DeSmuME Wii

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DeSmuME Wii
DeSmuME Wii.png
Author(s)Arikado, Dancinninja, scanff, firnis, baby.lueshi
TypeHandheld emulator
Versionr185 , r253 , r256 (unofficial)
Downloadable via the Homebrew Browser
Downloadable via the Open Shop Channel
Wiimote1.svg SensorBar.svg ClassicController.svg GameCube Controller Loads files from the Front SD slot Loads files from SDHC cards in the Front SD slot USB mass storage device

DeSmuME Wii is a port of the Nintendo DS emulator DeSmuME to Wii homebrew.


  • Download the latest featured release off of the google code SVN downloads tab.
  • Extract the .zip to the root of your SD Card or USB Device
  • Place ROMs in device:/DS/ROMS/
  • Saves are put into device:/DS/SAVES/
  • If you'd like to use a BIOS place it in device:/DS/BIOS/ named biosnds9.rom and biosnds7.rom



Wiimote.svg GameCube Controller Menu Command
Wiimote D-Pad GameCube D-Pad Navigate
Wiimote A Button Gamecube A Button Select ROM

In Emulation

Wiimote.svg + Nunchuck alternative.svg ClassicController.svg GameCube Controller Equivalent DS Button
Nunchuck C Button Classic a Button Gamecube A Button A
Nunchuck Z Button Classic b Button Gamecube B Button B
Classic - Button Gamecube D-Pad Right Select
Classic + Button GameCube START Button Start
Nunchuck Control Stick Classic D-Pad GameCube Control Stick D-pad
Classic R Trigger GameCube R Trigger R shoulder button
Classic L Trigger GameCube L Trigger L shoulder button
Classic x Button Gamecube X Button X
Classic y Button Gamecube Y Button Y
Wii Remote Aim or Wiimote D-Pad Gamecube C Control Stick Move stylus
Wiimote A Button GameCube Z Button Touch stylus to screen
Wiimote HOME Button Classic HOME Button GameCube L Trigger+GameCube R Trigger+GameCube Z Button Return to loader

In Game

Wiimote.svg Action
Wiimote + Button increase FrameSkip (repeat for more speed)
Wiimote - Button decrease FrameSkip
Wiimote 2 Button change Screens (cycle)
Wiimote B Button hide "stylus" pointer / show pointer
Wiimote 1 Button show/hide emulator text info

Frame skipping in general is a "cheating" way of speeding up emulation but it should tide people over until we are able to implement more "real" solutions to increasing emulation speed.

(Wii Remotes with integrated Motion Plus don't seem to be compatible.)


(Video 1) Arikado's video:

Compatibility List

For a compatibility list, please see DeSmuME Wii/Compatibility List. Please help us by updating the list with the REV. you are using. Thanks!


You can donate to Arikado using the ChipIn widget on his blog :

To donate to other members of the project, please contact them privately (or wait for them to put their own donation information here).