Delta Emulator: How to import NDS BIOS files into iPhone & iPad

  • This tutorial detailed the steps to import supported NDS BIOS files into your iPhone.
  • This tutorial though intended for iPhone, but works the same for iPad as well as iPod Touch.
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Delta emulator is one of the best emulator out there for iPhone and iPad that emulates many retro game console. Even better, as of when this article is written, Delta emulator recently has just been updated to supports Nintendo DS games (in short: NDS) which means now you can play those massive Nintendo DS game libraries on your iPhone. However unlike other game consoles / handhelds that Delta emulator have previously supported in which they don’t require additional BIOS setup, to play Nintendo DS games on Delta emulator, you need to first set the BIOS files.

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Nintendo DS is now officially supported by Delta emulator. Image courtesy of Nintendo.

Here in this article, I walk you through how you can import NDS BIOS files into your iPhone, so that you can start playing NDS games on with Delta emulator. Don’t worry, the steps are super easy to do.


In case you are looking for alternative NDS emulator for iPhone / iOS that don’t require setting up BIOS files, you can install iNDS. Check the complete installation steps and details here: Step by step guide to install iNDS – the alternative NDS emulator for iOS at JILAXZONE.

If you have not installed Delta emulator yet on your iPhone, follow the complete detailed steps provided here: Step by step guide to install Delta on iPhone at JILAXZONE.

For other Delta emulator related articles (such as updating Delta to the latest version and troubleshooting issues on Delta emulator), go and find here: Other Delta Emulator topics at JILAXZONE.


How to import NDS BIOS files into iPhone & iPad using computer

Use this method if you have NDS BIOS files available only on your local computer folders / storages. The NDS BIOS files required to start playing NDS games on Delta emulator are these 3: bios7.bin, bios9.bin and firmware.bin.

Prerequisites:

1) To have iTunes installed. Download link: iTunes at Apple.
2) To have 7zip installed. Download link: 7zip at 7-zip.org.
3) To be ready with 3 NDS BIOS files: bios7.bin, bios9.bin and fimrware.bin.

Do the following steps to import NDS BIOS files to your iPhone & iPad via iTunes:

1) Open iTunes.

2) Plug in your iPhone / iPad to iTunes.

3) Click on the iPhone / iPad icon inside iTunes (usually the icon is next to “Music”).

4) On the left menu, click on “File Sharing” and click on “Delta”.

5) Click “Add File…”, navigate to the folder where you put the NDS BIOS files and click “Open”. The NDS BIOS files shall be added into “Delta”. Ensure you have add all 3 NDS BIOS files into “Delta” folder.

6) Now on your iPhone / iPad, open Delta emulator. Tap “Gear” button, located on the top left of the screen, then navigate to CORE SETTINGS and tap on “Nintendo DS”.

7) Under DS BIOS FILES section, tap on “bios7.bin” and locate the BIOS file under download folder and tap on the BIOS file. Ensure you get a ticked on the “bios7.bin” entry. If you encounter “Could not import bios7.bin” that means you are not using the correct BIOS file. Go and get the correct BIOS file.

8) Repeat the step for “bios9.bin” and “firmware.bin”. And ensure they get ticked as well.

Once you have gotten all 3 ticks for all 3 NDS BIOS files, you should be able to play NDS games on your iPhone via Delta emulator. Refer to this article to import games to your iPhone: How to import games into Delta emulator at JILAXZONE.


How to import NDS BIOS files into iPhone & iPad without computer

Use this method if you have the NDS BIOS files repository that’s easily reachable directly from your iPhone’s browser. For legal reasons, I am not able to share the BIOS files link here, but the NDS BIOS files required to start playing NDS games on Delta emulator are these 3: bios7.bin, bios9.bin and firmware.bin.

Prerequisites:

1) To be ready with 3 NDS BIOS files: bios7.bin, bios9.bin and fimrware.bin.

1) On your iPhone, using Safari, download the 3 NDS BIOS files into your iPhone (bios7.bin, bios9.bin and firmware.bin). Set the Safari default download folder using the step here: Set Default download folder on Safari at JILAXZONE.

2) Once downloaded, go to Files app and navigate to the download folder.

3) Open Delta emulator. Tap “Gear” button, located on the top left of the screen, then navigate to CORE SETTINGS and tap on “Nintendo DS”.

4) Under DS BIOS FILES section, tap on “bios7.bin” and locate the BIOS file under download folder and tap on the BIOS file. Ensure you get a ticked on the “bios7.bin” entry. If you encounter “Could not import bios7.bin” that means you are not using the correct BIOS file. Go and get the correct BIOS file.

5) Repeat the step for “bios9.bin” and “firmware.bin”. And ensure they get ticked as well.

Once you have gotten all 3 ticks for all 3 NDS BIOS files, you should be able to play NDS games on your iPhone via Delta emulator. Refer to this article to import games to your iPhone: How to import games into Delta emulator at JILAXZONE.


Bring it all together

Either with or without the help of computer, by now, you should be able to start playing NDS games on your iPhone via Delta emulator. Let me know on the comment section down below in case you have any queries or difficulties, I’ll be happy to help.

In case you are looking for alternative NDS emulator for iPhone / iOS that don’t require setting up BIOS files, you can install iNDS. Check the complete installation steps and details here: Step by step guide to install iNDS – the alternative NDS emulator for iOS at JILAXZONE.


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