Best way to play Twilight princess on PC with 4K textures and amazing visuals
Nintendo released the HD version of The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess on Wii U back in 2016. Though the remastered version was an upgrade over the original Wii version, with overhauls in visuals, textures, resolutions and a lot more. However, the Hd version of Twilight Princess has been surpassed by a fan who has done an amazing job at adding 4K textures to the original game which is without a doubt the best way to play The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess on PC.
The best way to experience The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess in 2023, is by using Henriko Magnifico’s 4Ktexture pack. The texture pack enhances the visuals of the game with better and sharper textures, upscaled resolution, shadows and many post-processing enhancements, making this the absolute best way to play Twilight Princess on PC.
‘Henriko Magnifico Showcase’ is a YouTuber who has been creating HD texture packs for classic Nintendo titles like Ocarina of Time, Majoras Mask, Wii Sports and a lot more. His work is appreciated by retro game fans, as he improves the visuals of the game without affecting the original visual appeal intended by the creators.
The texture pack replaces the blurry aged textures from the game and replaces them with new 4K textures. In addition to that the texture pack contains amazing post-processing features like ambient occlusion, tone mapping, bloom, material maps and more.
The texture packs are available in two versions, the standard edition and the post-processing edition.
|Standard edition||Post-processing edition.|
|Doesn’t include post-processing effects like ambient occlusion, tone mapping, bloom, material maps and more but is stable and more performance friendly.||In addition to the 4K textures comes with several post-processing effects like ambient occlusion, tone mapping, bloom, material maps and more|
|Supports Mac and Linux||Doesn’t supports Mac and Linux|
You are free to choose from either edition as each looks stunning!
Why should you play the 4K texture pack version over the Twilight Princess HD for Wii U
The 4K texture pack is based on the Gamecube and Wii versions of the game which came out back in 2006, although the Wii U version was released much later with rather small improvements. The GameCube version with the 4K texture pack not only looks better than the HD version but also controls a lot better. A lot of fans had complaints about how steering Epona in the Wii U port of the game is not accurate.
In addition to that you can also play the Wii version with the motion controls using the 4K texture pack. Better visuals and controls are more than enough reason for making this by far the best way to play Twilight Princess on PC
Twilight Princess 4K Installation and setup guide on PC
The Installation is fairly simple, you will need to download the special preconfigured Dolphin emulator from the following link, which is provided alongside the texture pack, and launch The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess Gamecube or Wii rom using the ‘ZTP4K Post-Processing Edition (Dolphin Emulator).exe‘ or ‘ZTP4K Standard Edition (Dolphin Emulator).exe’.
Of course, you’ll need to own a copy of either the Gamecube or the Wii version of the game which you can dump onto your PC and open it using the modded Dolphin Emulator.
The texture packs can be found on the Patreon page of Henriko Magnifico, the texture packs are available for free but there are extra perks for purchasing a subscription to his Patreon page like early access to new texture packs and a lot more.
In the meantime check out our guide on the best way to play Majora’s Mask on PC.