM usage

Will this work on…? As of January 2020, this will work on krikzz’s N8 Pro Everdrive

The game has been tested on the following emulators

  • FCEUX PC
  • Nestopia PC
  • Nintendulator PC v0.975 Unofficial Release
  • Nintendulator PC v0.970 Official Release
  • nesDS Special Build
  • Retroarch Using Nestopia Core Wii/WiiU
  • (Android Users) - NESEmu
  • (XBOX Users) - NestopiaX Ver 1.4 and up

There is a fast way to learn if the romhack will play perfectly on an emulator you use. Watch the intro after the title screen fades away. There is a golden scroll moving up the screen. If that scroll & text comes up garbage, then you should stop playing unfortunately. This is because the emulator you are using, is not utilizing the MMC5 register $5130 correctly. The romhack perform chr swaps for 3 specific things, the intro, a mini game, and the Ganon fight. If you continue to play the game with the garbaged gfx, it will obviously look bad, and it might even crash.

Hashes:
Name: Legend of Zelda, The (U) (PRG0) [!]
Name: Legend of Zelda, The (USA)
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SHA-1: DAB79C84934F9AA5DB4E7DAD390E5D0C12443FA2
MD5: 337BD6F1A1163DF31BF2633665589AB0
CRC32: D7AE93DF
Readme:
10-15-17 infidelity .ips to be patched to either... "Legend of Zelda, The (U) (PRG 0).nes" -pre no intro romset "Legend of Zelda, The (USA).nes" - no intro romset 1: fixed an exploit within the inventory menu, where users were able to use any unobtained item, by placing the inventory cursor over an empty slot, saving, and restarting the save file with the inventory item. 2: adjusted for more time between final ganon exploding, and link getting the triforce back. this needed to be adjusted after my speed increase of the sound engine & game performance. 3: restored original pitch values to specific songs, the way they were originally were back from my first release of the game. 10-23-17 -------- 1:fixed registration screen song pitch errors. 2-17-2020 --------- 1:fixed error where you player could not obtain master sword, once they have made it to the dark world. 2:restored original B button item after you play the obtained ocarina for the first time after beating light world ganon. 3:redid title screen construction to incorporate original romhack release year, as well as the latest release year. 3-12-20 ------- 1:fixed crash when exiting inventory when you have no inventory items.
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