How to run Blockheads on your Windows/macOS PC

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#1

I will have several methods laid out here, and they will be gradually update throughout the coming days.

Method 1: Using BlueStacks (Recommended for low-end devices/simplicity)

Pre-requesites (Windows):
Administrator access is required to install BlueStacks.
BlueStacks 3 Setup File (only if you’re planning to backup/restore your game data): Please search it up yourself, the official downloads on their site don’t exist anymore)
BlueStacks 4 Setup File: https://bluestacks.com
A good enough PC:
CPU: Dual-core Intel or AMD CPU (x86 or x86_64)
RAM: 2GB or more
Disk space: 4GB or more
OS: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2 , Windows XP SP3 (32-bit only)
A graphics card compatible with OpenGL 2.0 a DirectX 9 and higher, if you don’t know what those are, download your latest graphics drivers here:
AMD
Intel (if not listed, search your model up)
Nvidia

Now, for the actual instructions:

  1. Install the program from the setup file. Be patient. It may take a while (especially on low-end/HDD systems)
  2. Launch BlueStacks if it doesn’t launch automatically.*
  3. Login to your Google account. If you don’t have one, you’ll have to make one.
  4. Get The Blockheads here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noodlecake.blockheads&hl=en
  5. Open The Blockheads, and play. Enjoy! :slight_smile:
  • Note that if BlueStacks fails to start, then 1) you have not enabled Hardware Virtualization (Intel VT-x/AMD-V) in your BIOS/UEFI, 2) or you have to switch to DirectX mode.

Pre-requesites (macOS):
Administrator access is required to install BlueStacks.
BlueStacks Setup File: https://bluestacks.com
A good enough PC:
CPU: Intel CPU
RAM: 4 GB or more
Disk Space: 4 GB or more
OS: macOS Sierra (10.12) or higher
Up-to-date macOS version (whether it be Sierra, or High Sierra)
You may also need the latest graphics drivers from the graphics card manufacturer’s website for your Mac, download your latest graphics drivers here:
AMD
Intel (if not listed, search your model up)
Nvidia

Now, for the actual instructions:

  1. Install the program from the setup file. Be patient. It may take a while (especially on low-end systems)
  2. Launch BlueStacks if it doesn’t launch automatically.
  3. Login to your Google account. If you don’t have one, you’ll have to make one.
  4. Get The Blockheads here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noodlecake.blockheads&hl=en
  5. Open The Blockheads, and play. Enjoy! :slight_smile:
Method 2: Using MEmu (Recommended for advanced customization/total control)

Windows ONLY
Pre-requisites
Administrator access is required to install MEmu.
MEmu Setup file: http://www.memuplay.com/
For Android Nougat beta: http://www.memuplay.com/blog/2018/07/12/2676/
A good enough PC:
CPU: Intel or AMD CPU (x86 or x86_64)
RAM: 2 GB or more
Disk Space: 2 GB or more
OS: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP SP3
A graphics card compatible with OpenGL 2.0 or DirectX 11 and higher, if you don’t know what those are, download your latest graphics drivers here:
AMD
Intel (if not listed, search your model up)
Nvidia

Now, for the actual instructions:

  1. Install the program from the setup file. Be patient. It may take a while (especially on low-end system)
  2. Launch MEmu if it doesn’t launch automatically.
  3. Open Google Play Store.
  4. Login to your Google account. If you don’t have one, you’ll have to make one.
  5. Get The Blockheads here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noodlecake.blockheads&hl=en
  6. Open The Blockheads, and play. Enjoy! :slight_smile: *
  • Note: MEmu is more unstable than BlueStacks when it comes to Blockheads.
  • Note that if MEmu fails to start, then 1) you have not enabled Hardware Virtualization (Intel VT-x/AMD-V) in your BIOS/UEFI, 2) or you have to switch to DirectX mode.
Method 3: Using Nox Player (Recommended for advanced gaming)

Pre-requisites (Windows)
Administrator access is required to install Nox App Player.
Nox Player Setup file: https://en.bignox.com/
A good enough PC:
CPU: Dual-core Intel or AMD CPU (x86 or x86_64)
RAM: 1.5 GB or more
Disk Space: 2.5 GB or more
OS: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3
A graphics card compatible with OpenGL 2.0 or DirectX 9 and higher, if you don’t know what those are, download your latest graphics drivers here:
AMD
Intel (if not listed, search your model up)
Nvidia

Now, for the actual instructions:

  1. Install the program from the setup file. Be patient. It may take a while (especially on low-end system)
  2. Launch Nox App Player if it doesn’t launch automatically.
  3. Open Google Play Store.
  4. Login to your Google account. If you don’t have one, you’ll have to make one.
  5. Get The Blockheads here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noodlecake.blockheads&hl=en
  6. Open The Blockheads, and play. Enjoy! :slight_smile: *
  • Note that if Nox App Player fails to start, then 1) you have not enabled Hardware Virtualization (Intel VT-x/AMD-V) in your BIOS/UEFI, 2) or you have to switch to DirectX mode.
  • Note: Nox App Player is more unstable than BlueStacks when it comes to Blockheads.

Pre-requesites (macOS):
Administrator access is required to install Nox App Player.
Nox App Player Setup File: https://www.bignox.com/en/download/fullPackage/mac_fullzip
A good enough PC:
CPU: Intel CPU
RAM: ??? (look above for Windows’ requirements)
Disk Space: ??? (look above for Windows’ requirements)
OS: Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) or higher
Up-to-date macOS version (whether it be El Capitan, Sierra, or High Sierra)
You may also need the latest graphics drivers from the graphics card manufacturer’s website for your Mac, download your latest graphics drivers here:
AMD
Intel (if not listed, search your model up)
Nvidia

Now, for the actual instructions:

  1. Install the program from the setup file. Be patient. It may take a while (especially on low-end system)
  2. Launch Nox App Player if it doesn’t launch automatically.
  3. Open Google Play Store.
  4. Login to your Google account. If you don’t have one, you’ll have to make one.
  5. Get The Blockheads here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noodlecake.blockheads&hl=en
  6. Open The Blockheads, and play. Enjoy! :slight_smile:

Any feedback is appreciated!


#2

I typically don’t trust emulators, I feel something might corrupt. In my opinion, mobile games should stay on mobile.


#3

No developer, and I feel sure Noodlecake is no exception, will support their work on any but the hardware/OS specified in their documentation, so please don’t be disappointed if it doesn’t work as expected, and if the Android team won’t support you, with the client running on an emulator.


#4

Bluestacks for the win!


#5

Yeah, I just set up this guide for people who want to play Blockheads but don’t have a smartphone (like me). This shouldn’t be used for people who already have good enough smartphones, unless they want to do some sort of testing/white hat hacking without affecting their main devices’ apps.


#6

Bluestacks is full of bloatware and it’s incredibly hard to delete. Most Redditors will tell you to stay far, far away. It takes a few minutes just to load up and it runs in the background. I used it for a year or so.

This is just not true. I can handle about 30 fps at its lowest for most games, but these specs are for 10 fps or so. My i3 can barely run Bluestacks at a stable 40 fps with drops to 5 or 10. 4gb of space is needed but it can build up very quick because of its constant “events” and bloatware additions.

I can’t vouch for MEmu because I haven’t used it much, but I [redacted]

+1! I can support this. Lots of functionality.

I personally use Nox Player, but you have to use Nova Launcher on the Play Store in order for it to function (otherwise the default OS is garbage). You can load APKs and there is a BRILLIANT shooting mode for FPS games. Best I’ve ever seen in emulators.

Sorry, just a bit of poking here but I can’t imagine any advanced gaming on mobile :joy:

Also, for anyone using ANDY, I believe recently they found out it has a program that hitches onto your computer to use as a miner for bitcoin or crypto.


#7

Just a note: American apps aren’t compliant or safe by default. Chinese apps aren’t non-compliant or suspect by default.

@Celadon: please don’t make preposterous, racist, or politically charged remarks like this here. They’re not welcome.


#8

This is nice but I really don’t like the ones where I have to sign up :confused:


#9

I didn’t mean to be racist or anything like that. I am a Chinese-American! Look it up on the internet and you’ll find things about how MEmu isn’t as reliant.
At least with Bluestacks you understand that companies have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in the company and you understand that they have to keep up a good image. This has nothing to do with ethnicity-I purely said this because as a well know American company they (Bluestacks) have to comply by these laws.


#10

Yes, but it runs better on my crappy laptop than the other emulators, so that is why I put it as good for low end devices lol
As for Nox Player could never get Nova to work as the default launcher kept overriding Nova.
Yup for Andy, exactly why I didn’t recommend it xD


#11

I tried to install it with bluestacks… but it dient work


#12

How and why?


#13

I went to the bluestack website and clicked install and it started installing
once it was done installing I went into it and clicked your link and logged in using my google account
it said “This email does not match your devises email” (Important note : this is my family computer I think my moms email might be the one she uses)


#14

Well then I’m afraid I can’t help you there :confused:


#15

ok that’s fine