Twilight Hack

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-- Team Twiizers

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Tetris Wii:

Now has addicting / annoying Tetris music. 2008.02.21

Enjoy :) DesktopMan


  • Extract the zip archive into any folder.
  • Backup your old Zelda save if you want to, by copying data.bin out of *SD Card*/private/wii/title/RZDP or *SD Card*/private/wii/title/RZDE and into another folder.
  • If you have a PAL Zelda game (identified by the code "RVL-RZDP-0A-0 JPN" around the inside on the shiny side of the disc), copy the file rzdp.bin (from the zip archive you extracted) into *SD Card*/private/wii/title/RZDP/data.bin.
  • If you have an NTSC later revision Zelda game (identified by the code "RVL-RZDE-0A-2 USA" around the inside on the shiny side of the disc), copy the file rzde2.bin (from the zip archive you extracted) into *SD Card*/private/wii/title/RZDE/data.bin.
  • If you have any other NTSC revision Zelda game (usually identified by any other code involving the letters "RZDE" around the inside on the shiny side of the disc), copy the file rzde.bin (from the zip archive you extracted) into *SD Card*/private/wii/title/RZDE/data.bin.
  • Now, put the SD card and Zelda into your Wii and turn it on. Go into Wii Options --> Data Management --> Save Data --> Wii. Find your Zelda save, click on it, and click "Erase", and click Yes. Now, go into SD card, and select the "Twilight Hack" save (the icon says "Wiibrew Loader"). Click copy, and yes. Now, go back out of that menu and start the game. Select the first save file (called Twilight Hack), complete the brightness setting, and talk to the man in front of you. What will later be the ELF loader will load.

  • If you are a PAL user and are experiencing a line of text lost off the bottom, try changing your TV type under Wii options --> Wii settings --> screen to 576i (50hz). Please could PAL users add a post to the right section to say whether they had this problem or not with non-576i settings, as I would like to know if everyone has this problem or if it's just my TV.

Running Code

  • You will need a SD to GameCube memory unit adapter such as SD Gecko or you can build your own
  • Once you have an adapter you need to write the elf you want to run to block 2048 of your SD card.
  • If you need help placing an ELF file on the SD card in Windows, see here. If you're on Linux instead of Windows, read the README file included with the Twilight Hack-package.


If you have a USBGecko, try unplugging it from the Wii before running the exploit. There's a bug in the USBGecko code used in the exploit that will make the game hang if you have a USBGecko plugged in to the wii, but not connected to any program on your computer.

If it repeatidly refuses to find your sd, taking your adapter apart, i.e one side off, then inserting it with the cover leaning on it. Works for me anyway.

This exploit does not work with every version of Zelda:TP. Easy way to check your version is to compare the text string which is on the inner cycle of the data surface with the ones below.

  • RVL-RZDP-0A-0 JPN - working

Some minor problems reported e.g. Some greeny lines around the top area of the screen that appear with the penguin and if the TV type is set to 480i/p (60Hz or EDTV mode) the bottom is cut off

  • RVL-RZDE-0A-0 JPN - working
  • RVL-RZDE-0A-0 USA - working
  • RVL-RZDE-0A-2 USA - working (if you encounter problems with alpha2, re-download the latest rzde2.bin)
  • RVL-RZDJ-0A-0 JPN - not supported yet


The Twilight Hack works by employing a lengthly character name for the horse in the game ('Epona') in order to facilitate a stack smash. This gets triggered when talking to the man next to you when you start the savegame as he loads the name to use it in his dialog or upon entering the next zone when the game loads the horse for you to ride.


  • Can it load files from the internal SD slot?

No, not yet, but we are working on it.

  • When will it do <xxx>?

Don't ask.