Version 2.53.0

April 17, 2019

Zelda Classic 2.53.0 Released

After several years of work, patching bugs and making various compatibility enhancements, we are pleased to announce the immediate release of Zelda Classic 2.53.0.

This release fixes various bugs in the 2.50.x series on modern Windows OS systems, and enhances quest compatibility with all prior versions.

ZC 2.53.0 is fully backward-and-forward-compatible with 2.50.2, and completely replaces the prior ‘2.50.3’ updates.

This version includes an Emulation menu in ZC Player that allows selectively enabling feature/bug emulation for older quests, and offers the widest support for all quests made between versions 1.80 and 2.50.2.

At this time, only the Windows release of ZC is supported. Future support for MacOS X is in doubt, given the recent announcements by Apple that they will discontinue support for all 32-bit ‘apps’ in their operating system; and a Linux version is planned, but at present in hiatus due to issues compiling ZC in a modern Linux environment (gcc/g++)..

This version supersedes v2.50.2, and v3.50.3RC1 for Windows, and all support for these versions for the WIndows platform has ended. This version of ZC is supported via a LTS programme through to April 2023 on current versions of the Windows OS.

 

 

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