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    ExaGear can now run GTA IV and Skyrim on Android

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    Carlos Laforet Coll
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    ExaGear, the Windows emulator for Android, developed by the eltechs group, received a "new update" this week. Created by a member of the community, the ExaGear V2 update is actually a mod that allows you to run various PC games on Android, such as GTA IV, Skyrim, Farcray 2 and many others.

    But before you get too excited about the novelty, it's worth remembering that ExaGear is a defunct project that was discontinued by the eltechs group. Built on the basis of Wine (Windows emulator for Linux), ExaGear used a compatibility layer that translates x86 instructions to ARM.

    The mod created by a member of the emulation community is called Wine 3.0.5 by Hugoos. He managed the seemingly impossible, "successfully" running several older PC games.

    See ExaGear running GTA IV:

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skryim running on POCO F3:


    In order for heavier games like GTA IV and Skyrim to run, it was necessary to apply various mods that remove graphical elements from the games. At the same time, this shows the commitment of the emulation community that manages to perform more "miracles" every day.

    Is ExaGear already dead? What is Exa Gear?

    ExaGear is a Windows emulator for Android that is more like a compatibility layer between the ARM processor instructions and the X86 codes of 32-bit Windows applications.

    The official version of ExaGear no longer exists. The emulator, as far as is known, was bought by HUAWEI in 2019. However, the community is still very active.

    The big problem with ExaGear is that it is not a completely open source project, part of the project involves copyright licenses.

    ExaGear currently has several different versions, where each subgroup of the emulation community, or just one member, tries to bring more app and game compatibility.

    There is no single setting, and the setting to make a game compatible is quite complex.

    But if you are interested in the subject. Below are the most "official" ExaGear channels at the moment.

    Official forum:

    Hype Discord:

    Discord AVN:

    [originally published July 12, 2022]

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