DeSmuME 0.9.6 released!

This release focuses on emulation bugfixes and features of interest
to homebrew developers. Most users will find that the compatibility
is increased substantially.

Some save files may be invalidated due to use of broken crc logic.
Back up your DSV files before using this version of the emulator or else
the game might wipe it.

Users of OSX, gtk, cli and gtk-glade frontends please note that now we
have a common directory in ~/.config/desmume for config file,
saves and savestates. The old .desmume.ini will be moved
automatically with the name config but you have to move your saves

UPDATE We have released a new version of the source tarball to fix problems building the glade frontend. If you downloaded your copy before 05/25/2010, please download it again :)

229 Responses to “DeSmuME 0.9.6 released!”

  1. z says:

    I don’t know who’s crappy or old build youre using. It has an icon and it rarely crashes.

  2. Nut says:

    Sagax04, you’l probably using the very old abandoned builds. Update to the latest official build or latest SVN to fix your crashes.

  3. sobes says:

    HELP how do i cofig the d-pad on an xbox controller?? running on mac. i get a numeric value of 256. 512, 768, 1024, when i touch anything on the d pad or analogues. THANKS FOR PORTING TO MAC

  4. NanoCarp says:

    I have a mac and downloaded the binary for 0.9.6 and for some reason the “search option is grayed out. I was wondering why this was. Am I missing some file that enables this, or is this just not compatible with macs? I can get the cheat list, but it won’t let me do anything but “add cheat” and “remove cheat” but I can’t edit them to find the values to change! Thanks for your help.

  5. neonoa says:

    thank you

  6. z says:

    sobes, get support from whomever gave you a driver for the microsoft controller on your macintosh. standard usb controllers work just fine.

    nanocarp, it isnt compatible with macs.

  7. ecn says:

    nice.. but i got prob with the Pokemon Soul Silver Rom. at first its ok but after hours of exploring the map it will hang-up.

    hoping for new updates to be released.

  8. Tsugamu says:

    I’ve tried Hotel Dusk, and It WORKS!!!! 100 PERCENT!!!

    This is magnificient!!

  9. Rico says:

    thank u for this great piece of software!
    i used to play pokémon soulsilver with version 0.9.4.
    now i wanted to resume playing on 0.9.6 – but how can i use my old savegames with the new version?
    could anyone please help me?
    thanks in advance!

  10. Nut says:

    I don’t think you can import the save directly from 0.9.4;since the core has changed a lot since 0.9.4.
    Maybe export your save to .sav format then import it into 0.9.6?

  11. z says:

    nut, everything you say is wrong. just stop talking. savegames from 0.9.4 magically work. if they dont magically work then check the path configuration and watch where desmume is creating .dsv files

  12. Nut says:

    Oh yeah I forgot…sorry guys…

  13. Hello guys. I’m new to DS emulation on the PC (not emulation in general, just DS), so I was wondering, can DesMuME 0.9.6 run adequately on this laptop?


    2.1ghz dual core

    2gb ram

    128mb graphics card

  14. shash says:

    Christopher: Try and find out.

  15. Actually, I looked at the minimum requirements for playable speeds. And yes! My computer just barely passed!

  16. z says:

    so what? dont get too excited until youve tried and found out.

  17. Adrian says:

    Hi! I’ve tried this emulator and it works great, but i have a question: when i load a game this begin inmediately and i wanna watch the “principal window”, where the pictochat is avaible… so is possible to watch the Pictochat in this emulator (i got the last version:0.9.6)??? Where i can configure it?

    Thanks and sorry for my english ^^’

  18. z says:

    use external bios images, emulate swi from bios images, use external firmware, boot from firmware. dont ask for help.

  19. Agent15642 says:

    Umm..How can you add cheats on desmume?Like I open up cheats list but then i cant add cheats….

  20. Nut says:

    Read the FAQ.

  21. Merc says:

    Yeah, yeah read the faq please if you cant answer questions dont waste space here with your stupid posts.
    Cheats? If you cant add cheats in desmume what the hell can you do?
    My anwer is go and read the f faq!

  22. Nut says:

    In the cheat dialog there is a button to add cheat.
    The button are divided into types of cheat eg raw and ar cheats.

  23. Merc says:

    Well well nice job!

  24. herald says:

    I’m having a bit of an issue here, on the mac version where can I switch my old sav with the new one? I can’t find any application folder where to find the new save :\

    If there’s a manual or something that would help a lot.

    Aside from that it runs fine =o

  25. z says:

    there is plenty of documentation on this web site, some of which (the faq) includes the answer to your question

  26. bluesman says:

    Hi Guys,
    I’ve got my NDS dead, I think because of the (in)famous fuse…
    I’ve been following desmume development for months, I tried it time to time and it always worked flawlessy, on every pc (all linux-es). Now I’m experiencing some issue. Every roms I try to run, the pointer keep running in the lower left corner. It’s a pain. I looked around on the internet and I did not find anyone with the same problem.
    I’m on Ubuntu 10.04 64bit on a black Macbook. I tried with the official ubuntu packages and also recompiling the last version from sources.

    Any hint appreciated. And, btw, thanks for the great piece of software :)

  27. Supersmshbros says:

    Is Desmume still getting good progress? I mean is it about ready for another stable release.? Just wondern.

  28. Nut says:

    Yeah…the documentations are accessible from the home page.
    The FAQ will answer most questions. But if not, read the manuals or ask on the forum.

  29. a says:

    For the MAC version, 70% of the time whenever I right click or try to click file, emulation, config, etc. the thing will freeze on me…. Is this a bug :(

  30. Nut says:

    Is Desmume still getting good progress? I mean is it about ready for another stable release.? Just wondern.

    Whenever it’s done.

  31. Merc says:

    Well they are at 3753 rev so they will propably stop at 3800/3900 to build the new version!
    But that can take 2-3 months……..
    But i dont care because the next time i will use desmume will be at pokemon black and white usa release (i suppose they will be both supported :D)

  32. Agent15642 says:

    i just have a thought like seriously desmume for the mac version should have a cheats list to use lie for pokemon soul silver its a waste to keeps training your pokemon for like 2 hours or so..

  33. Agent15642 says:

    the lie part was supposed to be like sorry

  34. Merc says:

    its a waste of time?
    cheats take away the fun and challenge from games!
    but thats my opinion….

  35. Nut says:

    I think so, they’ll probably compile the next RTM release at build 3800 or 3900;but who knows;we’ll have to follow up with the milestone builds.

  36. z says:

    nut, quit speculating. we don’t even pay attention to build numbers.

  37. Kilrha says:

    @ agent15642: That’s the point of the game. train your pokemon to become stronger so you can progress further and that takes patience. deal with it.

  38. Merc says:

    but usually it takes 400 revisions for a release :D

  39. z says:

    according to my records: 418, 638, 593

  40. Nomura says:

    this emulator is freaking awesome!!!
    hope you guys keeping the fabulous works

  41. Merc says:

    wow thanks for the info z!

  42. Marky says:

    I have problem. I play Yu-gi-oh WC 2010 A few minutes DeSmuME freeze. :(

  43. Nut says:

    I believe you Z…from my experience it takes around your record…but I don’t think it can takes like 500-600 revisions before the final build…
    Well…at some point in the past or future it might…
    Anyway great to see that it is still in active development…

  44. JohnyD13 says:

    Keep up the great work, and release version ONE soon please! XD

  45. matt says:

    ive been playing pokemon pearl using the 9.6 mac emulater however i cant figure out how to put in action replay cheats all i see is the list with the ‘raw’ or ‘internal’ cheats please help!

  46. someone says:

    I am running the updated glade build on OS X, and the program hangs whenever I right click the window. Please investigate this bug, as it had been reported in one of the previous comments.

  47. Aaron says:

    Hmmm… How does one get the cheat codes to work?

  48. Simple says:

    I’m getting segfaults on linux when I touch the Enable Audio option in the GTK frontend with latest desmume and GTK+-2.20.1 can anyone confirm this?

    Also would it be possible to have desmume (gtk) saving not only keybindings and joybindings to the config file but also other options such as Gap and View?

  49. svaemulink says:

    All 2-d games fork just fine. But if you run Zelda Phantom or Zelda Spirit tracks – you will see – speed not perfect. How can i force render speed? i have 2xCore (4) CPU with 4 GB RAM and 1 GB video (OS -windows XP) – it’s not problem because of the low cpu. Also open Gl driver very glitches. if you try to run Final FinalFantasy 3 – the same situation. For example No$gba 2.6a – can run this games at MAX speed but with many graphical glitches.
    Also i can’t find option – like Emulation Speed LCD Refresh – Unlimited MHz Disaster 100% – it can improve speed.