How to play PC games on Android: widen your list of games to play on the phone

Written by: Dmitry_Eltechs

How to play pc games on android without streaming. That's the very complicated but interesting questions, the solution of which we're going to reveal later in this article. 

No doubt, it’s really hard to find PC games for Android, as quite a few game developers provide versions of their games for the Android platform. Not mentioning the industry of mobile gaming itself, which is currently so overwhelmed with the enormous amount of apps that the PC or console game developers have no room for competition left. In fact, it’s much easier to find the information on how to play Android apps on PC. The reverse task often stays unsolved…

Just imagine how great it would be to enjoy our favorite strategies like Heroes 3 or Disciples 2 within the new environment and extraordinary experience with a mobile touchscreen!

So, if you’ve already inspired by the idea of experiencing such gaming, just like me, let’s dive deep into the problem.

There are three ways of playing Windows games on Android devices.

  1. Find and play PC games ported to Android by their game developers
  2. Stream the entire gaming process to your Android devices live (the Internet and a PC are needed)
  3. Use ExaGear Strategies app to port any PC game on your own to play with no streaming and no internet connection.

The first two ways are quite difficult, as they require efforts for finding the proper titles and/or using some extra hardware.

The third way, which is about ExaGear Strategies app, seems to be the optimal one as you won’t need any extra hardware and a lot of searching. It does include some handy work, but it’s so simple, that absolutely anyone can do it easily and without any technical background. Anyway, If you’d want to look at the problem from different angles, let’s stay consecutive and start from the very first way.

How to Play PC Games on Android via ExaGear

If you haven’t found the game you like on Google Play store, simply port it to Android on your own. It’s possible with the help of our latest Android app called ExaGear Strategies, which is a kind of an Android emulator for porting x86 Windows software to ARM-based Android hardware. The only limitation here is the game minimum system requirements. Currently, rather old and medium age games would be the best choice (titles Like Diablo 2, Heroes series, Stronghold Crusaders, Hal-Life 2 and alike). They can meet the most of Android devices’ technical limitations and can be ported without any performance loss.

Basically, ExaGear Strategies app uses a unique technology developed by Eltechs and, theoretically, is capable of running almost any Windows application or software on Android devices. However, results may vary.

In fact, we’ve got a list of officially supported games. They were tested and approved by our team and include the following titles:

  • Heroes of Might and Magic 3 (read the detailed setup tutorial)
  • Disciples 2 (read the detailed setup tutorial)
  • Panzer General 2 (read the detailed setup tutorial)
  • StarCraft: Brood War
  • Deus Ex
  • Unreal Tournament
  • Fallout 1
  • Fallout 2
  • Diablo 2
  • Arcanum
  • Heroes of Might and Magic 4
  • Might and Magic 6
  • Might and Magic 7
  • Civilization 3
  • Caesar 3
  • Pharaoh and Cleopatra
  • Total Annihilation
  • Age of Wonders
  • Stronghold Crusader Extreme HD
  • Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri
  • Divine Divinity
  • Jagged Alliance 2
  • Neighbours from Hell

Also, we’ve got a big unofficial list of games. They were tested by the community and enthusiastic users, already includes 140+ games and keeps on growing:

  • Age of Empires 2
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert – The Aftermath
  • Warhammer 40000
  • Counter-Strike 1.6
  • Unreal Tournament
  • Half-Life Day One
  • StarCraft: Brood War
  • Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds

And much more!

Install the game

Find the game folder

In this folder, you need to find the game folder. Usually, it has the title of your game.

Make sure, that everything has been installed correctly. Just enter the game folder and check if the exe file is situated within (it’s very important!)

Find the ExaGear folder on your Android device

Then, you need to find the ExaGear folder on your Android device. For that, connect your Android to your desktop PC (in the example, the device is Nexus 10 tablet):

Go to “Your Android Device Name” (“Nexus 10”) -> “Internal Storage” (this may vary, depending on a device). The ExaGear folder is situated in this directory

 

Transfer the game files to the Android's ExaGear folder

Now, simply transfer the entire game folder form your “Local disc” of your desktop to the ExaGear folder on your Android device.

Launch the PC game on your Android via ExaGear

After that, just launch Exagear Strategies app. If everything has been performed correctly, the app should identify the game exe file and display it on the main screen:

Now, you need to choose this exe file to select a control and launch the game. How to do that, read below.

To install ExaGear Strategies push the button below:
Get it on Google Play

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