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|target = [[Nintendo DS emulators|Nintendo DS]]
 
|target = [[Nintendo DS emulators|Nintendo DS]]
 
|developer = [https://github.com/StapleButter StapleButter]<br/><small>[https://github.com/StapleButter/melonDS/graphs/contributors Repository contributors]</small>
 
|developer = [https://github.com/StapleButter StapleButter]<br/><small>[https://github.com/StapleButter/melonDS/graphs/contributors Repository contributors]</small>
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|architecture = x86_64
 
|website = [http://melonds.kuribo64.net/ melonds.kuribo64.net]
 
|website = [http://melonds.kuribo64.net/ melonds.kuribo64.net]
 
|support = [https://www.patreon.com/staplebutter Patreon]
 
|support = [https://www.patreon.com/staplebutter Patreon]
 
|source = [https://github.com/StapleButter/melonDS GitHub]
 
|source = [https://github.com/StapleButter/melonDS GitHub]
 
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'''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.
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'''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's developed by StapleButter, a former contributor to [[DeSmuMe]], and has been available as a [[libretro]] core since version 1.6.
  
It is available for download at [http://melonds.kuribo64.net/downloads.php the official website].
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==Downloads==
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* '''[http://melonds.kuribo64.net/downloads.php Official builds]''' (Windows, Linux)
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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:*''bios7.bin, 16KB: ARM7 BIOS''
 
:*''bios7.bin, 16KB: ARM7 BIOS''
 
:*''bios9.bin, 4KB: ARM9 BIOS''
 
:*''bios9.bin, 4KB: ARM9 BIOS''
:*''firmware.bin, 256KB: firmware''
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:*''firmware.bin, 128/256/512KB: 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.''
 
:''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.''
 
:''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.''

Revision as of 06:27, 20 October 2018

melonDS
MelonDS.png
Developer(s) StapleButter
Repository contributors
Latest version 0.6b
Active Yes
Platform(s) Multi-platform
Architecture(s) x86_64
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's developed by StapleButter, a former contributor to DeSmuMe, and has been available as a libretro core since version 1.6.

Downloads

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, 128/256/512KB: 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.