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Blue Movies

Post by richmond62 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:48 pm

I've just installed something called Bluestacks on my MacOS 10.14.4 beta Mac Mini and am
wondering if there is some way to "side-load" an Android standalone from LiveCode into it
(i.e. load the standalone directly from the computer),
as that would be very useful indeed for testing.

https://www.bluestacks.com/

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Re: Blue Movies

Post by richmond62 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:11 pm

Aha: it is possible to import and install APK files from one's own computer:
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Re: Blue Movies

Post by richmond62 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:51 pm

Hmm:
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Re: Blue Movies

Post by bwmilby » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:05 pm

Did you sign the app? I just use the dev only option for testing.
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Re: Blue Movies

Post by richmond62 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:22 pm

Did you sign the app?
Whoops.

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Re: Blue Movies

Post by richmond62 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:17 pm

Not bad at all:
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Android apk.

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Re: Blue Movies

Post by bogs » Mon May 25, 2020 10:26 am

While I was revisiting old threads, I remembered this one, and thought I would mention a few alternatives to bluestacks.

One I'm currently testing out is Nox, which requires no sign in and runs on Win and Mac <sigh>.

Also came across Genymotion, which requires a sign up but works on 'Nix.

Both seem to be about on par with BS, and so might be worth looking into.

@Richmond,
In case you hadn't found this out yet, you don't have to go through all that import/export stuff, in all of the emulators I've tested so far, you can simply drag and drop across them directly from the system.
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Re: Blue Movies

Post by bogs » Sat May 30, 2020 11:44 am

Just posting again to add "LD Player" to the list of fair to middling android emulators I've come across. This one seems an almost identical twin to BlueStacks, pretty not bad at all (so far).

GenyMotion is the only one I've found that can run natively on 'nix, but I don't seem to have as much luck running things I'd expect to run on it as with the others mentioned so far.

Both BlueStacks and LD Player I was able to run inside a Vmware player installed version of Windows, although not great on my 'ancient' Rana 3 core system heh.
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