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Anyone know how to get Clash of Clans to play on WIndows 8.1?

Guyman 4,785 802 June 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM in Video Games (5)
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Hi guys. I really enjoy playing Clash of Clans on my iPhone but would like to play it on my new Windows tablet running 8.1. It would be so much nicer on a big screen. The only option I see is installing Bluestacks. I tried it but not only felt it was very laggy, they want to charge you $6 a month to use the emulator and force you to install other games. Not a very good deal. I hope some of you guys know a better option Thanks for your help!

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might run better on a desktop. you are running an emulator that is running a program on hardware that it is not meant to run on. meaning it isn't optimized.
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might run better on a desktop. you are running an emulator that is running a program on hardware that it is not meant to run on. meaning it isn't optimized.
That isn't a good solution though...because you are trading hardware that 'isn't optomized' for an input device that isn't optomized for touch...

Unless you are assuming he has a touch screen desktop...but then why aren't you assuming he has a Surface Pro 3? laugh out loud


OP, You could maybe...just install an actual PC game on your PC Tablet and be thankful you aren't just stuck with phone games? Dontknow
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might run better on a desktop. you are running an emulator that is running a program on hardware that it is not meant to run on. meaning it isn't optimized.
Well I wish they made this game compatible with windows. Crazy there isn't a version out yet so I'm looking into work arounds. It's available for ipad but I wanted windows and not the expensive ipad. I would find it hard to believe that my tablet is struggling to use emulator software that runs on a weaker smartphone. I thinks it's the crappy emulator honestly.

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That isn't a good solution though...because you are trading hardware that 'isn't optomized' for an input device that isn't optomized for touch...

Unless you are assuming he has a touch screen desktop...but then why aren't you assuming he has a Surface Pro 3? laugh out loud


OP, You could maybe...just install an actual PC game on your PC Tablet and be thankful you aren't just stuck with phone games? Dontknow
I have an asus transformer t100. And I like the phone game but its on such a small screen. Some friends play it in ipad and its so much nicer. So yeah, I have pc games on my pc but this is a fun game that would really benefit from the touch screen of my bigger 10" tablet.
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Well I wish they made this game compatible with windows. Crazy there isn't a version out yet so I'm looking into work arounds. It's available for ipad but I wanted windows and not the expensive ipad. I would find it hard to believe that my tablet is struggling to use emulator software that runs on a weaker smartphone. I thinks it's the crappy emulator honestly.

I have an asus transformer t100. And I like the phone game but its on such a small screen. Some friends play it in ipad and its so much nicer. So yeah, I have pc games on my pc but this is a fun game that would really benefit from the touch screen of my bigger 10" tablet.
You got to remember...Windows 8.1 has a small marketshare....you know there are only nearly two times as many people on Windows 8 than on all of Mac OSX? I mean...with double the marketshare, you can't blame people for not developing quality applications and troubleshooting for it...

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#AppleKeyNote laugh out loud

Anyway...what version of BlueStacks do you have? I've never used it...but apparently the older versions (0.6 and earlier) didn't work well.

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You got to remember...Windows 8.1 has a small marketshare....you know there are only nearly two times as many people on Windows 8 than on all of Mac OSX? I mean...with double the marketshare, you can't blame people for not developing quality applications and troubleshooting for it...

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#AppleKeyNote laugh out loud
Yeah, but consider the adoption rate....OHHH MAN THE ADOPTION RATE! #FapFaptoManipulatingStatistics

I shouldn't poke fun at OS X, I think I am going to buy an Apple laptop in another few months.
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Yeah, but consider the adoption rate....OHHH MAN THE ADOPTION RATE! #FapFaptoManipulatingStatistics
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I shouldn't poke fun at OS X, I think I am going to buy an Apple laptop in another few months.
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Better start growing your hipster mustache now!
I would buy a W8 machine in an instant, but there is nothing that compares to the MBA.
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What about the sense of satisfaction you get from not owning a Mac?
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What about the sense of satisfaction you get from not owning a Mac?
Hmm, while that satisfaction would be sweet, the pros outweigh the cons.
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There are no pros for me, personally laugh out loud
I rarely take my laptop out of the house.
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I would buy a W8 machine in an instant, but there is nothing that compares to the MBA.
If not having a touchscreen is THAT important to you...you can just buy a W8 machine and just...not touch the screen.

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I rarely take my laptop out of the house.
Pro #1: The sudden ability to wear plaid shirts in teal, ironically of course.
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If not having a touchscreen is THAT important to you...you can just buy a W8 machine and just...not touch the screen.
Ok but where am I going to get 12+ hours run-time, under 3 lbs., SSD, backlit keyboard, and decent graphics (HD 5000) for under $1k?

EDIT: I feel like we started this conversation in the OT thread as well.
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Yeah, but consider the adoption rate....OHHH MAN THE ADOPTION RATE! #FapFaptoManipulatingStatistics

I shouldn't poke fun at OS X, I think I am going to buy an Apple laptop in another few months.
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You got to remember...Windows 8.1 has a small marketshare....you know there are only nearly two times as many people on Windows 8 than on all of Mac OSX? I mean...with double the marketshare, you can't blame people for not developing quality applications and troubleshooting for it...

/sarcasim
#AppleKeyNote laugh out loud

Anyway...what version of BlueStacks do you have? I've never used it...but apparently the older versions (0.6 and earlier) didn't work well.

Linky [microsoft.com]
I never blamed anyone. This thread was about seeing if anyone knew a way to get this to work on a pc. Now it's a Mac vs pc thread which I'm not going to debate about. Let's stay on topic. Thanks.
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I guess no one knows how to get it to run on Windows 8 Dontknow
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