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Posted on 07-09-20 03:59 AM Link | #2032
I've downloaded melonDS for the first time and when trying to launch the emulator I get the error message explaining that the program can't find the firmware and the BIOS files. I'm new to this and don't have a clue how to remedy this. Appreciate any help

Posted on 07-09-20 04:48 AM (rev. 2 of 07-09-20 04:48 AM) Link | #2034

See the FAQ. Also, you may want to use the GitHub Actions builds.


Posted on 07-29-20 01:19 AM (rev. 3 of 07-29-20 01:32 AM) Link | #2128
I'm having the same problem but i'm tech illiterate i don't know what any of this means or how to "add" or use the code to launch the emulator.
all the faq did was make me more confused. It took me a while to even realize I supposed to use 7z to "extract" the files -.-
bios9.bin - 4KB - ARM9 BIOS
bios7.bin - 16KB - ARM7 BIOS
firmware.bin - 128/256/512KB

Posted on 07-29-20 07:07 AM Link | #2129
melonDS can't run without NDS BIOS

Posted on 07-29-20 10:24 AM Link | #2130

You need to dump bios9.bin, bios7.bin and firmware.bin from a DS (or find them from somewhere on the net) and put them in the same directory as the melonDS executable.


Posted on 07-29-20 12:47 PM Link | #2132
What happen when you put a NDSi BIOS on melonds?

Posted on 07-29-20 12:51 PM Link | #2133

if you dumped DS-mode DSi BIOS, you can only boot DS games directly.
however, if you dumped your dsi bios, firmware and nand, you can boot the full dsi firmware.


Posted on 07-30-20 09:33 AM Link | #2138
OK, I will try.

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