An nds file extension is used for Nintendo DS game ROM images, that contain identical data found on game cartridges. Such nds game images can be opened with DSemu Nintendo DS emulator.

There are 3 other file types using
the NDS file extension!

nds file icon.nds - Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine saved game file

nds file icon.nds - Nick-O-Matic Design Factory project

nds file icon.nds - Nero Burning ROM DiscSpan compilation

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Software that works with nds file extension

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NDS file extension - Nintendo DS game ROM image

What is nds file? How to open nds files?

File type specification:

Emulator file type icon Emulator file type

The nds file extension is associated with DSemu Nintendo DS emulator. File contains Nintendo DS ROM game image extracted from the Nintendo DS game card. However Nintendo DS also reads cartridges from Nintendo Game Boy Advance handheld.

The Nintendo DS is a handheld game console developed and produced by Nintendo. It was introduced in 2004.

The default software associated to nds file type:

DSemu icon

DSemu  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Imran Nazar

DSemu is a project of emulation of Nintendo DS on multiple platforms.

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Help how to open NDS files:

NDS Nintendo DS ROM image file can be opened and run in DSemu Nintendo DS emulator.

How to convert file with extension NDS:

It is not any way to convert NDS Nintendo DS game ROM image.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 2E 00 00 EA 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 23 23 23 23
ASCII code: ####

Related links:

Emulator Zone website

List of recommended software applications associated to the .nds file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open nds file, edit nds file, convert nds file, view nds file, play nds file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Open nds file

Software that open nds file - Nintendo DS game ROM image

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open nds file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with nds file by default:
DSemu small icon DSemu
Other suggested software:
No$gba small icon No$gba

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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