Modder discovers stars in ‘Majora’s Mask’ are linked to your file name

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The devil is in the details

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It turns out that the position of the stars in the night sky Majora’s Mask are randomly set with respect to your filename.

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Retro game modder @zel640 discovered on November 26, that the code in a 20 year old title that decides where the stars are set in the night sky is actually attached to your filename. This means that the stars will be aligned differently if players choose a different filename.


The unknown search for the zel640 was actually first done back in 2012. Glitterberry, Glitterberry is a website that highlights deleted scenes, concept art, and translates Japanese interviews. While translating an old interview with the developers, he uncovered this hidden gem.

Testing Theory in 2019, Nintendo 64 . a coder in saga of zelda The community, Notva, found that the blue star and the larger red planet remain in the same position, while the smaller twinkling white star moves depending on the player’s filename. They compared the two night skies when entering a filename as Link or Zelda, and showed how the stars were ranked.

Despite his age, Majora’s Mask and other early 3D zelda The titles are still extremely popular especially within the modding community. Fans recently reverse-engineered the first Nintendo 64 Zelda title, Ocarina of Time, Completely re-creating the code from scratch. This has huge implications for the community that can now start modifying this version of the game on PC.

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