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

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is playable. Performance may struggle in demanding areas.

Issues

  • Using OpenGL:
    • Tall grass and tree models have black flickering
    • Depth of field (aka blurriness) is incorrectly rendered, causing the whole screen to appear blurred. This can be mitigated by using this mod patch.
    • Lighting and grass shading may be incorrect.
    • Water appears to not be transparent, and water surface reflections are too bright.
  • Using Vulkan:
    • Banding effects may occur on the terrain.
    • Depending on the driver (e.g. RADV), black flickering may still occur on foliage.
    • Crashes occur frequently when entering Manbo’s Pond. Switch to OpenGL in order to bypass this problem.
  • NVIDIA Turing series GPUs (GeForce 16- and 20-series, Titan RTX) may have some additional rendering issues (this note needs expansion).

Game-Specific Configuration

  • Controller configuration: Pro Controller or Dual Joycons
  • Typically, using the Vulkan backend will render far better than OpenGL.

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
04/7/2021 Alfredo_Dore on 04/07/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor
Radeon RX 580 Series
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
09de8e2
Bad
03/31/2021 Ern on 04/02/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Eight-Core Processor
GeForce GTX 1070
Windows
Mainline Build
8608d37
Okay
03/30/2021 Alfredo_Dore on 03/30/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor
Radeon RX 580 Series
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
db61bcb
Bad
03/30/2021 Alfredo_Dore on 03/30/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor
Radeon RX 580 Series
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
db61bcb
Bad
03/21/2021 Evandro on 03/21/2021 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz
GeForce RTX 3070/PCIe/SSE2
Windows
Mainline Build
2256f5a
Bad
03/20/2021 power12 on 03/20/2021 AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core Processor
Radeon RX 5500 XT
Windows
Mainline Build
ad50f45
Perfect
03/20/2021 Herobraniando on 03/21/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700 Eight-Core Processor
AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
Windows
Mainline Build
ad50f45
Intro/Menu
03/20/2021 EthanPHX on 03/20/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
f19f40d
Great
03/20/2021 EthanPHX on 03/22/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
f19f40d
Perfect
03/17/2021 Clisthene on 03/18/2021 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2700K CPU @ 3.50GHz
GeForce GTX 1070
Windows
Mainline Build
f72d2fe
Intro/Menu

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