Talk:Nintendo DS emulators

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might want to add melonDS to the 'high resolution' section, as it supports that since 0.8. also, 'when it supports more games' <- its compatibility is actually pretty good now. -- Arisotura

Anything else missing? - Jpx (talk) 02:40, 6 June 2019 (EDT)
not that I can think of, looks good -- Arisotura

Should melonDS be Recommended?[edit]

It has improved a lot since it was first added into this wiki and I'm curious what would it take for it to be moved to the status of "Recommended". I know it's a not the most developed compared to No$GBA and DeSmuME and requires the BIOs and firmware files in order to work, but it's really easy to use and has pretty good compatibility. The only problem I can see is that it lacks 32-bit support (but really at this point 32-bit support is dying anyways) and hasn't implemented HLE yet. I'm not saying that melonDS should replace DeSmuME or that it has "surpassed" it. DeSmuME is a great emulator (from my experience) and melonDS is just as decent too. Just curious if there's still something wrong with it that would prevent it from being "Recommended". -Skylark (talk) 20:46, 9 July 2019 (EDT)

Drastic sabbotage[edit]

"Some rumors have spread around that the developers deliberately put in issues to mess with pirated copies, though this is considered unsubstantiated."

The official forums have a board explicitly titled "The App Is Broken Because You Didn't Pay For It. Payment isn't optional. Support is for people who bought the app. Cracked APKs break on purpose."
Source: https://drastic-ds.com/index.php
Archive Link for posterity: https://web.archive.org/web/20210610130054/https://drastic-ds.com/index.php

This used to be a thing a very long time ago. Drastic started as a heavily protected application, but that got opened more and more by the developers. (Unofficial, this is undocumented personal experience) The voluntary bugs have been removed around the 2.5.0.0 release but kept a simpler license check, this version already is 6 years old. 2 to 3 years ago any and all license verifications have been removed (With the first version being the 64-bit x86/ARM beta porting of the application, that is not merged into the official release). At the current state, Drastic is still a paid application but is completely DRM free. The forum hasn't been updated in a very long time, as the team and most of its active users have moved to a Discord server. --SSUPII (Unregistered) - Wednesday, April 27, 2022 (GMT+2), 10:22