I don't know how to go from dumping files to using Citra


I dumped my system archives and shared fonts and merged the nand folders. I don’t know what to do now. When I dropped the .rar ROM file into Citra, I got the message: Unsupported ROM type, or something like that.

System Information

  • Operating System: MacOS Mojave
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): Citra Nightly 1180
  • Game: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar):

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I can’t go to configure in Emulation. There is no option and all options in the Emulation tab are grayed out.
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Citra does not support running dumps in archives. Please follow the instructions about dumping your game in the link in that popup box to dump them properly. Don’t compress it in an archive afterwards (regardless of type)


Do I do game cartridges or installed titles?


Which one are you dumping? A cart you physically place in your 3ds? Or a digital title you purchased on the eshop?


Oh got it so I’ll do game cartridge.

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If your rom is in .rar file, extract it. Citra supports .3ds, .cxi, .cia, .3dsx, .app.