Zelda computers are now being built in Tears of the Kingdom

Is TotK as creative as Minecraft? The first Zelda games have now managed to lay the foundation for computers in Tears of the Kingdom. Sounds crazy – and it is.

Zelda players now build computers in Tears of the Kingdom

Is Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom the new Minecraft? Maybe not quite, but the game’s sandbox building system still grants players extreme freedom, which of course they use to build complex gadgets like calculators. And yes, it really works, even if the equipment isn’t exactly handy and looks more like small factories.

Computer technology in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom looks confused at first – here is a video of Zelda-Bauer c7fab:

Ah, that’s exactly how a calculator should work! Apparently! If you’re not a mathematician or a computer specialist, perhaps some explanation is needed as to which software developer Zenni tells Kotaku in the interview:

“Instead of a logic gate, (this example) uses mirrors that act as logic gates and a physical gate that determines which inputs are switched. The example (in the original video) is 1 bit, so if you add that to 1 + 0 you get 1, or 1 + 1 = 0 with a carry of 1. If you could bypass the drop limit in TotK, it would be possible to build a real calculator.” (Source: kotaku)

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (German Playable)

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (German Playable)

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A little explanation: Here Zenni explains the basis of a binary system in which all numbers are expressed only with the digits 0 and 1. So, in case you’re wondering what exactly “1 + 1 = 0 with the carry of 1” means, the explanation is that 1 + 1 is of course 2; in the binary system, however, “2” is numbered with “10” – i.e. one and zero, not ten. By the way, all computers work with a binary calculation system.

What you see in the video above is also called an adder – a device that can add. Adders are the basis of every computer. What c7fab did in the video is build the basis for a computer. Unfortunately, however, as Zenni noted, there is Drop limit in Tears of the Kingdom. So you can’t place an infinite number of items in Hyrule. They start disappearing once you drop a certain amount.

Surely the drop limit exists first and foremost so that the game always runs stably and doesn’t simply crash as soon as huge castles are built. The moral of the story is that it probably won’t be possible to build an entire computer or play Doom on an in-game PC in Hyrule because of the limit. However, the basis for a functioning PC exists.

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