How to Add Textures to Ocarina of Time

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time follows the Hylian hero Link as he tries to save the land of Hyrule from the evil Ganondorf. The Nintendo 64 did boast relatively good graphics for it's day and age, however compared to today's systems, the graphics are substandard. You can inject a ROM copy of the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time with a texture pack for use with a computer Nintendo 64 emulator to play the game with enhanced graphics.

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Things you need

  • Project64 emulator (available online)
  • Glide64 (available online)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time texture packs (available online)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ROM (available online)

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    Visit the Project 64 website and click on "Download" to download the Project 64 emulator. Extract the emulator to your computer and install the program. Afterward, visit the Glide64 website and click on the "Downloads" tab on the left side of the page. Click on the "Download" link under "Glide64 "Napalm WX" Release 1" to save the newest version of the Glide64 plugin to your computer. Extract the plugin to a directory on your computer.

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    Navigate to the N64 Redux website and click on "V5 Pack - Mirror 1" under "Downloads" to download Mode 7's custom created texture pack. You can view the screenshots while there to see a preview of the textures. Visit the emutalk website and click on the "FTP://emutalkdl:talker@" link under "Downloads" to download the Djipi's Cel Zelda texture if you would prefer. Screenshots are at the accompanying website so that you can preview them.

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    Access the Glide 64 directory folder and locate a folder named "Wrapper" and click on it to select it. Right-click on the folder and select "Copy" from the sub menu.

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    Copy the "Wrapper" folder from the Glide 64 directory to the Project 64 emulator. The default Project 64 directory is "%ProgramFiles%\Project64 1.6."

    Afterward, find the directory named "Plugin" and access the folder. Select all of the files in the "Plugin" directory by pressing the "CTRL" key and the "A" key together to select all of the files within the directory. After you have selected the files, Copy them to the plugin directory of Project 64. The default directory for Project 64's plugin directory is "default: %ProgramFiles%\Project64 1.6\Plugin."

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    Access the plugin directory of the Project 64 emulator and create a new folder named "hires_texture." Select the texture pack you downloaded and click on the "THE LEGEND OF ZELDA" texture folder to select it. Right-click on the texture folder and select "Copy" from the sub menu.

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    Access the "hires_texture" folder you created in the Project 64 plugin folder. Copy the texture folder to the "hires_texture" directory.

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    Double-click on the Project 64 emulator to start the program. Click on "Options," and "Configure Graphics Plugin." Click on the "Texture Filters" tab and set the "Texture Quality" to "32-bit Texture" and set the "Texture Enhancement" to "2x (Double the texture size)." Click on the "OK" button to save the changes to the Project 64 emulator.

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    Visit a ROM website and click on the "Nintendo 64" link. Afterwards, click on the letter "L" to search for "Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" or type in "The Legend of Zelda" Ocarina of Time" and click "Go" to search for the ROM. Click on it to download. Extract the ROM to your computer.

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    Launch Ocarina of Time by going to "File," "Open ROM" and browse your computer to find the ROM. Select the ROM by clicking on it and click the "OK" button to start the game.

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