DeSmuME 0.9.5 released!

Christmas is getting nearer and still haven’t found any gift ideas?
Don’t worry anymore, here’s the perfect present : a new DeSmuME release!

0.9.5 introduces an entirely rewritten main emulation loop
This totally changes the timing, and totally breaks old savestates.
The OSX build is now based on the GTK port which is more up-to-date.

Assorted Highlights:

  • synchronous SPU mode to fix streaming sounds
  • win32: lua engine, path configuration, 7z dearchiving support

If you want to know more, you can read the complete press release.

394 Responses to “DeSmuME 0.9.5 released!”

  1. z says:

    I saw you mumbling stupid stuff on ngemu. Talk to use when youve beat the elite four and opened up the pal park.

  2. Happy says:

    I might sound a bit noobish, but i haven’t used Desmume for quite a while so i just wanted to ask what “DeSmuME_dev.exe” and “DeSmuME_nosse2.exe” are for in the new 0.9.5 release.
    Do they work similar to how “DeSmuME.exe” work or are they different & work differently from “DeSmuME.exe”.
    Also does the “GBA Slot” function really work (like for the Pokemon games).

  3. szvezda says:

    yeah i’ve done that stuff. so can you help me now ?

  4. nicholas says:

    i’m playing my pokemon game in this, but it walks, run, even riding bicycle is still waaaaaayyyyy too slow……….
    it only goes up to 36fps
    how can get more speed than that??

  5. z says:

    you already got all the help you need on ngemu. put the .gba and the .sav in the same directory with the same name, configure it via the addons configurator, and give it a shot.

  6. Luci says:

    play this emu when a window-game exist(a fullscreen game change to a windowed game),the emu screen is yellow….

  7. Nut says:

    Nicholas; if you want speed, read the FAQ. It tells you how to make the emu runs faster.

  8. D says:

    Thank you!

  9. GREAT, I found a old link pointing to a slightly older version of this, and managed to find this version on the homepage, Im definatly interested in trying this out, Just need to read the FAQ as I dont know if its compatable with DSI

  10. tymime says:

    “Hi, I’m the DeSmuME blog admins and I can’t take criticism.”

    Seriously guys, when I said the new Mac version sucks, I mean it:
    -No “open recent”
    -No speed settings (M&L2 battles are way too fast for one thing)
    -No volume control
    -Unresponsive to clicks and eventually doesn’t respond at all

    And worst of all, no customizing of directories. It doesn’t even remember where the last file you opened was. I’m not going to click over and over just to get to the file I want to open.
    I see no reason to delete my comments just because you won’t listen.

  11. shash says:

    tymine: Didn’t see a single comment from you before, and I’m usually the one administrating the blog. I usually only delete those comments that are so retarded, my eyes bleed when reading. That makes about the 70% of the comments posted.

    About the Mac issue, not a single developer owns one of those crappy machines, and thus the Mac port is hacked together as best as possible. Either learn to code and fix it, send a Mac computer to one of the developers or STFU and be grateful for what you got for free. And yes, those are the only 3 options that you can choose from, so don’t try to be smart.

  12. z says:

    Maybe I deleted it. I would like to take credit for it but I just can’t remember.

    “Hi I’m a Mac User, and I think I think I am entitled to bring my toys to the office and play with the grownups but my toy just blinks and makes moo sounds :(“

  13. tymime says:

    Or option #4: fix what’s wrong with it and stop alienating potential supporters by insulting them, and giving them inane suggestions like “give a bunch of strangers a free computer”, or else they might just switch to iDeaS.

  14. z says:

    feel free to switch to ideas just to get even with us.

  15. shash says:

    tymime: Switch to iDeaS, please!

  16. Kilrha says:

    By reading the last few posts here I just had to reply.
    I’m shocked to see how many childish persons there are here.
    Don’t you know these guys are doing the best they can?
    Not one emulator in the entire world is 100% perfect.
    Just look at what’s good in an emulator instead of critisising every little bad thing you see.

  17. Joaquin says:

    Bug Found:

    App Crashes On Some Intel Mac’s.

  18. bg says:


    But…… it still isn’t perfect, it beats all the emulators as far as
    options, gizmos (savestate, zoom, speed up) go,
    but still No$GBA beats it in speed…… by a BIG margin.

    All that is left is for DesMuMe to somehow be made faster or
    at least at same level in speed as No$GBA and it will without doubt be
    on the top top.

  19. Nut says:

    Great emu so far!
    Pokemon Heart Gold U just runs perfectly without freeze!
    For me, speed isn’t too much problem since I use frameskip. My highest framerate I have on record was around 70 to 75.

  20. Luke says:

    I have a question: Every time I open DeSmuME (ANY version) It crashes inmediately after it opens. I have Windows XP SP3. Is there any patch to solve this?

  21. Josh says:

    bg, No$GBA might run a little faster with certain games, but it doesn’t run nearly the selection of games perfectly DeSmuME does. Of the two emulators, the former has been outdated for years now.

  22. sniper says:

    Im using the SVN releases and DESMUME is close to perfection now. Gratz!

  23. console says:

    When play Infiite Space on Desmume 0.9.5 emulator.

    I found one problem, when I arrive at planet – Tapsai and go to ground and freeze, don’t move to place.

  24. Akimk says:

    after 9.1 desume dosent work on my pc

  25. Nut says:

    Lol, this release has gotten the most comments!
    Comments on release 0.7.3 is now the second place!

  26. z says:

    nut, 90% of them are yours

  27. Nut says:

    Oh yeah.
    Since 0.9.6 isn’t out yet, do you think the comments on 0.9.5 can reach 300?

  28. KnA says:

    Cool emulator! LOVE it! But…
    There’s bug in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. In 5th case you’re supposed to examine a wallet near the beginning as a tutorial, but when I get to try it, Ema shuts up and don’t say a thing when she’s supposed to guide me and tell to examine the button and open it… Nothing works. How to fix it? Thanks.

    P.S. Sorry if it was asked already. I’m too lazy to skim through 300+ comments.

  29. sean says:

    dude this was the best working emu ive found so far many thanks =)

  30. RPGWiZaRD says:

    Cool, DeSmuME has come a long way it seems. I remember it wasn’t that long ago when No$GBA was like almost the only viable choice. These days DeSmuME surpasses it in all categories except speed. If the emulator was using dynamic recompilers and maybe dual core CPUs it would probably run fullspeed even on laptops/netbooks. I wanted to play a Pokemon Platinum hack and I prefer playing on emulators due to being able to increase the speed over the standard (I usually play pokemon games at 200~250% the normal speed as it saves so much time) but my parents comp with an Opteron 165 I’ve overclocked a bit doesn’t quite cut it but No$GBA is able to run it above full speed though. Oh well should be no speed probs when I test it again tomorrow on my own comp with i7-860 overclocked to 4.1GHz. :)

  31. z says:

    KnA, heard of the search function in your browser? If youre too lazy to search, then everyone else is too lazy to read your lazy mumbling and too lazy to answer.

  32. z says:

    rpgwizard how do you know it doesnt use dual core cpus

  33. RPGWiZaRD says:

    I was just assuming when it doesn’t use dynamic recompilers, usually that’s the thing emulator authors implement before implementing dual/multi core CPU support when wanting to improve performance aspects. But looks like I could be wrong that it actually supports dual core or Everest or Task manager is lying to me, Everest shows Core 1 & 2 is at around 50 ~ 70% used.

    Oh and Pokemon Platinum runs nicely at around 115 FPS minimum (no frame skip and software renderer) on this i7-860 @ 4.1GHz. :D Working savestates and a lot better sounds and colors than a certain other emulator makes it a lot nicer to play.

  34. Aduro says:

    FYI, for this emulator, you can’t get past a certain point in case 5 on Phoenix Wright: Ace Attourney

  35. Wolf says:

    my DeSmuMe was working fine, then all of a sudden I go to open it and it wont open? What’s wrong? What happened?

  36. Kilrha says:

    @ wolf
    does it give you an error message or does it just close?

  37. Blast346 says:

    I think there are some serious glitches/bugs still…….I can’t seem to play games like Megaman Starforce 3 :Black Ace because I cannot input the keys.( I can play other games) Still, AWESOME release!

  38. mareo2 says:

    I like to thanks for these freeware. It work quite well, the only flaw I can see is the speed.

  39. Dean says:

    (waiting for 0.9.6!)

  40. hayato says:

    cool ilove you

  41. Nut says:

    Lol it has been for ages and still no release?
    I hope it release soon.
    I will continue to wait.

  42. Kilrha says:

    I don’t care how long they take to complete the new version because the longer they work on it means less bugs in the new version.

  43. Dean says:

    When you will work on wi-fi? i have checked all svn code commits from 0.9.6 and i have seen only 2 changes for now…

  44. Dean says:

    i mean for wi-fi BTW we need 7 other comments to reack 300 comments! :D

  45. Kilrha says:

    @ dean
    Wi-fi should be the last part they should work on because if they already included wi-fi in this version it would still be to buggy to send even the weakest of signals.

  46. Lukia says:

    I have Downloaded this version yesterday. All works well, prof. Layton power, pleasure etc… BUT today, I want to play again and … “OH surprise” (in french in the text) an error has come : 0xc000007b. WTF ! I have the 0.9.4 x86 and it works well. I dont’t know if it’s an error due to my system or if DeSmuMe creates an error… My memory is good after Memtest etc… So I don’t know what to do. I can play with the older version so well, but I would to report this bug anywhere. Thx the team for all your work, it’s fantastic to have guy (maybe girl) like you ^^

    Config :
    Win 7 Ultimate (cracked)
    Pentium E8400
    4Go DDRAM2
    GC : GTS 250

  47. EndlessD says:

    Quick question. Can I use my save states from the previous version? I’ve been trying to get it and they’re not working.

  48. Tim says:

    Please fix sound input problem for Phantom Hourglass (to blow out torches!!)

  49. Tyrael87 says:

    i can’t wait for the full 0.9.6 version… enough with SVNs!

  50. Nut says:

    @ dean:
    I’m fear that wifi won’t be usable in the near future, if you check the forum, there are some discussions about wifi.
    Just wait until it’s done, wifi in DS emulators are very hard to code, it can take several years until DS emulators can use wifi.