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The Sword That Sealed The Darkness [Switch]

A Mod for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)

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1.02 4mo
  • - The Master Sword is now actually unbreakable, as intended
  • - Fixed improperly formatted text
  • - Polished sword pulling cutscene
The Sword That Sealed The Darkness is a small expansion to the Master Sword quest chain, intended to rebalance the early hours of Breath of the Wild, and offer an alternative rebalance to weapon durability.

Following Ganon's victory, Zelda hid the legendary Master Sword within Deku Forest. But as time passed, the Master Sword grew weaker, and its two halves separated --- the blade remaining under the careful eye of the Deku Tree, and the hilt guarded by the ever patient Sheikah.

Ideally, this mod would be played blind, with durability enabled, from the start of a new game. It is, however, fully compatible with existing saves. If you're lost (or just curious), the exact changes have been detailed here.

Changes

- During your first conversation with Impa, you will be given an unbreakable, extremely weak weapon called the Broken Sword. It's barely stronger than the soup ladel, and has a range to match. In the unmodded game, players often report avoiding fights entirely, especially in Master Mode, due to the constant stressor that is weapon durability. The Broken Sword aims to correct this issue without removing durability as a mechanic entirely, by providing the player with a reliable fallback during fights, just in case things get truly desperate.

- Obtaining the Master Sword now requires the Broken Sword in your inventory, as well as the previous requirement of thirteen hearts. The sword pulling animation has been updated. It was not easy to do that, no, thank you for asking.

- The Master Sword is now unbreakable, and its attack has been lowered by ten points to compensate. This should ensure that the sword feels powerful and consistently useful, while still giving the player an incentive to switch things up situationally.

- The Master Sword remains in a slightly tarnished state, even after it's recovered — at least for a bit. It's a metaphor for Link's failure and trauma, y'all, it shouldn't jump straight back to mint condition. If you complete the Trial of the Sword, however, you should  find your sword restored to its former glory. 


Although this mod doesn't expand The Trial of the Sword, it may in future, and as such currently requires at least the first DLC pack to be installed.

Compatibilty

This mod should be fully compatible with any other mod that doesn't modify the Master Sword, or any of the following events, or their associated animations.
  • Demo202_0 (starting the trial of the sword at the Master Sword's altar)
  • Demo300_0 (pulling the Master Sword from the altar)
  • Demo380_0 and Npc_Kakariko001 (Impa's first and regular conversations, respectively)
Any replacements to the Master Sword's model or texture, or the player model, shouldn't cause any actual problems, but might cause visual issues during the above events.

Credits

This mod owes everything to H2714's Tarnished Master Sword mod. The model and textures have been used here, with permission.

To Do (Maybe)

  • I'd love to add a little more meaning to The Trial of the Sword by giving every tier of the sword its own model and texture, and maybe unlock more of the sword's powers each time. This would require creating a new custom weapon for each tier, however, which would raise issues for anyone who wishes to uninstall this mod. So I'm going to leave this on the "maybe" pile. That said, if anyone figures out how to make non-Weapon_Sword_070 weapons actually recharge, hit me up immediately, and I'll make this happen.

Known Issues

  • Your first meeting with the Deku tree is a little weird. Since that event is stored in a bfevtm file, which isn't easily editable, the Master Sword will appear as normal.
  • Any other mods that tweak the Master Sword's appearance will cause a very brief visual inconsistency when you try to pull it from the altar. This could probably only be fixed by a) new custom models, or b) even sneakier camera angles, or c) a complete animation replacement for Demo300_0, that I am quite honestly not skilled enough to implement myself.

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    I'm interested to play your mod but I don't have a windows pc to run bcml. Is there any way OP can post the romfs files? Please and thank you
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    no luck so far...i'm trying to run the mod on switch but the game keeps crashing on boot, any idea?
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    Bug on kakariko village (running on switch hardware) I can't open the door to talk to impa
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  • I dont have pc nor laptop. Can i just download it and extract it as zip file then place the files to sd card?
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    So I've been trying to install this mod but it always ends with a crash on boot up. I am currently running Atmosphere 0.14.3. This is the only mod I put into the contents folder. I have also tried renaming the .bnp to .zip and extract via BCML and still no luck. Any idea? Thanks.
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    could you tell me what was changed in the Bootup.pack file? I have another mod that has this file and would like to merge this for personal use if you dont mind
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    Thank you for the Switch port this is awesome, quick question, how do I extract the files from the .bnp? I thought that was a BCML file format and not a LayeredFS format?
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