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What is Citra?
In the world of video game emulators, we know a lot of famous names: SNES9x, FCEUX, VisualBoy Advance, No$GBA, DeSmuMe, PPSSPP, PCSX2, ePSXe. These programs emulate: SNES, NES, GBA, GBA – NDS, NDS, PSP, PS2, PS. For a very long time, we have been waiting for the new emulators of PS3 or 3DS. Right now, we have some interesting news that these two emulators have been developed at the early stages. With PS3, we have RPCS3. With 3DS, we have Citra.
In early 2014, Citra is an experimental open-source 3DS emulator and it has been written in C++. At this time, it is slow and requires a strong PC (or Laptop) with high system requirements. Currently, Citra can emulate a variety of homebrew programs and commercial softwares, but there is no Pokemon games that are playable. On the Internet, there are some screenshots that show up with Pokemon Omega Ruby or Pokemon Alpha Sapphire… these are non-official builds of Citra. The nightly releases say no with Pokemon, at least in this time.
- The best 3DS Emulator you can find on the Internet until now.
- You don’t need to install any software to play, only download and play.
- Support all 3DS Games like as region-free 3DS system.
- Because downloading commercial games is illegal and the developers of Citra will frown. If you mention or discuss about this problem on Citra forum, you will be banned from Citra community for sure. Please buy games and dump them with a real 3DS.
- Ostensibly, Citra “can play” many different games. Not at all. Many games will not load – Citra will only show a black screen, a title screen and then freeze or crash.
- You need to have the original BIOS of Nintendo 3DS, its illegal to use copy of a BIOS. If the 3DS Emulator cant find a genuine BIOS the software wont run.
Where to download 3DS ROMs
Although this is not recommended, Citra supports 3DS ROMs that you can search and download easily on the Internet. You can find .cia and .3ds ROM file formats.