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desmume-cli - Nintendo DS emulator


desmume-cli [options] files...


This manual page documents briefly the desmume-cli program

desmume is a Nintendo DS emulator running homebrew demos and commercial games.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with
two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

Loads savegame from slot NUM

Disables the sound emulation

Disables the 60 fps limiter

Select available 3d emulation:
0 = 3d disabled
1 = internal desmume software rasterizer (default)

Enables using OpenGL for screen rendering

Use software colour conversion during OpenGL screen rendering. May produce better
or worse frame rates depending on hardware.

Enable the ARM9 GDB stub on the given port

Enable the ARM7 GDB stub on the given port

Select savetype from the following:
0 = Autodetect
1 = EEPROM 4kbit
2 = EEPROM 64kbit
3 = EEPROM 512kbit
4 = FRAM 256kbit
5 = FLASH 2mbit
6 = FLASH 4mbit

Set the language in the firmware, LANG as follows:
0 = Japanese
1 = English
2 = French
3 = German
4 = Italian
5 = Spanish

Enable disk image GBAMP compact flash emulation

--help Show summary of options.

Show version of program.

Some options may be unavailable, depending on compile-time configuration, for instance gdb
stubs and opengl.


Mouse cursor acts as stylus, mouse click replaces stylus touch.

Keyboard is configured as follows:
F1-F10 load savegame from slot 1-10
Shift+F1-F10 save game to slot 1-10
Non-keypad arrows act as d-pad
z = A
x = B
a = Y
s = X
q = L
w = R
Enter = START
Left Shift = SELECT
Backspace = LID

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