Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Getting Stuck in the Water Temple - The "Solutions"

A few years back, I took a look at the layout for the "Vanilla" version of the Water Temple, in an attempt to see if the general design of the dungeon itself was flawed. While I was able to determine that the intended design was sound, I realized that there were a few glitches that could potentially be utilized by a low skill player that would make the dungeon unbeatable, as long as they lack the knowledge of some other tricks.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fire Temple to Forest Wrong Warp in 100%: Bolero Crash explained

The following explanation is based on an analysis of the NTSC 1.0 version of Ocarina of Time, and may not be immediately applicable to other versions of the game.

Recently, the 100% route has made a seemingly minor route change where the wrong warp from Fire Temple to Forest Temple uses the Bolero Warp Song cutscene instead of the Title Screen as the last cutscene pointer. However, this change opens things up to a potential crash, as seen below.
So what causes the crash?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Truth Spinner

Make my beak face the skull of truth. The alternate is descent into the deep darkness.
 The "truth spinner" puzzle is designed to stop the player from attempting the Shadow Temple without the Lens of Truth. On the surface, it looks as if there are five possible skulls to pick from, and thus a 20% chance of getting the correct skull first try. But having looked into it deeper, it turns out that there's a particular skull with a 44.4% chance of being the skull of truth.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Dampé's Heart-Pounding Gravedigging Tour

Ah Dampé. What happened in your life that made you so cruel?

After hearing a lot of conflicting info about the guaranteed heart drop recently, I decided to open up Nemu and take a closer look into how things are working behind the scenes.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Things I'd Like to Look Into More

It's the new year, so I figure I'd list a bunch of oddball things that I'd like to know more about when it comes to Ocarina of Time, in no particular order.