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. Supanut says:

    What does it mean that we have to rely on SVN Builds from now? Does it means that DeSmuMe’s progress is now stop? If a new developer team would continue improving this emulator, can you tell me their homepages?

  2. shash says:

    Supanut: Just SVN on google, and read a bit, before saying stupid stuff. SVN is a collaborative tool for developers to use. The developers have not stopped, but official releases are only every few months. Next time, before writing, use your damn brain.

  3. Supanut says:

    How to change the control settings. I want to change the default configuration to be the following: Buttons A = A, buttons B = S, buttons X = Z, buttons Y = X, buttons L = Q, and buttons R = W. What ever way it is used in 0.9.2, then that’s the same way used in SVN builds.

  4. lbalbalba says:

    @Satisfaction : The faq means that the *original* developer stopped working on desmume quite a few years back. The current developers are the ‘new’ team, and will continue to release new versions of binary’s on a regular basis.

  5. Cameron says:

    When are you going to get around to putting in Code Breaker and Action Replay? I’m still waiting to play my Pokemon games for those cheat devices, I would really appreciate having them in the next version, a.s.a.p. Thanks.

  6. z says:

    I would really appreciate having a pony in the next month, a.s.a.p

  7. Satisfaction says:

    Ah ok, that’s a relief.

    I would really appreciate winning the lottery in the next day or so, a.s.a.p. Thanks.

  8. Supanut999 says:

    When will DeSmuMe 0.9.3 Expected to be out?

  9. shash says:

    Supanut999: Whenever it’s done, asking this kind of questions will get your comments moderated out.

  10. How can I make the game faster? I tried every ways including pressing the plus key on the keyboard, and set the frameskip to 9 and turn off limiting framerate but it didn’t help much. Is there another way? Because I really wanted to make the whole game faster so that it can be more enjoyable.

  11. How can I speed up the game? I mean like the whole game – including 3D stuffs and 2D stuffs in Pokemon Diamond.

  12. shash says:

    sawq (or supanut, I know you’re the same user): Buy a faster PC.

  13. Nut says:

    If you are having trouble with DeSmuMe with a specific virus scanner, and even in case with a specific version of the virus scanner like AVG 7, Then I recommended those who had use AVG 7 to upgrade to AVG 8.5 Free Addition to solve your problem, or install Avast.

  14. kVamp says:

    i can’t get the roms to load, how does that work?

  15. Satisfaction says:

    kVamp, could you be any less specific…? -.-

  16. XMSFel6 says:

    Lol uhhhh File -> Open Rom

    it’s as easy as 1, 2

  17. Angel says:

    IT´s needs to save the game to be perfect

  18. z says:

    IT`s needs to read the manual and faq not to be dumb

  19. MIRAGE says:

    Excuse me!!
    how can i increase frame~~
    my frame is about 40%
    so very slow playing the FF4
    let me know that ~~!

  20. shash says:

    MIRAGE: Buy a new PC.

  21. XMSFel6 says:

    Yeah seriously, desmume is very CPU intensive. A new PC would do ya some good

  22. OoH No says:

    The best

  23. Aishwarya says:

    It’s the Best. But in Windows there is no option of selecting both the 3D setting together.

  24. Agha says:

    hey M using Desume 0.9.3 ., a problem ocured when playing pokemon pearl ., when in the begning it says click on the pokeball i click on the window where pokeball button is present but nothing happens :( and game do not go far when i press any other buttons it asks to click on touchscreen please tell me what should i do :(

  25. Aishwarya says:

    It is good emulator . But in windows there is no option in 3D setting for Alternate Flush Mode and speed is a littil slow. I am wating for virsion 0.9.3

  26. XMSFel6 says:


    There isn’t an alternate flush mode in 0.9.2. You can compile the latest svn, which will have this feature.

  27. shash says:

    Agha: No support for unreleased releases: use official ones, or you’re on your own.

  28. curiousgeorge says:

    why does this version take up insane memory usage and literally 2 minutes to load? my computer is roughly 2 years old and was custom built for gaming. is anyone else having this problem?

  29. zeromus says:

    curiousgeorge, it is a big. redownload it from sourceforge and your problem should be gone.

  30. curiousgeorge says:

    thanks it worked. i’m still having trouble loading hotel dusk. with the older version of desmume, i could at least see the menu, but now its total blackness.

  31. Agha says:

    Ok now i have downloaded 0.9.2version and its working perfectly :) ., but just 1 problem cant the screen go bigger like in desume 0.9.3 ..?

  32. zeromus says:

    i dont know what youre talking about, every version of desmume can make the screen go bigger.

  33. Agha says:

    Oh ok Thanks i didnt saw the option “Force Maintain Ratio” ., it was selected as default ., M using Desume for the first time so M sorry :p ., Thankyou :D

  34. Agha says:

    Aaah 1 more problem ., my Desume isnt starting right now after i played pokemon game on then then shutted my pc down ., and after that when i started my pc again clicked on Desume icon nothing happens except the option comes desume on taskbar but no desume window on display ., what shd i do ..? can you send me an appropriate link frm where i can download Desume ..?

  35. Agha says:

    sorry for my english i hav started making many blunders in it

  36. noliu says:

    the actionreplay button is always greyed out how do i solve this

  37. shash says:

    noliu: You don’t. Wait for the next version, it was greyed because the feature was not release ready.

  38. XMSFel6 says:


    Redownload from this link:

    Not sure why it won’t start up, 0.9.2 was been pretty stable for me.

  39. Nut says:

    Yeah, I think re-downloading will fix the problem of not seeing the desmume window after the startup, I haven’t really try. Plus, I’m bored of that version because of bugs, so I think someday I will delete it from my computer and wait for the next release.

  40. XMSFel6 says:

    Or you can build your own svn builds. Developers are always changing and improving desmume so you’ll always have updates.

  41. DaVince says:

    “but NO$GBA is stoped and is wack,”

    Uhh… What? No$gba is currently the best emulator out there when it comes to compatibility and speed… but its development stopped, leaving us with somewhat slow emulation anyway and no extra features. Desmume is getting closer and closer, plus is adds more useful features and menus. I’m hoping that the next version of this one will be stable and good enough to surpass no$gba. :)

  42. Nut says:

    Yeah, I think so. I hope in the next version I can play Pokemon Diamond at a full speed with working wifi!

  43. shash says:

    Nut: If you’ve a crappy computer, don’t count on full speed. Not now, not ever. About wifi, I wouldn’t count on it, seeing the svn commit log on wifi.cpp :P

  44. z says:

    I have had a hell of a time just keeping the speed roughly on par with 0.9.2 while improving compatibility. Dont expect more speed this month.

  45. Supanut says:

    If I have to use the affitial version of desmume, how can I make the in-game saving in Pokemon Diamond work. I even tried set it to flash4mb and restart the emulator, it resets to auto detect. How can I save the save type? I followed the steps you’d told me, but it still resets to the default format.

  46. shash says:

    Supanut / Nut / whatever nick you choose to use today: Read the FAQ, it’s your only help on this, and it works on most users, if not you’re probably doing something wrong.

  47. matt says:


  48. asdasd says:

    it’s great emulator

  49. Nut says:

    I think 0.9.2 ingame saving and savestate is still weird, so, make backups of your savestates and save battery files in case the save files are not working! This has also happened to me too, one day when I start desmume and tried to lode the savestate, it won’t lode so I have to start a new game!

  50. Satisfaction says:

    Supanut, in order for the saving to work, you have to start a new game. The saving only works when you follow the instructions in the FAQ, but you have to start the save file fresh.

    In other news…

    200th comment! =P