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I have Bluestack (Windows/OSX) which is an android emulator and open android apps. How can I open multiple windows of Android emulators. I have multiple logins for a game I play and would like to manage each account at the same time so they are on the same time to completing tasks.

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I have Bluestack (Windows/OSX) which is an android emulator and open android apps. How can I open multiple windows of Android emulators. I have multiple logins for a game I play and would like to manage each account at the same time so they are on the same time to completing tasks.

The best way to do so would be multiple emulators of different brands/sorts - as opposed to multiple instances of the same emulator (this applies equally to any emulator, not JUST Android emulators).  Also, be warned - emulators eat RAM like so many Reese's Pieces - think 16GB at minimum for the host PC.

 

Finally, a heads-up on Lollipop emulation - Genymotion DOES have emulated VMs with Android 5.0; what they lack is the Play Store (however, this can be overcome via judicious searching via Google about adding the Play Store to a Genymotion emulated device lacking it - I have the current Play Store on my emulated Lolli tablet, which is in another window).

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Create a bunch of accounts. Say, 12. Make all the passwords "butt" or something. They should all be the same or this will get irritating.
 
shift+right click the shortcut or EXE for the program and click "run as a different user", select "runner1" or whatever your first account is. 
 
Rinse, repeat, select "runner2". Continue until you have 10 instances of the program running.
 
 
You can try this.

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The best way to do so would be multiple emulators of different brands/sorts - as opposed to multiple instances of the same emulator (this applies equally to any emulator, not JUST Android emulators).  Also, be warned - emulators eat RAM like so many Reese's Pieces - think 16GB at minimum for the host PC.

 

Finally, a heads-up on Lollipop emulation - Genymotion DOES have emulated VMs with Android 5.0; what they lack is the Play Store (however, this can be overcome via judicious searching via Google about adding the Play Store to a Genymotion emulated device lacking it - I have the current Play Store on my emulated Lolli tablet, which is in another window).

 

While all other is true where did you come up with the 16GB ram thing?

 

I'm running on 8 and it's all fine for me with bluestack. But that might be because the program is built with AMD in mind...dunno.

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I have Bluestack (Windows/OSX) which is an android emulator and open android apps. How can I open multiple windows of Android emulators. I have multiple logins for a game I play and would like to manage each account at the same time so they are on the same time to completing tasks.

are you trying to complete the secret santa quests for familyguy the quest for stuff? Tinyco have decided to lock out all forms of android for their game now so if thats what you are trying to do you will be out of luck :(

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Thanks everyone, I just got home from a business trip. I'll try the recommendations.

 

I play Game of War and one of my alliance members runs like 50 farms and said he uses Bluestacks, an auto clicker and created a macro. The macro logs into the account, automatically selects all the resources which it produced and sends it to his bank, then logs out and on to the next account.

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The issue (with all Android emulators) is that the better ones also require emulating ARM (that includes DuOS from the BIOS geniuses @ American Megatrends) - this is *despite* Android back to ICS being available to x86. The isasue is that most of Android's native code is still biased toward ARM, and Google has no plans on changing that any time soon (despite a separate deal with Intel for Android tablet chips and SoCs).

That said, DuOS is the best-performing of the Android emulators out there to date; further, unlike any of the others besides BlueStacks, it's actually aimed at end-users. The quibble is that the emulator itself is only shareware (30-day limited functionality). Still, unlike BlueStacks, both the DPI and RAM usage are adjustable. (The default is 800 MB used by DuOS on my 4 GB Q6600 test-bed; I adjusted that upward to 1 GB. The backstopping OS is Windwos 8.1 ProWMC in x64, which is recommended.) I've installed all my preferred Android games, and am evaluating Game of War and Total Domination: Reborn (both crossing over from iOS). The Oracle VirtualBox-based emulators and BlueStacks (with suitable RAM) are all quite capable - however, it's a draw between BlueStacks and DuOS as far as video performance goes. Rather oddly, PC flavors of nVidia GPUs are held back due to lack of OpenGL ES support - this is especially obvious running Android for x86 natively; if you are dedicating a PC to running an Android emulator, seriously consider an AMD GPU.

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