nds4droid release 27

My web host decided to lock me out of my site again so this post is coming a little late. There’s a new nds4droid release out! If you hadn’t guessed, it’s on Google Play and sourceforge. You get:

  • Optimizations for the ARM-v7a with NEON architecture
  • The exit option in the menu actually exits the app now 🙂

Those with this CPU type (most newer devices) should see a nice 5-7% performance increase. Also, nds4droid has (finally) been approved for OUYA; it should be up on the store now. Enjoy!

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  1. Just gets better all the time mate, keep up the great work. Playing phantom hourglass I am now able to reduce the frameskip to 5 and put the HQ2x nice screen filter on while still keeping 45-50fps. Using an overclocked Galaxy note 2

  2. Listn of ARM v7 Android Devices

    3Q Qoo! Surf Tablet PC TS1003T
    3Q Qoo! Surf Tablet PC TS1004T
    3Q Qoo! Surf Tablet PC TS9703T
    Acer beTouch E110
    Acer beTouch E120
    Acer Iconia Tab A100
    Acer Iconia Tab A101
    Acer Iconia Tab A500 (Packard Bell Liberty Tab, Gateway A60)
    Acer Iconia Tab A501 (Packard Bell Liberty Tab)
    Acer Iconia Smart
    Acer Liquid, Liquid A1 (untested)
    Acer Liquid e
    Acer Liquid e Ferrari SE
    Acer Liquid mt (metal)
    Acer Stream
    Advent Vega (P10AN01)
    Ainol NOVO7 Series (AllWinner)
    Alcatel One Touch OT-995
    Archos 5 Internet Tablet FS
    Archos 5 Internet Tablet HDS
    Archos 28 Internet Tablet
    Archos 32 Internet Tablet
    Archos 43 Internet Tablet
    Archos 48 Internet Tablet
    Archos 70 Internet Tablet FS
    Archos 70 Internet Tablet HDS
    Archos 80 G9 FS
    Archos 80 G9 HDS
    Archos 101 G9 FS
    Archos 101 G9 HDS
    Archos 101 Internet Tablet
    Archos Arnova 10 G2
    Asus Eee Pad MeMO
    Asus Eee Pad Slider
    Asus Eee Pad Transformer (TF101)
    Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime (TF201)
    Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime (TF300)
    Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime (TF700T)
    Asus Nexus 7
    Barnes&Noble Nook Color (root required)
    BenQ R70
    BenQ R100
    Casio G’zOne Commando
    Casio G’zOne IS11CA
    Creative ZiiO 7
    Creative ZiiO 10
    Dell Smoke
    Dell Streak
    Dell Streak 7
    Dell Streak 7 Wi-Fi
    Dell Streak 10 Pro
    Dell Venue
    Digma iDx7
    Digma iDx10
    DNS AirTab E80
    DNS AirTab M70g
    DNS AirTab M70w
    DNS AirTab P100g
    DNS AirTab P100w
    Explay MID-725
    Fly IQ285 Turbo (SK-W170)
    Gateway A60 (Acer ICONIA TAB A500, Packard Bell Liberty Tab)
    GoClever TAB S73
    Google Nexus One
    Google Nexus S
    Google Nexus S 4G
    Hannspree HANNS pad SN10T1
    Hannspree HANNS pad SN10T2
    HP TouchPad
    HTC Amaze 4G (HTC Ruby)
    HTC Desire
    HTC Desire S
    HTC Desire Z
    HTC Desire HD (AT&T Inspire 4G)
    HTC Droid Incredible/HTC Droid Incredible 2
    HTC EVO 3D
    HTC EVO 4G, EVO Shift 4G
    HTC EVO 4G LTE (MSM8960)
    HTC EVO Design 4G
    HTC Flyer (P510e)
    HTC Glacier (T-Mobile myTouch 4G)
    HTC Hero S (HTC EVO Design 4G)
    HTC HD2 (T8585, HTC Leo 100)
    HTC Incredible S
    HTC Incredible S710d
    HTC Inspire 4G A9192 (HTC Stallion)
    HTC Jetstream (HTC Puccini)
    HTC Merge ADR6325 (HTC Lexikon)
    HTC One S
    HTC One V
    HTC One X
    HTC Panache 4G / Emerald (HTC Glacier)
    HTC Raider 4G (HTC Holiday)
    HTC Rezound
    HTC Sensation
    HTC Sensation 4G (HTC Pyramid)
    HTC Sensation XE
    HTC Sensation XL
    HTC ThunderBolt 4G
    HTC ThunderBolt 2 4G (HTC Vigor)
    HTC Wildfire A3380 (HTC Tianyi)
    Huawei Ascend G300 (Huawei U8815)
    Huawei Ideos S7 (Huawei SmaKit S7)
    Huawei Ideos S7 Slim
    Huawei Ideos X5 U8800H
    Huawei Ideos X6 (Huawei U9000)
    Huawei MediaPad
    Huawei M886 Mercury
    Huawei U8850 Vision
    Huawei U8860 Honor
    iconBIT NetTAB RUNE
    iRU Pad Master 10.1 (MD10A)
    iRU Pad Master 10.1 3G (MD10A-3G)
    Kyocera Echo
    Lenovo LePhone
    Lenovo IdeaPad A1
    Lenovo IdeaPad K1
    Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet
    LG Connect 4G (LG MS840, LG Cayman)
    LG Esteem (LG MS910, LG Bryce)
    LG Genesis (LG US760)
    LG Marquee (LG LS855)
    LG myTouch E379
    LG Optimus 2X (Optimus Speed, P990, SU660)
    LG Optimus 3D (P920, Thrill 4G)
    LG Optimus Black (P970, B)
    LG Optimus EX (SU880)
    LG Optimus LTE (SU640, LU6200)
    LG Optimus L3 E400
    LG Optimus Mach (LU3000)
    LG Optimus Pad (V900, T-Mobile G-Slate)
    LG Optimus Q (LU2300, C710, Aloha)
    LG Optimus Q2 (LU8800)
    LG Optimus Sol (E730, Victor)
    LG Optimus Z (SU950, KU9500)
    LG Prada 3 (P940)
    LG Revolution (VS910)
    Malata ZPad T2
    Malata ZPad T8
    Malata ZPad T11
    Meizu M9
    Motorola Atrix (ME860, MB861)
    Motorola ATRIX 2 (MB865)
    Motorola Atrix 4G (Olympus, MB860)
    Motorola Bravo (MB520, Kobe, Diablo)
    Motorola CHARM (MB502, ME502)
    Motorola Cliq 2 (MB611)
    Motorola Defy (MB525)
    Motorola Defy+ (MB526)
    Motorola Droid (Sholes, Tao, A855)
    Motorola Droid 2 (A955)
    Motorola Droid 2 Global (A956)
    Motorola Droid 2 R2-D2 (A955)
    Motorola Droid 3 (XT862)
    Motorola Droid 4 (XT894)
    Motorola Droid Bionic (XT865)
    Motorola Droid Pro (Motorola PRO, XT610)
    Motorola Droid RAZR (XT910)
    Motorola Droid X (MB810, MOTOROI X)
    Motorola Droid X2 (MB870)
    Motorola Electrify
    Motorola Flipout (Twist, MB511, Ruth)
    Motorola Flipside (MB508)
    Motorola GLAM (XT800w)
    Motorola Milestone (A853, Tao)
    Motorola Milestone 2 (A953)
    Motorola Milestone 3 (XT883)
    Motorola Milestone 3 XT860 4G
    Motorola Milestone XT701
    Motorola Milestone XT711
    Motorola Milestone XT720
    Motorola MING A1260
    Motorola MING XT806 (Motorola Qilin)
    Motorola MOTO ME811
    Motorola MOTO MT870
    Motorola MOTO XT882
    Motorola MOTOROI (Sholes Tablet, XT720)
    Motorola PHOTON 4G (MB855)
    Motorola PRO+
    Motorola Titanium (XT800c, Motorola Zeppelin)
    Motorola Triumph (WX435)
    Motorola Xoom
    Motorola XPRT (MB612)
    MTC 945 ???????
    NEC Medias N-04C
    NEC Medias WP N-06C
    OliveSmart V-S300
    Pantech Breakout
    Pantech IM-A600S Sirius
    Pantech Vega Racer IM-A760S / IM-A770K / IM-A780L
    Ployer momo9
    POV Mobii Tegra Tablet
    Ritmix RMD-520
    Ritmix RMD-700
    Ritmix RMD-730
    Samsung Exhibit II 4G
    Samsung GT-i8150 Galaxy W
    Samsung GT-i8160 Galaxy Ace 2
    Samsung GT-i8520 Galaxy Beam
    Samsung GT-i9000 Galaxy S
    Samsung GT-i9001 Galaxy S Plus (Galaxy S 2011 Edition)
    Samsung GT-i9003 Galaxy S scLCD (Galaxy SL)
    Samsung GT-i9010 Giorgio Armani
    Samsung GT-i9020 Nexus S
    Samsung GT-i9100 Galaxy S II (Galaxy S 2)
    Samsung GT-i9103 Galaxy R (Galaxy Z)
    Samsung GT-i9300 Galaxy S III
    Samsung GT-N7000 Galaxy Note (GT-i9220)
    Samsung GT-N7100 Galaxy Note II
    Samsung GT-P1000 Galaxy Tab 7
    Samsung GT-P5113 Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
    Samsung GT-P6200 Galaxy Tab 7 Plus
    Samsung GT-P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7
    Samsung GT-P7500 Galaxy Tab 10.1
    Samsung GT-S7500 Galaxy Ace Plus
    Samsung i717R Galaxy Note
    Samsung i717 Galaxy Note
    Samsung SCH-i400 Continuum
    Samsung SCH-i500 Galaxy S Fascinate
    Samsung SCH-i500 Galaxy S Mesmerize
    Samsung SCH-i500 Galaxy S Showcase
    Samsung SCH-i510 Droid Charge 4G LTE (Samsung Stealth)
    Samsung SCH-i520 Droid Charge (4G LTE)
    Samsung SCH-R910 Galaxy Indulge (Forte)
    Samsung SCH-W899
    Samsung SGH-i777 Galaxy SII (AT&T)
    Samsung SGH-i897 Captivate
    Samsung SGH-I927 Captivate Glide
    Samsung SGH-i997 Infuse 4G
    Samsung SGH-T759 Exhibit 4G
    Samsung SGH-T769 Galaxy S Blaze 4G (T-Mobile)
    Samsung SGH-T849 Galaxy Tab 7.0 (T-Mobile)
    Samsung SGH-T959 Vibrant
    Samsung SGH-T989 Galaxy S II (T-Mobile Samsung Hercules)
    Samsung SHW-M100S Galaxy A
    Samsung SPH-D600 Conquer 4G
    Samsung SPH-D700 Epic 4G
    Samsung SPH-D710 Galaxy S2 Epic Touch 4G
    Samsung SPH-D720 Nexus S 4G
    Samsung SPH-M930 Transform Ultra
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus
    Samsung Galaxy Tab
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
    Saygus Vphone V1
    Sharp AQUOS Phone IS11H
    Sharp AQUOS Phone SH-12C
    Sharp AQUOS SH8298U 3D
    Sharp Galapagos 003SH, 005SH
    Sharp IS03
    Sharp IS05
    Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman
    Sony Ericsson Xperia Acro
    Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (ST17i)
    Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc (Anzu, LT15i, LT15a)
    Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S
    Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini (ST15i)
    Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro (SK17i, Mango)
    Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo (MT15i, Hallon, XPERIA kyno)
    Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V
    Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (R800i, Zeus)
    Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro (MK16i, Iyokan)
    Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray (ST18i, Urushi)
    Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10a (Rachael)
    Sony Tablet S (SGPT111GB)
    Sony Xperia S
    Sony Xperia Tipo (ST21i, ST21a, Tapioca)
    Sony Xperia U (ST25i, Kumquat)
    T-Mobile G2 (HTC Desire Z, A7272)
    T-Mobile G2x (LG Star)
    T-Mobile myTouch 4G (HTC Panache)
    T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide (HTC Doubleshot)
    T-Mobile Sidekick 4G
    Toshiba Folio 100
    Toshiba REGZA IS04
    Toshiba REGZA Phone T-01C
    Viewsonic gTablet
    ViewSonic V430
    ViewSonic ViewPad 4 (Huawei U9000 Ideos X6, Huawei Ascend X, Olive Smart VS300, WellcoM A99, Cherry Mobile Magnum HD)
    Xiaomi MI-ONE
    Ziss Soho 3

    1. So, it doesn’t work for the Galaxy S2 Plus? I mean, in the list, S2 is there, so it should work for S2 Plus, right? Or am I mistaken? 😀

    1. You may be putting in some code that doesn’t work for the game. Double check what you put in the Code Line. Action replay is 8 numbers, in rows.

  3. Hey guys i have a question

    Which makes the app faster?

    Software or opengl?

    Im currently playing on my gs3
    But dont see much difference between the two….

  4. I know my last phone was NEON, only 600mhz. My new phone I thought was NEON, it is 1ghz, released about 4 months ago. No speedup for me 🙁

  5. your the best!!!

    i feel the latest improvement on my Galaxy Note 2

    it plays almost all games ^_^

    HOPE JEFF COULD RELEASE v27a just for Galaxy Note 2
    for ULTIMATE optimization!!


  6. Thank you jeff for your amazing effort…

    This is what i like to recommend if not impossible
    1) Nds4droid was build in file manager but its look very weak and you cannot exit while in those file mode.. Make it build just like that ES FILE EXPLORER with a better exit button and conclude a unpacking the zip folder
    2) Can we change the ratio manually just add some setting for the ratio on how small or large the game we want it… Because i just realise the game did improve a little if its smaller than the usuall one..
    **** Ummm Maybe you can also add zoom the screen just like on MX PLAYER video huh i dont really know ****
    3) If bug occur can we report the bug through the Nds4droid

    Thats all i want to say
    Good Luck Jeff

  7. i have some thing creazy to tell yall
    one of my friend who has a pretty good device(maybe it’s note2)has test pokemon black2
    it has 45fps……

  8. On a Tegra 3 HTC One X.

    Is it just because I’m playing a Pokemon title (heart gold) that I’m getting 15-20 fps? or is there some other reason that it’s lagging so badly?(no sound/mic, threaded interpreter, software 3D, Normal screen filter)

          1. …. then buy a faster device dude^^
            N7 OC 1,2GHz->1,5GHz 24fps->36fps (Pokemon Diamond)
            Of course it is still slow but these are your options:
            a) OC your current device
            b) buy a faster one
            c) start coding

  9. Does anyone notice that the recent updates are actually slower on sony xperia phones? So far update 23 is still the fastest. I notice that recent updates have some sudden fps drop on my xperia mini pro while playing digimon world dawn, and the fps is still lower than that of update 23.

    1. That’s very strange, what are your settings? Mine runs more like 24-30 when walking around inside and out, and basically full speed while in battle. I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch btw. However I will say that the Pokemon games are not the fastest thing on my emulator. DBZ Attack of the Saiyans runs 33-40.

  10. Hey first thank you for this great emulator everything gets better each update.
    Just a thing i would be happy to see:
    -fast forward
    And maybe take away the load fast button i happend to hit it accidently when i wanted to press quick save.
    Either way i will keep on using the emulator. Thanks from Germany.

  11. nice one 🙂 with this update im getting lows of 36 fps and highs of 68 :p pokemon heart gold is really playable and even truly enjoyable after u get the running shoes. what i have noticed is though my device (Galaxy S3 LTE, with overclocked CPU and GPU) still gets some weird slowdowns that cuts the fps in half after about 5 mins or so playtime. this doesnt occur on my samsung galaxy tab 2 however.

    1. Your cpu is probably getting hot from the overclocking mate and when it does so it throttles down the cpu clock.

      Its not such an issue on tablets as theres more room for heat dissipation.

      You can use the app system tuner pro to check what the cpu temp etc is. I think the s3 throttles at about 75 degrees

  12. Hey, Jeff.
    Impressive work! It runs some games o.k. now on my galaxy tab 10.1
    I’m using no screen filter and 3d-renderer software +threaded interpreter.

    The thing about dynarec and direct call:

    If it’s in nds4droid the accu will last for hours. 🙂

  13. Out of curiosity, what happened to the ability to toggle V-Sync? It seems to be absent from the last few updates.

  14. Is there any recommendation to use the emulator on a Nexus 4 I’m reading some people are getting incredible fps on some games and I can barely play pokemon silver. The fps meter says something like 20/30

    1. That means 20 Frames per Second on the top screen, and 30 Frames per Second on the bottom. Both are out of a max 60 fps, so you’re going at about 1/3 speed of the actual game.

      1. Thanks, I didn’t know why there were two FPS values. Is it really improving with each release? It’ll be playable when it gets at least to 40/40

  15. I can’t play any games after some update (22 or 23), when i select the rom it send me to phone menu, no cras, no freeze, nothing

  16. Are there any games that can be played in full speed?

    wish there is a forum that lists ‘playable(fullspeed’ games

    1. mario & luigi rpg2 fullspeed

      digmon moonlight(sunlight)full speed

      megaman starforce 40fps in map and 25fps in battle(playable)

      pokemon mystery dungeon
      40fps (playable)

      rune factory 25fps(playable)

      farm story harvest moon fullspeed

      some avg games and somg slg games……full speed

    2. Yoshi Island : Fullspeed
      Ace Attorney 1-3: Fullspeed
      Ace Attorney 4 (Apollo Justice): 40-50fps (drops to 25-30 while Cross-examination) playable
      Super Scribblenauts: 50 fps
      Sonic Adventure 2: playable (45fps)

      Taken from Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

  17. Can no longer click past speech bubbles in digimon world, clicking a/ touchscreen d oes nothing. stuck! this only happened recently, anyone help?

  18. Great job as always Jeff 😀

    I surprise myself coming here for new comments several times and i wish there were a forum where i could find news related to the development.

    That would be a more organized way to remain attached to this and would lead to more people involved in various ways in this.

    You could make a post to ask for people interested in moderation, etc …

    1. I will create a forum soon, and invite jeff as an administrator, hopefully he accepts, and we can have all the things organized 🙂

  19. Well done Jeff,I think you should focus on emulation speed cuz this is most important problem. Maybe try to do something with 3D renderer or create new one i don’t know.

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  21. Drastic is better everything plays at regular speed its not your phone its the emulator I am unfortunately stuck with this one at the moment I mean it does play on my HTC evo 4g lte at 46 to 50 fps and drastic costs 7.99 but its worth it all pokemon and Zelda games play

    1. And also there’s nothing wrong with the Rom files them selves again just the emulator. Not doging you Jeff or The nds4droid but it could be lots better

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