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DraStic r2.1.3


DraStic is a fast Nintendo DS emulator for Android and Pandora. In addition to being able to play Nintendo DS games full speed on many Android devices it has the following features:

  • Customize the placement and size of the DS screens, for portrait and landscape modes
  • Fully supports add-on controllers, and physical controls in devices like nVidia Shield and Xperia Play
  • Save and resume your progress anywhere with save states
  • Tweak your gaming experience with a database of thousands of cheat codes
  • Synchronize your save games with your online Google Drive space
  • Increase emulation speed with fast-forward

NOTE: DraStic requires Nintendo DS BIOS image files to operate. These must be legally obtained from a Nintendo DS. Please see our FAQ (http://drastic-ds.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2&p=2#p2) for more information.

NOTE: Android devices using Tegra 2 are not supported by this emulator. We've attempted to blacklist these devices, but if you still have one that is not blacklisted do not purchase this emulator.

DraStic is only intended for play of private backups of legally acquired Nintendo DS games. This product is not affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo in any way.


Version 2.1.3a (Android):

  • Improved microphone support
  • Fix Google Drive issue with special chars in game name
  • DraStic root folder moved to /sdcard/drastic
  • Warn user of incompatible savestate instead of ignoring it
  • Fixed missing graphics errors in Justice League, Puyo Pop Fever, Adventure Time, Culdcept DS, Disgaea DS, Harvest Moon Isle of Happiness, and probably others
  • Fixed hang in Spore Creatures and Diddy Kong Racing
  • Fixed graphical glitches in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
  • Fixed several bugs in the cheat engine, many more cheats should work now

r2.1.3p (Pandora):

  • A bunch of fixes were made to the cheat database, many more of them should actually work and not cause crashes.
  • Implemented 1-element texture matrix stack. Fixes graphical problems in Fire Emblem: Dark Shadow.
  • Made ARM7 properly reschedule when waking up if IRQs are not enabled. Fixes hang at end of a stage in Diddy Kong Racing.
  • Fixed an ldm emulation bug that triggered with some register allocations. Fixes hang in Spore Creatures.¬†
  • Changed alpha ID test to not apply to opaque pixels in alpha polygons. Fixes missing graphics in Justice League.
  • Added y-sort for polygons. Fixes a bunch of missing graphics bugs in menus and the like, but will probably come at a bit of a performance hit.
  • Fixed missing power management register emulation. Fixes microphone bugs in the Zelda games.
  • Fixed recompiler flags caching bug that preventing Megaman Battle Network 5DS from loading.
  • No longer requires BIOS/firmware (but will still use ones you've installed). Please see the System Files section for more information.
  • Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver is at least playable due to a timing hack.
  • Fixed 2D rendering bug where 8bpp affine sprites would show up as opaque if the MSB in the palette entry was set. Fixes blue borders around sprites in Bob's Game¬†demo.
  • Implemented signal handler to allow loads from the first 4KB of memory. Fixes crashes in homebrew titles like Detective DS and Bob's Game demo.




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