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1 Download the Citra installer from this page.
2 Extract it by double clicking the .exe file and open the setup .exe file.
3 You will be prompted with the installation of the emulator, to proceed click next and accept plugins/addons if the installer cant find them. the installer will automatically install those files and will make a shortcut on your desktop of the 3ds emulator.
4 After the installation is done, its time to install the bios - download it here (instructions on how to install the bios can be found of that page too.)
5 After you installed the bios you can open the emulator located on your desktop.
6 To play a game simply click file>load file... and navigate to the .3ds executable.
7 Happy gaming!