DeSmuME v0.9.11

Play Nintendo DS games on your Mac

DeSmuME is a Nintendo DS emulator that allows you to play games on your Mac 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
  • Latest version only works on Intel Macs


DeSmuME is a Nintendo DS emulator that allows you to play games on your Mac 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 the Mac.


  • This release focuses on emulation bugfixes and features of interest to homebrew developers. Most users will find that the compatibility is increased substantially.

DeSmuME is a freeware emulator for the Nintendo DS created by YopYop156. DeSmuME is also known as YopYop DS is written in C++ for 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 v0.9.11

User reviews about DeSmuME

  • EmpyreanMinerva

    by EmpyreanMinerva

    "Works a lot better than most people give it credit for"

    Honestly I see a lot of reviews noting about crashing after short periods of time and the like, these users however d...   More.

  • blasphear

    by blasphear

    "doesnt run on os x"

    when i click on it it says something like is not supported on this architecture. :( oh is on os x macintosh..   More.

  • D\'s dad

    by D\'s dad

    "Set up"

    Just bought desmume. It downloaded and is on my desktop. When I click on it, nothing happens. How do I set it up? I ...   More.

  • Muee

    by Muee

    "Crashes After A while and other things"

    after a while it crashes. some games are really laggy some roms dont even read to conlusion it tottaly suks.   More.

  • Langebeeke EMMAHOEVE

    by Langebeeke EMMAHOEVE


    Tried running on my Imac G4 with OS/X Tiger 10.4.11 and received the message '...doesn't run on your syst...   More.