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How to Play Games on Delta Emulator

Delta is an emulator for iOS that offers game support like NES, SNES, N64, and DS.

It has compatibility with multiple controllers, including Nintendo Switch Pro, PS4, and Xbox.

You can sync your data across devices using Google Drive or Dropbox with Delta Sync.

Delta features custom controller skins, hold button functionality, and a fast forward feature.

Additional features include 3D/Haptic Touch support, game artwork display, and others.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to download and play games on Delta Emulator including Game Boy and Nintendo (iOS/iPhone/iPad).

Step 1: Download Delta Emulator

Delta Emulator

Firstly, you need to download the Delta Emulator:

  1. Open the App Store and search for “Delta Emulator”.
  2. Tap on “Get” to download Delta Emulator.

Step 2: Add DS BIOS files (for Nintendo games)

Required DS BIOS files Delta

Secondly, you need to add DS files to play Nintendo games:

  1. Open Safari and go to github.com/Abdess/retroarch_system/tree/libretro/Nintendo%20-%20Nintendo%20DS.
  2. Tap on all three bios files to download them (bios7.bin, bios9.bin, and firmware.bin).
  3. Open Delta Emulator and tap on the settings icon.
  4. Scroll down and tap on “Nintendo DS” under “Core Settings”.
  5. Tap on each missing “.bin” file (bios7.bin, bios9.bin, and firmware.bin).
  6. Import each missing “.bin” file by locating and tapping on them in your device’s files/downloads.

Step 3: Download ROM of games

Download Games Delta

Thirdly, you need to download the ROM (read-only memory files) of games that you want to play:

  1. Go to https://r-roms.github.io/megathread/popular/.
  2. Find the game that you want to play and download it.
  3. Open Delta Emulator and tap on the “+” icon.
  4. Select the .zip file of the game you’ve just downloaded.

Step 4: Play the game

Pokemon Delta Emulator

Lastly, select the game to play it:

  1. Go to the main menu of Delta Emulator.
  2. Select the game that you’ve just downloaded to play it!

Further reading

How to Fix Missing Required DS Files in Delta Emulator

How to Add DS BIOS Files to Delta Emulator

How to Fix YouTube ReVanced Not Working


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