In order to play Nintendo DS games on Windows 10 you will need an emulator. An emulator is a software that allows your computer to act like an NDS in order to run its games.The best one so far that you should use is DeSmuME which is free to use.
The Nintendo DS is a handheld gaming console that has a dual screen which was released in 2004. There have been several variants of this model released with the entire family selling over 154 million units worldwide. What makes this popular is that people can now play their favorite games such as Mario Kart DS or Pokemon while on the go.
Playing Nintendo DS games on your Windows 10 PC
If you grew up with the NDS gaming console and you miss playing your favorite games then you can still enjoy these titles using an emulator installed in your computer. Although you won’t get the portable experience it is still one of the best ways to relive those exciting gaming moments.
Installing DeSmuME on Windows 10 to play Nintendo DS games
Getting this emulator to your computer is quite easy. Just follow these steps.
Time needed: 10 minutes.
- Go to the DeSmuMe download page.
You can do this by visiting https://desmume.org/ using your browser.
- Click on the download page link.
This will open the download page.
- Download the recommended build v0.9.11.
You can do this by clicking on the stable release link.
- Double click the downloaded file then extract it.
This will unzip the file to your computer.
Running an NDS game using DeSmuME
To play your favorite NDS games you just have to open the DeSmuME executable file. One the emulator is open you can first set certain parameters such as the screen orientation and screen size from the View setting. You can also modify the control from Config – Control Config. Once you are satisfied with the initial settings just click on the File tab then Open ROM. Browse for the game that is stored in your computer then click open.
After performing the steps listed above you will successfully play Nintendo DS games on Windows 10.
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