How to Play Old PC Games on Your Android Device


Hi this is Phil from Make Tech Easier
and welcome to how to play old PC games on your Android device. Fallout 2, Sid
Meier’s Alpha Centauri, Heroes of Might and Magic . . . these great
old games and other classics would have no trouble running on your Android
device, yet it’s still not happening. It worked out well for Beamdog who brought
enhanced editions of Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment, so
why not do it with the others? Luckily there is a workaround, thanks to ExaGear
strategies and ExaGear RPG tailored for strategy games and RPGs respectively, you
can play the golden oldies of PC gaming on your Android device. (Note: for this
you’ll need the original game files and you’ll need to pay a small amount for
the control schemes after a three-day trial.)
First grab ExaGear Strategies and/or ExaGear RPG from the Play Store,
depending on what type of game you want to play, and install the classic PC game
you want on your Android device onto your PC. GOG.com is probably your best bet
for legally buying old PC games, especially as everything on the site is
DRM free. Next connect your Android device to a PC via a USB cable making
sure that you’ve enabled file transfers on it. Pull down the notification menu
from the top of your Android screen, tap “use USB for file transfers” After that
use Windows Explorer to copy your game directory onto the internal storage of
your Android device. Once it’s there download a file manager for your Android
device that lets you access the root directory of your internal storage. We
use ES File Explorer, but any file manager will do. Open the file explorer,
navigate to the location where you copied your game onto your Android
device, cut it then paste it to the ExaGear folder. The game will now sync
with ExaGear. When you open ExaGear Strategies or ExaGear RPG the Windows
executable or Exe files for game should appear. As a general rule of thumb select
the one that you’d normally use to run the game in Windows. You’ll then be asked
to select a control scheme. There are only two to choose from in Strategies
and one in RPG and they are generally well optimized to work with
most of the 90s classics. Pick a control scheme and game away. You’ll notice that
once you pick a control scheme you’ll have three days to try it out before
deciding if you want to buy it to for seven dollars. It’s a bit of a catch but
a small price to pay to enjoy your favorite vintage games on Android.
Conclusion. To some extent it’s a case of trial and error whether games work or
not but if you have three days to do it (so long as you have the games you want
to mobilise ready) you should have enough time to see what works and what doesn’t.
We tested out Fallout 2 and Alpha Centauri on a trusty old HTC One M8 and
both worked perfectly. Okay as always thanks for watching and please like,
subscribe and add your comments below. That’s it for now, see you next time!

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