DeSmuME 0.9.7 released!

These bits may seem a bit stale to those of you who have been watching our SVN, as they were made in November 2010. Sorry it took so long to get released. A lot of testing and laziness were involved.

This version brings with it the usual assortment of core, graphics, and frontend fixes. Compatibility improvements are numerous, but there is a long way to go still.

Please note that a super OSX buildmaster would be a welcome addition to our team, as it is not really our area of expertise and continually gets short-changed due to lack of attention…

* edit (04-feb-2011) – the NOSSE2 build is posted
* edit (06-feb-2011) – the NOSSE2 build is re-posted since the previous one was a total fail.
* edit (30-apr-2011) – the OSX build is posted

262 Responses to “DeSmuME 0.9.7 released!”

  1. flip flop says:

    @ Uberdreww

    if u go under view, then go down to HUD and deselect display input that should work otherwise the comma is the quick key for it.

  2. alison says:

    thanks a lot !

  3. Colin says:

    why is the “shut up” button not working?

  4. lee says:

    I cant gain any EXP on Pokemon White and Black. How do I fix these problems?

  5. Nut says:

    Of course you can’t with clean rom. You need a patched rom. Even the one I’m playing were patched rom of the official English version. I was able to get up to the 8th gym in Pokemon White without any problems!

  6. Brandon says:

    Can you please tell me when the mac version comes out? It will be really helpful. Thank you

  7. rogerman says:

    I have the Mac version of DeSmuME 0.9.7 built and running. It does use Cocoa instead of GTK, as I find XCode and Cocoa much more Mac-friendly than GTK.

    This build was done quickly over only a few days, so I didn’t have time to make feature parity with the Windows version. But it does have all the same features as the 0.9.4 Cocoa version.

    I haven’t tested this build very extensively, so I can only confirm that it works on my own computer. It is still Universal Binary, and it should still work in Mac OS X 10.4 and higher. But again, I haven’t really tested this.

    FWIW, how should I go about submitting this to the DeSmuME team?

    • zeromus says:

      you should come on irc #desmume on freenode, be patient, and discuss it with us. if you’re the long awaited mac port maintainer then we would like to talk to you.

  8. usagi-sama says:

    thanks for the 64bit version of 0.9.7 :D

    i use windows 7 enterprise x64 and it works just fine.
    works with an 1,6ghz dual-core and 512mb ram too, but longer rom loading times.(i use this emu at my work too xD)

  9. LaNce21 says:

    @ zeromus I hope when you guys get to release the mac version it’d have the wifi part n all.. :) Is it alright to suggest right now?
    I’d love to suggest having a readme file with how do you transfer save files and all just so that you wouldn’t have to repeat answering all the questions all over again or maybe a video tutorial attached to it..
    .. this also applies for all the other next gen versions of desemume hope to hear more from you guys soon.

    by the way more power to desemume ^ ^

  10. rolansu says:

    When does it fix the abnormal display problem (white screen) of DQ series in ATI display card?

  11. ZackisBack says:

    Thank you guys for the efforts and the energy you give to make NDS Emulation possible !

    I’m waiting for the Mac version.
    And hoping a better emulation for Golden sun 3.

  12. Gian says:

    Man, all of you did a great job, follow doing this and making happy to everyone. Congratz i love to play games with this emulator… specially Golden Sun DArk Dawn.

  13. uyou says:

    I have a suggestion to make DeSmuME emu runs faster. I think the developers should include & option to enable/disable the WiFi features. This is because I found out this is when some SVN have no WiFi features and it runs faster too. I hope this will be implement ASAP.

  14. Adrian says:

    I am waiting for Mac OS X , is there any hope ?

  15. kowa says:

    thanks for the 64bit version of 0.9.7

  16. Matthew says:

    UMMMM, sorry, but how do i even get it to work? i downloaded and extracted all the files, but every time i go to and application, i comes up with the command box, with 3 errors and tells me to press any key, and then it closes. =(

  17. DeSmuMe owner says:

    Thank you Gian for your kind words and I hope that 0.9.8. will be a great realease for all of you! :)
    Also, Matthew> You have to click on FILE, then on open saved file as. :)


  18. lee says:

    wow! 0.9.8 would be released? Desmume is the best!

  19. quevesterns says:

    Looking for ds emulator on droid 2 (black and white really). Any chance anyone is working on that here, or if it is possible?

  20. FrosTanK says:

    you guys are awesome keep up the good work!!

  21. Simon says:

    Just want to say thank you for all your hard work, you guys. It looks great on Windows, and I can see on SourceForge that rogerman and riccardom (and probably others) are working hard on the Cocoa port. I’m sure this can be a pretty hankless hobby, working your ass off only to be rewarded by complaints that it isn’t perfect enough. But believe, for every Pokemon-related gripe, there’s a hundred people who are super-appreciative and a little in awe of the great work you’re doing.

  22. Franco says:


  23. Benny Chang says:


    I Hope Wi-Fi features could be use in the mean time..


  24. ninjagaiden says:

    first … I’m from Germany my English is not very good but .. how can I turn on my headset microphone

  25. Anonymous says:

    Wow I ported the windows version to mac… and it’s so much better than the mac version o_o

  26. jon3232 says:

    ive heard u can use gamepads with this emulator. is is true? if so then how? and could u tell me how i could do it?… thank you for the help! =)

  27. OmegaSyrus says:

    Absolutely incredible build. I had been avoiding NDS emulators because they have all been unsatisfactory.

  28. Txei Bonell says:

    hello, can not get the microphone work on debian GNULinux, I tested two zelda games and none work the microphone and I can not move from that error worlds.

  29. Nick says:

    I need the mac version of 9.7, would definitely pay for it.

  30. Kevin says:

    Hey everyone at desmume,
    i went and downloaded 0.9.7 and went to run it but there was an error message. I tried the earlier versions and the same message popped up. the only thing i can get to work is the 0.9.5 nosse2 version and it is SO SlOW!!!!!! Someone please help me!

  31. volcom_sk83r says:

    Hey, I was playing Pokemon Black on 0.9.7 and it kept getting hung up, and it got really bad to the point of shutting my computer down and doing a physical memory dump. Now 0.9.7 doesn’t work and my save files aren’t loading. help me please? I just wanna know if there’s anything I can do to get my save file to work and/or to prevent it from doing this again?

  32. Draken says:

    I’ve seen a couple of people mention that they’ve gotten this to build on OSX. Could either of you put up a dmg for the rest of us to help you test out?

    Oh, and keep up the great work Desmume team!

  33. shash says:

    Nick: I have access to a Mac computer at work, but stopped working on DeSmuME long ago. Also, probably you wouldn’t be able to pay my hourly rate to get that running again on Mac :P

  34. Hansel Jr says:

    I cant wait for the OSX! I have the older version and its abit laggy on my Mac! I really want the new version

  35. Nafiz says:

    when i try to click action replay or anythign else on the toolbar it just changes the LCD Layout And I cant get out of it and i have to restart my desmume help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. nogare321 says:

    Love the emulator. Amazing work you have all done.
    Good luck in the future.

  37. aan says:

    thx very much..
    keep up ur good work!!!
    everyone loves u :D

  38. lagahan24 says:

    wow, this emulator was almost perfect with some games, just a few slow downs (ff4, ff3 lufia, etch.) but this emulator was really amazing, i’m looking forward to the future of this amazing program.

  39. pichu2415 says:

    umm, it’s realy slow for mario and luigi BIS. any reason why?

  40. ExtremeDude2 says:

    Because your computer is slow?

  41. drwhojan says:

    Very nice update!

    Just two request, added RAM search to memory view and encrypt or decrypt the search data option ?

    Just like Hasteds v1.31 dose for no$gba

  42. Merp says:

    Maybe someone else asked this question already, but I just downloaded 0.9.7 today, and, using a savestate from 0.9.6, I think, am playin Apollo Justice -Ace Attorney, but for some reason although the screens are fine, I have to click the top screen to get the touch screen to react. Is this a bug?

  43. Anson says:

    Psh. Screw Windows. Get the Mac version together! lol

    Nevertheless, I’m glad you’re still at it.

  44. chadd says:

    Everything is better when it runs great on a mac!

    skrew windows and its out of date architecture

  45. ExtremeDude2 says:

    Psh. Screw Mac. Get the Windows version together! :p

  46. Lodey says:

    There’s an SVN page? Can someone link me to it? I’d like to keep up with the betas.

  47. dorifeld says:

    what is the TARGET FPS up/down command for? it changes nothing

  48. LaNce21 says:

    Can we have the mac version now?

    I hope it does come out, the voices in the cutscenes of the games i play are kinda ugly.. since there’s only 0.9.6 T^T please get it together!!!

    good luck :))

  49. Ace X says:

    Whenever I play Yu Gi Oh World Championship 2011 my skin color is gray. Anyone know why?

  50. Hinaru Touya says:

    Thats a Great emulator =D