nds4droid release 33

Since I’m not at Google I/O this year (thanks to a massive fuck up in Google’s ticket ordering site), thought I’d make another nds4droid release. As always you can get it at Google PlayΒ and sourceforge. Changes:

  • Performance enhancements for 3D heavy games

I’m seeing about a 3 FPS increase on games like Pokemon Diamond. In other news, Google has shipped me my Google Glass that I ordered at Google I/O last year, so expect some unboxing photos to be posted here once I get it within the next few days.

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83 thoughts on “nds4droid release 33”

  1. Jeff you’re amazing! You always seem to answer my problem! keep up the speed increases and watch the app get so much more popularity! Thank you in advance

  2. Im unable to run Pokemon black v1 or v2 and unable to run Pokemon white v1 or v2. Error code ‘unable to open this room, except fire Pokemon black. For Pokemon black I am able to open it but when I do I get 99%/9% and a white screen with exophase and a 1%/99% with threaded interpreter and tiny jit please fix

        1. Black 1 and 2 are working fine here, so it’s either your rom (which you should test on PC with desmume before loading it into nds4droid) or you device.

  3. Keep doing the good job man!
    Just some more few updates as this last one and the PokemΓ³n games will became playable at full speed and then u’ll became an international hero for us all! πŸ™‚

      1. Hey, I have a Droid x2 and I’ve been having trinket with downloading roms it keeps saying that its not compatible is there anything I can do?

  4. Really 2-3 fps increase with luminous arc 1 and 2. Now 24-26average fps on dual core 1 ghz. Thank you for update,i wonder how many hour should spend for one update

    1. My older brother did the cslsaic “can I just get your autograph for fun?” trick with the rest of the paper covered up. Can’t remember anymore what contract I had signed, but it wasn’t pretty.

  5. Hey Jeff!

    Its nice to hear from another performance update! I tried it out on my Samsung Galaxy S3, and you are right. Nearly 3 FPS more. Amazing! Now I can run Pokemon Diamond – Platin smooth (just a few fps more and it will be awesome!)

    I will try it out on my Google Nexus 7 Tablet in the next days and maybe I can tell you how its working.

    Also, I will try Pokemon Soul Silver till Black and White 2. I hope the FPS increased there also a bit.

    Keep your work up mate, we all count on – and believe in – you.

    Have fun with your glasses and don’t forget to relaxe from time to time!



  6. jeff, nice work man.
    after that i grab my internacinal card, i will done my donation.
    i have problem , the emulation stop work .
    i got a bug with 24 – 32 version (dont had tested 33 version)
    please , help me. my device is galaxy tab plus p6210.
    thanks man. 8D

  7. Can some one post a working Pokemon black or Pokemon white room download here cause i’m getting nothing online that works

    1. then you are not searching hard enough^^

      I don’t think that jeff would appreciate a download link here.

      1. I’ve been searching for about 3 hours a day for the past three days, I’ve downloaded about 30 different’Pokemon Blacks’ and about 27 ‘Pokemon Whites’ and they’re all worth nothing, so could someone give me a link or something?

    1. You are right, no speed performance since R23, but one curious thing happen when i was on slimbean rom (4.1.2), there was a little performance with the other releases, but in gingerbread (gin2jb rom 2.3.7) they are slower. I think it could be the framework?

  8. thanks for the update πŸ™‚ … it work fine … but runs a bit slower … hope you can make it in highspeed on the next update version … thanks again :)) youre so genius … i salute you bro.

  9. Aw,, I think there’s a problem when installing this version to my device. It says there a problem parsing the file. I’m using samsung galaxy s. Is it not compatible with my device?

  10. Avg 21/30 on platinum and mario cart.:)( device. Samsung galexy s2 skyrocket 1.5ghz dual core and adreno gpu

  11. hi jeff, this is my first letter for you.
    I always wondered that if you can make a new setting, something like: how much battery usage for the emulator’s performance…whatever? Can you work out something like that?

  12. oh jeff, you’re my hero!! thank you very much for this app. Hope you’ll support xperia play more to play final fantasy tactics advance 2 and the layton games. Keep developing hero πŸ˜€ you’re the best developer out there. keep it up. thanks again

    1. I am the former developer of DSdroid. I don’t have access to my source code anymore, and I could have sworn I deleted app off Play Store, but for some reason it’s still there. I had a few tricks, but I stopped because I wouldn’t have been able to pull off what Jeff has since then.

      1. Oh, wait, nevermind, maybe it IS removed now. Weird, it still shows up on my phone’s playstore, lol.

    2. Pokemon silver was my first poekomn game. Since I was only 6 I didn’t quite under stand how to play. I ending up picking totodile as my starter because it had a move the other two didn’t (scratch), I KOed the red gyradose, and wasted my masterball on Ho-Oh instead of oneο»Ώ of the dogs. Thank god i still have it so i can start again.

  13. Jeff your emulator is good but after release idk 29/30 the emulator force closes( I,m with Galaxy Ace xD) Could you fix it??

  14. Still crash please my LG Optimus L7 run with 9 fps on new super mario bros and i can’t play but it crash

  15. Thank you very much jeff !!! my dream will come true each and every day ! i can play castlevania series on my android device with this awesome emulator ! you’re an awesome person thank you veeeeeeeery muuuucccchh !!!!!!!!! 5 stars in google play ! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ keep up the good work jeff , waiting for v.34 πŸ˜€

  16. Hey man my phone is a HTC inspire 4g n I really enjoy the applicationbut I have speed issues as I’m sure everyone’s told you already but I labled my phone for ya so you can know the layout for it n stuff thanks man keep it up

  17. Hi, I was wondering if it was possible to have gba games play through this app… I know that laptop nds emulators can also play gba games and wasn’t this app based off one laptop emulator! It would just be easier to have all my games in one place. It was just a thought πŸ˜‰

  18. Just an info: this emulator is based on desmume. The ds has as a main cpu an arm9.

    So, is this emu an arm emulating an x86 emulating an arm? Shouldn’t be more rewarding creating an app arm-to arm?

  19. AFAIK, it is ARM2ARM, or ARM2x86 depending on your device.

    Even ARM2ARM wouldn’t run much better, because it goes through multiple abstraction-layers.
    Best way would be to eliminate as much abstraction-layers as possible, or even emulate the NDS-ARM-instruction-cache on the Hardware-ARM-Instruction-Cache of our integrated ARM-CPUs and let them be executed through one or two abstraction-layers only (within a task/thread).

  20. Hey, I have a Droid x2 and I’ve been having trouble with downloading roms it keeps saying that its not compatible is there anything I can do?

  21. Wow, what a bunch of whiners, I’m sure his life doesn’t revolve around making this app. If he’s not doing it fast enough for ya, do it yourself. If it was me I wouldn’t work on it at all after reading through the comments

  22. Heyho Jeff again!

    I tried out a few games on the ‘newest version’.

    Some of the games are running slower than with the older updates…

    Pokemon Diamond/Platin/Peal are running in the menu with around 63FPS ingame (indoor) with 33fps and outdoor with around 25fps. I hope you can get a few more FPS in the next updates. Would be awesome!


  23. Well I tried this on my Galaxy s4 and it ran with no problems as such. Loved the app. Hey I for one would be more than happy to pay for emulator and purchase it off the play store which would also give you an income as well as encourage and motivate you man. What about it eh? Have a free version AND a “gold” or “premium” that we could buy. In that way we can do our part for the devs too. You’d realise that many people are willing to buy and app than donate to a devs cause.

    1. Shut the fuck up you dumbass he doesn’t want money if he did he’d of made this stupid ass app $1.00 or more no one cares that you had no problems with the app.

  24. I cant play pokemon white 2 on my arm 9 table since latest update it just goes black screen wen i exit the pokecenter were i saved

  25. It seems to depend on the device-type maybe how much free RAM is available and other stuff…

    Basically all Pokemon games run (AFAIK. Didn’t tried all of them.), but the “edition-series” runs only at maybe half speed on most Android-devices.
    Maybe Patched ROMs would work there…?!

  26. Still love it… at the second chapter in zelda and 3 thrd gym in platinum…(hope a x and y rom is avalible :D) seems ur working on a big update since usally its weekly or little under a month

  27. Hi, I just wanted to let you know that the “Maintain Aspect Ratio” is not working on the ASUS Nexus 7. I tick and untick, restart the app and nothing changes. Am I doing something wrong? The games on screen still stretches regardless.

    PS: Your app is amazing. Please keep up the good work.

  28. Honestly the way you swear is laughable. It’s like a little kid who pouts when he losses his favourite toy. We always support the devs and and if you were to set foot on a forum like xda I would have your sort banned in a matter of minutes. I love this app and I wish I could do more for the dev quite unlike you. It’s because of people like you that devs have such a hard time. You would never appreciate the trouble they go through for us.

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