The Legend Of Zelda A Link To The Past Decompiled To Run On PC

The game code for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past has been decompiled and can now run natively on PC.

Based on the project details given on Github, this is a reverse-engineered clone of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past that runs natively on PC. It’s about 70-80,000 lines of C/C++ code that reimplements all parts of the original game. The game is fully playable from start to finish. Additionally, it can be configured to also run the original machine code side-by-side.

How To Run The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past On PC

  1. You will need a copy of the original game ROM to extract game assets, including levels and images
  2. Put the ROM in tables/zelda3.sfc
  3. Install Python dependencies: pip installation cushion and pip install pyyaml
  4. To run python extract_resources.py to extract the resources from the ROM in a more human-readable format
  5. To run python compile_resources.py to produce .h files that are included by C++ code
  6. Generate the .sln file with Visual Studio on Windows

In addition to being able to run the original machine code side-by-side, this decompiled port of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past also supports snapshots. Joypad input history is also saved in the snapshot. It is also possible to launch a replay of your game in turbo mode to check that the game behaves correctly.

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The third game in The Legend of Zelda series was released in 1992 in North America and Europe following its debut in Japan in 1991.

The events of the first two Zelda games take place several years before the start of the story. Link is portrayed by the player as he sets out to save Hyrule, defeat Ganon, and rescue the offspring of the Seven Sages. It removes the side-scrolling gameplay of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and reverts to a top-down perspective close to that of the first The Legend of Zelda. It introduced series mainstays like parallel universes and special items like the Master Sword.




Harry D. Gonzalez