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Zelda Challenge: Outlands - highlight of reverse engineering

By eries in MLP
Mon Apr 09, 2001 at 11:39:32 PM EST
Tags: Software (all tags)

This is a truly amazing feat of reverse-engineering. Somebody has created a new game called Zelda Challenge: Outlands. It is a complete remake of the original NES Legend of Zelda, based on the binary ROM for that game. It features an all new story, graphics, monsters, etc. Pretty amazing, IMHO.


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Zelda Challenge: Outlands - highlight of reverse engineering | 8 comments (8 topical, editorial, 0 hidden)
Score one... (none / 0) (#1)
by Zeram on Mon Apr 09, 2001 at 04:23:38 PM EST

For the good guys! =)

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My God... (5.00 / 1) (#2)
by Vann on Mon Apr 09, 2001 at 11:01:23 PM EST

My God, it's full of stars.
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Warez? (none / 0) (#3)
by enterfornone on Tue Apr 10, 2001 at 12:31:50 AM EST

Is this just a great big IP violation of did Nintendo actually authorise it?

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Another cool Zelda clone (4.00 / 1) (#4)
by LordEq on Tue Apr 10, 2001 at 01:07:42 AM EST

This looks awesome -- I'll definitely be checking it out.

But for a really wild feat of reverse-engineering, check out Zelda Classic. The author of this one figured out how to add a quest selection function, and create a quest editor. That's right... custom Zelda quests! It doesn't appear that they've taken any heat from Nintendo because of "intellectual property rights" so far.


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The link (none / 0) (#5)
by lonesmurf on Tue Apr 10, 2001 at 08:22:05 AM EST

Wanted to check out that link to the Zelda Classic reference, but it seems to be dead.


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Dead link - figures... (none / 0) (#6)
by LordEq on Tue Apr 10, 2001 at 03:16:57 PM EST

Sheesh. I copied that link straight from my bookmarks. Been using it for three months at least... but when I finally decide to tell someone about it, it disappears.

Looks like DNS problems to me. Hopefully they'll get things resolved soon -- if I can't get anymore quest files [also dead at the moment], I'm not going to be a happy camper.

If anyone knows of a mirror for the Zelda Classic site, please post it here.


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Working ZClassic download (5.00 / 1) (#7)
by MrSpey on Tue Apr 10, 2001 at 08:38:56 PM EST

I haven't been able to find Classic Zelda's homepage, but you can download the game itself from download.cnet.com at http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-10035-100-4228133.html.

Ah, now to just sit back and wait for my karma to go up and up and - never mind, wrong site.

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Prepatched version? (none / 0) (#8)
by fluffy grue on Tue Apr 10, 2001 at 11:14:33 PM EST

This seems very cool, but since I don't have easy access to Windows, I have no way to patch the ROM file as necessary. Anyone care to do this and post it for us unfortunate Linux users? :)

Thanks in advnace.
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