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BlueStacks (Android Emulator)

Discussion in 'General' started by gmacpro, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. gmacpro

    gmacpro Well-Known Member

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    How many of you are using BlueStacks to play and build Mekorama levels? I've been using Bluestacks 2 for about 2 weeks now and it's great as I get to use my 22" desktop monitor versus my 10" tablet. The only problem, more of a note than a problem, BlueStacks wants money ($2 for the month) or you need to download the game of the month/week. So far, nothing has been downloaded and installed so it might be a false threat.
     
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    Frenzies Mekorama Critic Staff Member

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    I have Mekorama installed on Bluestacks, but I rarely use it, since my data is on my mobile device and I can't bring my PC when I go out. You do have to download certain games every so often if you don't want to pay, but I don't really mind it.
     
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    Yes apparently. About Day 2 with BlueStacks installed it held me at gun point saying pay $2 or Install This App to continue. Having no choice, as I'm on a fixed income (lol), I opted to install the app. It tried to install a few times and then stopped and the app never appeared. About a week later, another $2 or Install This Game. Opted for the game, as I was just going to uninstall it after it installed not that I need to worry as I have loads of memory on my desktop pc. BlueStacks advised that the app will install shortly but it never did.
    As for the mobile device, if I go out and want to bring the game, I'll just copy the levels over to my tablet and play them. All good.
     
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    Frenzies Mekorama Critic Staff Member

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    Yeah, but you can't transfer levels that you're making.
     
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    Right you are!
     
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    I've read through all of the Mekorama documents, and it mentions Bluestacks in there as a way to play an Android app on your PC. I've checked the Bluestacks site, and I can't find Mekorama anywhere, unless I haven't checked the right category - is it available through them? And can you use the Mekorama level editor via Bluestacks?
     
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    To play Mekorama on BlueStacks... You require to use the Google Play Store inside BlueStacks to download it ( BlueStacks is actually an app for PC n not a site ).
    For Mekorama Level Editor... If u talking about the one in Mekorama it will be enabled as you download it, N if u talking about the one for PC it can be accessed by Chrome inside BlueStacks or even Chrome in your desktop directly.
     
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    I've recently switched over to MEmu and I think it's better than BlueStacks. MEmu doesn't nag for money nor forces one to download apps so no ransomware.
     
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    I think I'll skip it then - I try to avoid Chrome. I just thought it would be easier to build a level with a mouse on a larger screen, because I'm having no luck on my tablet. No worries, though, I'll just keep enjoying the levels that everyone else posts up.
     
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    @D.S.Masters - To use BlueStacks or MEmu, Chrome isn't required. @HackedUp was referring to using a browser (Chrome) within the Android Emulator. Now that I'm using MEmu or BS (for that matter), the tablet is never used unless I'm away from the house. Making a level and/or playing a level is way nicer on a 24" screen versus a 10" tablet or smaller phone. My point, get it a try. There are others on this forum using MEmu and/or BS.
     
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    Unfortunately, MEmu - while it looks good - isn't compatible with my machine; I have an old Windows XP machine that I use for games and what-not, and a Windows 7 laptop that's used for business only. MEmu only supports Win 7 on up, and the IRS can get a little touchy about a business-only computer that's used for games as well; you can't claim that exemption if you have games on it.
     
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