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Hello! This is my HD texture pack page for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword!    

Some general info regarding this texture pack which you should read before you download it;

 

  • There are ~7000 textures in total in the game (I have tried to dump every single one, however I may have missed a few). Out of these textures a few hundred have been completely re-textured. Many other textures have been been up-scaled using A.I upscaling and some minor touch ups. Some filtered textures have been modified or changed entirely to look better as well. Some textures remain completely untouched until I've worked on them since some textures look bad when upscaled. The game is completely playable all the way through with these textures!
     

  • I am completely up for suggestions, changes and submissions. You will of course be fully credited for any work you submit.
     

  • The 4K version of the texture pack is scaled to 8x the default resolution, this means that (if internal resolution is increased in Dolphin) you may be able to view some textures at a staggering 6832x3480 resolution! The 1080p version is scaled to 4x the default resolution, which results to slightly above 1080p (it still looks really good!). The 4K version will still look better than the 1080p version, even if you're not using a 4K display.

  • My goal with this texture pack is to enhance the original game visuals while staying faithful to the original vision. That means my textures are meant to blend in as much as possible with the old textures so the game feel doesn't change.

  • This texture pack will work with any custom mods / hacks of Zelda: Skyward Sword as long as they aren't adding new textures or changing old ones (in that case, conflicting textures will be overwritten by one another but it will still work).
     

  • Ishiiruka-Dolphin is required to make material maps, shaders and other nice visual features work and is highly recommended. There is a custom fork of Ishiiruka Dolphin inside the texture pack download which you can use, or alternatively download the latest version of Ishiiruka-Dolphin. If you want to play without a real Wiiremote + Nunchuck, you need to use regular Dolphin (use the latest Development Build).

 

  • There is no 60 FPS patch available as of yet. You can however play the game on a modern TV with active frame interpolation to get a faked 60 FPS, at the cost of increased input lag.

 

  • Currently, only NTCS textures have been modified. You can still use this texture pack on European / Japanense / Korean versions of the game in Dolphin, it will still work. This will not include the PAL/Jap/Kor region specific textures though.

  • If you are having issues with stuttering and lag, remember to check "Prefetch Custom Textures" in the 'Advanced' tab of the Graphics settings before asking for help. I also recommend enabling V-Sync as it removes screen tearing in full screen mode.

 

  • This project is in no way affiliated with the glorious Zelda: Skyward Sword Remastered texture Pack project!

 

Why would I play with this over the original Wii / Switch HD versions?

 

There are many reasons why you would want to play the game with a HD texture pack over playing it on a real Wii / Wii U or even the Switch HD version. Here are some I've listed out the top of my head;

 

  • Better visuals (Higher resolution textures, material mapping, rim lighting, depth of field, ambient occlusion, global illumination, customizable tonemapping, custom post processing shaders and even ray tracing!)

  • You can play it on your PC (duh!)

  • It's free, not 60$.

  • Android Support

  • Fully customizable controls

  • Supports ANY controller, including Joy-Con, Switch Pro Controller, Xbox and PS4/PS5.

  • Works on macOS & Linux too

  • Less blur / remove it completely if you like

  • Superior mods and modding tools

  • Free Cam

  • Supports a plethora of cheats and patches

  • Stereoscopic 3D support

  • VR Potential

  • Supports emulated Wii-controls (You can play the game using a normal controller, no need for a Wiimote & Nunchuck unless you want to!)


 

Video preview

(Please watch in 2160p, 60 FPS for the best experience!)

Installation:

There is no installation! A custom version of Dolphin called Ishiiruka Dolphin is provided alongside the texture pack. Simply extract the folder somewhere and start Dolphin using "Zelda Skyward Sword 4K.exe". If you're on Mac or Linux, please manually download Dolphin from this page for your operating system and copy all the folders from the texture pack over to your default Dolphin directory.

 

If you encounter any issues with the texture pack please post them on the Forums or on Discord!
 

Enjoy!

Download

Download 4x (1080p)

Download 8x (4K) (Patreon Release)

 

If you want, become a Patron and get all my texture pack updates one week early, as well as access to the max resolution version of the texture pack!

https://www.patreon.com/henrikomagnifico

1.0.3 (2021-03-02):

  • Much, much improved controls. I present the Ultimate Gamepad Preset 5.0! Completely remade from scratch. It feels awesome! (Use the right stick to move up or down, or to fly faster to either direction. Use the right trigger to flap your wings (to gain height) and lastly use A to boost. That's it! No much fiddeling with both sticks at the same time. No more crossing your fingers to hit three buttons on different sides of the controller at the same time)

  • Flying is no longer a pain!

  • Combat controls have been overhauled as well. Simply move the right stick to move Link's sword to that direction, and then press RB (right backside button) to slash your sword!

  • Jump and spin attack are now easy to do with a regular controller (Just press down the left stick until it clicks!)

  • Improved controls for Joy-con, Dualshock/Dualsense and Switch Pro Controllers with gyro support! Flying and aiming has never been easier. 

1.0.2 (2021-01-14):

  • Improved gamepad controls!

  • The infamous reflection / shadow bug has been permanently fixed

  • 70+ new 4K textures covering environments and interiors in several areas of the game.

  • New controller profiles- including non-wiimote ones! This also support joy-con and Switch Pro controllers.

 

1.0.1 (2020-11-10):

  • Introduced the "Standard Edition", which supports emulated WiiMotion Plus controls!

  • Improved shader effects

  • Various bug fixes and minor changes.

1.0.0 (2020-11-03):

  • Initial release