AlternativeTo Logo

    DeSmuME Alternatives

    DeSmuME is described as 'freeware emulator for the NDS roms & Nintendo DS Lite games created by YopYop156. DeSmuME is also known as YopYop DS is written in C++ for Microsoft Windows and can play Nintendo DS homebrew and commercial nds roms' and is a popular Game Emulator in the Gaming Software category. There are eight alternatives to DeSmuME for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is RetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DeSmuME are melonDS (Free, Open Source), No$GBA (Freemium), Drastic (Paid) and WinDS PRO (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 4, 2020

    1. What is RetroArch? RetroArch is a modular multi-system emulator system that is designed to be fast, lightweight, and portable. It has features lacking in some emulators frontends, such as real-time rewinding and game-aware shading. What systems does it play?
      show more
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      A Nintendo DS emulator with support for commercial games.
      show more


    2. NO$GBA is a Nintendo DS emulator for Microsoft Windows. It is capable of running commercial and homebrew Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS games, such as Pokémon Diamond which the latest version is able to run at full speed with no graphical glitches.
      show more
      • Android
      Drastic is a Android DS Emulator.
      show more
      Drastic vs DeSmuME opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      much better frame rate and emulation
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      -1
      It's the best DS emulator for Android. Well worth the price. Has every feature you can ask except multiplayer/link feature.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      0
    3. WinDS PRO contains the best emulators for the consoles Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS for PC.
      show more


    4. nds4droid is a free, open source Nintendo DS emulator written for Android smartphones. It is based off of the excellent emulator DeSmuME. The source code can be found on sourceforge.
      show more
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      iDeaS is a plugin-based Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS emulator for Microsoft Windows and Linux, using the GTK+ toolkit. The touch screen is fully emulated with a mouse cursor instead of a stylus, and a keyboard can be used to emulate the DS buttons.

      Discontinued

      last update: February 12, 2012

      show more
    5. The CD-i emulator program (cdiemu) provides a fairly complete emulation of the hardware of an actual physical CD-i player.
      show more
    Showing 8 of 8 alternatives