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# melonDS
DS emulator, sorta
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The goal is to do things right and fast, akin to blargSNES (but hopefully better). But also to, you know, have a fun challenge :)
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The source code is provided under the GPLv3 license.
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How to use:
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melonDS requires BIOS/firmware copies from a DS. Files required:
 * bios7.bin, 16KB: ARM7 BIOS
 * bios9.bin, 4KB: ARM9 BIOS
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 * firmware.bin, 128/256/512KB: firmware
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Firmware boot requires a firmware dump from an original DS or DS Lite.
DS firmwares dumped from a DSi or 3DS aren't bootable and only contain configuration data, thus they are only suitable when booting games directly.

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Possible firmware sizes:
 * 128KB: DSi/3DS DS-mode firmware (reduced size due to lacking bootcode)
 * 256KB: regular DS firmware
 * 512KB: iQue DS firmware

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DS BIOS dumps from a 3DS can be used with no compatibility issues. DSi BIOS dumps should be usable too, provided they were dumped properly.
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As for the rest, the interface should be pretty straightforward. If you have a question, don't hesitate to ask, though!
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How to build:
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Linux:
 * mkdir -p build
 * cd build
 * cmake ..
 * make

Windows:
 * use CodeBlocks
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Build system is not set in stone.

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TODO LIST

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 * better 3D engine
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 * wifi
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 * other non-core shit (debugger, graphics viewers, cheat crapo, etc)

 
TODO LIST FOR LATER

 * more 3D engine features
 * hardware renderer for 3D
 * wifi
 * maybe emulate flashcarts or other fancy hardware
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 * big-endian compatibility (Wii, etc)
 * LCD refresh time (used by some games for blending effects)
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 * any feature you can eventually ask for that isn't outright stupid