How to Download & Install Winlator on Android

Are you tired of being limited to playing games on your PC? Do you wish you could run your favorite PC games on your Android device? Well, the good news is that it’s possible, and we’re here to guide you through the process. Today, we’ll be showing you how to download and install Winlator on your Android device to turn it into a portable gaming beast!

What is Winlator?

Winlator is a powerful tool that allows you to run Windows applications and games on your Android device. With Winlator, you can enjoy your favorite PC games on the go, all without the need for a high-end gaming PC. This opens up a whole new world of gaming possibilities, as you can now play your favorite titles anywhere and anytime.

Step-by-Step Guide to Download and Install Winlator on Android

Before we get started, make sure you have enough storage space on your Android device for the APK and OBB files. Now, let’s dive into the installation process:

Step 1: Download the APK and OBB Files

Head over to the Winlator Download page and download the APK and OBB image files. These files contain the necessary components to install and run Winlator on your Android device.

Step 2: Install the APK and Move the OBB Image

Once you have downloaded the APK and OBB files, install the APK on your Android device. After installation, run the app once to create the required folders and grant the necessary permissions.

Next, locate the OBB image file and move it to the “storage/emulated/0/Android/obb/com.winlator” folder on your device. If you are using Android 11 or above, you may need a file manager app like RS file manager to navigate to this folder.

Step 3: Open the App and Install OBB Image

Launch the Winlator app again. It will automatically detect the OBB image and proceed with the installation. Additionally, the app will prompt you to create a container. If you have a Snapdragon GPU, you can leave everything on the default settings.

However, if you have a Mali GPU, change the renderer to VirGl. Once you’ve made the necessary selections, run the app.

Step 4: Organize Your Game Files

Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed Winlator on your Android device. Now, you’ll need to place your game files inside the Downloads folder, which acts as your D: Drive.

If possible, it’s recommended to have your games stored on the device’s internal storage for better performance.

Step 5: Create Shortcuts

To make accessing your games more convenient, create shortcuts to your favorite games on your Android device’s desktop. This way, you can quickly launch them from the shortcuts on the app menu without having to navigate through the Winlator app each time.

Simple Troubleshooting

Winlator is a relatively straightforward tool, but you might encounter some issues along the way. Here are a few common fixes:

  • Stuck Mouse: If your mouse gets stuck in the middle of the game, disable the “mouse warp override” option in the Winlator settings.
  • No Audio: If you experience no audio while playing a game, try changing the DirectSound option to “Native Windows” in the DX Components of the Container settings.

Customize Your Controls

One of the best features of Winlator is the ability to customize controls easily. Within the app’s settings menu, you can set up profiles for each game and tailor the controls to suit your preferences. This way, you can create a seamless gaming experience, making every game as enjoyable as possible.


With Winlator installed on your Android device, you can now enjoy a vast library of PC games right in the palm of your hand. The steps might seem a bit technical at first, but trust us, it’s worth the effort! So, turn your phone into a gaming beast and relive your favorite gaming memories on the go with Winlator.

Please note that running PC games on Android may require a powerful device to achieve optimal performance. While some games might run flawlessly on mid-range devices, others may require high-end specifications. Experiment with different games and settings to find the best performance for your Android device. Happy gaming!

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49 Comments

  1. Hi

    1. سلام من بازی NFS Underground 2 رانصب کردم، موقع اجرا خطا میده و میگه:((please Insert Disc 2)).
      ممنون میشم راهنماییم کنید

      1. NFS Underground 2 runs excellent on Dolphin Emulator no need to switch discs

  2. Any way to use Turnip driver on Snapdragon 8 Gen 2?

    I can only get OpenGL running games…

  3. Александр

    Архив Кеша повреждён и не распаковывается

  4. Hello, when I open the container, it comes out after a few seconds, what should I do?

    1. Same here! got it working on the samsung phone, but samsung tab (A) give above mentioned problem; after a few secs it pops back to the container overview, whatever settings i try.

  5. Why controls need to be set each time? This is so frustrating, just set a default scheme that you can edit and that runs when you open app/container. Don’t leave user without any controls when the app starts… Also fullscreen mode, if I choose it to stretch, app should remember my choice next time I run something or when I’m opening a container.

    1. Dude this is free, if you want some features, learn to program and do it yourself…

    2. Tu tío te recarga

  6. Parabéns Bruno, Boa sorte. Que o Winlator evolua cada vez mais!!!!

    1. Am really enjoying the winlator app thanks to the creator of the app😀

  7. I’m trying to install a game on the Winulator emulator, I searched a lot, but I couldn’t find a solution so I don’t have a game.

  8. Content Provider

  9. The GOAT right here boys

  10. Bonjour,
    J’ai suivi tout le process à la lettre, Winlator ne s’ouvre pas (avec message d’erreur obb, normal j’imagine), et quand je veux déplacer le fichier OBB dans le dossier demandé, j’ai “échec de déplacement”.
    J’ai utilisé les app “Files” et “gestionnaire de fichiers”, j’ai même télécharger “ES Files Explorer” qui était recommandé, toujours le même résultat.
    J’ai même un rapport d’erreur via celle-ci.
    Pour info, je suis sur Oukitel WP17 Android 11 et j’ai une carte SD installé comme stockage interne partagé.
    Si quelqu’un peut m’aider merci d’avance.

  11. How i cant add keyboard on?

  12. The explorer dont make download?

  13. Hi!
    This is so cool. 🙂

    Is there a Discord server for Winlator, and a Compatiblity list? 🙂

  14. Runtime Error Cannot Import Dll, “top emulator!!!”

  15. I would like to see the same touch controls as Exagear, and for the mouse freeze, I tried the same thing as suggested in the guide, but it didn’t work. There is definitely a bug in the controller. I think fixing this should be a priority.

  16. Huawei Matepad 11’5 using harmony os is not working (stuck) please help i really appreciate the great lord

  17. Me gustaria que pongan la función de moverlo con teclado y ratón Bluetooth

  18. some games require one time internet connection what should i do reply quickly

  19. The reason for conuners not coming in the winlator program

  20. when I open the container, it comes out after a few seconds, what should I do?

  21. I downloaded, followed the install directions and i will not start up. Have a Revvl Tablet 5G. Says cannot extract obb image.

  22. the folder “storage/emulated/0/Android/obb/com.winlator” not showing. how can fix it?

  23. I want connect keyboard and mouse on winlator for better experience, please i need help

  24. How can i, connect real mouse and synch with virtual

  25. It will be marvellous that we can use mouse in winlator, please make a solution for this issue.

  26. I think about Microsoft an Google Chrome ai playstore ui

  27. When I run Winlator, I receive the message “unable to install the obb image”. What do I have to do.

  28. Could you please help. I am on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra. I have both internal and SD drive, and have installed the obb image on both drives. When I run Winlator I receive a message “unable to install the obb image”. What do I do?

  29. I don’t know how to get the input features open whenever I get a container to run. As such, I can’t input my name in a game and could not start playing. What do I do? It isn’t shown in the tutorial how to get them to appear. Can’t access the virtual keyboard and controls. I only have the cursor.

  30. EXAGEAR war 1000 mal besser als winlator EXAGEAR konnte man so ohne Probleme downloaden und winlator da geht überhaupt nichts egal wie man das macht nach Anweisungen geht’s einfach nicht stellt lieber wieder EXAGEAR her der ist viel besser und nicht so kompliziert zu instslieren

  31. Cómo instalo los drivers al emulador ya que cuando intento instalar un juego me sale error y dice drivers?

  32. A cause des restrictions Android le fichier existe pour l’obb mais on ne peut pas le déplacer même avec des gestionnaires de fichiers

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