AAPL Stock: 118.03 ( -0.85 )

Printed from

Tiger Lab makes Nintendo DS emulator for Android

updated 04:00 pm EST, Fri February 4, 2011

Free proof-of-concept app posted

Tiger Lab apps by Tiger King has developed a proof-of-concept Nintendo DS emulator for Android devices. The free-app is in its early stages of development and is said to be "very very slow" at this stage, but it does allow DS games to work on a user's smartphone. The developer anticipates that it is conceivable that fully functioning, full-speed versions of DS games will be able to run on smartphones by around 2012.

To get the emulator working at optimum efficiency a few things need to happen first. Even today's current generation of powerful smartphones aren't capable of fully supporting an emulator environment for DS games. Dynarec CPU simulation and GPU simulation improvements are first necessary, as is a hardware render capability.

Further, as NDS games require relatively intensive floating-point calculations, it will only be when ARM builds in FPU in future generations of its processors that a fully-fledged DS emulator will be able to get off the ground.

In the meantime, users can download the free demo to check it out. Simply place the NDS ROM files in the /roms/nds folder on the SD Card after download and then launch the app. [via Technabob]

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented