Emulators on the DS

I would really like to get a Nintendo DS. I do have one question though; how well do NES and SNES emulators work on the DS? I ask this because my friend recently got an R4 card which he uses to play such emulators on his DS. When he plays games like Super Metroid and Super Mario Brothers 3, the graphics are extremely choppy and in some cases unplayable. It is not just those roms either, the DS seems to have trouble with nearly all of the emulator games. Is there a way to fix this? I would really appreciate anyone who can help answer either of my questions.

Posted by SC-Ghost 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Portable NES Emulator

Below are my rough designs for a portable console that runs a NES emulator, built inside of a NES controller. I don't exactly know how I would do it, but I have a EXCELLENT screen that would work perfectly.

Posted by NYPA 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Dolphin Emulator help?

I am trying to play paper mario and the thousand year door on my computer using dolphin emulator (i am using the iso, not the game disc), and it appears, but when I click play, it doesn't load, it gives me a warning message that i can't read, and it doesn't shut down unless I force quit it. I have not tried any other games with it. Specs: Ubuntu Karmic Pentium 3 or 4 (ik, it will not be a very good game, but it should still run!) nvidia geforce4 go 460

Asked by A-Nony-Mus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Nintendo emulator controller

So here's what I'm wanting to do.... I would like some ideas and information on how to take an old school nes controller, add an lcd screen, headphone jack, battery and usb flashdrive, combine them all with the proper software and have it loaded full of nes roms to play on the go.  Any info would be great. heavymetaldruid@gmail.com

Posted by DGreenleaf 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Looking for A good DS Emulator. I tried using iDeaS but it was to no avail.

When I downloaded iDeaS the 2 screens came up but when I tried to open a ROM with it but nothing happened. I tried 2 different ROMs from 2 different websites so I don't think the ROMs are the problem.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Are there any free xbox 360 emulators right now that can use xbox live? Answered

My family didn't feel like buying a replacement console after the xbox I had got stolen.  So now I have no way to play these games.  My question is are there any free xbox 360 emulators out there?  I know they must exist but I haven't found a free one that's any good. It must work on PC, vista platform.

Asked by DJ Radio 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Rotary (pot) to mouse emulation

I am trying to create an autocue controler. (I've built all the software in Javascript to run in browser windows) When you press a button in Firefox / Explorer, a circle with 2 arrows appears allowing you to scroll up and down. If you move the mouse, the speed of the scroll changes. I want  - if not too complex - emulate this behaviour externally. My idea is to have a rotary control replace the mouse mvement such that you turn it one way the screen scrolls up, and ditto in reverse. And the further you turn the wheel one way or the other, the faster / slower the scroll goes. I did think about using a PS2 mouse thinking it would be a simple case of replacing the sensor, and sending pulses to the chip to emulate the encoder output. But now I understand the LED in these sensors is pulsed, and that the encoder also generates a quadrature signal to the IC chip. Apart from which, those mouse / IC chips are now obsolete!! Anyone any ideas? ** In the days of serial on the old PC's like ZX80, you simply sent a pulse to emulate a mouse click: rapid fire was simply a matter of increasing mark/space timings

Posted by diy-video-gadgets 6 years ago


Circuit that emulate a push button

Hello Everyone! I'd like to ask your help in making this circuit. I want to make a simple circuit that emulates a push button switch: When powered on, the circuit will trigger a switch. When powered off, it will trigger the switch again. I'm thinking of using this for my home made coin operated PC. There are various options for the coin operated PCs from shutting off the monitor or keyboard & mouse to software triggered. But I'm thinking of using the stand-by or sleep option of the motherboard. My current setup is a coin slot that is connected to a timer circuit. When coin is inserted the timer is activated and a relay will turn on. I want to put the circuit to this relay output and connected to the pwr button of the PC. Hoping for your assistance,

Posted by cvill 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


AA Battery Emulating Transformer?

One of my many hobbies is collecting tabletop water fountains. I have about 6 fountains, two independently powered and 4 that run on 2 AA batteries. Since I have these fountains on all the time, as you can imagine they are costly to power. One day I finally got sick of putting new batteries in these things and rewired their battery wires in a parallel circuit for running on DC power from a wall. Now the only thing I need is a power supply. Now, motors aren't too picky about voltage. They'll operate on different voltages but if it isn't just right the motor will be too loud or too weak to pump the water correctly. This rules out and transformers I have in my bin. Upon measuring the current from the 4 fountains, I found that it uses about 440mA. I have kept my eyes open for a good power supply but have not yet seen one. I've also toyed around with the idea of using the closest one I have (Nokia 3.7v 500~?mA) and applying a voltage regulator on it, but I don't want to buy one yet as I am still a novice at some of the mechanics of most electrical components. Would that be an effective plan? If not, any other ideas? My fountains haven't turned on in a few weeks and there are starting to urge for the sweet trickle of water down their dry, dusty flumes.

Posted by Cabanaman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Connected USB cable to N64 controller

I used a stripped a USB cable and Just a usb cable no adapters I try plugging it in all it says is "USB Device Not Recognized" any driver availiable?

Asked by Hackmaster231 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How do it open a ROM in a emulator? Answered

I'm really new to emulators, and i successfully used a SEGA Genesis one, but i found a NES emulator (FCEUX) and i can't open a single damn file! I've followed the instructions, just click "file" and open the file, but WHAT is the file, WHERE is the file. -NYPA

Asked by NYPA 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I need some info about the Alienware m15x laptop. Answered

1. can it handle gamecube emulators ( before anyone says anything, I know it's a gaming laptop ) 2. how is it's performance compared to a Mac or a normal laptop

Asked by crc09 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


320x240 tft screen as computer's monitor?

So, I'm running low on cash but I was thinking about how to make a portable gaming console. I can get old computer for as low as 5$, which solve the problem with emulation. The question is: Can I use 240x320 screen as monitor? All I want is playing MAME, NES, SNES, Gameboy and GBA games on that computer. I have a few of those tft availlable with me right now. Getting an old CRT to plug in is cheap but it's heavy. And if it's not possible, is there any other cheap altenative? I'm apologize for my bad English, I don't come from an English-speaking country. Any help will be welcome

Asked by Mad Fox 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


GBA Emulator for Touchscreen Mobile Phone?

Can you help me how to download a GBA Emulator for my touchscreen Mobile Phone? My phone is Cherry Mobile w1, i don't know how to download a gba emulator for  touchsreen phones.

Asked by Wareneutron 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Cheapest way to make gameboy emulator inside gameboy color?

What is the cheapest way to make an emulator from a gameboy color shell?

Posted by mariomagic22 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Anyone know of an Acorn Emulator for the PC?

Anyone know of an Acorn Emulator for the PC (Windows XP) And also a rom for Bug Hunter if possible, thanks.

Asked by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Xbox 360 PC Output Emulation

I was wondering whether there is a way to make a PC output xbox 360 signals through its usb port. I want to get a wiimote to work with an xbox 360, and since I can already control a PC using glovepie and a bluetooth adapter, wouldn't it be possible to take the wiimote input through the computer, convert it, and feed it directly to the xbox as if the PC were a controller?Sure beats doing this: http://obsiv.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!948789BF56FAF394!177.entry

Posted by jasper28 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to emulate a RFID key, cheaply?

I've gotten into this nasty little habit of locking my keys in my apartment (twice this month). It costs me 20 bucks to get back in! We have a RFID key which costs 50 bucks to get a copy of!, There is no code on the back of it either. So, I figure, I'm mechanically inclined, I know how to solder, I can read electrical schematics, I understand diodes, caps, variable resistors, resistors, switches, leds, grounds...so on and so forth. I by no means understand it all. Anyways, I am rambling. How could I build a cheap (under 50) key emulator? Just to keep in the Jeep for when this happens again

Asked by JekL 6 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


how to rip 3D models from an emulator ROM?

I have seen stuff like that online, where people have stuff from N64 emulators in editing programs, i would like to know how that works, and/or how to do it.

Asked by ashannon1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


NES/SNES Emulator on Unmodded PS2 or XBOX

Does anyway know of a simple, easy to use and set up, nes and/or snes emulator for the ps2 or xbox, without modding or altering the system in any permanant way?

Posted by wingman246 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


are there any windows xp application emulators that work on windows 7? Answered

Hello i own a laptop that runs windows 7, and since obtaining it, i have found that alot of my applications are not working as they are incompatible with anything other than windows xp!  most importantly, i cant run my "the movies :stunts and effects expansion pack for my game without needing to change over my save file, because the newly updated "the movies" game , on windows 7, is incapable of playing without crashing if it uses more than 1bg of ram, even though it can do so on windows xp. i want to know, are there any windows xp applicaton emulators?, not programs that emulate the operating system, but rather, run a program the way it would on that operating system? ive tried using the compatibility mode, but it never works. i really need a good emulator. i dont know what to search to find it on google!, all my atempts just turn up with emulators of the operating system, and not for specific applications!

Asked by oldmanbeefjerky 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


GBA gamepad for Anyphone,Can any one made it?

I have a idea about GBA gamepad for phone,it can fit any phone style,no power needed,no bluetooth needed,just physic touch extend,the key button is conducted.

Posted by panda1987 16 days ago


Roms And Emulators

I remembered this Instructable when i found this site and i remembered all the trouble people had with said Instructable and i wanted to inform earth of this so post your favorite emulator and corresponding roms.

Posted by Gage987 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


OK I softmodded my original xbox but now i don't know what to do

Pretty much how do i add apps and emulators and How do i burn games? How do i Put pictures ? How do i put videos? How do i put apps ? \Please answer these questions.?

Asked by rada194 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can I use a thumb style joystick without a microcontroller?

I've been thinking about using a thumb-style joystick in an upcoming project (like this one) and making it go digital instead of analog (like this) but the only things I can find on such joysticks are with microcontrollers. I planned on using it to send a key stroke by using the guts of an old keyboard to make a diy emulator controller (like this) and I was wondering if this were at all possible or if it needed a microcontroller.

Asked by vigilantice 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


I saw a n64 in a controller thing that had a whole bunch of games built in, anyone know what I'm talking about?

I don't know what it's called or where to get one.

Asked by furrysalamander 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Does anyone know how to wire a PC controller?

I bought a Phillips Retractable PC controller. within 3 months, the cord kinked and split. I tried to replace the cord with a CAT5 cable, but I wired the controller wrong. (When I tested it, the light failed to come on and it started to vibrate in my hands.) could anyone provide a wiring diagram, or any advice whatsoever?

Asked by AlternateLives 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Serial terminal emulation help, please? (again...) Answered

Before you read below, read this: https://www.instructables.com/answers/Updating-1980s-X-Terminals/ I've finally gotten around to setting up PuTTY to work with the serial line. Communication is fine, I'm pretty sure I have the baud rate and everything set up correctly, but I still have one problem. The POS program has a login phase, which works perfectly. However, right after the program itself starts and finishes spitting out its splash screen, copyright information, etc., problems start emerging. Putty doesn't seem to be rendering formatting correctly, or maybe not at all. Whenever text needs to be highlighted, or there need to be shape characters like ┌, or ┤, all I see in the window is garble like this: ae&ae;&ae;&ae;&. Also, no line breaks are given. How should I fix this? Should I change a specific setting in PuTTY? Should I be using a different program? ***More information about the original terminal, more specific examples and screen-shots will supplied shortly.*** Kind-of update: Wait, what? So apparently, those two characters above give the same garble on html as on the terminal. They are supposed to be ASCII characters 218 and 195. Note that these are part of the extended ASCII codes (I just realized that). Does PuTTY have an option support ASCII characters 128 to 255? In the character encoding pane of PuTTY setup, I've tried every encoding available. Do I need to type in a name of an encoding manually?

Asked by aelias36 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Playing Xbox games on PC - What's the best emulator -ez to use, ez customisation?

Hi, um... Man, i wish there were more cross- platform games out there, cause i want to play the new titles "Need 4 Speed: Shift" and "Halo 3 ODST" on my PC, but they only made'em for the game consoles, not pc. (Plus i can't afford an Xbox). I know there's some xbox emulators like CxBx, (which i have), but i need one thats easy to use, and lets you customize all the controls for the game, so i can use a wireless gamepad on them.

Asked by SMHLonWlf 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is there a way to make my SNES controller have a USB adapter to plug and play on my Windows 7 PC?

I would like to take my SNES controller and make a PC gamepad out of it to play my old SNES games through a ROM. I know retrolink has  similar products but I was not satisfied with it and would rather build my own. If it is possible please explain how. If it isn't please explain why not. THANKS!

Asked by UUsseerrNNaammee00 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Screen Printing Problems? Answered

Hi. Me and my friend have just started try to do some screen printing for tee shirts. We have made a few mistakes and it still isn't working properly. We bought a speedball kit and when we coated our first screen with emulation we then realised that we didn't mix the emulation with the sensitizer. So we washed off and then recoated with the now mixed emulation. We have also been using a 200w bulb and exposed our screen for 25 mins. We use transparent projector sheets. We also didn't have any black card so used a black bin bag under our screen when exposing. When we wash off the emulation with a hand held spray gun, too much emulation is coming away and leaving patches of space. Is this because we are not exposing it for long enough, or that the emulation is no good or a combination of all? Also, How long does it take for the emulation to dry and does this have a limited amount of time before exposure? Please help :-)

Asked by siol 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



Hi how can i emulate USB power?

I want to make this box which can get power from usb portable, so i know my way around a usb cable and i could just cut one but what battery configuration would i need? THank you very much!

Asked by amishra123 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


A firmware acting as emulated storage when connected to a PC?

Hi all, I am working on a project that involves firmware development for a micro controller based device. For the device i want it that when i plug it into a PC's USB port it should interact with the PC's OS and mount the storage on the device as an emulated drive automatically. as it happens for example on some USB GSM modems, which, when plugged into the PC mount a drive where the modems driver and associated communication software is already present and ready to use. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks

Asked by muhammajunaid 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Is it possible to emulate the output of an xbox controller from a PC?

I was wondering whether there is a way to make a PC output xbox 360 signals through its usb port. I want to get a wiimote to work with an xbox 360, and since I can already control a PC using glovepie and a bluetooth adapter, wouldn't it be possible to take the wiimote input through the computer, convert it, and feed it directly to the xbox as if the PC were a controller?By the way, I already tried posting this in the forums but got no replies: https://www.instructables.com/community/Xbox-360-PC-Output-Emulation/

Asked by jasper28 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to use ipod screen as raspberry pi monitor?

I have several ipods that more or less seem to have puked on me; i have one-5gen Ipod Video, one Ipod classic and one 16gb gen2 Ipod Touch.  The two former ipods have failed hdd's, but the screens should still theoretically work. The ipod touch is more or less fully functional, minus the speaker/headphone jack. It is also jailbroken.  I wanted to make a super small portable gaming setup with my raspberry pi, and im wondering how (if it is possible) i might be able to salvage one of my ipod screens to use as the display. Does anyone know how? Also, seeing as the raspberry pi has the hdmi output, how would i go about incorporating speakers into the unit as well?

Asked by kamikaze33 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


is there a homebrew psp music player that can emulate an ipod?

I was wondering if anyone knew of a homebrew app that could sort music by artist, album, genre, etc. like an ipod can. I can't find it on my own.

Asked by codongolev 9 years ago


License plate spray to emulate (PhotoBlocker) existing products

I want to learn how to make my own photoblocker spray so I can use the tollway without my plates being photographed. I know PhotoBlocker already works but wondering if you geniuses can come up with an at home, DIY for this purpose. MANY thanks!

Posted by kfarrell 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Mario Paint

How can I play mario paint on the snemulds DS emulator using the touch screen?

Posted by Tetrinator44 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how do i modify the ocarina of time ROM so it has cel-shaded graphics, or twilight princess graphics? Answered

Exactly what the header says, i saw an instructable on how to do it but i can't fibd it or remember how to do it (*EDIT*) i can legally download this particular ROM for an emulator (And about 20 others) due to the fact that i have legally purchased them, or have been given them, now, specifically, how can i do the graphics mod with an emulator download? i got a graphics shading pack, now what? (*EDIT#2*) adding more clarity, and specificity, how do i modify the graphics in the nintendo 64 emulator Project64?

Asked by ashannon1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


So now that I've Softmodded my Xbox, how do i install emulators to Unleash X?

 So i've install UnleashX to my softmodded xbox. How do i go about finding and installing emulators onto it? Thanks in advance!

Asked by rogueleadr 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do you properly set up a transfer pak in Project64's N-Rage's Direct-Input8 V2 1.80a Plugin?

I am running Project 64, and recently got Pokemon Stadium and Pokemon Yellow (I know it's for the Gameboy, and have the emulator.) For the love, I have no idea how to properly set up the transfer pak to run with the software and make the game playable. I am using theN-Rage's Direct-Input8 V2 1.80a Plugin. Could anyone who knows how to do this give me instructions?

Asked by AlternateLives 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Is there a free way to emulate Windows XP on a Linux based system?

I'm getting a bit annoyed at Windows, and almost everything I use is freeware already anyway. My problem is that most, if not all, of the programs I use were designed for Windows. If I could make a Linux system work with all my Windows programs, I think I would be much happier.

Asked by Ria Hawk 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Is it possible to download 'ndless and the gameboy emulator on the ti nspire cas?

I have attempted to download the emualtor for the gameboy on my ti nspire cas. But it did not work, i'm pretty sure it won't work, because in the readme file it said they only tested it on the ti nspire.

Asked by flashanimator 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


sorry im dumb...can i play burned games with the PSX?

the ps2 emulator

Asked by cmorse2 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How can I record VisualBoyAdvance gameplay with Fraps?

Hey guys I have been playing pokemon with visualboyadvance emulator and I wanted to know how I could record the games with Fraps.  I cant get it to work the way I have it set up.

Asked by EncasedDeath 7 years ago


VirtualBoyadvance for raspberry pi zero

I just got my raspberry pi a couple of days ago and  want to put a gba emulator on it. I saw a emulator for it called visual boy advance for the raspberry pi zero, but it comes in a .deb file, could some one help me install this to my pi please   download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/rarkjssi65hly0r/vbam-r947_i386.deb

Posted by minecraftpotato 2 years ago


Latex paint Answered

Is Latex paint in the USA the same as acrylic paint here in the UK or is it what the UK call emulation paint for painting walls?

Asked by rickharris 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how do i modify the ocarina of time ROM so it has cel-shaded graphics, or twilight princess graphics?

Exactly what the header says, i saw an instructable on how to do it but i can't fibd it or remember how to do it (*EDIT*) i can legally download this particular ROM for an emulator (And about 20 others) due to the fact that i have legally purchased them, or have been given them, now, specifically, how can i do the graphics mod with an emulator download? i got a graphics shading pack, now what? (*EDIT#2*) adding more clarity, and specificity, how do i modify the graphics in the nintendo 64 emulator Project64? (*EDIT#3*) ok, the instructions on the following page DOES NOT WORK! so please do not refer me to it: http://fookhar.dk/2008/03/how-to-play-ocarina-of-time-with-cell-shading/

Asked by ashannon1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


gameboy emulator Answered

is it posible to take a game once you have downloaded it and save it over another game so you can play it on your gameboy.

Asked by banningwald 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago