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DeSmuME mario.png
DeSmuME running "Super Mario 64 DS".
Original author(s) YopYop156
Developer(s) DeSmuME Team
Stable release 0.9.5 / November 27, 2009; 3 month(s) ago (2009-11-27)
Written in C++
Operating system Linux, Windows, Mac OS X
Type Emulator
License GPL

DeSmuME (formally known as YopYop DS) is an open source Nintendo DS emulator for Linux, Mac OS and Windows. Its name is derived from emu which is short for emulator, DS and ME. It's possibly supposed to mean "DS emulator for me".




The original DeSmuME

The original emulator itself was in French (with user translations to English and other languages). It supported many homebrew Nintendo DS ROM demos, as well as a handful of Wireless Multiboot demo ROMs.

YopYop156 stopped development on DeSmuME at version 0.3.3 due to a change of laws regarding emulation in France. However, the source code was released.

DeSmuME Team

Several developers initially released unofficial builds of DeSmuME based on YopYop original code. These various developers later united and merged their work, resulting in version 0.5.0 as their first release.


DeSmuME supports save states, the ability to increase the size of the screen and it supports filters to improve image quality. DeSmuME also supports microphone use on Windows and Linux ports, as well as direct video and audio recording. The emulator also features a built-in movie recorder.

Unofficial Ports

It has also been ported to other systems, including a proof of concept port to the PlayStation Portable. That port has been called useless because the PSP does not have a touchscreen, and lacks the processing power to emulate games at full speed, but some recognized the technical achievement of successfully running Nintendo DS software on a PSP.[1][2]

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Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Developer DeSmuME Team
Operating System Microsoft Windows, Linux
Latest version 0.5.0 / December 23, 2006
First release
Use Emulator
License GPL
Website DeSmuME site

DeSmuME (also known as YopYop DS) is a freeware emulator for the Nintendo DS created by YopYop156. DeSmuME is written in C++ for Microsoft Windows and can play Nintendo DS homebrew and commercial roms.

The emulator itself is in French (with user translations to English and other languages). It supports many homebrew Nintendo DS rom demos as well as a handful of Wireless Multiboot demo roms. DeSmuME can also emulate some commercial rom titles which other DS emulators like IDeaS and Dualis cannot.

YopYop has stopped development on DeSmuME due to a change of laws of emulation in France. However, the source code has been released and two different programmers, thoduv and Guillaume have continued to work on this emulator.


  • Z = A
  • X = B
  • A = Y
  • S = X
  • Q = L
  • W = R

Actually this emulator is packed on the WinDS emulator on a english translation and probably upgraded, and equipped with some new stuff like screen separation, editting, re-sizing, etc. Not only modifications on the screen but also on the gameplay.

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