Install Guide:
Buy Me a Coffee:

Ultimate Dolphin on Android Guide:

Dolphin PC GUIDE:
Ultimate Guide to Android Dolphin:
MMJR2 vs. Google Play:
Skyward Sword Android:
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Android:
Load HD Textures:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Controls:
GameCube Controller Setup:

PS2 on Android:

PS2 on Xbox:

Texture Forums:

About Citra
What is Citra?

Citra is a work-in-progress Nintendo 3DS emulator started in early 2013. Citra can currently emulate, with varying degrees of success, a wide variety of different homebrew applications and commercial software.
What is Citra’s License?

Citra is an open-source project, licensed under the GPLv2 (or any later version). Refer to the license document for more information.
Who made Citra?

Citra has an active team of open-source developers. Over 150 people have worked hard on the project since its founding in 2014! The list of contributors can be found on GitHub.

Note: Citra is not affiliated with Nintendo in any way.
Where does the name come from?

The name is derived from CTR, which is part of the model number of the original 3DS.
Running games in Citra
How to get games on Citra?

In order to run your games, Citra requires that you dump your games, game updates, DLC and other 3DS system files from a hacked 3DS. This is the only legal way to obtain these files for use in Citra. Any other method of obtaining these files is considered piracy and therefore illegal.

For dumping your games:

Dumping Game Cartridges
Dumping Installed Titles

For dumping your updates and DLC:

Dumping Updates and DLC

Although we provide open-source implementations for the 3DS system files in Citra, we recommend users to dump these files from your 3DS for more accuracy:

Dumping System Archives and Shared Fonts

Where can I download games to use with Citra?

Short answer: You don’t. Buy games and dump them with a Nintendo 3DS.

Long answer: Downloading commercial games is illegal and thus strongly frowned upon by the Citra developers. To prevent legal issues, this includes gray areas like downloading games which you purchased earlier. You don’t necessarily need to own a 3DS yourself, as you can buy game cartridges and dump them with a friend’s console. On the other hand, copying a friend’s game dump is considered illegal. Please note that any mention or discussion of piracy on our forums or Discord channels will result in being banned from our community.