DS Game support

I was wondering if there was any way for me to play DS games on Citra, I know the emulator DeSmuME is made for DS games but you can’t upscale games there and may I remind you that the DS native Qualityis $#!T, it is like beetween 144p and 240p.
If anyone has a solution to my problem please reply to this post.

citra doesn’t emulate nds games, there are other nds emulators besides DeSmuME.

Most of the DS emulators are lacking features and or very unstable

What are you talking about? Desmume has tons of features and is stable since years ago, also the latest versions do support upscaling. Right now Desmume it’s the best DS emulator.


You’re are wrong you can actually upscale games in DeSmuME

Yes it can but only if you use an unstable version on it made on 2016

I think you are confusing upscaling with magnification filter

I found a version of DeSmuME that can upscale x4
The site is in french but the emulator is in english

Don’t use sketchy old builds, go to desmume website and download the oficial build. The stable 0.9.11 version doesn’t support upscaling, but if you scroll a bit down in the download page you can find the nightly builds that do support it, it’s as GPU scaling factor under 3D settings, there’s also Texture scaling and a few more options there.

Ok you are right I can just get one of thew nightly builds of DeSmuME but the nintendo 3ds natively supports DS games so would it not make sence that citra also had that feature?

Not quite. doing so requires implementing the part of the console that gives backward compatibility capabilities, which is either a piece of hardware and/or an emulator, if it was a software it would be simpler, but the 3DS has “nds hardware” inside of it, which requires it’s own emulator.

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Technical note: The 3DS’ backwards compatibility is running the NDS game on bare metal. All of the original hardware from the DS is available without further modification, so it’s not emulation.

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well , i only know two DS emulators , DeSmuME and NO$GBA , try this one to see if it have this option

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I know this is irrelevant but the only problem with desmume is the speed up settings really aren’t good enough even with no limit on fps
hopefully someone knows a solution

But only Citra can load custom textures.
Try to image your favourite NDS game in real 1080P!! Not some upscale filters but real clear and chean appearance like a PS4 game.
Citra has already made 3DS games like this now.But NDS games still cant do this in any emulator

Try messing with “Magnification Filter” under Views tab (DeSmuMe), that’s how I got mine to look nice.

Hi use bluestacks android emulator on pc and run drastic emulator through that works great I’ve found Desmune doesnt work to well for me hope this helps!

CITRA was made for 3DS emulation only, an actual 3DS contains physical NDS hardware which make the 3DS almost 100% compatible with NDS games and yes the emulator DeSmuME latest version has upscaling it can be found in 3D settings.