Compatibility
Okay
Game functions with major graphical or audio glitches, but game is playable from start to finish with workarounds.
Release(s)
01006BB00C6F0000

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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Summary

Link’s Awakening is playable. Performance may struggle in demanding areas.

Issues

  • Using OpenGL API, tall grass and tree models have black flickering, depth of field (aka blurriness) is incorrectly rendered causing the whole screen blurred, which can be fixed by using this mod patch.

  • Turing series GPUs (GeForce 16, GeForce/Quadro RTX, Titan RTX) have some rendering issues.
    The Vulkan renderer fixes most of the rendering issues (such as no black flickering, transparent water, accurate lightning, working depth of field).

  • yuzu sometimes crashes on Vulkan, and this occurs frequently when entering Manbo’s Pond. Switch to OpenGL in order to bypass this problem.

Game-Specific Configuration

  • Controller configuration: Single Player - Dual Joycons - Docked or Custom Profile/Pro Controller + Docked Mode

  • The Vulkan renderer fixes most of the rendering issues (such as no black flickering, transparent water, accurate lightning, working depth of field).

Screenshots

{image credits: Gidoly}

Known Issues

Title Created Last Updated
Unimplement ioctl on Link's Awakening October 19, 2019 November 22, 2019
DisconnectNpad getting called due to AcquireNpadStyleSetUpdateEventHandle September 24, 2019 August 27, 2020

Compatibility

Build Date Tested By Hardware Version Rating
01/17/2021 Danynt on 01/17/2021 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
070ba49
Okay
01/16/2021 Alfredo_Dore on 01/16/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor
Radeon RX 580 Series
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
a4cfd22
Bad
01/15/2021 Alfredo_Dore on 01/15/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor
Radeon RX 580 Series
Windows
Mainline Build
86f155e
Bad
01/14/2021 Moonlacer386 on 01/15/2021 AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Windows
Mainline Build
de2ce11
Intro/Menu
01/13/2021 Alfredo_Dore on 01/13/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor
Radeon RX 580 Series
Windows
Mainline Build
08b8f77
Bad
01/13/2021 Alfredo_Dore on 01/14/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor
Radeon RX 580 Series
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
ea80bca
Bad
01/13/2021 Alfredo_Dore on 01/14/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor
Radeon RX 580 Series
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
ea80bca
Bad
01/12/2021 Alfredo_Dore on 01/12/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor
Radeon RX 580 Series
Windows
Mainline Build
8d7b2cb
Bad
01/12/2021 lemaofarinha on 01/12/2021 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz
GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
8d7b2cb
Great
01/11/2021 Alfredo_Dore on 01/11/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor
Radeon RX 580 Series
Windows
Mainline Build
52b781f
Bad

Game Mods

See our game modding article on how to apply patches.
Name Description
ZLA_Noblur_Mod.zip Disables blur and depth of field.

Savefiles

Name Description
Skip Intro Skips the intro softlock.

Screenshots