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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time/Unused Actors & Objects

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This is a sub-page of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Hmmm...
To do:
  • There's a creepy lady with eyes for lips in the files of the game.
  • Add ovl_En_Wood02, which is mentioned here.

Unused actors and objects in Ocarina of Time. Use Map Select and the codes and info regarding Actor, Object, and Variable Replacement to try loading them yourself.

Actors

En_Part

Actor Object
0007 0001
Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: What do you do?

En_Scene_Change

Actor Object
0024 0040

This unused actor has little remaining functionality. All it does is write its name to the console and set a fog parameter. It may have served a similar function to En_Holl, the used actor for the Room Transition Plane that immediately precedes it in the actor list. Why it is connected to object 0040, the used object_jj (Jabu-Jabu), is unclear.

The current source code is 70 lines long, but refers to lines 290 and 386 in its calls to OPEN_DISPS and CLOSE_DISPS, meaning there was likely a lot of code commented out before it was compiled for the final game.

(Source: jrra, zel, Ocarina of Time Decompilation Project)

Bg_Pushbox

Actor Object
002C 0003

Trying to load this object in-game results in a freeze.

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: Can this be loaded somehow?

En_OE2

OoT-A004F-O0035.png
Actor Object
004F 0035

This actor is linked to object_oE2, detailed below. However, when loaded in-game, it only appears as a targetable blue spot. Though she helpfully points it out, Navi has nothing to say about it.

object_oE2

TLOZ-OOT-MQP-Object oE2.png

Object 0035 is an early version of the generic red-haired Kokiri girls.

En_Horse_Zelda

OoT-Spaceworld 97 Zelda's Horse.jpg
Actor Object
005B 0046

As you might expect, this actor is linked to object_horse_zelda (Zelda's white horse). However, in the final game, object_horse_zelda is only loaded by En_Viewer, an actor which loads various objects used in cutscenes, so this goes unused.

Link is seen chasing this horse in Hyrule Field in a screenshot from Spaceworld in November 1997.

En_Bird

Dad, there's a bird in the house!
Actor Object
0072 0077

If loaded using GameShark codes, this unused bird flaps its wings but otherwise remains stationary. It is also missing transparency.

It was later repurposed for Majora's Mask, where several fly around the tree on the plains of the Moon.

object_bird

Object 0077 is present in the object list for Kokiri Forest setup 05, room 01 (Cutscene - The Deku Tree Tells of Ganondorf's Curse), but because it lacks an actor, it's never loaded.

En_Lightbox

Actor Object
007C 0081

A large rectangular block that makes a thrumming noise. The sides will light up (aside from the top or bottom) when struck with the sword or Boomerang.

object_lightbox

OoTGiganticRectangle.png

In addition to the model loaded with the actor above, object 0081 also contains three variants as unreferenced geometry.

Variant 0x0 Variant 0x3D0 Variant 0x7A0
ZeldaOoT object lightbox 0x0.png
ZeldaOoT object lightbox 0x3D0.png
ZeldaOoT object lightbox 0x7A0.png

En_Pu_box

Actor Object
007D 0082

This actor appears to behave similarly to the above object_lightbox in that it will light up when struck by the sword or Boomerang, though this is slightly harder to see. Unlike object_lightbox, the top will react to being hit.

object_pu_box

OoTStoneCube.png

Object 0082 is a small stone cube that has collision data, but cannot be picked up or Z-targeted. If hit with the sword, it sounds like Link is striking metal. Three variants of this block exist within the object as unreferenced geometry.

Variant 0x0 Variant 0x700 Variant 0xA80
ZeldaOoT object pu box 0x0.png
ZeldaOoT object pu box 0x700.png
ZeldaOoT object pu box 0xA80.png

En_Arow_Trap

Actor Object
0081 0001

An unused trap that reflects arrows. Arrows fired at it can damage Link if they are going back towards him.

En_Vase

Actor Object
0082 0086

This actor is linked to the unfinished, orange-hued pot below.

object_vase

OoTUnusedPot.png

Object 0086 is a pot whose design is based on the jars in A Link to the Past. Its rim lacks transparency, and it does not have any collision or associated behaviors.

Bg_Mori_Hashigo

Actor Object
00E2 0072

This actor is linked to object_mori_objects, which contains objects used in the Forest Temple. When loaded in-game using variable FFFF, it turns out to be a clasp holding a ladder, which can be shot to make the ladder fall down. The ladder is fully functional and can be climbed. Its filename translates to "Bg_Forest_Ladder".

Item_Shield

OoT AltSceneSetup-KokiriForest-ovlItemShield.png

Actor Object
00EE 0015

This collectable Deku Shield actor is only present in three Kokiri Forest cutscene setups. While it is loaded and visible in-game, one can only view it by using a Walk In Cutscenes code. In addition, because setup 08 and setup 09 aren't used, one must use codes or the Map Select function of the Debug ROM to even view these cutscenes.

Map Setup Room Setup ID Used Quantity
Kokiri Forest 07 00 The Deku Tree Speaks With Navi 1
Kokiri Forest 08 01 Panning Through Kokiri Forest 2
Kokiri Forest 09 01 Panning Through Kokiri Forest 2 2

Within the cutscenes, the shield exhibits an interesting behavior similar to the Ordon Shield one must knock down in Twilight Princess: When hit with the Slingshot, the shield will jump as though knocked off a wall or shelf, then drop to the ground and remain for a few seconds before flickering and disappearing.

(Cutscene Behavior: PPLToast)

Arrow_Fire

Actor Object
010A 0001
Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
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Arrow_Ice

Actor Object
010B 0001
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Arrow_Light

Actor Object
010C 0001
Elementary, my dear Cactus.
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Obj_Elevator

Actor Object
012B 011B

While this actor went unused in the retail version of Ocarina of Time, it is used in Ocarina of Time Master Quest. When loaded in-game and stepped on, it makes a clicking noise as if a switch had been pressed.

object_d_elevator

Hmmm...
To do:
Investigate variables.

Object 011B is a large, 4-tiered stone elevator.

En_Nwc

Actor Object
0135 0124

These primitive-looking baby Cuccos were later revamped and repurposed for use in Majora's Mask.

object_nwc

OOT BlueBall.png
Hmmm...
To do:
Add info about Grog's shop.

Object 0124 lacks collision, which causes it to fall through the floor and into the void when loaded. The object freeze function in the Debug ROM can be used to prevent this.

Item_Inbox

Actor Object
0137 0001

This actor's name indicates that it is connected to items found in treasure chests.

En_Sda

LoZOoT-Prerelease-1996 LinkEnters.jpg
Actor Object
013A 0001

There's a dynamic shadow attribute. It is seen in early screenshots and videos and can be seen in the final game utilized by signs that can be cut. It is also used during the final battles with Ganondorf and Ganon, both on the bosses and the Master Sword, when Ganon knocks it out of Link's hands.

En_Clear_Tag

Actor Object
013B 0001

The Arwing from Star Fox 64, used by the developers to model Volvagia's flying animations.

When Link enters a map in which an Arwing is loaded, an animation plays depicting it flying around and doing a barrel roll. It acts as an enemy, firing at Link with its laser beams. It can be vanquished with three Slingshot hits, or the Boomerang. Upon defeat, it will crash and explode in a huge mass of flaming red debris.

Within player_actor there is a routine that spawns an Arwing at coordinates (0,100,0) relative to Link's position. This routine is located after a sequence of code used to determine whether a chest should award an item or freeze Link, suggesting that the Arwing may have once spawned when opening a chest at one point. (Indeed, the Ocarina of Time iQue leak confirms this to be the case.)

(Source: Discovery - Cendamos & jaytheham, Purpose - Iwata Asks: Ocarina of Time 3D 2.3)

En_Go

Actor Object
0152 00C9

While unused, this actor is linked to a used object, object_oF1d_map, which contains the Goron. In the retail game, the used Goron actor is known as En_Go2.

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: What do you do?

Objects

Duplicates

object_ny

Actor Object
[None] 00E3

Oddly, the final game contains two instances of the Spike Trap object: 00E3 and 00E5. Only 00E5 is used. According to the Ocarina of Time iQue leak, object ID 00E3 was originally assigned to "zelda_go2".

Hmmm...
To do:
Add info about what zelda_go2 is, and a link.

object_md

Actor Object
[None] 00FA

Similarly, the final game contains two instances of Mido's object: 00FA and 00FB. Only 00FB is used. According to the Ocarina of Time iQue leak, object ID 00FA was originally assigned to "zelda_gate".

Hmmm...
To do:
Add info about what zelda_gate is, and a link.

Items

The "gi" within some of these filenames indicates the objects were "Get Items", models which Link holds over his head when an item is first obtained.

object_b_heart

OoTUnusedHeartContainer2.png

Object 0049 is a giant kind of Heart Container that should be used by Item_B_Heart, but does not have any connection despite the name. When spawned, its texture emits an interesting motion effect.

object_gi_melody

OoTMusicalNote.png

Object 00B6 was once displayed when Link learned a new song. It uses variables 0008 to 000C of the used actor 008C, Demo_Kankyo (Cutscene_Environment).

It is present in every cutscene setup where Link learns a melody from Sheik, save for the cutscene where Link learns the Nocturne of Shadow. Despite this, it is never visible in-game.

There is evidence that Demo_Kankyo was used at one point to display this music note. Starting at D45980 in the Debug ROM, there is a list of object dependencies for the different values of Demo_Kankyo's variable. At indexes 08-0C, object 00B6 is listed as a dependency. It's not known if the functionality to display the note still exists. The object has 6 color settings intended for warp songs.

Map Setup Room Setup ID Used
Ice Cavern 04 All Cutscene - Learning the Serenade of Water
Shooting Gallery 05 00 Sasaki Cutscene Test 2
Shooting Gallery 06 00 Sasaki Cutscene Test 3
Temple of Time 00 All Normal Gameplay
Temple of Time 04 All Cutscene - First Time Returning From the Chamber of Sages
Temple of Time 06 All Cutscene - Learning the Prelude of Light
Sacred Forest Meadow 04 00 Cutscene - Learning the Minuet of Forest
Sacred Forest Meadow 05 00 Cutscene - Learning Saria's Song
Desert Colossus 04 00 Cutscene - Learning the Requiem of Spirit
Death Mountain Crater 04 01 Cutscene - Learning the Bolero of Fire
Death Mountain Crater 05 01 Cutscene - Learning the Bolero of Fire in Opening Demo
OoT object gi melody 1.png OoT object gi melody 2.png OoT object gi melody 3.png
OoT object gi melody 4.png OoT object gi melody 5.png OoT object gi melody 6.png

object_gi_grass

OoT-Calling Epona NPS.jpg
OoTReedWhistle.png

Object 00F7 is a reed whistle once used by Link for calling Epona, rather than Epona's Song. This idea was revived in the form of the Horse Call item in Twilight Princess.

Link can be seen using this item in pre-release screenshots from April 1998.

object_medal

OoT-Light Medallion.jpg

Object 009F contains early versions of the elemental Medallions, reflecting their original colors. In the final game, the Spirit Medallion is orange, the Shadow Medallion is purple, and the Light Medallion is yellow.

OoTUnusedMedallionfo.png OoTUnusedMedallionfi.png OoTUnusedMedallionwa.png
OoTUnusedMedallionsp.png OoTUnusedMedallionsh.png OoTUnusedMedallionli.png

object_gi_coin

Object 012E contains N-stamped coins in four colors. The colors match that of the Rupees: green, blue, red, and gold. Some of the debug text associated with parameter.c, found in the game's code file, refers to Skulltula tokens as "N Coins".

OoTCoin.png

object_gi_butterfly

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA 15 butterflycage.png

Object 0175 is similar to the container that holds the bugs sold in the Potion Shop. (Indeed, the object number of the bottled bug, 0174, immediately precedes it.) A butterfly is visible inside the cage. With a little hacking trickery, the cage can be placed in a shop and purchased, but nothing will appear in Link's inventory.

Because 0068 is missing from the list of purchasable items, and 0067 corresponds to the bottled bug, it's likely that it once corresponded to the butterfly.

object_gi_ocarina_0

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA object gi ocarina 0.png

Object 010E is a "Get Item" for the Fairy Ocarina, part of a set of models that appear over Link's head when he first obtains an item. However, in the final game, Link receives the Fairy Ocarina from Saria, triggering a unique cutscene in which the camera pans around Link holding the item. As a result, the "Get Item" sequence doesn't occur, and this detailed model is never used.

There is still data in Link's actor, player_actor, that anticipates him obtaining the Fairy Ocarina like a "Get Item". However, the text box displayed upon receiving this ocarina is the "Get" message for the Ocarina of Time.

NPCs

object_human

OOT-object human.png

Object 0006 is an NPC that appeared in pre-release screenshots from 1996-97. She gained the nickname "Aria" through a series of interviews of dubious provenence with a supposed Nintendo insider that originally appeared on the fansite Zeldapower.com.

Her model format is more similar to the NPCs of Super Mario 64 than those in Ocarina of Time. Technical details on this older format can be found here.

object_oA1

TLOZ-OOT-MQP-Object oA1.png

Object 0023 is an early version of the Kakariko rooftop man.

object_oA2

TLOZ-OOT-MQP-Object oA2.png
ZeldaOoT object oA2 color.png
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This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
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Object 002E is an early version of the Zora. While it is completely untextured, each piece of the model is colored #958DAC, which is a bluish-gray, similar to the skin of a dolphin.

The object is present in the object list of the cutscene in which Link awakens in the Chamber of Sages after seven years of slumber. However, because it lacks a corresponding actor, it is never loaded.

Debug text found in actor En_Xc suggests that its filename originally belonged to Sheik.

object_oA3

TLOZ-OOT-MQP-Object oA3.png
OoT-Opening 1 NGO.jpg

Object 003B is an early version of Impa's masked head. It can be seen in pre-release screenshots of the cutscene in which Zelda and Impa flee from Hyrule Castle.

object_oA4

TLOZ-OOT-MQP-Object oA4.png

Object 003C is a Hylian man in a blue shirt and white pants. He can be seen in a pre-release screenshot of the Market from November 1997.

OoT-Castle Town IGN.jpg

object_oA5

TLOZ-OOT-MQP-Object oA5.png
OoT-Prerelease Back Alley.png

Object 003D is a thin Hylian woman in a purple dress. A similar, more refined version of this model is used in the Market. She can be seen in a pre-release screenshot of the Back Alley.

object_oA6

TLOZ-OOT-MQP-Object oA6.png

Object 003E is a Hylian man in a blue shirt and orange pants. This object was accidentally given two left arms, causing the view from the right side to look unusual. However, the right arm still exists as unreferenced geometry in the model at offsets 1028 and 10B8, making it possible for the model to be restored.

Original Restored
Object oA6 rightSide.PNG Object oA6 restored 10B8upper 1028lower.PNG

object_oA7

TLOZ-OOT-MQP-Object oA7.png
OoT-Castle Town IGN.jpg

Object 003F is a Hylian woman in a white shirt and orange pants. She can be seen in a pre-release screenshot of the Market from November 1997.

object_oA8

TLOZ-OOT-MQP-Object oA8.png

Object 0041 is an old Hylian man.

object_oA9

TLOZ-OOT-MQP-Object oA9.png

Object 0042 is the hooded head of an old Hylian man.

object_oA10

OoT-object oa10.png
OoT-early guard.png

Object 0057 is an early version of a Hylian soldier. It is present in the object lists of the Castle Hedge Maze (Day) and Castle Hedge Maze (Night) maps, but it's never loaded because it lacks a corresponding actor.

object_oA11

OoT oA11.png
OoT-Ganondorf June 98.png

Object 0058 is another early version of a Hylian soldier. It can be seen in a pre-release screenshot from June 1998.

object_oB1

TLOZ-OOT-MQP-Object oB1.png

Object 0028 is an early version of the Bazaar proprietor.

object_oB2

TLOZ-OOT-MQP-Object oB2.png
Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: Render this properly...

Object 0043 is a bearded Hylian man in a purple shirt and green pants.

object_oB3

TLOZ-OOT-MQP-Object oB3.png

Object 0044 is an early version of the carpenter boss' wife.

object_oB4

TLOZ-OOT-MQP-Object oB4.png

Object 0045 is a Hylian woman wearing a blue smock and a white dress. She appears in Kakariko Village in this 1998 pre-release trailer.

A similar, more refined version of this model is used in the Market.

object_oE1

TLOZ-OOT-MQP-Object oE1.png

Object 0033 is an early version of Mido.

object_oE1s

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Object 00C3 is another early version of Mido.

object_oE3

OoT oE3.png

Object 004B is an early version of Saria. The unused animation file object_oE_anime contains an early animation for her, which she is seen performing in this pre-release screenshot from November 1997.

Pre-release Screenshot Restored Object
OoT-Text Box ZSO.jpg
(Restoration: Airikita)

object_oE4

OoT object oE4.png

Object 004C is an early version of the generic red-haired Kokiri boys.

object_oE4s

Object 00C4 is another early version of the generic red-haired Kokiri boys.

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There's a whole lotta words here, but not enough pictures. Please fix this.

object_oE5

Fado
OoT-Fado IGN.jpg

Object 004E is an early version of Fado. She appears in pre-release screenshots from November 1997. Her vest features dual Kokiri symbols. This object is dependent upon object_oE2, which contains geometry that object_oE5 needs in order to be loaded properly.

Fado is one of three named Kokiri, along with Mido and Saria. While her name is never mentioned in-game, it was revealed on the game's official website, which also describes how she and Mido were named after notes in the musical scale: do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, and do.

object_oE6

Object 004F is the head of a blonde Kokiri girl wearing a brown band.

Front Side Back
OoTMQ-Object0E6.png
OoTMQ-Object0E6a.png
OoTMQ-Object0E6b.png

object_oE7

Object 0050 is the head of an open-mouthed Kokiri boy wearing a green cap.

Front Side Back
OoTMQ-Object0E7.png
OoTMQ-Object0E7a.png
OoTMQ-Object0E7b.png

object_oE8

Object 0051 is the head of a red-haired Kokiri girl wearing a green band.

Front Side Back
OoTMQ-Object0E8.png
OoTMQ-Object0E8a.png
OoTMQ-Object0E8b.png

object_oE9

Object 0052 is the head of a blonde Kokiri boy wearing a mint-colored cap.

Front Side Back
OoTMQ-Object0E09.png
OoTMQ-Object0E09a.png
OoTMQ-Object0E09b.png

object_oE10

OoTMQ-Object0E10.png

Object 0053 is an early version of the Kokiri Shop proprietor's head.

object_oE11

Object 0054 is the head of a blonde Kokiri boy wearing a small green beanie.

Front Side Back
OoTMQ-Object0E11.png
OoTMQ-Object0E11a.png
OoTMQ-Object0E11b.png

object_oE12

Object 0055 is an early version of Fado's head.

Front Side Back
OoTMQ-Object0E12.png
OoTMQ-Object0E12a.png
OoTMQ-Object0E12b.png

object_oF1s

ZeldaOoT earlyGoron object oF1s.PNG

Object 00CF is an early version of the Goron. This object contains unreferenced geometry at offset 84E0 displaying an early Goron curl. This curl is recorded as static geometry instead of the animated position used in the final, and has a head that appears less tucked.

Early Goron Curl Final Goron Curl
ZeldaOoT compareEarlyGoronCurl object oF1s offset84E0.png ZeldaOoT compareFinalGoronCurl.png

Other

object_fire

OoT-Opening 2 NGO.jpg
OoT early fire.gif

Object 000F is an early flame animation with eight frames. This was originally used for the torches alongside the drawbridge at Hyrule Castle.

The fire effect used in the final game consists of two overlapping textures: a flame shape and a noise image. The noise image scrolls to create the illusion of flickering. This is less resource-intensive, and uses a longer animation loop.

object_mjin_oka

OoTOcarinaPedestal.png
OoTOcarinaTexture.png

Object 0068 is a song pedestal with an ocarina design. The appearance of the ocarina reflects an earlier stage of development when it would have been inlaid with the three Spiritual Stones.

This pedestal is present in several cutscene setups:

Map Setup Room Setup ID Used
Kokiri Forest 08 00 Panning Through Kokiri Forest
Kokiri Forest 09 00 Panning Through Kokiri Forest 2
Kokiri Forest 07 01 The Deku Tree Speaks With Navi
Kokiri Forest 08 01 Panning Through Kokiri Forest
Kokiri Forest 09 01 Panning Through Kokiri Forest 2
Sacred Forest Meadow 04 00 Learning the Minuet of Forest
Sacred Forest Meadow 05 00 Learning Saria's Song
Zora's Fountain 04 00 Receiving Zora's Sapphire
Zora's Fountain 05 00 Jabu-Jabu Inhales
Zora's Fountain 06 00 Credits in Zora's Fountain
Desert Colossus 04 00 Learning the Requiem of Spirit
Ganon's Castle Exterior 04 00 Sages Construct the Rainbow Bridge

However, it is only loaded and visible during gameplay in setups 05 and 06 of Zora's Fountain.

A contemporary fan account of playing the 1998 CBS Toy Test demo suggests that these pedestals were once used as song triggers, forcing Link to take out his Ocarina and displaying a musical staff when stepped on.

(Toy Test Playthrough Account: ZHQ.com)