3DS emulator Citra now has "networking" support



The ever-evolving 3DS emulator juggernaut, Citra, has just revealed a new feature; networking support. Thanks to the hard work of the emulator developers, you'll now be able to emulate select 3DS titles, and have wireless support. In the latest Canary Citra builds, local wireless support will work with people across the world.

Unlike single console netplay used in most emulators, users won’t have to worry about desyncs, synchronizing saves, or any other issues typical of netplay. Each user is using their instance of Citra as a unique emulated 3DS that is communicating with everyone else through that particular server.

Some of the following games that function are: Super Smash Bros., the 3DS Pokemon games, and New Super Mario Bros. 2. Luigi' Mansion: Dark Moon and Monster Hunter 3U/4U also work, but have multiple issues. The Citra team claims that future updates will work on optimizing the netcode, and getting more games to work.

Currently, servers created in Citra can hold up to 16 players. High player counts should be avoided for now due to bandwidth issues. In this initial release, each connected Citra instance sends raw packets to the host (or server) and the server then forwards those packets to every single client. As such, with each player added, the bandwidth requirements increase greatly.

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Jeez, tell me about it. The actual AI in the game is bad enough, what with their tendency to fucking perfect-shield everything. I can only imagine the hell TASBots would bring.
Imagine you playing smash, then some TASbot exploits it to become a game of poker, if you lose your 3DS bricks.
 

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You can use Citra to play local wireless games online, though. In other words, hypothetically, even if the game doesn't have online features, if it has local wireless multiplayer, you can play online using that through Citra.
and why i would use citra?
my pc can't even run GameCube
 

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I have a question about citra emulator. Does it support new 3ds features?
Honnestly, i never used it and probably never will. Its just by curiosity im asking
It wouldn't have a NFC chip in it for amiibo, and extra N3DS processing power would be null since its run on a PC. I can't say I've seen any features of a N3DS that would work via emulation.
 
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