Introduction: Play Ds Games on the Computer

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In this instructable i will show you how to download and play Nintendo Ds games on your Computer (note this dosent mean homebrew).

Step 1: Download Components

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First You will Need to download a program called NO$GBA - Gameboy Advance Emulator from to your desktop. Then you need to go to and click on search put in your favorite ds game and save it to a folder on your desktop called roms.

Step 2: Run Game

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After that you double click the icon and select the roms folder and select your .nds file.

Step 3: Presto!

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AND........ You Are Done Horay now you can play ds games on your computer.


luigiluigi1234 (author)2014-03-05

And another thing I forgot to say:

BE CAREFUL! If you download a rom of a game you have not bought, IT IS ILLEGAL!

Watch out!

AztecS2 (author)luigiluigi12342017-01-10

Piracy is legall if you download a game that is old and you cant buy it anywhere or when you want to play it on a pc and you dont have money to buy a console or a thing you can play it on.

MercEkitz (author)2016-10-15

Could you figure out a way to take a couple flash games off the net and put them onto an NDS cart for me, please? ill even pay a fee if you want.

davidlanza (author)2015-08-26


luigiluigi1234 (author)2014-03-05

Erm...I hope you guys know this is just called an Emulator, and you can probably find one for almost every console on the planet. (Except for the console around the time of the Comador 64. You have to find those yourself.)

GamesGirl (author)2012-12-12

It loads but it says data couldn't be found or power off so i don'ty know wat is happening HELP PLZ!!!!!!!! : /

1flipflop (author)2009-08-04

didnt work cause the website for roms have been shutDOWN under

lilmikej (author)1flipflop2012-02-07

not all

echocoholic (author)2011-10-17

All the nds roms i click on say that it wasnt found on this server... Help please??

ashannon1 (author)2011-08-27

neat wallpaper, where's it from?

ashannon1 (author)2011-08-27

the only game i want to play on my PC is SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS
and i just happen to own it

knex_mepalm (author)2009-09-12

Lol, thi is illicit because you did not purchase the game and you can be fined up to $50000 or 12 years jail. Same goes for R4

as long as no one makes profit its legal, in Canada! woot woot go cannucks!

psymansays (author)knex_mepalm2009-09-15

I think that your punitive estimates are too high, but you are right; this does infringe on copyright laws. The emulator itself is legal, as is ownership of an "R4" type Nintendo DS cartridge, but, obtaining copyrighted ROM files without paying the copyright owners for them is illegal.

knex_mepalm (author)psymansays2009-09-16

i checked my countries copyright laws and infact i underestiamted it said "liable to fine up to 12 million" I think thats if you created 1000 roms or sumthing

mason0190 (author)knex_mepalm2010-07-20

what messed up kind of country do you live in!?

knex_mepalm (author)mason01902010-07-26

Also the safest country. Australia.

psymansays (author)knex_mepalm2009-09-17

Wow...I guess the government is really crackin' down on what amounts to petty theft.

knex_mepalm (author)psymansays2009-09-17

Oops, i meant liable to fine up to $12000000 if you breach copyright laws. One or Two roms are like $480 but if multiple breaches then finable from the above amount.

Mauigerbil (author)2011-07-31

This is proof the pc and smartphone is taking gaming over!!!!! XD AWWWWW YYYEEEEAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111!!!!!!!!!!!

danielwrona (author)2011-07-17

how do you download the program

bachterman (author)2008-11-04

do tell me how can a gba emulator play ds roms?

mason0190 (author)bachterman2010-07-20

a new integrated feature

GEORGE41708 (author)bachterman2009-05-15

whats a ds rom??????

bachterman (author)GEORGE417082009-05-19

here's your answer:

mattdias (author)bachterman2009-07-07

dude that was awesome, can u show me how?

bachterman (author)mattdias2009-07-10

i can, but that would clearly be another link to google. ;) seriously guys. brains and google. use them. that's what they're for.

J-Manoo7 (author)bachterman2009-06-12

haha awesome everyone click the link lol

caco caco (author)2009-08-08

i dont know how to use the a.b.y.x. and start key into the emultor

mason0190 (author)caco caco2010-07-20

its under opyions u can set your own ctrls

BOOM5601 (author)2009-08-18

How would the touch screen work

mason0190 (author)BOOM56012010-07-20

why, the trusty mouse of course! no$gba makes you hold down mouse button to simulate holding down the stylus.

jet1995 (author)2009-05-11


mike!!! (author)jet19952010-05-30

to get NO$GBA  go to

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pokemoneg (author)jet19952010-01-15

your answer:

Hatake07 (author)2009-05-17

my game says to insert the game card what do i do?

pokemoneg (author)Hatake072010-01-15

That tends to happen, it is a broken ROM. You can fix it with ceritain software or you can simply replace the ROM with another one that is not broken. This happened to my GrandTheft Auto DS ROM on my R4.

The program i use is dslazy.exe
How to use can be found on YouTube.

DavidAreCool (author)Hatake072009-06-07

play around with the settings and eventually you can play .

tarala (author)2009-11-25

i don't think its illegal to play your paid for games on the computer if you can download them when the ds is broken.... which ours is... hinge second time, now the directional keypad... $200 a pop to replace a ds... the big desktop computer is much hardier.

jonty789 (author)2009-09-09

It works for nintendo ds roms go to coolroms search it on google

Capt. Fat (author)2009-02-09

Would this slow down ur computer??

jonty789 (author)Capt. Fat2009-09-09

no it will not

knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2009-08-12

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm this wont work

benny3521 (author)2009-07-10

can you please tell me how you put that resart button on you're desktop because i want one please

AlternateLives (author)benny35212009-07-20

It's a shortcut. make a shortcut with the line 'shutdown -r -f -t 5 -c' this will restart the computer in 5 seconds. to shutdown, replace 'r' with 's' I won't guarantee this to work, but it's worth a shot!

benny3521 (author)AlternateLives2009-07-23


AlternateLives (author)2009-07-20

Nice background!

N1CK4ND0 (author)2009-04-03

emulators are sick, still havent found a working one for xbox, but you can just play computer games, with an xbox controller :P

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