Sneak peek
The 3D renderer is being worked on, and for example, this is in the works:



I'll let you guess ;)


Work is also being put into figuring out the exact GPU algorithms. What has been done so far is a double bonus: not only is the renderer more accurate, it's also faster as a result of doing less divisions per pixel. The GPU takes shortcuts, so figuring them out allows for this kind of double-bonus optimization.

For example:



The buttons have dents in their borders, that are also visible on hardware. Those are caused by interpolation quirks. Artificially perfect interpolation will make the buttons look "perfect".

It's a tiny detail that likely doesn't matter to a whole lot of gamers, but as I said, I like figuring out the logic behind what I'm observing :P

Besides, it can't be bad to have an accurate renderer. You never know when a homebrew dev or ROM hacker may run into GPU quirks, but they may find about those more easily if they can reproduce the quirks on an emulator.

Or you have those gamers who want the original experience, too :P


Regardless, the next thing that will be worked on after this is... the UI. This will be a surprise :)
Lurkon01 says:
Aug 19th 2017
That teaser, I can't wait for the next release!
Flooder says:
Aug 19th 2017
That looks like... ANTI-ALIASING!!!!! Can't wait!!!!
Battler says:
Aug 19th 2017
This is going to be the best DS emulator ever made, really looking forward to this
Rin Tohsaka says:
Aug 20th 2017
Considering that the file name of the first screenshot is named "melon_aa.png", I think it's obvious that's it's going to support Alcoholics Anonymous...
Flooder says:
Aug 20th 2017
Haha I didn't know about the filename, Rin Tohsaka :P
elcorsico28 says:
Aug 20th 2017
thanks for fantastic emu
date of release ??
regards
Ayaya says:
Aug 26th 2017
Not working on windows xp 32bit so i wont be able to enjoy wifi somebody pls change zeromus mind with mind controlling and make him add wifi in desmume!
AsPika2219 says:
Aug 27th 2017
To @Ayaya!

This emulator RUN ONLY ON WINDOWS 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 on 64 bit version! Say bye-bye to Windows XP, Vista and 32 bit! Please upgrade your PC or stay with Desmume, No$gba and NeonDS forever. Forgot the WIFI, unless export save game from Desmume into MelonDS because the save games was using RAW version right now. I test it on Digimon Dawn and is works right now!
Ayaya says:
Aug 31st 2017
okay lets wait 10 years until this gets to desmumes lvls in terms of accuracy and features instead of having wifi in desmume because 2 people have some beef with eachother great thinking
StapleButter says:
Aug 31st 2017
the reasons are more complex than "two persons have beef with eachother", but I'm not going back to desmume


besides, my renderer is more accurate than desmume's, and you can say as much as other parts, so you don't seem to really know what you're talking about. I'll grant you the features bit though, but this is a one-man project and coders aren't magical.


if you're stuck on a 32bit OS for hardware reasons, melonDS wouldn't run at playable speeds anyway. you can very well build it on a 32bit platform, but don't expect uber speed.
Ayaya says:
Aug 31st 2017
I dont care for speed i just need a way to trade my pokemons in the main series ds games then trasfer the save to my phone so i can play with drastic.

How can i make a xp 32 build myself?
Im very desparate my pc wont handle 64bit or even a new os and im broke atm i was waiting for any sort of linking in ds emulators for like half a decade and now that there is one its not available for me x(
Ayaya says:
Aug 31st 2017
And the old stable ds emulators will probably never get wifi support, desmume is a 99% for no wifi, drastic ds idk the emu barely gets any updates anymore let alone something big as wifi which is a shame a portable device like a phone with ds wifi would be sick all i can hope is for no$gba to get wifi but with my luck i wont be surprised if even this emu drops xp support :D
StapleButter says:
Sep 1st 2017
You can get CodeBlocks and mingw 32-bit.
Ayaya says:
Sep 1st 2017
what are those programs im lost :(
can somebody just make 1 32bit xp build for me pls
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