citra VS BootNTR

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citra BootNTR
216 42
10,039 634
2.4% -
9.6 0.0
1 day ago over 1 year ago
C++ C
GNU General Public License v3.0 only MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of citra. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-12-11.
  • The BEST Emulators of 2023 || Modern Vintage Gamer
    3 projects | /r/Games | 11 Dec 2023
    Doesn't cover 3DS (Citra)
  • Rokid Max Review and Many Tips
    5 projects | /r/rokid_official | 21 Jul 2023
    Another wonderful option is to play Nintendo 3DS games with the Citra emulator. They look incredible. I would go so far as to say that if you're a fan of the console then this is the best way to experience its games, even better than on the original hardware. Again use 3840x1200 @ 60 Hz and full SBS. In Emulation -> Configure... -> Graphics -> Stereoscopy set it to "Side by Side". Also increase the renderer internal resolution to as high as your PC can handle (I used "5x Native"). We'll also have to set the display layout for our resolution and aspect ratio. Unfortunately, this has to be done manually. Browse to %APPDATA%\Citra\config and edit qt-config.ini with this in the [display] section:
  • Help, so i saw on a video that to make amiibo work on citra you have to put .bin amiibo files in the amiibo folder in citra-emu folder but it isn't there
    2 projects | /r/Roms | 12 Jul 2023
    After some more research, I discovered that the Citra devs discovered and fixed this issue by allowing the Back button to open the in-emulation menu. This fix was added on Jan 22 2023. When I checked the version of Citra available on the Google Play Store on my phone, it was a very old version from May 2021, which is strange because viewing the same Play Store page on my computer shows it was updated in April 2023... maybe your Play Store version is also outdated? If so, the only solution I can think of would be to install the apk from the Citra Nightly github repo.
  • Cemu Wii u emulator ios
    2 projects | /r/emulators | 30 Jun 2023
    4 projects | /r/emulation | 28 May 2023
    There have been several recent changes merged for custom textures. Here is one of the pull requests for example: The slow loading you're talking about was only an issue for me if preload custom textures was enabled.
  • Vulkan for Citra Official is here!
    2 projects | /r/EmulationOnAndroid | 9 May 2023 the link for those who might want to give it a try.
    2 projects | /r/EmulationOnAndroid | 9 May 2023
    There has been a new version posted today and doesn't seem to have the crashing issues of the older version
  • 3DS emulation on Mac M2?
    4 projects | /r/macgaming | 5 May 2023
    I just followed the build-it-yourself instructions here and it was easy-peasy.. tried a game and it works great
    4 projects | /r/macgaming | 5 May 2023
    Just used the instructions here to build it myself. I can open it but I also get the error as soon as I try to run anything.. that my system doesn't support OpenGL. Looked in the settings but there isn't any way yet to switch to Vulkan. I think Vulkan support is coming very soon but hasn't landed yet.
  • You guys like 3ds emulation
    2 projects | /r/SteamDeck | 8 Apr 2023
    That's weird, since it was implemented in November 2022 (I only know this because I was looking it up yesterday for another use case)


Posts with mentions or reviews of BootNTR. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-26.
  • Introducing the ThriiDS (U)ltimate - a mount that attaches the 3DS to the Wii U gamepad
    2 projects | /r/WiiUHacks | 26 Mar 2023
    You’re so close! You need to install the BootNTR Selector app on your 3DS. If you follow the instructions on the GitHub for bootntr selector, you should see that you also need to be using the Luma3DS 3GX Loader build instead of the latest Luma release. Once you are booting the loader build of luma and have bootntr installed, launch bootntr selector and then select one of the three options (I’m not sure which one is right, but I did 3.6). After you select one, you should be booted back to the 3ds menu. From here, bring up the Rosalina menu (L+Down+select), go to miscellaneous options, and then turn on input redirection. Now you should see the ip of your 3ds. Enter this in ntrviewer and presto, you should be up and running!
  • NTR crashes every 15 minutes while streaming
    2 projects | /r/3dspiracy | 3 Mar 2023
    Hello. I'm trying to stream my pokemon Sun playthrough with Snickerstream. Works like a charm but for some reason NTR 3.6 keeps crashing every 15 minutes. The screen freezes, I can still hear the sound and all other buttons become unresponsive so must restart the console by holding the power button. I get this error for a second before it turns off. Using Luma 12.0 (and 3GX Loader build 12.0 to make BootNTR work on that version). Not using custom plugins, themes, cheats or anything else, just the Snickerstream NFC patch for NTR. I tried restarting the game every 10 minutes to ensure there's no memory leak and did more than 10 test streams but NTR crashes every single time after 15 or 16 minutes. What's going on? Anyone else with the same issue? Is there anything I can do?
  • Can't stream for more than 15 minutes. NTR crashes when encountering pokemon.
    2 projects | /r/3dspiracy | 3 Mar 2023
    Hello. I'm trying to stream my pokemon Sun playthrough with Snickerstream but for some reason BootNTR 2.13 keeps crashing after 15 or 20 minutes, every single time. The screen freezes, I can still hear the sound but must restart the console by holding the power button and all other buttons become unresponsive. I get this error for a second before it turns off. The crashes always occur when encountering a wild pokemon, the screen stays frozen like this and only if NTR is running. Using Luma 12.0 (and 3GX Loader build 12.0 to make BootNTR work on that version). Not using custom plugins, themes, cheats or anything else, just the NFC patch for NTR. What's going on? Is pokemon Sun incompatible with BootNTR and causes some kind of memory leak over time?
  • Inaugural RNG manip shiny!
    2 projects | /r/pokemonrng | 10 Feb 2023
  • Audio from New 3DS XL To PC with snickerstream running in the background and a 3.5 millimeter audio cable connected to my USB soundcard.
    2 projects | /r/3DS | 20 Jan 2023
    BootNTR Selecter:
  • BootNTR 2.4 Fails
    2 projects | /r/3dspiracy | 10 Jan 2023
    Use and this version of Luma
  • How to record gameplay on New 3DS XL?
    2 projects | /r/3DS | 21 Sep 2022
    This method requires you to first install CFW, then use Nanquitas' custom 3GX Loader Edition of the Luma3DS boot.firm to allow you to run BootNTRSelector, which you can then view with Snickerstream (or NTRView if you own a Wii U).
  • 11.16.0 out, Luma seems to work
    6 projects | /r/3dshacks | 29 Aug 2022
    BootNTR Selector (used for running PLG plugins and wireless streaming) will need to be updated before it will work on 11.16.0. If you use it, you may want to wait for it to be updated before you update your device to 11.16.0.
  • NTR Boot Selector not working
    2 projects | /r/3dspiracy | 9 Jun 2022
    Oh, thank you, I never realized how dumb I am. u/Begone12 Use Luma Plugin Loader v10.3
    2 projects | /r/3dspiracy | 9 Jun 2022
    This release is currently broken with Luma Plugin Loader v11.0. Please use Luma Plugin Loader v10.3 until the issue is addressed!

What are some alternatives?

When comparing citra and BootNTR you can also consider the following projects:

yuzu - Nintendo Switch emulator

citra-Apple-Silicon-Build - A Nintendo 3DS Emulator

Ryujinx - Experimental Nintendo Switch Emulator written in C#

Luma3DS - Noob-proof (N)3DS "Custom Firmware"

melonDS - DS emulator, sorta

Lemuroid - All in one emulator on Android!

desmume - DeSmuME is a Nintendo DS emulator

citra - A Nintendo 3DS Emulator

OpenEmu - 🕹 Retro video game emulation for macOS

DS4Windows - Like those other ds4tools, but sexier

Skyline - Run Nintendo Switch homebrew & games on your Android device!

project64 - N64 Emulator