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Zelda's Ballad

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


v 1.1 4d
  • BugFix Bug Fixes

Fixes – V1.1 

      • Issue with mod not loading through GFX Pack and BCML 

      • Text issues with the descriptions + Icon errors • Flapping ears issues and physics issues on upgraded outfits 

      • Made choice between using replacement animations and Link’s animations (Animation changes are not final and planned to be remade) 

      • Separated the Shield fix mod from the main mod for easier use • Added Switch Shirt outfit change to: Maiden’s Gown (The dirty Goddess dress) 

      • Hylian Hood and other outfits being invisible on upgrades 

      • Changed Hylian Lower to new design – Official design moved to dye 15 

Issues not fixed – V1.1 

      • Giant Hylian Rice and Tabantha Wheat glitch (While they are being held they go HUGE and float, issue resolves when put down or used. Does not affect while on ground. Note: no idea why this is even happening?)

      • Visual seam issues on base model (Low Priority) • Lower Icons all being changed to reflect dyes (Low Priority) 

      • Vulkan based issues such as the Ancient lower crashing the game (does not happen on OpenGL) 

      • Any Issue we could not replicate and cannot test to guarantee fixes: Radiant mask texture glitch – no idea why this has happened in some peoples game Wii U specific glitches – Mod is not currently made with Wii U specific structure

Foreword by Amiibolad: 

Hi there! 
Thanks for stopping by to check out our Zelda’s Ballad mod. A bit of history on my work with the mod: I didn’t know how to mod anything before this. I had always wanted to learn; never found the right motivation however. Then, in 2017 my mother, Marlis Wandner died. She wasn’t a gamer but always supported me in my endeavours and loved the stories I would tell her about the adventures I had played through. When I showed her BotW on release, she thought it was gorgeous and actually thought about playing it, but only if she could be the Princess, most specifically in that royal dress of hers – she liked that design the most. So I’d like to dedicate the work I put into this mod to her. She gave me the Power, Wisdom and Courage to be who I am today and I’d like to thank tireless friends and fellow modders as we share the mod with you all. Enjoy.

  • Zelda is finally playable!

Mod includes: New Zelda player model, all base armors found in game (plus royal guard dlc armour), voice changes, animation changes, lots of hair physics and MORE! All armors come with appropriate dyes and icons, multiple versions of each armor can be found through using different dyes to completely transform your look!

Credits: Yamgaming: Modelling, Texturing, Icons, Designer, Tireless Legend 
Amiibolad: Modelling, Texturing, Icons, Designer, Start Menu Art, .sbactorpack editing 
Raitera: Moderator Zelda’s Ballad Discord
NotheOtherNate: Text edits, Story Concept/Writer, Designer, Shield Placement Mod 
Ashwee: Music Support, Special Thanks 
Trollsquad057: Discord Owner, Special Thanks
mg76: Special Thanks – Amiibo outfits
Adryth: Bug testing and QA
Androo: .BNP help and start icons import 
CookieCoder: Armor Descriptions 
notmuhhoriz: Voice Mod
Inanna Jade: Voice Mod - Special Thanks
Mystixor: Special Thanks - Coding and Sbfres help 
Maniman303: Mannequin fix help 
Alice: Special Thanks – Discord Support 
Ilikeyoshi: Special Thanks and Cheer 
MarianCapuche: Contest Winner/Designer 
Shadsterwolf: Tool Dev – BotW Unpacker 
Qnando: Special Thanks 
BravelyPeculiar: Tool Dev – .sbactorpack help 
CraftyBoss: Switch Porting and Testing 
Morgenstern: Emotional Support
Linkmaster2207: Special Thanks - Concept 
Soulsapling: Special Thanks 
Nintendo: Zelda Copyright Holders

Remember if you are going to use our mods/models/textures for a video give us proper credits for all our hard work C: We will also release updates for this mod later (New animations, DLC armors, Optional armors, etc.) We hope you'll enjoy the mod

For any question you can join The Zelda's Ballad discord server:



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    ChrisGrump Joined 1d ago
    Absolutely fantastic job. Thank you so much!
    • Have my babies x 1
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    Korra13 Joined 2d ago
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    Does not work for me... instant crash after loading... i have seen im not the only one with that problem. Can anyone help?!


    edit: it now works. Solution: you have to check your game region and the setting in BCML. For me it was EUen. Then remerge and youre good to go! 

    edit2: nope... stuck on loading screen... if that happens you have to select the normal link animations.
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    The_Link08 Joined 7y ago
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    I love it! Can you add the rough pass? Please

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  • I use sdcafiine on a physical wii u. Can't get passed the loading screen when you launch the game. Will post again if I have any luck. Anywho, thank you for your amazing work!
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    Noeseso55 Joined 2y ago
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    i want these animations on linkle too
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  • V1.1 loaded PERFECTLY on the WiiU using Homebrew and Sdcafiine. Great work, hombres! Me gusto mucho!!!
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    Leabdd Joined 4d ago
    I just installed this mod with BCML, the newest Cemu Version and OpenGL. But it keeps crashing when it finished loading the shaders.
    I tried each the animation.rar, the replacement_an.rar and both together but it is always crashing.
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  • This mod has modifications in the dialogs to realize that it is zelda? It would be great if I had it
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  • First of all I wanted to thank you for such an amazing mod! It's  so beautiful and awesome! Every thing works pretty well with this new version, I haven't encountered any problems yet. I have a question though, how do you get that sitting animation of Zelda? How do you trigger that ingame?
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    Weow2 Joined 5y ago
    This did fix the things you listed however the large shadows sticking out of zeldas head with certain gear are still there on the wiiu.
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