Update on donations
There are now multiple ways to send donations to the melonDS team:

* Patreon for monthly donations
* Paypal for one-time donations

I will add a donation page with these links and extra info.


Also, while I'm at it, some notes on these donation links:

Since these go to accounts that are mine, I was worrying that some people would think I spend the donation money on drugs and hookers, or whatever else. That ain't the case.

The donations mainly go towards the hosting costs, and other expenses related to the melonDS project (acquiring oddball addons to emulate, dumping the DSi bootrom, ...).

The kuribo64.net domain name costs about 20€/year. The server itself costs $5/month, plus extra bandwidth usage; the server plan might have to be upgraded in the future as melonDS gets more popular.

The current influx of donations is already covering that, so the extra money is there for the melonDS team members to use if they face any emergency. For example, back in 2018 I had to cover transition-related expenses while having no income and trying to survive, so the patreon helped a bit with that, thank you folks. Currently things are going better for me, but we never know when one of us find themselves facing precarity, especially within the current context.

So I hope this clears up any doubt over the donations.

And of course, I want to remind that while donating is a nice gesture, it doesn't entitle you to anything in return, and conversely, you don't miss out on anything if you're not donating. You do as you wish.

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I am also updating this site, mainly adding a dynamic page system to replace the old hardcoded pages (the howto/FAQ page has been ported to that). Let me know if anything is broken or missing.
Anon says:
Jan 14th 2021
Aww, but I donated the money FOR you to use drugs and hookers! Where's my refund?
Arisotura says:
Jan 14th 2021
well, if that's what you want, I guess I can look into that xP
Red says:
Jan 14th 2021
Ah, that is good to know. As a bit of an aside, if you are updating the site, you probably should get some pictures of MelonDS from the 0.9.1 update to replace the current slideshow of pictures that show MelonDS from 0.7.4. It would be really helpful to see how far its come since then!
poudink says:
Jan 14th 2021
speaking of outdated screenshots, the newest screenshots from both the screenshots page and the patreon banner are from a melonDS 0.3 sneak peek thread from 2017
Arisotura says:
Jan 15th 2021
I'm thinking of updating the screenshots page (and likely port it to the new system), dunno about the carousel thing...

also: the Patreon blog thing isn't getting a lot of updates, it's not my favorite means of communication (I post all the shit on this blog)
duckman330 says:
Jan 15th 2021
Which game is that on the screenshot page, btw?
poudink says:
Jan 15th 2021
Left to right, top to bottom:
New Super Mario Bros.
New Super Mario Bros.
Mario Kart DS
Super Mario 64 DS
Super Mario 64 DS
Super Mario 64 DS
Mario Kart DS
Scribblenauts
Tongari Boushi to Oshare na Mahou Tsukai
Tongari Boushi to Oshare na Mahou Tsukai
Tongari Boushi to Oshare na Mahou Tsukai
duckman330 says:
Jan 16th 2021
Thanks
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