Project 4x: BlueStacks Android Emulator on Windows (15 pts. extra credit)

What You Need for This Project


To get BlueStacks working, a game-oriented Android emulator.

It runs fast and well on Windows.

Downloading and Installing BlueStacks

In a Web browser, go here:

Download and install it. During installation, it will download "game data".

When it's done, you'll see the BlueStacks home page, as shown below.

BlueStacks runs in full-screen mode by default.

To shrink it a bit, on the lower right, click the icon consisting of two rectangles, outlined in green in the image above.

When a "One time setup" box pops up, as shown below, click Continue.

Add a Google account, following the prompts.

Launch Android Studio

Start Android Studio.

Click Tools, Android, "AVD Manager".

Load the app that says "Hello" with your name on it. If you don't have that app prepared, refer to "Project 3: Android Studio" for instructions to make it.

Click Run, "Run 'app'".

In the "Choose a running device" screen, select the "Unknown" device, as shown below.

The app loads on BlueStacks, as shown below.

Saving a Screen Image

Make sure you can see the title bar showing "BlueStacks App Player" and an App running in it, displaying "YOUR NAME" (that is, your own name, not the literal text "YOUR NAME"), as shown above.

Save a full-desktop image. On a Mac, press Commmand+3. On a PC, press Shift+PrntScrn and paste into Paint.


Save the image with the filename "YOUR NAME Proj 4x", replacing "YOUR NAME" with your real name.

Turning in your Project

Email the images to to with the subject line: Proj 4x from YOUR NAME
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