If you plan on playing Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on a PC (with the Dolphin emulator), you may find this mod useful. Unlike e.g. Ocarina of Time / Majora’s Mask, this game allocates only two slots for items, which means lots of time wasted going through menus to switch them.
With this mod, you can select any item directly by pressing a single key.
This mod is for the North America GameCube version (GZ2E01), so make sure you have that one.
Add and enable the ActionReplay code to the emulator:
F84343FD 00000010 E84343FC 00000018 04001844 00000000 00000000 86001847 004343FC 00000001 84001844 8040625C 04001848 8040C02C 384343FD 00000020 84001848 00000001 00000000 86001848 00001844 01000001 04001844 804343FC 04001848 804061CB 384343FD 00000020 84001848 00000001 00000000 86001848 00001844 01000001 0000184C 000000FF 04001844 8000184C 04001848 804061CF 384343FD 00000020 84001848 00000001 00000000 86001848 00001844 01000001
Create and enable a Dolphin input profile configuration file with the following contents:
[Profile] Device = XInput2/0/Virtual core pointer Triggers/R = Shift_R Buttons/A = `2` | `4` | `6` | `8` | `0` | equal | W | R | Y | I | P | bracketright Buttons/B = `3` | `4` | `7` | `8` | minus | equal | E | R | U | I | apostrophe | bracketright Buttons/X = `5` | `6` | `7` | `8` | Q | W | E | R | O | P | apostrophe | bracketright Buttons/Y = `9` | `0` | minus | equal | Q | W | E | R Buttons/Start = T | Y | U | I | O | P | apostrophe | bracketright Buttons/Z = `1` | `2` | `3` | `4` | `5` | `6` | `7` | `8` | `9` | `0` | minus | equal | Q | W | E | R | T | Y | U | I | O | P | apostrophe | bracketright
(This profile uses the top 24 alphanumeric keys on a QWERTY keyboard. If you’d like to customize it, you can edit and re-run the program used to generate the profile.)
You should now be able to select items by pressing a single key. Holding Shift will cause the item to be selected into the secondary item slot. (Note that the order of the items is somewhat arbitrary, and does not correspond to the order they are found in the game.)
Note: this article is back-dated, and was originally written on 2018-11-06.