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Fallout 4 launched on Android at 30 fps - it took a Winlator solution and a few minutes of tweaking to make it happen

Fallout 4 launched on Android at 30 fps - it took a Winlator solution and a few minutes of tweaking to make it happen
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A PC is an impressive gaming platform. However, devices with Arm architecture and excellent operating systems are becoming increasingly popular. Nevertheless, due to differences in OS and platform, they are mostly confined to their own gaming ecosystem. Although it seems that the situation is gradually changing.

Thanks to the open-source solution Winlator, owners of Android devices have the opportunity to run Windows games. The author of the YouTube channel ETA PRIME demonstrated how the game Fallout 4 can be run on an Android smartphone and tablet, and how comfortable gameplay such a combination provides.

It is worth noting that there are several pitfalls to this approach. Running a Windows game on Android devices is a bit more complicated than on a regular gaming PC or Steam Deck - it requires several steps and minutes of setup. The end result does work, and you can see a stable frame rate of 30 frames per second in Fallout 4 on current-generation Android hardware. However, ETA PRIME still needed to make changes to the graphics settings in the .ini configuration file to achieve the desired result.

However, it is not possible to use Winlator with your Steam library or any other major DRM-controlled stores. To run games or Windows programs through Winlator, they must not have DRM. Thus, at the moment, this method is only available to pirates and GOG users.

However, it is possible to hope that now that the viability of the concept of running Windows games on Android devices has been proven, large companies will start to embrace this process. If they show interest, they will be able to overcome existing obstacles and simplify the launch of such games on Android.

Source: tomshardware

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