# nds4droid release 25

I noticed that some people were complaining that release 24 was actually slower for them (even though I wasn’t for me) so I did some investigating and hopefully this release helps smooth everything out. Get release 25 on Google Play and sourceforge. A pretty simple changelog:

• Minor performance enhancements

## 61 thoughts on “nds4droid release 25”

1. Maximisxxx says:

updated fast!!!

2. Cha says:

Just amazing 😀

3. Maximisxxx says:

Jeff Can jest literally improve the speed of the emulator to its maximium,like make it use almost all the ram power,MHz,GHz,cpu,or any other processer?

4. beeflot says:

amazing

5. Manuel says:

Love your work, and the fantastic results. I would like to see a joystick instead of the arrows as controls or at least as an option of controls. I think this should improve the playability. Thanks for all.

6. beeflot says:

it become smooth again wahahahaha
thank you jeff(≥3≤)

7. jeff, in my divice is slow … why? u_u
if in the update nds4droid-23 is fast?
my celphone is a xperia play
excelent emulator

1. in the update nds4droid-23 is more fast to 26 :s

8. Sean Maas says:

Wow! Loving all the updates! Also noticed a new fps display, anyone else notice?

1. beeflot says:

i noticed that…

1. Anonymous says:

牛肉，you also come here.

9. Anonymous says:

Hi，jey,I’m a chinese come on! At the other end of the earth and some focus on your work

1. beeflot says:

欢迎亲来百度贴吧nds模拟器吧讨论

1. Anonymous says:

已经来了，雾隐雪尘，I think if the running state of varieties of games are known by jeffq,it maybe help his work.可惜他不会中文，我的专业术语英语又不准，不能准确描述。

1. beeflot says:

窝是早就来了，哈哈

2. Anonymous says:

jeffd

10. Devin says:

Is there anyway to download the older version like 23. Mine worked perfect on the galaxy note 2 and after update, not so much. No longer have images on both screen and some of the gauges from the main display have disappeared

11. cesar says:

If really slow on both of my devices a nexus 7 with cm 10.1 and my att HTC one x+ with sense Rom stock kernel. Pokemon black white and new super Mario bros really laggy those are the games I’ve tried. Any help?

1. dave says:

Same problem here, I think this might have been designed for a phone….

1. cesar says:

Its laggy on my phone too att HTC one x+ idk how people can get smooth gameplay. If someone who gets it working correctly can let them know what options they chose in seetings?

12. oO Flowzilla Oo says:

Awesome!

13. Maximisxxx says:

Jeff Can you jest literally improve the speed of the emulator to its maximium,like make it use almost all the ram power,MHz,GHz,cpu,or any other processer?

14. Vincent31188 says:

My xperia play with GB 2.3.7 got only around 27fps on Chrono trigger. Don’t know why 🙁 ???

1. why you dont play chrono trigger for android? it better than use emulator.

1. Anonymous says:

I know that, but i heard Chrono trigger run perfect on nds4oid so i want to test it out on this game ^^. But it’s too slow to play =.=!

1. Anonymous says:

for nds4droid to be any where near full speed u need a phone with a dual or multi-core setup. the xperia play while good when it was released it was only released with a single core. granted its clock speed can be almost doubled if a kernel supports it but its just too slow for NDS emulation. saying that though my old single core crapbox desktop can run no$gba at full speed so u never know after optimisations 15. dave says: The update makes no difference, the emulator is still too slow if you can tell us how to edit the speed from settings ourselves please tell us, thanks 1. hey man says: learn programming and write your own emulator or help jeff with programming ? i think hes trying his best now. ive been an emulator fan and recent generation consoles are hard to emulate perfectly even on a pc, let alone on android with weaker specs 16. wth says: Ugh. After this update pokemon diamond stopped working. Also you can’t see sonic in sonic rush now 1. wth says: New super mario bros freezes at intro. Mario kart ds touch screen at races is working normaly but main screen is always black. Xperia ray ics 4.0.4 1. wth says: Main screen also isnt showing up in ac altairs chronicles and pokemon heart gold 17. valerio says: Hi jeff my samsung galaxy advance running on 23-24 fps nice work jeff 1. valerio says: Pokemon perla 24-25 fps 18. charly says: wich rom i need for pokemon? every rom i download even patched ones of soul silver snd heart gold freezes after type the name of the character and “start the adventure” i’m on xperia s 19. (-*-) says: Maybe it what you are using to play the rom or you using a tablet or phone im using a tablet playing pokemon white it work find and even my pokemon diamond game it work almost perfect. But still need just that litre speed to it. I know you just updated your nds4droid but try the 23 version instead maybe your what ever you using cant handle the 25 version. By the way do anybody know where i can down pokemon white 2 or black 2 patched rom if anyone know please tell me (THANK YOU) 20. Fireblade says: Running almost perfect, nearly 100% realtime in Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon and ~58fps (lowest ~50). I use a Nexus 7 @1,5GHz CPU and 446MHZ GPU (will get quite hot after some time). Theaded interpreter (as this one seems to be the fastest, nearly 5fps faster than normal Interpreter), frameskip 3, screenfilter is LQ2x (if you prefer a stronger AA then use HQ2x), Software 3D Renderer (lil bit faster than OpenGL), disabled sound and mic. ——————————- So, i am utterly satisfied with this version. My desired game is 100% playbale, thanks jeff. 21. Cgboy11 a.k.a Christian says: Jeff, big issue for me because I’m trying to play Chrono Trigger, can you please fix key mapping? For example I put the L and R button key mapping as my search key. Sometimes only the L or R button works. Sometimes not at all. I really need this fixed to play this game. You see I have to Hold L+R together and then press A. I thought the key mapping would work if I pressed my search button and then pressed A. It didn’t. Please help…. 1. Fireblade says: Uhhhm Chrono Trigger has benn released for android. Why would you play it via a emulator? 22. hey man says: im playing devil survivor 2 with release 24 and now im having black boxes behind characters where i think they’re supposed to be transparent alphas, and good job jeff the text are readable now. using the new thread engine i get 13/30 fps, using jitt i get 10/30. gonna try release 25 tonight 23. LV says: Final fantasy IV seems to be working great on my Nexus4. I hope GS:DD works soon! Btw what screen filters are recomended for good performance, there are too many and I have no idea which to choose 1. Fireblade says: Screenfilters won’t slow down the emulator noticable, so use whicherver you like. LQ2x is quite nice if you want only a little AA, or use HQ2x for stronger smoothing. 24. ahmad saadi says: thanks for truly awesome work on this app..but i want to know if in anyways you can make this faster on xperia play . like on samsung … thanks 25. shanknitrate says: After this update professor Layton & diabolical box no longer works properly – a lot of the screen is black at times which makes it unplayable. I switched back to nds4droid from dsdroid about release 18/19 after that seemed to fix the prof Layton games freezing at a specific point early on in the games so hopefully you can fix this and I can carry on from my save. Cheers for all your work so far. 1. shanknitrate says: Also, I tried going back to release 23 but the problem persists (after an uninstall/reinstall). I didn’t delete the nds4droid folder since it has my saved states but is there something in there I that release 25 would have altered? I am starting from an older saved state and the parts of the game that are black now worked fine about 3 days ago. 1. shanknitrate says: For anyone else in the same boat, save state files from nds4droid will work with dsdroid if you copy them to the right directory – is an adequate temporary solution. Hopefully the next update will solve it. 2. Devin says: Same issue 2. jeffq says: If you’re having these troubles, try switched the Execution engine to Interpreter 1. shanknitrate says: Thanks Jeff, that fixed it. 2. Devin says: Yeah that fixed mine too . Dbz supersonic warriors with galaxy note 2. You’re pretty awesome dude 26. the best version is 23 for now, because the version 24 and 25 is slow, laggy in the emulator 27. Tom says: Well I only tested on one games so far. Digimon world dawn and release 25 does improve performance…it’s smoothest one so far. Don’t know about other games though 28. kRn says: For my neo V, release 23 is better. 29. mark says: v25 is the best so far.. keep it up buddy.. 30. may says: i can play all pokemons and other roms but still some are slow like the dsmume in pc, i prefer if you work with no$gba for android better and fast emulator for pc ported to android thats an AA plus

1. beeflot says:

no$gba is not open source…… 1. Anonymous says: plus no$ was written in Assembly, so therefore the calls are applied quicker as theres no translation going on.

31. april says:

i have galaxy note 2

nds4droid v.25 is the fastest so far

^_^

32. ZombieBear says:

Jeff you magnificent son of a b**** you keep amazing me with the speed at which you’re doing this

33. pokemon fan says:

Hi jeffq in your next updated can you make the games play faster and sound faster too

1. Sean Maas says:

I’m sure he will try his best