How to install Citra Nintendo 3DS Emulator Desktop Client on a Chromebook


Citra got updated and the commands changed, here is a new tutorial:

Today we are looking at how to install Citra, Nintendo 3DS, Emulator Desktop Client on a Chromebook.  Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

You can install the Android version from here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.citra.citra_emu&hl=en

If you have any questions, please contact us via a YouTube comment and we would be happy to assist you!

This tutorial will only work on Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU (with Linux Apps Support) and not those with an ARM64 architecture CPU.

Please take note that with the release of Chrome OS 90,  the location of Linux Apps has been changed in the Chromebook’s settings.  Have a look at this tutorial, to see how to turn on Linux apps and then continue with the installation tutorial.

Commands Used:
1) sudo apt update
2) sudo apt install flatpak
3) sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
4) sudo flatpak install https://flatpak.citra-emu.org/citra-nightly.flatpakref

Google Doc used in the Tutorial

Official Site:

All Currently Supported Chromebooks with Linux Apps (Crostini) support


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