Nowadays, DESMUME Nintendo DS is a very popular system to emulate on modern systems, such as PCs, android and iOS devices. Nintendo DS games roms and emulator software are open to public and can be downloaded for free. If you always wanted to play Pokémon series games, Super Mario 64, Mario Kart DS and other games, but don’t have the console, it is time to try them out with the help of emulator.
DeSmuME is the most seasoned open source Nintendo DS emulator. It sports tools designed for hackers, speedrunners, youtubers, and casual gamers. Homebrew programs are supported and can even be debugged through GDB.
The Windows and OSX versions are both relatively feature rich, and there is a small universe of forks and mods that add even more features for casual gaming.
DeSmuME is the origin of RetroArch and OpenEmu Nintendo DS support and is used by several mobile Nintendo DS emulators, with the notable exception of DraStic.
DeSmuME’s source code is now hosted at https://github.com/TASVideos/desmume/
win32 autobuilds @ https://ci.appveyor.com/project/zeromus/desmume/build/artifacts