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Offline Kerr Avon

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A new mod for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, has been released. Called Nimpize Adventure, it's trailer video, and the patch that you need to apply to a 'Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time' NTSC v1.0 rom file, are at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sotmg3OiVfI


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Re: A New Zelda: Ocarina mod has been released: Nimpize Adventure
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 11:58 PM »
it works on everdrive?

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Re: A New Zelda: Ocarina mod has been released: Nimpize Adventure
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2018, 11:59 PM »
it works on everdrive?

Apparently so, but I'm not at home to check.

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Re: A New Zelda: Ocarina mod has been released: Nimpize Adventure
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 12:01 AM »
nice I'll have to check it out

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Re: A New Zelda: Ocarina mod has been released: Nimpize Adventure
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 11:52 PM »
I'm having trouble getting the patch to work. Downloaded a rom from Vimm's Lair, a z64 rom file.  Downloaded PPF O MATIC to patch the rom file, like the ReadMe said to. Successfully patched, loaded into Project64, and I had an error stating it has "entered a loop" of some kind and emulation was immediately stopped.

Pretty disappointing. :( Anyone able to help?

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Re: A New Zelda: Ocarina mod has been released: Nimpize Adventure
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 03:17 PM »
The rom of Zelda: Ocarina of Time that you used is the wrong format. It's not a real problem, though, because it's very easily fixed.

There's a video on how to fix it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em5PlGy6y8w

the video is specifically for the mod Nimpize Adventure, but if you want to solve the same problem for other game roms (you will come across the same problem for other N64 game roms you download), then to alter the format of a rom file, you need a program called Tool64 v1.11, available from:

https://www.zophar.net/utilities/n64aud/tool-n64.html

This program will, of course, also fix the Zelda: Ocarina of Time rom so you can use the Nimpize Adventure with the rom, if you like.

To use Tool64 v1.11 to check the format status of a rom file, and to change it if necessary, you should:

1. Create a folder on your PC's hard drive, in this case we'll use:

C:\N64


2. Download it and unzip Tool64 v1.11 into the C:\N64 folder.


3. Copy the N64 game rom file into C:\N64

In this example, we'll use a rom called Last Legion UX (JAP).n64

So now the contents of C:\N64 will be



tool64.exe

readme.txt

Last Legion UX (JAP).n64




(Note that the readme.txt file isn't important, it's just there because it was in the Tool64_v1.11.zip file).


4. Run tool64.exe


5. On the menu bar at the top of the tool64 window, click:

File

then click:

Open

then use the folder selector to go to

C:\N64

and click

OK

to choose C:\N64


6. The Toot64 window will now look like this:







7. See how in this case, the game rom is 'Byteswapped' (it's on the same line as the game rom name, in this case Last Legion UX (JAP).n64). That means that the game rom's format is byte-swapped.

Well since we want to alter the byte swap state of the rom, then look at the two blue arrows pointing at each other, with a blue symbol in between them (made up of four smaller arrows in a square shape).

In the Tool64 window, highlight game rom (by clicking on it once, so it's in a dark bar, the same as in the screenshot above) and then click on the appropriate symbol for the format you want the rom changed to.

Click on the blue arrow pointing right to change the rom format to Big Endian

Click on the blue arrow pointing left to change the rom format to Little Endian

Click on the blue four arrow symbol (that's between the two big arrows) to change the rom format to bytswapped.

You should know which of the three formats you want as it should be mentioned in the patch file's readme.txt text file. If not, then try one of the other rom format options ('other' as in not the current format, since you've already tried the rom in the format that it was downloaded in, and it didn't work with the patch, which is why you're running Tool4 now), and if that doesn't work with the patch, then try the last format. If the patch doesn't work with the file in any of the three formats, then the rom file is either not the right game rom file (it might be a different region, say the (J) JAP version instead of the (U) NTSC version, for example, or the v1.1 game rom instead of the version v1.0 (though not many games have a v1.1 version) or even the wrong game altogether, of the rom file might be the right game and right version, but be corrupted and so not working. Whatever the cause, you should redownload the game rom (maybe from a different site) and try the patch again.


8. When you change the format of a game rom in Tool64, then the original game rom has the extension '.bak' added to it, so that in this case, the original game rom will be renamed to:

Last Legion UX (J) [!].z64.bak

A copy of the rom file, only changed to the rom format that you chose, will be created in the C:\N64 folder. And it will have an extension of either .n64, .v64, or .z64, to show it's rom format. Copy that file to your patch folder, and try to patch it. If the patch works and the now patched rom file plays fine on the Everdrive 64 then great! Otherwise, go back to Tool64 and try one of the other rom format options ('other' as in not the current format, since you've already tried the rom in the format that it was downloaded in, and it didn't work with the patch, which is why you're running Tool4 now), and if that doesn't work with the patch, then try the last format. If the patch doesn't work with the file in any of the three formats, then the rom file is either not the right game rom file (it might be a different region, say the (J) JAP version instead of the (U) NTSC version, for example, or the v1.1 game rom instead of the version v1.0 (though not many games have a v1.1 version) or even the wrong game altogether, of the rom file might be the right game and right version, but be corrupted and so not working. Whatever the cause, you should redownload the game rom (maybe from a different site) and try the patch again.

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Re: A New Zelda: Ocarina mod has been released: Nimpize Adventure
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2018, 06:35 AM »
this hack is impressive, new music, new places, new cinematics, it is very difficult but entertaining.

thanks for sharing