Before going into step by step Citra installation on Windows. Let’s first download the 64 bit variant for Windows, Mac and Linux and talk about Pre-requisites. 3DS Games now can be played easily and smoothly with PC on Citra.
Minimum requirements of the system hardware software must be met for Citra to work properly and be able to play 3DS ROMs on PC.
- CPU : Core i3 Series and up
- RAM : 4 GB
- HDD : 80 GB (Must have 10 GB free space in the partition where your want to install)
- Windows : 7, 8 , 10 (64 bit)
- Game : 3DS ROM image decrypted
- Emulator : Citra
- Extraction : 7 zip
Download Citra from the above links or download it from Citra-emu.org. Then follow the steps below for complete and proper installation.
Double click on the setup file of Citra to start installation. Click next to initiate the process.
Specify the location where you want to put the installation. I would prefer the default settings in C:.
Next step is to check Citra Nightly option.
Citra is an open source emulator licensed under GPLv.2.
All options above are correctly done. Now click install for proper installation of Citra.
Installation starts, wait untill it finishes.
Finally, It is done.
Playing 3DS ROMs on Citra
Now, once you have installed Citra correctly the next thing is to run a 3DS ROM image on it. The steps are so simple, just follow them.
Step 1: Firstly, you need to download a decrypted 3DS ROM that has been checked and given green signal. .3DS and .CIA both files can be played on Citra.
Step2: Open Citra from your apps, by double clicking on it.
Step 3: Click on File, and load file that you have downloaded.
Step 4: Select the file location on your system and load the file. As I have already downloaded Duck Dynasty. I will select it from the downloads.
Step 5: Yahoooo…! Done, your game is started, enjoy playing.