Majoras Mask - Deku Link


#1

Im playing MM on Citra , its working great!

I know the issues of the sounds cause I played through OOT 3D, they didn’t bother me too much.

However in MM Deku Link walking is absurdly loud, I have to mute the game whenever im deku because it takes over all the over sounds, So far that seems to be the only one.

Does anyone know a work around this? I was thinking of extracting the rom and finding deku links walking sound and just replacing it with say normal walking.


#2

By loud, you mean like this https://youtu.be/9asOxTWGXks?t=117 or worse ?


#3

Yes it sounds like that, when I’m playing with headphones on I have to turn the volume right down because thats all I can hear.

I guess I can live with it , not come across any other sounds like it anywhere else in the game, the working deku walking is really quiet in comparison.


#4

I’m playing with stereo sound, so this was not THAT bad or too obvious. Thanks for point it out, maybe this is a new problem that we didn’t know until now (I didn’t find anything like this in any other game so far).


#5

I did some playing around with a hex editor in the sound files of the rom, and managed to remove only the deku running/walking sound. I no longer have to remove my headphones while playing as Deku Link!

Link to video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YzYmkA2rTc&feature=youtu.be


#6

I just compared the game on the 3DS and on Citra, with the same headset, and can confirm that the sound is dramatically louder in Citra. Various games have incomplete sound emulation, but I’m unsure as to what causes this bug. Thanks for bringing it up.


#7

Do you have details on how you made the change? I want to try running through Majora on citra as well… Iafter seeing the 3ds version, I just can’t go back the the badly emulated wiiu version we wasted money on buying. I should have just used the old gamecube if I wanted that.


#8

Apologies for the necro-post, but could we possibly get an update on this @James472 ? I’d love to know how to patch this myself the way you did, and I’d also love to know if there were any side-effects to the changes you made. Big ups to you for working this out, by the way!

EDIT!

For anyone who finds this thread looking for answers (as I did), I’ve found a solution elsewhere online.

The video is mostly redundant, but the instructions are as follows:

  1. After backing up your Majora’s Mask ROM, open it up in a hex editor and search for:

18 13 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 70 00 00 40 00 00 00 80 00 00 00 01 70 00 00 C0 00 00 00 58 12 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 49 4E 46 4F 80 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 22 56 00 00 00 00 00 00 DF 1F 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 71 00 00 0C 00 00 00 00 1F 00 00 18 00 00 00 00 03 00 00 14 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 DA FB D6 01 50 FC 57 FD 0B FF B5 05 58 01 C2 FC C2 FD 39 01 26 FF D2 FC 20 01 45 02 FF 03 D9 FC 76 00 00 00 00 00 76 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 44 41 54 41 58 12 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

  1. Then replace it with something garbage, such as this (standard “Find & Replace” features work fine for this):

65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65

  1. Save the file and load it into Citra. The result is that the loud deku walking sound no longer plays, and instead you hear the regular walking sound.

#9

While this does appear to resolve the issue, we highly discourage people from hex editing their games to workaround issues like this, as the game would no longer be considered a clean copy.