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DeSmuME FAQ - DS Roms Emu Frequently Asked Questions

desmume Q: A game I want to play doesn't work - what can I do?
A: Check out some of the working games / nds roms - and wait for a new version of DeSmuME with better compatibility.

desmume Q: I tried a couple of the working roms on it and I realized that none of them had sound. I just wanted to know why, and if there is anyway I can fix it?
A: At this time DeSmuME DOES NOT emulate sound for the Nintendo DS games. That is one of the things that you will see added in the future releases of the emulator.

desmume Q: Is the official website for this DeSmuME DS Emulator?
A: NO - official website is located at a free web host in france at but it has been closed after YopYop decided that he will not continue developing DeSmuME. But don't worry other have picked up where he left off.
desmume Q: Why did you make this website?
A1: To spread the good news that there is a new working NDS emulator.
A2: To make sure that IF decides to delete the official site there will be a backup.
A3: To provide support for DeSmuME in English as opposed to French.
A4: Because I like DeSmuME and thought it would be useful if it had a .com domain

desmume Q: Where can I download DeSmuME emulator?
A: Please go to Download page

desmume Q: What does DeSmuME mean?

A: DeSmuME is a new Nintendo DS emulator and the name is a play of words - DS Emu + ME (like FlashMe - firmware hack and PassMe mod-chip for DS)

The name DeSmuME derives from the popular use of ME in Nintendo DS products by homebrew developers. So DeSmuME would equal DSemuMe. Other popular uses of ME include:
LoadMe - a generic patcher for commercial DS roms that works with any GBA Flash Card,
PassMe - "mod-chip" using which takes authentication from an original DS card an allows execution of unauthenticated DS rom code from the GBA cartridge slot / GBA flash card.
FlashMe - a hacked firmware for DS that allows you to start code in DS mode from a flash card in the GBA slot.
WifiMe - are a set of a custom drivers and software by FireFly for RALink based wireless network cards enabling to boot homebrew code on DS via Nintendo Wireless Multiboot method.

desmume Q: Is multiplayer supported
A: No - Ni-Fi and Wi-Fi gaming is not sported at this time.

desmume Q: Is DeSmuME the only working DS Emulator?
A: No - there is also Ensata (made by Nintendo), DualiS, iDeaS and DSemu. Read about al of them at

desmume Q: Where can I find / download Nintendo DS Roms?
A: Use Google search to locate some websites that provide NDS ROMS

desmume Q: Work on DeSmuME stopped and Emulator obsolete?
A: Work by Yopyop YES but other will carry on!

desmume Q: Will YopYop release Source Code for DeSmuME emulator?
A: YES - he already has. Download DeSmuME Source Code.

desmume Q: Can I ask you a question?
A: Yes sure - use the e-mail to do that.

DeSmuME Conroles
desmumeZ = A
X = B
A = Y
S = X
Q = L
W = R

DeSmuME Download

nintendo ds emuVersion 0.3.3
Version 0.3.0
Version 0.0.3

Emulates both CPUs
Direct DMA (not on VBlank or others)
Supports only Mode 0
Supports sprites
No support for extended palettes - sorting of backgrounds and sprites
Part of SWI
Does not emulate commercial game mainly because of CARD_REG
Emulates pretty well Meteos's demo but there is a small problem with the mouse

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