Quick Guide to play HODA on PC [via Android Emulator]

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  • Quick Guide to play HODA on PC [via Android Emulator]

    Before we jump into the actual guide (which would be pretty quick and simple, no images), I'd like to talk first a few things about Android emulation and HoDA.
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    There was a concern on how the team disclaim the usage of a third-party Android emulation software, which they SHOULD and are expected so, but it doesn't mean that we CANNOT. In other words, playing HoDA on an Android emulating platform is simply not a promoted or supported method, it is exactly the same as not promoting a specific mobile device to just play HoDA. And for that, playing on an Android emulator is the same as choosing whether to play one on an Android mobile phone or an iOS device. It IS another method to play HoDA, just as you have played on the Facebook platform as well. I hope I had this message cleared.

    Also, playing on an emulator has its own perks and risks, but it's not as dangerous and is as safe as playing on your own mobile phone. So long as you know what you're doing and being secure with your own HoDA account, you won't have to worry about anything.

    A personal disclaimer of mine, I have been playing on all three platforms (iOS, Android, emulator) and haven't had any issues running all three of them together (but not at the same time of course, you'll get logged out on your previous session). You are installing and integrating your own HoDA account at your own volition, please do not contact the support team for issues arising on installing errors and logging into your account. I'll be here to help you out.

    And some word from our dear mod:

    Originally posted by Lyeshal View Post
    As usual, Heroes of Dragon Age does not officially support emulators. If you run into problems with your account and you contact support about it, they will lead you through typical Android troubleshooting steps. If these don't work, it is possible there is an issue caused by the emulator itself, and we are unable to support that. No bug report will be accepted from an account using an emulator as we do not support emulators and therefore cannot replicate the issue on our end for confirmation and troubleshooting.

    There are some emulators that appear to have scripting programs built in, or have security holes that allow scripting programs to be used with them. PLEASE BE AWARE that if you use an emulator and make use of these scripting programs, it is considered a violation of the Terms of Service, which dictates that you are not to use scripts, macros, auto-clickers, etc. If your account is found to be making use of these features, it will be terminated, in accordance with our TOS. Your account will NOT be restored to you.

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    If you're done with the above and fully ready, here's the guide! Here's a few more things:

    - I will provide links to make sure you're getting the correct Android emulator you need. It it gets taken down, let's follow the forum rules.
    - No pictures for now. I tried to make the guide as simple as it can, but I'm open to update it.

    Choose an Android emulator. There's plenty of variety, but here's my top 3 choices and why:
    1. Memu Play (http://www.memuplay.com/) - my current emulator. It's simple, fast, and clean, and has the same controls/settings of a regular Android phone.
    2. NOX Player (https://en.bignox.com/) - installed but not actively used. A simple mater of choice between Memu and NOX since they're closely the same.
    3. Bluestacks (https://www.bluestacks.com/) - A no-nonsense emulator focused on gaming. It has its own simple launcher (and feels different from an actual Android system), and is quite straightforward.
    • Install and follow the specific instructions. I recommend un-ticking and not installing any Start menu shortcuts as they clutter up the menu too much.
    • On the installation process, you will provide your Google account. If you previously had a Google account you've used for HoDA, go ahead and log that. If not and you previously played HoDA on Facebook or iOS exclusively, I recommend to register for one. REMEMBER YOUR LOG-INS.
    • Once installed, go to Play Store and search for Heroes of Dragon Age. Install the app. While it's waiting to be downloaded, I recommended getting the Facebook app as well, so go and search for it. Note: the actual FB app, and not FB Lite.
    • Once you get both HoDA and FB installed, I'd like to log-on to FB first then open HoDA afterwards so we won't have any detours logging in your FB while we're in HoDA.
    • RELAX! Once you opened HoDA, it will ask for your new player name. You haven't logged in at this point so don't worry about your account getting overwritten yet. You will have to play through the tutorials again, relish this moment and finish it. Quick tip: Want to name change? You can do that my using a new name on this temporary account, once you log back in with your you will retain
    • After the tutorials finished and you can already access the settings (top right), tap/click it and select Facebook Connect (has the FB logo on it, you won't miss it).
    • Run through the prompts and allow Facebook and HoDA to access each other (the Facebook app should appear at this point).
    • In a few moments, you will be asked if you want to overwrite your current session with your own account (it should display the level and name of your original account). Of course, we'll tap on Yes!
    • Congratulations! You should have retrieved your original player account. There's a few more advanced tricks that you can get out of an Android emulator, but that's for another guide.
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    Post questions if you have any, and I'll do my best to answer them. Good luck!
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    I second MEMU as an option for those losing access via facebook or who just want to play on a non-mobile device. I've been using it for months and it works very well.
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      As usual, Heroes of Dragon Age does not officially support emulators. If you run into problems with your account and you contact support about it, they will lead you through typical Android troubleshooting steps. If these don't work, it is possible there is an issue caused by the emulator itself, and we are unable to support that. No bug report will be accepted from an account using an emulator as we do not support emulators and therefore cannot replicate the issue on our end for confirmation and troubleshooting.

      There are some emulators that appear to have scripting programs built in, or have security holes that allow scripting programs to be used with them. PLEASE BE AWARE that if you use an emulator and make use of these scripting programs, it is considered a violation of the Terms of Service, which dictates that you are not to use scripts, macros, auto-clickers, etc. If your account is found to be making use of these features, it will be terminated, in accordance with our TOS. Your account will NOT be restored to you.

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