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'''melonDS''' is a work-in-progress [[Nintendo DS emulator]]. 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 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 [http://melonds.kuribo64.net/downloads.php the official website].
 
It is available for download at [http://melonds.kuribo64.net/downloads.php the official website].

Revision as of 12:04, 10 October 2017

Current version: 0.5
Active: Yes
OS: Multi-platform
Authors: StapleButter
Repository contributors
Official website: melonds.kuribo64.net
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 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.

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.