Zelda: Breath of the Wild Fans Working on Multiplayer Mod

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Fans Working on Multiplayer Mod

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched earlier this year to critical acclaim, and while most are happy to dive into the game’s massive open world, some have decided to add their own content. A group of fans has begun work on a multiplayer mod for the game.

Creator Fooni shared that they’ve been building the co-op mod with a couple of other team-members. The mod – which is still very early in development – is running on an emulated version of the Wii U game, via PC. Below is a split-screen image, via GameSpot:

Currently, the mod only works on a single PC, requiring two versions of the emulator to be open at once. Reddit user S1ash says that there are a number of issues to work through, including UI and gameplay tweaks.

According to Fooni, the mod works by teleporting an NPC to the main player’s location, and then swapping out its model with Link’s. They believe it could be several years before the mod is finished.

Nintendo doesn’t take kindly to fan projects. Standalone game Pokemon Uranium was shelved due to legal threats from the Japanese company. A fan remake of Metroid 2 was also pulled for similar reasons.



 

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Comments Comments (6)

 
Posted by Paorio
On Tuesday 25 Jul 2017 2:46 PM
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Probably need to sell one or two of your organs to afford a pc that can run that
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Tuesday 25 Jul 2017 3:48 PM
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Haha pleasantly surprised the link to Fooni is their Discord (I was expecting github, DISAPPOINTED [Kevin Sorbo, in Hercules]). Keeping up with the times aye, Keith.

Clever implementation. I wonder if it was already proven as the optimal method early on in project.
Are NPCs really more relatable to Link than a leaf?... :thinking:

Next question is... GGPO or bust? Probably can't even work with non-native multi.

*I almost assumed Fooni was a He there. Man (I mean ManWoman), times are rough.
 
 
 
Posted by Kyimo
On Tuesday 25 Jul 2017 3:52 PM
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with the big N's treatment of fan made content/games i don't see this being around for too long.

would have been an interesting thing for them to have put int he game.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Tuesday 25 Jul 2017 6:03 PM
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wait why is it listed under wiiu and not wiiu and pc?
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Tuesday 25 Jul 2017 6:04 PM
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25 July 2017, 03:52 PM Reply to Kyimo
with the big N's treatment of fan made content/games i don't see this being around for too long.

would have been an interesting thing for them to have put int he game.
They can't do anything against emulators as it's a legal grey area, so it's fine, as long as you buy a copy and use the code on the emulator, it's perfectly legal.
 
 
 
Posted by AsianFella
On Sunday 30 Jul 2017 12:51 PM
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25 July 2017, 06:04 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
They can't do anything against emulators as it's a legal grey area, so it's fine, as long as you buy a copy and use the code on the emulator, it's perfectly legal.
I don't think it matters to them if it's legal or not. Given how overly protective they've been of their IPs in the past, I can see them trying to shut it down.