NDS File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a NDS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .NDS files.

What is a NDS file?

NDS is an acronym that stands for Nintendo Dual Screen. The Nintendo Dual Screen is a game system released by the Nintendo Company. The game system features two separate screens and a stylus that allows users a "touch screen" interaction when playing the DS video games.

Files with the .nds extension are computer files that have been encoded to enable the DS game file to be played on a user's PC. The NDS file contains images of the ROM Flash Data that is inside the Nintendo DS came cartridge and the file is then played on a computer using a Nintendo DS emulator.

How to open NDS files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension NDS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different NDS openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension NDS

While we know of one file format using the .NDS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .NDS file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of NDS files. Remember, different programs may use NDS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Nero Burning ROMNero Burning ROMUser submitted
Nero Burning ROM StarterNero Burning ROM StarterUser submitted
WinDS PROWinDS PROUser submitted
WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
NO$ZoomerNO$ZoomerUser submitted
No$gbaNo$gbaUser submitted
uTorrentuTorrentUser submitted
VisualBoyAdvance emulatorVisualBoyAdvance emulatorUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with NDS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with NDS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!