The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Demo Prerelease

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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Demo Prerelease
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Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series The Legend of Zelda
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) JP December 1, 2002
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods GameCube Controller
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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Demo Prerelease (ゼルダの伝説~風のタクト~) is a demo of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker that was created shortly before the game was released allowing customers to experience a demo of the game thirteen days prior to the title's release in Japan.


There are no reported problems with this title.


Mipmap Effects

Like many official Nintendo games on GameCube and Wii, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker uses mipmap levels to control some effects. As an enhancement, Dolphin uses higher mipmap levels further away as internal resolution increases to make textures look sharper. This breaks effects that rely on accurate mipmap levels. While support for detecting these cases was added in 5.0-5745 it requires the CPU texture decoders. As such, mixing high resolution output with GPU Texture Decoding will cause the wrong mipmap levels even after the fixes were added.


Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.


Config Setting Notes
GPU Texture Decoding Off Support mipmap effects

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Demo Prerelease since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21717 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester

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