A couple notes about the Delta release
It appears that the recent release of Delta on the Apple app store is giving us extra attention. While this is nice, I would like to state a few things.

First, we the melonDS team are not responsible for third-party ports (with the exception of Generic supporting the Switch port, since he made it). Our scope is limited to the melonDS core and the desktop frontend (ie. the Windows, Linux and macOS versions).

If you are running into issues with Delta, or with any port of melonDS: you should contact the authors of that port. Members of our community may also be able to help you, but contacting the port authors directly may be quicker.

It is also worth noting that port authors are responsible for keeping their port up-to-date.

At the time of writing this, Delta is using melonDS 0.9.1 as its core, which is quite outdated by now. If you're running into emulation issues with Delta, chances are that the bugs have long been fixed, but you will need to bug the Delta authors to update their port. We have tried to contact them about this, but haven't received a response yet.

tl;dr: if you are running into any issue with Delta, or any melonDS port, please ask the authors of that port first.

Second point, emulation frontends like Delta, RetroArch or BizHawk (to name a few) are definitely impressive pieces of work, but it is worth keeping in mind that they wouldn't be possible without the work from the emulator authors who provide the cores these frontends use. So if you're considering donating towards these frontend projects, try to keep the underlying emulator core projects in mind too.

That being said, we have already seen an influx of new patrons, so thank you folks!

Third point, not related to Delta per se, but this is prompted by the situation: I'm planning a bunch of updates to the site.

Among the first updates, I added some extra measures against spam on the blog. Nothing very fancy.

Next update to come will be attachment support for the board. It has come to my attention that some of the old threads link images and assets from Discord, and Discord has been cracking down against hotlinking lately. So we will provide some space for people to attach images and stuff to their posts, that way it will stay on our server and not disappear on the whims of some external entity.

We're also open to your feedback regarding the site, the content, melonDS itself, ...

I do kinda want to post more content on my Patreon page, but I don't really know what to post there that wouldn't just mirror this blog. Regardless, in a move of transparency, I've made the earnings public.
anonymous says:
May 12th 2024
By the way, I am using MacOS
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