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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
The sole developer put the melonDS project on a [http://melonds.kuribo64.net/comments.php?id=42 hiatus on May 2018]. However he has left this [http://melonds.kuribo64.net/comments.php?id=43 to-do list] for anyone who would wish to contribute to improving that emulator, which is still open-source. However, [http://melonds.kuribo64.net/comments.php?id=44 on July 2018] he announced that he was going to keep developing the emulator.
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The sole developer put the melonDS project on a [http://melonds.kuribo64.net/comments.php?id=42 hiatus on May 2018]. However, he has left this [http://melonds.kuribo64.net/comments.php?id=43 to-do list] for anyone who would wish to contribute to improving that emulator, which is still open-source. However, [http://melonds.kuribo64.net/comments.php?id=44 on July 2018] he announced that he was going to keep developing the emulator.
  
 
==Getting Started==
 
==Getting Started==

Revision as of 07:59, 11 September 2018

melonDS
MelonDS.png
Developer(s) StapleButter
Repository contributors
Latest version 0.6b
Active Yes
Platform(s) Multi-platform
Emulates Nintendo DS
Website melonds.kuribo64.net
Support ($) Patreon
Source code GitHub

melonDS is a work-in-progress Nintendo DS emulator aiming for better performance than DeSmuMe and to emulate Wi-Fi and local multiplayer capabilities. It was being developed by StapleButter, a former contributor to DeSmuMe. It has been available as a LibRetro core since version 1.6.

It is available for download at the official website.

Issues

The sole developer put the melonDS project on a hiatus on May 2018. However, he has left this to-do list for anyone who would wish to contribute to improving that emulator, which is still open-source. However, on July 2018 he announced that he was going to keep developing the emulator.

Getting Started

From the README on GitHub:

melonDS requires BIOS/firmware copies from a DS. Files required:
  • bios7.bin, 16KB: ARM7 BIOS
  • bios9.bin, 4KB: ARM9 BIOS
  • firmware.bin, 256KB: firmware
Firmware boot requires a firmware dump from an original DS or DS Lite. DS firmwares dumped from a DSi or 3DS aren't bootable and only contain configuration data, thus they are only suitable when booting games directly.
DS BIOS dumps from a 3DS can be used with no compatibility issues. DSi BIOS dumps should be usable too, provided they were dumped properly.