Winlator is a powerful tool that allows you to run Windows applications and games on your Android device. With Winlator, you can enjoy your favorite PC games on the go, all without the need for a high-end gaming PC. This opens up a whole new world of gaming possibilities, as you can now play your favorite titles anywhere and anytime.
- Download and install the APK
- Download the OBB file (main.1.com.winlator.obb) and put it into the directory /storage/emulated/0/Android/obb/com.winlator (create it if it doesn’t exist)
- Launch the app and wait for the installation process to finish
How to download and install Winlator on Android
Before we get started, make sure you have enough storage space on your Android device for the APK and OBB files. Now, let’s dive into the installation process:
Step 1: Download the APK and OBB Files
Download the APK and OBB image files from the links on the right using your Android device. These files contain the necessary components to install and run Winlator on your Android device.
Step 2: Install the APK and Move the OBB Image
Once you have downloaded the APK and OBB files, install the APK on your Android device. After installation, run the app once to create the required folders and grant the necessary permissions.
Next, locate the OBB image file and move it to the “storage/emulated/0/Android/obb/com.winlator” folder on your device. If you are using Android 11 or above, you may need a file manager. We recommend Total Commander for Android.
Step 3: Open the App and Install OBB Image
Launch the Winlator app again. It will automatically detect the OBB image and proceed with the installation. Additionally, the app will prompt you to create a container. If you have a Snapdragon GPU, you can leave everything on the default settings.
However, if you have a Mali GPU, change the renderer to VirGl. Once you’ve made the necessary selections, run the app.
Step 4: Organize Your Game Files
Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed Winlator on your Android device. Now, you’ll need to place your game files inside the Downloads folder, which acts as your D: Drive.
If possible, it’s recommended to have your games stored on the device’s internal storage for better performance.
Step 5: Create Shortcuts
To make accessing your games more convenient, create shortcuts to your favorite games on your Android device’s desktop. This way, you can quickly launch them from the shortcuts on the app menu without having to navigate through the Winlator app each time.
Winlator is a relatively straightforward tool, but you might encounter some issues along the way. Here are a few common fixes:
Stuck Mouse: If your mouse gets stuck in the middle of the game, disable the “mouse warp override” option in the Winlator settings.
No Audio: If you experience no audio while playing a game, try changing the DirectSound option to “Native Windows” in the DX Components of the Container settings.
Customize Your Controls
One of the best features of Winlator is the ability to customize controls easily. Within the app’s settings menu, you can set up profiles for each game and tailor the controls to suit your preferences. This way, you can create a seamless gaming experience, making every game as enjoyable as possible.
- Added experimental Turnip Adreno 7xx (https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/Danil/mesa/-/tree/turnip/feature/a7xx-basic-support)
- Improved Input Controls
- Improved cursor
- Other improvements