|Stable release||0.9.10 / November 28, 2013|
|Preview release||SVN r4949 / December 19, 2013|
|Operating system||AmigaOS 4, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Xbox 360, Wii|
|License||GNU GPLv2 or later|
The original DeSmuME
The original emulator itself was in French (with user translations to English and other languages). It supported many homebrew Nintendo DS ROM demos, as well as a handful of Wireless Multiboot demo ROMs.
YopYop156 stopped development on DeSmuME at version 0.3.3 due to a change of laws regarding emulation in France, which was later discovered to be an April Fool's joke. After receiving feedback he eventually decided to quit anyway, and the source code was released.
Several developers initially released unofficial builds of DeSmuME based on YopYop original code. These various developers later united and merged their work, resulting in version 0.5.0 as their first release.
DeSmuME supports save states, the ability to increase the size of the screen, and filters to improve image quality. DeSmuME also supports microphone use on Windows and Linux ports, as well as direct video and audio recording. The emulator also features a built-in movie recorder.
On April 18, 2010, it was reported by one of the contributors that work on Wi-Fi has reached a milestone. It's been confirmed Mario Kart DS is possible to link and Worms: Open Warfare 2 can use Wi-Fi to play, albeit limited, multiplayer for 1 round. As of June 18, 2010, Wi-Fi was removed from the emulator by the developers due to actions by Nintendo. A developer reported that the Wi-Fi feature would remain disabled until they could get it "perfect enough to not get noticed again at Nintendo's side."
It has also been ported to other systems, including a proof of concept port to the PlayStation Portable. That port has been called "useless" because the PSP does not have a touchscreen, and lacks the processing power to emulate games at full speed. Despite these shortcomings, it does show that successfully running Nintendo DS software on a PSP is possible.
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- Michael McWhertor (August 13, 2007). "(Useless) Nintendo DS Emulator Released For PSP - Nintendo DS - Kotaku". Kotaku. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
- Kyle Orland (August 13, 2007). "DS emulator on a PSP, just because". Joystiq. Retrieved 2009-10-03.