In today’s most heartwarming story, Zelda fan Mike Hoye has been introducing his daughter to the series, and the two are currently playing through Wind Waker. However, Hoye has decided to go one step beyond sharing his passion for Zelda by using it to help show that girls are just as capable as boys of saving the world. But how can this be done in a series where the protagonist is always male? Through hacking, of course.
In order to make his dream a reality, Hoye went through the game’s files in Gamecube emulator Dolphin and went through the arduous task of swapping every male pronoun NPCs use to describe Link with a female one. These include “Swordmain” in place of Swordsman, and “Milady” in place of Sir. Unfortunately, he hasn’t found a way to alter Link’s in-game model to resemble a girl rather than a boy. Of course, when you consider just how difficult that would be, it’s hard to criticize him for it. If you have a computer capable of running Dolphin, and would like to have a fresh Wind Waker experience, then Mike has provided the patch he created for anyone to download on his blog.