DeSmuME 0.9.8

Play Nintendo DS games on your PC

DeSmuME is a Nintendo DS emulator that allows you to play games on your PC using DS ROM files, which you can download from the Internet. View full description


  • Can play a wide range of ROMs
  • Runs games smoothly


  • Quite tricky to set up


DeSmuME is a Nintendo DS emulator that allows you to play games on your PC using DS ROM files, which you can download from the Internet.

The GameBoy has come a long way since we first saw that big white and grey block at the end of the last century. Its great, great, great grandson, the Nintendo DS is now even more powerful than the high-tech machines doing the rounds in the arcades of the early 90s. In fact, it's so good that sometimes you'll want to play with it in the office, which obviously you can't. Well, actually you can. Actually you can't. Well, with DeSmuME you sort of can. Let us explain...

The first thing you'll need to realize is that downloading DS ROM files is illegal, so on your own head be it if the FBI rolls up outside your house. Legalities aside, DeSmuME is a pretty decent emulator, originally designed for games programmers to develop and test their latest creations. DeSmuME can be a little tricky to set up, but once running you'll be able to enjoy a huge selection of games in ROM format.

DeSmuME is a solid Nintendo DS emulator for your PC.


  • This new release introduces lots of bug corrections, improvements and new features: among them are new save autodetection, new save file format and full rerecording support.

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

It supports many homebrew nds ROM demos as well as a handful of Wireless Multiboot demo nds ROMs. DeSmuME is also able to emulate some of the commercial nds ROM titles which other DS Emulators like iDeaS and Dualis aren't capable of doing so.



DeSmuME 0.9.8

— User reviews — about DeSmuME

  • "Desmume is the best"

    IT IS AWESOME the best Nintendo ds emulator around desmume's cheats are capable with ANY CODES and you can have any nds ... More.

    reviewed on August 13, 2015

  • sufiyan.satkut786

    by sufiyan.satkut786

    "HOW TO DUMP BIOS ???!! PLEASE HELP !!!!!!"


    reviewed on August 12, 2013

  • jacobdeleon3000

    by jacobdeleon3000


    I like that it allows you to play the Pokemon games without the blue screen effect. Also, I like control set-up. More.

    reviewed on April 13, 2012

  • liamcreaser

    by liamcreaser

    "the best ever"

    this is one of the best programs i have used. and will recommend it to friends. now i can test a game before i buy it. T... More.

    reviewed on August 24, 2011