Files with nds extension can be most often found as ROM emulator images of Nintendo DS video games. It contain identical data found on game cartridges.

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

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

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

empty icon.nds - Nero Burning ROM DiscSpan compilation

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Software that open nds file

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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

File extension nds 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 open nds file:

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

How to convert:

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, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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).

Software that open nds file - Nintendo DS game ROM image

Programs supporting the exension nds on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. 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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