Wine 3.0 released with DirectX 10 and 11 support
January 19, 2018 – 09:26 | No Comment
Wine 3.0 released with DirectX 10 and 11 support

The Wine Project has released Wine 3.0 for Linux and Android. Wine provides Linux users with an emulated Windows API, allowing many Windows applications to be run from¬†directly from the Linux desktop without the need …

Organise cmd, PowerShell and bash sessions with ConEmu
August 7, 2016 – 04:27 | Comments Off on Organise cmd, PowerShell and bash sessions with ConEmu
Organise cmd, PowerShell and bash sessions with ConEmu

Managing your Windows command prompts has been getting more complicated recently. A regular command window here; PowerShell there; maybe another, only elevated; update to Windows 10 Anniversary Edition and you could get bash, too.
Fortunately the …

Run DOS programs on Windows with MS-DOS Player
June 10, 2016 – 04:00 | Comments Off on Run DOS programs on Windows with MS-DOS Player
Run DOS programs on Windows with MS-DOS Player

Windows hasn’t been able to run old DOS programs for a very long time. Double-click and you’re simply told “this app can’t run on your PC”.
MS-DOS Player for Win32-x64 is a tiny DOS emulator which …

KOPLAYER is an Android emulator for Windows
May 30, 2016 – 03:33 | Comments Off on KOPLAYER is an Android emulator for Windows
KOPLAYER is an Android emulator for Windows

KOPLAYER is a free Android emulator which allows mobile gaming on your PC’s desktop.
It’s a bulky 300MB download – VirtualBox and an Android image, mostly – but installs easily enough, and within a minute or …

BlueStacks 2 brings multi-tasking of Android apps to Windows
December 4, 2015 – 14:16 | Comments Off on BlueStacks 2 brings multi-tasking of Android apps to Windows
BlueStacks 2 brings multi-tasking of Android apps to Windows

Popular Android emulator BlueStacks has been updated to version 2.0 with some major new features.
Launch an app and it now opens in a browser-like tab, allowing users to play multiple apps simultaneously.

Play Android games on your Windows desktop with Nox APP Player
September 1, 2015 – 08:41 | Comments Off on Play Android games on your Windows desktop with Nox APP Player
Play Android games on your Windows desktop with Nox APP Player

Chinese tech startup Duodian Network has released an English version of Nox APP Player, an emulator which allows users to run Android apps on their Windows desktop.
The package took a while to download on our …

LaunchBox 5 brings home theater-style game management
August 13, 2015 – 07:46 | Comments Off on LaunchBox 5 brings home theater-style game management
LaunchBox 5 brings home theater-style game management

Portable game manager LaunchBox has been updated to version 5.0 with Big Box Mode, a home theater-style view which allows you to browse your massive game database in all its full-screen glory (there’s a video …

Microsoft ships stand-alone Android Emulator
July 21, 2015 – 07:11 | Comments Off on Microsoft ships stand-alone Android Emulator
Microsoft ships stand-alone Android Emulator

Microsoft has released the final build of Visual Studio Emulator for Android, which despite its name, doesn’t install or require Visual Studio: just Windows 8+ with Hyper-V.
The big disadvantage of the package is still the …

MEmu is an Android 4.2.2 emulator for Windows
July 14, 2015 – 13:16 | Comments Off on MEmu is an Android 4.2.2 emulator for Windows
MEmu is an Android 4.2.2 emulator for Windows

MEmu is a free package which allows you to run a virtual Android 4.2.2 tablet on your Windows desktop.
Setup is far more awkward than it should be, not least because the developers forgot to finish …

Lakka is a DIY retro games console emulator
May 11, 2015 – 08:17 | Comments Off on Lakka is a DIY retro games console emulator
Lakka is a DIY retro games console emulator

If you’re a retro gaming fan then installing something like MAME gives you access to a host of classic arcade games on your PC.
You don’t need a modern PC to run some 25-year-old game, of …

Run Android on your PC desktop with Droid4X
February 26, 2015 – 07:35 | Comments Off on Run Android on your PC desktop with Droid4X
Run Android on your PC desktop with Droid4X

Android apps aren’t just for your phone and tablet. Install Droid4X and you can run Android on your PC, too, taking full advantage of the extra screen resolution and more easily sharing files and data.
As …