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
07/24/2021 KeygeR on 07/24/2021 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Windows
Mainline Build
7b86a68
Great
07/23/2021 gervasao on 07/24/2021 AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Windows
Mainline Build
ed1e288
Okay
07/19/2021 shuzo on 07/19/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
8e3c813
Great
07/15/2021 Tiago_Borges on 07/15/2021 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
c6546fe
Okay
07/13/2021 Jc_Gamer on 07/15/2021 AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Eight-Core Processor
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
1c5eac8
Perfect
07/8/2021 rodrigocofe on 07/08/2021 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU @ 3.40GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
2cb517f
Perfect
06/23/2021 Gurren_Lorenzo on 06/23/2021 Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7100 CPU @ 3.90GHz
Intel(R) HD Graphics 630
Windows
EarlyAccess Build
ed8afd8
Okay
06/15/2021 Arcen on 06/15/2021 AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six-Core Processor
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Windows
Mainline Build
01a7c56
Great
06/14/2021 Gurren_Lorenzo on 06/16/2021 Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7100 CPU @ 3.90GHz
Intel(R) HD Graphics 630
Windows
Mainline Build
b79971a
Okay
05/29/2021 raul_dias on 05/30/2021 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3470 @ 2.93GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
Windows
Mainline Build
6ef6910
Great

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

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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