Nintendo DS (melonDS)Link

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BackgroundLink

An up-and-coming Nintendo DS emulator by StapleButter, ported to libretro.

Why use this core?Link

Awaiting description.

How to get and install the melonDS core:Link

  1. Start up RetroArch. Inside the main menu, go to 'Online Updater'.

  2. Just to make sure we have the latest info files, select 'Update Core Info FIles'. Wait until this is done. Then, select 'Core Updater'.

  3. Browse through the list and select 'Nintendo DS (melonDS)'.

After this has finished downloading, the core should now be ready for use!

How to play (after installation):Link

  1. Go back to RetroArch's main menu screen. Select 'Load Content'.

  2. Browse to the folder that contains the content you want to run.

  3. Select the content that you want to run.

  4. If you are asked which core to select, choose 'Nintendo DS (melonDS)'.

The game should now start running!

AuthorsLink

  • StapleButter

See alsoLink

LicenseLink

A summary of the licenses behind RetroArch and its cores have found here.

ExtensionsLink

Content that can be loaded by the melonDS core have the following file extensions:

  • .nds

DatabasesLink

RetroArch database(s) that are associated with the melonDS core:

BIOSLink

Required or optional firmware files go in RetroArch's system directory.

Filename Description md5sum
firmware.bin NDS Firmware - Required e45033d9b0fa6b0de071292bba7c9d13
bios7.bin ARM7 BIOS - Required df692a80a5b1bc90728bc3dfc76cd948
bios9.bin ARM9 BIOS - Required a392174eb3e572fed6447e956bde4b25

FeaturesLink

Feature Supported
Restart
Screenshots
Saves
States
Rewind
Netplay
Core Options
RetroAchievements
RetroArch Cheats
Native Cheats
Controls
Remapping
Multi-Mouse
Rumble
Sensors
Camera
Location
Subsystem
Softpatching
Disk Control
Username
Crop Overscan (in RetroArch's Video settings)

Saves/StatesLink

The melonDS core's directory name is 'melonDS'

Core provided aspect ratioLink

Awaiting description.

ControllersLink

Device typesLink

The melonDS core supports the following device type(s) in the controls menu, bolded device types are the default for the specified user(s):

User 1 device typesLink

  • None
  • RetroPad - Joypad
  • Nintendo DS - Joypad

Controller tablesLink

Joypad and analog device type tableLink

User 1 input descriptors Nintendo DS
N/A B
N/A Y
N/A Select
N/A Start
Up Up
Down Down
Left Left
Right Right
N/A A
N/A X
N/A L
N/A R