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melonDS is a Nintendo DS emulator.


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melonDS Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started with melonDS

  2. melonDS Tips and Tricks

Getting Started with melonDS

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melonDS is a fairly straight-forward emulator to set up. Place your ROMs in Emulation\roms\nds. No additional setup is required. Read the Configuration section to learn more about melonDS and its folder locations. BIOS are optional for both the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSI.

To launch your ROMs in game mode, use Steam ROM Manager and use one of the following parsers to play your NDS ROMs:

  • EmulationStation-DE
  • Nintendo DS - melonDS
  • Emulators

melonDS Configuration

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  • Executable Location: %USERPROFILE%\emudeck\EmulationStation-DE\Emulators\melonDS\melonDS.exe
  • Config Location: %USERPROFILE%\emudeck\EmulationStation-DE\Emulators\melonDS
  • ROM Location: Emulation\roms\nds
  • BIOS Location: Emulation\bios
    • Optional BIOS (Nintendo DS): bios7.bin, bios9.bin, firmware.bin
    • Optional BIOS (Nintendo DSI): dsi_bios9.bin, dsi_bios7.bin, dsi_firmware.bin, dsi_nand.bin
  • Saves: Emulation\saves\melonds\saves
  • Save States: Emulation\saves\melonds\states

Works With

  • Steam ROM Manager
  • EmulationStation-DE

How to Update melonDS

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How to Launch melonDS

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  • Launch melonDS from the EmuDeck folder in the Start Menu
  • Launch melonDS.bat file in Emulation\tools\launchers
  • Launch melonDS.exe in %USERPROFILE%\emudeck\EmulationStation-DE\Emulators\melonDS
  • Launch the emulator from Steam after adding it via the Emulators parser in Steam ROM Manager

melonDS File Formats

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  • .nds
  • .app

melonDS Tips and Tricks

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