DeSmuME 0.9.2 released!

This version of DeSmuME releases some odds and ends. A few new games are playable, and RTC works for day/night games. Additionally, the windows and linux ports have had a slew of new features added. And finally, the addition of a preliminary software rasterizer (which may be selected instead of opengl) will allow you to work around frustrating display issues.

210 Responses to “DeSmuME 0.9.2 released!”

  1. Silentbobus says:

    I’m very impressed with the new version. The software rasterizer fixes a display problem that was present in the previous version.

  2. Phillip says:

    When I try play pokemon platinum, it keeps coming up with an error saying “An emulation error occurred” but I know that the actual game work because I’e tried it on a windows before, but I need it to work on mac.

    Please help me someone!

  3. LOLS says:

    does anyone can help me with microphone?
    i cant continue Feel the magic at the “yatch” level

  4. z says:

    The mac version has some trouble. Looks like youre stuck in windows.

  5. lbalbalba says:

    The MAC port is seriously lacking in volunteers, so if any MAC users want to build, code, document, or otherwise help out making the mac port a success you are hereby invited to join the desmume team on IRC.

    The desmume IRC channel is at :

    * server:
    * port: 6667
    * channel: #desmume

  6. joe says:

    Would be great if you guys tackled HarvestMoon Island of happiness… Just a suggestion from my own greed because i really would like to play that game

  7. lbalbalba says:

    @LOLS :

    If youre having trouble with a specific game at a specific point, and even as in your case with a specific device (microphone), then please file a bug report reporting all the details over at the sourceforge bug tracker at :

  8. LOLS says:

    um… okay ^_^

  9. The Best emulator of DS, today I can say that, the No$Gba emulate more roms then Desmume, but NO$GBA is stoped and is wack, the Desmume got progress, and go be better then now. Congratulations for the zoom and the save state, but I cant still use the wi-fi, anyway this getting better day by day. sorry my poor english

  10. findingo101 says:

    how come some games could do in-game saves and others can’t?

  11. Xbot says:

    Keep up the great work, checking this one out !!!

  12. Matt says:

    This is great, almost flawless. However, I have no idea how to access the mic. It’s not that it won’t work, I don’t know if it is or not because there seems to be no instructions on how to use the mic! Help me!?

  13. Matt says:

    Oh, and btw: I’m using this on a Mac playing “WarioWare: Touched!”.

  14. zeromus says:

    matt: as the faq says, mic only works in windows right now

  15. Kira says:

    does anybody know why this version keep crashing on my machine every time i try to run a rom? does it not compatible to vista??

  16. lbalbalba says:

    I can run it just fine on Vista, so thats probably not it. ;)

  17. Migu says:

    Great work!!! Very much appreciated.

  18. Kira says:

    then do anyone knows whats the problem??

  19. lbalbalba says:

    @Kira: Perhaps you should post a message on the forum and give a detailed description of the rom youre trying to load and the error message that you receive ?

  20. findingo101 says:

    How come some games could do in-game saves and others can’t?

  21. XMSFel6 says:

    Ehhh…saving isn’t perfect yet. They’re still working on it.

    Games like Final Fantasy CC: Ring of Fates, Final Fantasy IV, and Mario Kart all save fine ingame, but Pokemon Platinum doesn’t (well, at least not all the time)

  22. zing says:

    got a few problems with desmume, here is the link to pic and text file explaining the problem. ;)

  23. z says:

    zing: Have you tried ANY other game as a comparison point?

  24. LOLS says:

    i don think nosgba is the great bcos, desmume runs much better than nosgba on my pc ^_^

  25. pandapip says:

    it runs awesomely on my mac

  26. doridori says:

    Once again you guys have released a splendid new version.Simply superb!! desmume just keep on getting better and better. keep up the good work! can’t wait for the next version.

  27. Pokefan says:

    I am currently running svn1985 and using the GBA slot for Pokemon Platinum PAL PARK but I am unable to import pokemon from Emerald etc. Am I doing something wrong or is it not fully working yet ? I am not using the savestate but normal save file to load and reset.

    Also, going underground for Platinum is no problem including exit secret base but I did get a “Blue screen” i.e. DS wireless communication error once while going underground.

  28. shash says:

    A warning: no warez asking neither helping here, I’ve already deleted a few posts related to that, next time I’ll just mark them as spam so further messages from the same poster go directly to junk.

  29. findingo101 says:

    Pokemon rangers: Shadows of Almia was nice but its just that u cant save the game so u cant complete it :(

  30. XMSFel6 says:

    Yeah could someone describe how to save ingame correctly for Pokemon. It’s the one game that doesn’t save ingame (and maybe the whole Pokemon series). I’ve tried Flash 4mbit but even then when I restart the cartridge it just says it deleted the save file because it was corrupted.


  31. zeromus says:

    I am tired of hearing this question. I added a special entry in the faq for how to save in pokemon, since apparently the steps are as complicated as the construction of a nuclear device.

  32. XMSFel6 says:

    Ah I’m sorry. I was being dumb and didn’t read everything.

    I was actually doing everything the FAQ said for a while. I guess it just took some messing around to get it to work.

  33. findingo101 says:

    Zeromus, it still doesn’t work for me. Are suppose to delete save states as well?

  34. XMSFel6 says:


    Here, delete the Pokemon.sav file from wherever it’s located on your drive. Open Pokemon in desmume and set the savetype to Flash 4mbit. Either load up your savestate or start a new game then save. It should then save, making a new .sav file. Close desmume, reopen, start Pokemon from the beginning and see if you can load up the saved game.

    At least this worked for me. After that you no longer have to set the savetype. It’ll save automatically to the right format.

  35. findingo101 says:


    That’s the same exact thing i did before. i repeated the steps the way you explained it again just to make sure and it still says that ” The save file has been erased due to corruption or damage”.

  36. XMSFel6 says:

    errrr… keep trying?

    That’s how I got it. I’m not really sure what else to tell you. Make backups of your savestates in case you mess up

  37. kakuman says:

    i m happy to see a new version of desmume , but i have a mac mini and i need the mac version ,but well fortunately you still working and ….. thats good.

  38. LOLS says:

    cant wait for 0.9.3 !!!!!

  39. chandler says:

    when are you going to fix the action replay thing because i want the action replay to work but its like greyed out and i really want the thing to work

  40. z says:

    oh, i didnt know anybody wanted that feature. ill be sure to un-gray it for the next release.

  41. Dre says:

    Thanks a lot for the realese, faq & manual!

    Pokemon Diamond works like a charm so far (didnt try ingame saving yet). Managed to transfer save state from 0.9.1 (after some crashes, suddenly worked, no idea why). RTC working. Awesome!

  42. A+ says:

    According to the “manual” ther is support for Action Replay cheat codes, but this button is greyed out for me also… Do we really have to wait for the next release, or is there another way to add AR Codes?

  43. lbalbalba says:

    Hey, we found someone that not only reads, but is actually thankful for the faq and manual :) At least all that typing was good for something, then :)

  44. z says:

    Hey dave, the sooner you try ingame saving, the better….. in case it fails…

  45. pxperu says:

    HI, it´s an excellent work that you do with the emu. I have a question. I finished the Pokemon league in Pokemon diamond but the game after the credits begins as nothing were played. Maybe you can tell me how to solve this problem so i can continue the whole adventure. Another congratulation for the work

  46. shash says:

    A+: It’s greyed for a fucking good reason, just wait.

    As a general note: Action Replay code or non 0.9.2 related comments DON’T FUCKING BELONG HERE. Discuss them on the forums or wherever you want, but if you post about that here, I’ll happily mark them as spam to avoid deleting them in the future.

    So you’ve been warned.

  47. XMSFel6 says:

    uhhh… yea what he said ^

    anyway, 0.9.2 saving is still weird, so you should probably make ingame saves in all your games as soon as possible just so that if something goes wrong, you don’t lose too much data. And AR coding is still being worked on, it’ll get there in the future.

  48. chobits143 says:

    i’m using windows 7 and after the game is started, the upper screen become blank…..
    help me somebody……

  49. chandler says:

    i don’t know where the forums are.
    but if the action replay thing wasn’t greyed out and it worked that would be totally awesome. ive benn trying to figure out the internel cheat thing but i just cant get it. on a related note your emulator work great i love it keep up the good work

  50. zeromus says:

    chobits, install windows xp.
    chandler, try applying yourself to something more productive than cheating pokemon.