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BongoBob
06-29-2009, 10:45 PM
I recently came across this (http://www.lanpartyguide.com/zelda/zelda64textures.html) godly amount of awesomeness. Maybe I'm the only one here that didn't know about this, but I feel I must spread the gospel of the High Res Texture pack for Ocarina of Time.

Note: Preemptive strike: No, I'm not advocating any form of piracy here, and everything I linked to is 100% legal, with no links to ROMs. Find an Ocarina of time ROM on your own time if you're wanting to try this out.

I have it set at fullscreen at 1900x1080 on my 24" monitor, and I must say this gave me a nerdgasm.

jrrtoken
06-29-2009, 10:55 PM
Looks really good, especially the cel shaded textures. It's not going to improve upon Impa's polygonal boobs, though.

BongoBob
06-29-2009, 11:26 PM
If only there were a way to improve the Geometry :(

However, it's still 100% better than the base game. I can actually read the text on my monitor on full screen from my bed without having to squint through the fuzz.

MrWally
06-29-2009, 11:29 PM
I've never played Ocarina of time.

*ducks*

I should probably qualify that by saying that I never owned a Nintendo Console, so I'm not completely at fault. This seems pretty awesome, though.

BongoBob
06-29-2009, 11:43 PM
*aims lower*

You must make up for this horrid sin immediately.

Rogue15
06-29-2009, 11:44 PM
I never really played a zelda game period. aside from a little bit of link to the past. pretty boring if you ask me.

Kain
06-30-2009, 12:28 AM
Legend of Zelda sucks.

It had to be said.

Pho3nix
06-30-2009, 12:59 AM
Legend of Zelda sucks.

It had to be said.
Word.

Lynk Former
06-30-2009, 01:19 AM
*points @ pho3nix + Kain* BANNED!

Kain
06-30-2009, 02:04 AM
I forgot...Legend of Zelda's a touchy subject...like religion.

ZBomber
06-30-2009, 02:52 AM
I'LL SAVE THIS THREAD

Ocarina of Time was the greatest game I've ever played, and most likely ever WILL play. I have so many good memories of that game, and play it every other year or so. Earlier this year I played through Majora's Mask.

ZELDA IS AWESOME! And those textures look awesome, but since my monitor isnt too great and I dont have a USB N64 controller, I'll just stick to playing it on the N64.

BongoBob
06-30-2009, 07:20 AM
I have the Wireless Adapter for 360 accessories on the computer, and I just use my wireless 360 controller. It's not perfect (still havn't found a nice way to map all the buttons), but I can kick back on my bed and play it fine and extremely comfortably :)

Darth Avlectus
06-30-2009, 07:18 PM
Wow. Didn't think anyone cared much for older zelda games or the N64 era, anymore.

I remember when nintendo was selling the collectible flute with special copies of this game to subscribers of nintendo power.

Boba Rhett
06-30-2009, 07:24 PM
No longer care? Dude, it's still arguably the best Zelda ever put out.

jrrtoken
06-30-2009, 08:15 PM
I disagree, and raise you Majora's Mask.

http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com/images/0/08/Nosense.gif

IG-64
07-01-2009, 12:41 AM
OoT is one of the best games ever made, given the resources at the time. It made huge open worlds a realization, and the art and story was top notch-to say nothing of the game progression. It was unprecedented and still impressive today.
Of course, that doesn't mean you have to like it. I never played OoT. I got hooked on Twilight Princess and played it for hours straight until I beat it. After I beat it, I got OoT on the Virtual Console. After getting maybe halfway through it, for one reason or another, I lost interest and stopped playing. I wanted to like it; and maybe I would have if I hadn't played TP first. The classic controller was fine, and the controls didn't bother me. It was still a good game, but I just got bored with it and I don't really know why. That doesn't mean I'm gonna say it sucks, or even overrated.

It's kind of like Citizen Kane. I watched it to the end and it was boring to me. It's not because it was old. I like a ton of old movies. I like a ton of old games too. But Citizen Kane is regarded as one of-if not the best films ever made. The same goes for Zelda and video games. Point is, times change, and impressive achievements might not have the same impact today as they had when they were released. If you don't like it, that's fine, nothing can really change that, but don't say it sucks.

And GTA:SW, stop trying to act older than everyone else. I got my SNES in 1994 and later got a NES. I'm sure most people here have great 8 and 16-bit games they still love. Heck, I'm sure some here still remember playing Pong and arcades.

BongoBob
07-01-2009, 12:55 AM
And GTA, stop trying to act older than everyone else. I got my SNES in 1994 and later got a NES. I'm sure most people here have great 8 and 16-bit games they still love. Heck, I'm sure some here still remember playing Pong and arcades.

Quoted for f***in truth. In the livingroom of my house a number of consoles will at one point or another be hooked up to the tv. One day it will be the Wii, the next day the SNES, the next day the N64. Cause I gave all my consoles (besides my Xbox, 360, PS2, and Dreamcast) to my little brother. And I will hop on them for a bit with him from time to time, and every once in a while will dig out my Dreamcast and play that.

Lynk Former
07-01-2009, 01:26 AM
OoT was originally a remake of ALttP... hence the many striking similarities the two share.

But I love OoT and MM equally for very different reasons.

IG-64
07-01-2009, 02:26 AM
I remember a very long time ago I went into Funcoland and played a bit of ALttP and loved it. I never actually picked it up though, so I've never played it longer than maybe 5 minutes. :indif:

Q
07-01-2009, 03:07 AM
ALttP is my favorite Zelda game. I didn't know that OoT was meant to be a remake of it, but I did note the similarities between the two. IMO, ALttP is a hell of a lot of fun and very worthwhile for anyone who hasn't played it before.

acdcfanbill
07-01-2009, 04:16 AM
OoT was originally a remake of ALttP... hence the many striking similarities the two share.
citation?

ZBomber
07-01-2009, 05:12 AM
citation?

Yeah, I never heard of the OoT being a remake before either.

As for old games... I never had a SNES, but I DID have a NES and a Genesis... I just bought a refurbished NES last summer and my ex-girlfriend had a SNES, so I finally got to play that too last summer. I didnt play ALTTP until the GBA version came out, so while I'm sure it lost some of its initial "wow" (as with any game you play so late) I still enjoyed it.

IG-64
07-01-2009, 05:42 AM
You never had a SNES? =-O

So, wait, you haven't played through Donkey Kong Country 1 and 2, Super Mario World, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's island, Super Mario RPG, Star Fox, Super Metroid, or Kirby Superstar?

ZBomber
07-01-2009, 07:07 AM
You never had a SNES? =-O

So, wait, you haven't played through Donkey Kong Country 1 and 2, Super Mario World, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's island, Super Mario RPG, Star Fox, Super Metroid, or Kirby Superstar?

Like I said, my ex-girlfriend had a SNES so I got to play SNES games last summer.

I got to play DKC1, SMW, Star Fox, and Kirby Superstar. I played Super Mario RPG and Super Metroid on the Wii VC. Still havent played SMW2 or DKC2.

But yeah, all my friends had NES and Genesis... she was literally the first person I met who had a SNES... I ended up buying her a ton of games because I wanted to try so many of the games. :p

Lynk Former
07-01-2009, 05:29 PM
citation?
I'm trying to find you a link. I originally read it in a magazine back in the late 90s and found the info again on the net some time later, but when I search google for info all I get are recent comments from Aonuma where he says he wants to do a remake of ALttP.

I'll try to find it though when I can be bothered XD I think playing through both games is enough indication that it's true though since the similarities are that obvious.

acdcfanbill
07-01-2009, 08:31 PM
I'll try to find it though when I can be bothered XD I think playing through both games is enough indication that it's true though since the similarities are that obvious.

Ah, well I thought the similarities was basically one game mechanic/hook that LttP started, and was subsequently used in Zelda games after that, ala OoT and Oracle of Ages. I didn't play Twilight Princess but it appeared to use a similar one too.

Darth Avlectus
07-01-2009, 09:37 PM
No longer care? Dude, it's still arguably the best Zelda ever put out.

Well, I hardly ever see it or other games of that era mentioned anymore.

I disagree, and raise you Majora's Mask.


^^^Except for when PX posts stuff of course. :lol:

And GTA:SW, stop trying to act older than everyone else.

Not trying to, but it does make one kind of grumpy when nobody you talk to has even heard of N64 titles--or it's like the neighbor's kids come over and see your SNES with the original SF2 and are like "WOW! You must be old!" I take in stride of course but surely you can understand that cantankerous feeling you get with all the new gen? Hmm? The fad is now on graphics and how new gen blows away Gamecube, dreamcast, PS2, and XBOX.

I got my SNES in 1994 and later got a NES. I'm sure most people here have great 8 and 16-bit games they still love. Heck, I'm sure some here still remember playing Pong and arcades.

Don't mistake my posting--I'm actually quite glad to see my fellow swampies are into the older games. (Takes some of the gloom off!)

I just can't believe believe all the pre-teen adolescents everywhere asking about games made in the 90's before they were born. Especially considering the 90's weren't that long ago.

Guess I'm just having one of those moments of reflection. Thanks for the love.

RoxStar
07-01-2009, 10:09 PM
Well I know what I'll be doing on my days off from work!

MrWally
07-01-2009, 11:44 PM
@GTA:SWcity

I think it's more the fact that you're acting as if no one here knows anything pre-xbox when you're posting on a gaming forum for a game that came out in the 90s with a community of primarily "older" (meaning not adolescent) individuals.

Hell, I think I'm one of the younger frequent posters here, and while I never owned an N64, some of my fondest memories growing up were visiting my cousin's house and playing theirs. I also vividly remember their SNES and Sega consoles.

Lynk Former
07-02-2009, 01:19 AM
Ah, well I thought the similarities was basically one game mechanic/hook that LttP started, and was subsequently used in Zelda games after that, ala OoT and Oracle of Ages. I didn't play Twilight Princess but it appeared to use a similar one too.
Nope it's much, much more than that. The have the same number of temples and also the same "two different versions of the same realm" deal. Plus the reason the Ocarina was chosen to be the title instrument is because it's actually an item that was already present within the game because it was already in ALttP.

The original art style for OoT was a lot more cartoonish to try to emulate the style of ALttP but changed when they decide to make an original game out of it.

@ GTA: This is a place where people mostly focused on PC gaming and a bit of Xbox... you're not going to get many people who are into Nintendo or bothered to really play much of the older consoles.

Darth Avlectus
07-04-2009, 09:19 PM
*Looks at original post* Damn. I must've been pretty grumpy at that moment. :lol: My bad. All I meant was basically it's in one of those limbo game categories "not too old/not cutting edge" so I hardly ever hear of it anymore. I actually meant it in a pleasantly surprised way.

Anyhow, what I particularly enjoyed about this game was the subtle day/night game mechanic. Not one of those things you normally tend to think about, but makes all the difference. Gives a sort of concept of time during gameplay. While not the first to incorporate this mechanic in real time gameplay (refer to CV2:Simon's Quest--a fav), I don't believe any before this did it as seamlessly. That got +awesome points from me.

--If only Perfect Dark had more of it. Or more of that wrist mounted laser + 1 hit kill mode in the storyline. I loved that in combat sim.

swphreak
07-06-2009, 03:06 PM
Speaking of Ocarina of Time, I've had the song of storms stuck in my head all day.