Breath of the Wild Multiplayer Mod Works

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Recently, a group of modders successfully created a Breath of the Wild multiplayer mod for PC, which was initiated by a $10,000 “bounty” put out by YouTuber PointCrow about a year and a half ago. This achievement is remarkable since it can be seen as a sort of sophisticated hack. In an interview with PC Gamer, one of the modders, AlexMangue, explained that they had to use hacky methods to make it work as Nintendo ships its game code without any symbols and is not easily readable.

To make the mod work, the modders injected their own code into the emulator and gained access to the information saved in the RAM of the emulator process. They then extracted certain information such as the player’s position and rotation and relayed it to the server they coded. The server analyzed the data and relayed it to other players. The modders used NPCs from the game and made them look like Link to change their position, rotation, etc.

Aside from the monetary incentive, PointCrow also offered his ideas on the creative design of the mod. As expected, PointCrow uploaded videos of the mod on his channel, which quickly garnered millions of views. However, Nintendo was quick to issue a copyright strike and block the videos’ monetization, indicating its displeasure with the mod.

Overall, the modding community continues to push the boundaries of game development and provides gamers with new ways to experience their favorite titles. However, this also highlights the legal grey area surrounding game mods and the potential for clashes with game developers and publishers over intellectual property rights.

If you’re a fan of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you may be interested to know that a multiplayer mod for the game is now available. This mod, based on the Cemu WiiU PC emulator, allows players to explore Hyrule together without any tethering limits. You and your friends can embark on quests, slay monsters, and discover hidden secrets as a team. The mod has been tested with up to nine players logged in at the same time, though the theoretical limit is thirty-two.

While the installation process for the mod is fairly complex, there is a helpful tutorial available created by one of the modders. Once installed, you’ll be able to experience Breath of the Wild in a whole new way. However, there are some limitations to the mod at present. For instance, it doesn’t currently synchronize the AI state of the NPCs, which means that different players may see them doing different things. Nonetheless, the modders have a roadmap of improvements planned, which you can follow on their public Trello board. They’re also working on developing additional game modes, and the mod will become open source in the next few weeks.

If you’re interested in supporting this project, you can back AlexMangue on Patreon. This will help the team to continue improving the mod and implementing new features.

It’s worth noting that the Breath of the Wild multiplayer mod is just one of many mods that have been created for this beloved game. However, many fans are currently anticipating the release of the sequel, Tears of the Kingdom, which is due to be launched on Nintendo Switch on May 12th. With new gameplay mechanics, a fresh storyline, and the return of familiar characters, the upcoming sequel promises to be just as exciting as its predecessor. Whether you decide to try out the multiplayer mod or wait for Tears of the Kingdom, there’s no shortage of adventures to be had in the world of Hyrule.

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