Wind Waker Glitches - Over Eager Boat
- Complete a game up to the Wind Temple, but do not complete the Wind Temple.
- Now find all eight Triforce Charts and their corresponding shards.
After having collected all eight shards the KoRLs will say, "Go to Hyrule," as if you'd already beaten the Wind Temple. But if you try to go to Hyrule you can't. The only way to go to Hyrule is to complete the Wind Temple.
The reason why the King of Red Lions can mislead you into thinking the portal to Hyrule is open when it really isn't is very likely caused by the game not having a check on whether or not the player actually meets all the requirements to return to Hyrule upon recovering the final Triforce shard. Because of this, the game's script is programmed in this area only one way--to assume the player has completed every requirement needed when, in fact, it's possible they haven't. This is clearly an isolated oversight nobody in either scriptwriting or programming caught; the game does properly check whether all requirements are met when it comes to handling the matters of opening the portal to Hyrule, and the game also has a check on whether or not the player has all of the Triforce shards in a later King of Red Lions dialogue that takes place after completing the Wind Temple.