How to use the Hi-Res Texture Pack with Project64

  • I have updated the downloads to now use the Community Hi-res Pack. This pack builds upon the older pack I had posted, and is much more complete. Also, I went ahead and fixed a handful of textures in this pack myself (like the Triforce symbol outside of Hyrule, and some menu items). Enjoy!

     

  • First, you'll need to download the hi-res pack. (I made a few tweaks myself. The packs aren't perfect, but I don't think a perfect one exists). SEED PEOPLE! SEED.
  • Ocarina of Time Community Hi-res Pack v5.8 Torrent
  • Master Quest Community Hi-res Pack v5.8 Torrent
  • NOTE: If you are using the Master Quest Rom, I'd also suggest downloading these patches to fix the logo and interface: Fixed Logo, Fixed Interface. Just simply extract these into the same ZELDA MASTER QUEST folder you will be setting up in the following steps.

     

  • Download and install Project64 1.6

     

  • Once it's installed, browse to "C:\Program Files\Project64 1.6\Plugin" and create a new folder called "hires_texture".

     

  • Now, go inside the "hires_texture" folder and create another folder called "THE LEGEND OF ZELDA". If you are using the Master Quest ROM, you will need to name the folder "ZELDA MASTER QUEST" instead. Be sure to name it correctly, and it is case sensitive!

     

  • Unzip all the contents of the texture pack you downloaded into "C:\Program Files\Project64 1.6\Plugin\hires_texture\THE LEGEND OF ZELDA" (ZELDA MASTER QUEST if you are using the Master Quest ROM). If you don't know how to unzip this type of file, download and install 7-Zip.

     

  • Download and install the RiceVideoSetup executable

     

  • Make sure to point it to your emulator directory when prompted!

     

  • Now run Project64, and go to options > settings

     

  • In the Video (graphics) plugin, select either "Mudlord's Rice Video Build 6.1.3 - DX9" or "Mudlord's Rice Video Build 6.1.4". The 6.1.4 version supports larger textures, so I would choose this one. Then push OK to close this menu.

     

  • Now, go to Options > Configure Graphics Plugin

     

  • Make sure that the 'Hide Advanced Options' checkbox is NOT checked. If it is, remove the checkbox and close this menu. Then re-open it.

     

  • Click on the "Texture Enhancement" tab at the top, and ensure that the 'Load hi-res textures if available' option is checked, then push OK.

     

  • Next, go ahead and open your Zelda ROM by going to File > Open Rom and then browsing to it. Most Ocarina of Time ROMs will work with this pack. Also, DONT ASK ME FOR ROMS OR WHERE TO GET THEM.

     

  • While it's loading, you should see a bunch of white text on a black background. This means it is loading your hi-res textures.

     

  • One more thing! Once it is loaded, to make sure the game runs smoothly, go to Options > Configure Audio Plugin, and make sure the "Sync game to Audio" option is selected.

     

  • Enjoy the game! You can basically go back and change resolutions, anti-aliasing and other options as your heart desires. This guide just helps you get the hi-res textures working.

     

  • Just a side note, you can't fully enjoy the experience unless you have your N64 controller hooked up to your PC using one of these:.

     

  • Or if you can manage to find an Adaptoid... you lucky jerks (the adaptoid features rumble support whereas no other adapters do):