Files with 3ds extension are related to the ROM image format used by emulators of Nintendo 3DS portable game console.

There is one other file type using
the 3DS file extension!

3ds icon.3ds - 3ds Max (3D Studio MAX) graphics [common]

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Software that open 3ds file

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3DS file extension - Nintendo 3DS ROM image

What is 3ds file? How to open 3ds files?

File type specification:

Disk image (ISO) binary file type icon Disk image (ISO) binary file type

File extension 3ds is related to the Nintendo 3DS, a handheld video gaming console developed by Nintendo and released in 2011.

A .3ds file contains captured ROM from Nintendo 3DS game cartridge.

The default software associated to open 3ds file:

Citra icon

Citra  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Citra Emulator Project

Citra is cross-platform emulator of  Nintendo 3DS video gaming console. Citra can currently emulate a wide variety of different homebrew programs and commercial software.

Help how to open:

Use Citra to open and mount .3ds ROM images.

How to convert:

As far as we know, conversion to other formats is not possible for this type of .3ds files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .3ds file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open 3ds file, edit 3ds file, convert 3ds file, view 3ds file, play 3ds file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Software that open 3ds file - Nintendo 3DS ROM image

Programs supporting the exension 3ds on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open 3ds file action.

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