Bluestacks is a popular Android emulator. It’s popular for playing Android games on PC or Mac. While it’s a great app, there are
YouWave Android Emulator
YouWaveis a lightweight Android emulator that lets you run games and apps on your PC (up to Windows 10). I like that you can simulate an SD card for better compatibility with certain apps.
Another feature that I like is that you can play multiplayer games with friends. And, of course, there are popular games like Clash of Clans. YouWave also lets you set the interface to Portrait or Landscape.
Like BlueStacks App Player, Nox is a fast, slick Android emulator for PC and Mac. If you're planning to use Nox for gaming, you'll be pleased to learn that you can use your favorite gamepad,. BlueStacks vs Nox – We tested Nox’s emulator compatibility mode and speed mode. Regardless of the mode used, BlueStacks 3’s performed better than Nox in every benchmark category. When running multiple instances in Nox’s Multi Drive, performance decayed exponentially.
Nox App Player
When you look up any Bluestacks competitor list, you always find Nox vs Bluestacks. Nox App Player is a lightweight Bluestacks alternative for both Windows & Mac.
Some of the things that I like about this Android emulator are:
- One-click root hid /unhide (disable or enable root).
- You can specify the CPU Processor & Ram size. Great for gamers & app-testers who want to check resource usage.
- There is Keyboard mapping for touch input.
- Works with GPS.
Andyroid – Andy OS
I like Andyroid because you can use your Android phone as a remote control when playing games. And, because the framework bases itself on VirtualBox, you don’t need a dedicated graphics card to get the best performance.
It has all the features you’d expect from a Bluestacks alternative and you get access to all the apps and games on the Google Play Store.
Genymotion runs Android 2.3 all the way up to Android Nougat. It’s one of the best alternatives if only for that reason alone.
And, because it runs within a VirtualBox environment, we can set our RAM and internal storage as we like. Genymotion works on Windows and Mac.
KO Player claims that it is the best free Android emulator. And, I’ll admit, it’s really good for playing Android games on PC. I think the aspect that stood out the most was the HD resolution support.
And, I like that I can record my gameplay as a video to upload to YouTube later. However, KO Player focuses on gaming. So, you need to have a good bit of RAM and whatnot to get the best out of it.
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For those of you that have heard about the WASD movement and auto scripts on NOX, you will know that they are cool features for NOX, but you may also have noticed that it does LAG quite a lot.
I present you with a solution.
**THIS IS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A CRAPPY COMPUTER THAT LAGS THE GAME EXTREMELY**
When you load NOX, and it is fully loaded, you should notice a pink/salmon colored box that looks like [!] at the top left of the program. This is telling you that NOX will run much greater and better if you enable Virtualization.
Now you may wonder what that is, but it's fairly straight forward. All you have to do is enter your computer's BIOS Settings and Enable Virtualization. It's THAT simple! Enabling this feature does not alter anything on your computer, however it does remove the LAG in NOX ENTIRELY. If you are using Windows 7, follow this tutorial:
If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10, follow this tutorial:
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- Life In TechnicolorLife In TechnicolorPostsReputationCreditsYou *could* use virtualisation, or you could just run it through DirectX which is less power and resource hungry, that also works
Trust me that doesn't work if you have a crappy computer. I know because I've tried it. Virtualization seems to work great though.