Emulator Resources

Emulator Windows Linux Mac OS X
Dega (altered versions) Yes Yes Unknown
BizHawk Yes Yes (with Mono) Yes (with Mono)
DeSmuME Yes Yes (with Wine) Unknown
Dolphin Yes Yes Yes
FCE Ultra Yes Unknown Unknown
FCEUX Yes Yes Yes
FinalBurnAlpha Yes Unknown Unknown
Gens Yes Yes (with Wine) Unknown
Hourglass Yes No No
lsnes Yes Yes Yes
Mednafen Yes Yes Unkown
Mupen64-rr Yes Yes (with Wine) Unknown
openMSX Yes Yes Yes
Pcejin Yes Unknown Unknown
PCSX Yes Unknown Unknown
PSXjin Yes Unknown Unknown
Snes9x Yes Yes Yes
VisualBoyAdvance Yes Yes (with Wine) Unknown
VBjin Yes Unknown Unknown
Yabause Yes Unknown Unknown

DeSmuME emulator

DeSmuME (formerly named YopYop DS) is a free and open-source Nintendo DS emulator for Linux, OS X, Wii, AmigaOS 4, and Windows. Its name is derived from emu (which is short for emulator), DS and ME.
DeSmuME places responsibility on the developers of each port to expose emulation features in a way that is tuned to the needs of that platform. As a consequence, some ports are able to move well ahead of the others. Conversely, some ports are far behind some others. As a consequence, some behaviours and menu structures are different in each port. Therefore, the decision was made to create separate manuals for each port as well: when a specific port is changed, only the manual for that specific port needs to be altered.

DeSmuME is a small application that allows you to emulate a Nintendo DS system. It has been designed to give you access to numerous tools that allow you to test DS features, from viewing ROM properties to managing Action Replay cheats.

DeSmuME can play Nintendo DS homebrew and commercial NDS ROMs. The emulator itself is in French (with user translations to English and other languages). But even French version of DeSmuME is easy to navigate through menus, as it has a similar user interface to DSemu.

All in all, it’s not a bad tool to emulate Nintendo’s iconic hand-held machine. It has a basic user interface, that should prove no problems for most users, a few useful tools, the ability to customize screnn resoltion etc, and it can also emulate some of the commercial NDS ROM titles, which other DS Emulators are not able to do.

  • Title: DeSmuME 0.9.11
  • Filename: desmume-0.9.11-mac.dmg
  • File size: 7.48MB (7,842,806 bytes)
  • Requirements: Mac OS X
  • Languages: Multiple languages
  • License: Open Source

The original emulator was in French, with user translations to English and other languages.