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Download Working Nintendo 3DS Emulator for Mac OS X : Citra-emu | Play 3DS games on MacBook Pro / Air / iMac / mini

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Nintendo 3DS is one of the best ever gaming consoles developed by Nintendo. It has features which enable to play even Nintendo 2DS, and XL games on it. Now, Mac’s aren’t known for their gaming capabilities. But, what if we told you, that you can play Nintendo 3DS games on your Mac. Combined, the Nintendo 3D graphics, and Mac’s retina display make it for a great gameplay. So, here’s a simple tutorial to download 3DS emulator for Mac , which will let you play Nintendo 3DS games / ROMs .

Tutorial to Download & Install 3DS Emulator for Mac OS X – 

Downloading Citra 3DS Emulator for Mac –

  • Citra is perhaps the only currently working Nintendo 3DS emulator for Mac OS X. It lets, you play any Homebrew ROMs or 3DS decrypted ROMs and games on your Mac system.
    Click here to Download Citra emu 3DS emulator for Mac OS X.
  • Now, you will need ROMs or games to play on this emulator. You can either transfer the games from your Nintendo 3DS XL , or a simple google search for “3ds decrypted ROMs” will give you lots of games for your Citra emulator.

Installing Citra 3DS Emulator – 

  • Installing, Citra emulator for Mac OS X is fairly simple. Once you have downloaded, the dmg file from the link above. Simply double-click to open it. It will now show a folder image as shown in the screenshot below –
    Ctrl+ click on the Citra icon

    Ctrl+ click on the Citra icon

    Here , simplycontrol+mouse click” on the icon, and select the “open” option,  from the drop-down menu.

  • Now, it will start the Citra installation window as shown below –
    Citra Emulator Installation window

    Citra Emulator Installation window

    Here simply click on the “Continue” button, to proceed to the next step.

  • On the next screen, you will be asked on to which build of Citra you intend to install – Citra Canary or Citra Nightly. Citra canary is the latest build, but is generally untested and buggy. whereas, Citra nightly has comparatively lesser bugs and more stable. Thus select the “CItra Nightly” build as shown below –
    Select the Citra Nightly option and click on Continue

    Select the Citra Nightly option and click on Continue

    Now, Citra will start installing & downloading the latest files required for the emulator to run. Please wait until the process is completed.

    CItra Files Installation

    CItra Files Installation

    Congrats! Citra is now installed on your system.

Launching Citra 3DS Emulator –

  •  Simply open launchpad on your mac by pressing the “f4″ key , and opening Citra from the icon or searching in it. You can also launch citra emulator by typing in spotlight search (Command key + space ) key.

Opening a 3DS game in Mac OS X Citra  –

  • Once, Citra is opened. you will see a window as shown in the image below –
    Simply Drag and Drop the 3ds rom file to Open

    Simply Drag and Drop the 3ds rom file to Open

    Here , simply drag and drop the ROM file to open the game, or you can use the following menu bar method to load your favorite .3ds , .3dsx rom files –

    Select the ROM File to Load in Citra

    Select the ROM File to Load in Citra

    That’s it! . Now the game will load inside the 3DS emulator on your Mac as shown –

    Working 3DS emulator for Mac OS X

    Working 3DS emulator for Mac OS X

    Enjoy your split screen, full screen 3d gameplay on your Mac device. Incase, of any issues feel free to let us know in the comments section below .

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