Video Shows The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Running on Steam Deck

Following its release on the Nintendo 64 in 1998, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time would become one of Nintendo's most influential releases of all time, solidifying it as a 3D gaming landmark. Some fans consider the game the best the series has ever been and has yet to be topped. The game has received a number of ports to other Nintendo consoles over the years, including the GameCube, 3DS, and the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack. Fans, however, have also tried to bring the game to other systems, along with their own touches and improvements.

Some of these fan-made projects include porting the game as a regular PC port and remaking Ocarina of Time within Unreal Engine 5, which all have their own visual improvements. These efforts by fans show how much love the game still gets almost 25 years later, with one, in particular, showing what the game could look like on the Steam Deck, a portable PC by Valve similar to Nintendo's own Switch system.

This video was uploaded by YouTube channel Press start to begin, where it shows 45 minutes of the game being played on the Steam Deck. The player revealed that Ocarina of Time and other N64 games are under a special menu in a special Steam Deck Emulation configuration tool known as EmuDeck. This tool covers a variety of retro systems, including Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, and more.

The video demonstrates that the game looks and plays like it was ripped straight from the N64, including the graphics, sounds, and more. As it covers the first 45 minutes of the game, Link can be seen smashing pots and talking to the kids in the Kokiri Forest. The video even shows Link embarking on a journey to save the Great Deku Tree, Ocarina of Time's very first dungeon.

One fan in the comments of the video asked if the Nintendo 3DS port of Ocarina of Time could be played on the Steam Deck, considering that the 3DS game has remastered textures as well as other improvements over the N64 original. The channel states they didn't try it yet, while other gamers asked if they could demonstrate the Ocarina of Time PC port on the Steam Deck since it also has improved textures and a frame rate of 60 FPS. If fans want to try running the game on the Steam Deck themselves, the YouTube channel linked a tutorial to EmuDeck in the description of the video.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is available on 3DS, GameCube, Nintendo 64, and Switch.

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Never played it, but glad it's on the Steam Deck for those who have playred before, and for those who are willing to play it


a classic I could never get into lol

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