Category: Main Games Emulators No$gba 2.5x


2.5 Series

Improved 3D lighting (at the cost of speed)
Several CPU emulation optimizations


Several 3D speedups, a few CPU emulation fixes.


Improved 2D/3D blending, several CPU emulation fixes

Application Details:

Version: 2.5x
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.50.

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Just about everything.
2D is working as well as it does in Windows, which is pretty well.
Sound works

What does not

3D still tends to have problems rendering some models at all. (Bug 10281, seems to be a layering issue with Wine) Rendering speed is pretty much equal (and in some cases faster!)

Resizing the "Open file" dialog does not work. (Bug 10394) This can be worked around by using a native dll override, but it brings up a lot of problems in the file dialog. Not worth it.

The file dialog also does not remember the last folder you were in after you close the application. (Bug 10284)


What was not tested

Wifi (This doesn't even work in windows. Very much a WIP)

E-reader functionality

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Great emulator. If you want a NDS emulator in Linux and don't want to use the native DeSmuME, then this is the one to run in Wine. In fact, this outperforms DeSmuME.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 30 20070.9.50.N/A Yes NoGoldJonathan Thomas 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Regarding bug reports
If you want to file bug reports/links with the 3D graphics core, first update your drivers (on both Windows and Linux) AND update the emulator. Test for the bug in BOTH OS's, and then, if you find something unusual between OS's, google first for any known issue on your OpenGL driver, and ONLY if you find nothing, then file the bug.

Known emulation bugs: Official No$gba forum bug report thread


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