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Bluestacks is a free Android Emulator platform which enables you to run Android applications on your computer. While we are not in any way affiliated with Bluestacks nor do we officially support there product, enough of our community members use the software to allow them to play Blood Brothers on their computer.

To that end, this page will help you with some of the regularly encounted issues with the program in an attempt to provide a documentation of the most successful resolutions to those problems.

WARNING: THIS RESOURCE IS ONLY PROVIDED AS A REPOSITORY OF INFORMATION FOUND TO BE MOST SUCCESSFUL IN ACCOMPLISHING CERTAIN TASKS. THERE IS NO WARRANTY WITH ANY OF THESE ACTIVITIES THAT THEY WILL RESOLVE YOUR PROBLEM OR THAT YOU WILL NOT CAUSE HARM TO YOUR COMPUTER. ONLY A PERSON KNOWLEDGEABLE OF PC'S AND MICROSOFT WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEMS SHOULD ATTEMPT TO MAKE ANY CHANGES TO THE SYSTEM REGISTRY. ANY ADVICE YOU SEEK TO FOLLOW FROM THIS PAGE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Installation

Download the program from the official source: Bluestack.com

I suggest you download the win8 optimized version, regardless of your operating system I have found that this works smoother.

If you already have a different version installed, then follow the Uninstallation instructions below. After download, follow the standard installation procedure for the program.

If you want bluestacks to be a bit faster you can go to the Improving Bluestacks Performance part.

Uninstallation

Uninstall Bluestacks Player
In Control Panel, locate the programs control panel (Either Add/Remove Program or Programs)
Select "Blue Stacks Player" and select Uninstall
Uninstall Bluestacks Notification Center
In Control Panel, locate the programs control panel
Select "Notification Center" and select Uninstall
Locate all residual files
C:\ProgramData\BlueStacks
C:\Program Files (x86)\BlueStacks or C:\Program Files\BlueStacks
C:\Users\ \AppData\Local\BlueStacks
Locate and remove all residual registry entries
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BlueStacks

Shut Down Bluestacks

Simply clicking on the 'x' will close the Bluestacks player, but not the entire suite.

Shut down bluestacks player
click on the 'x' to close the player and wait for the program to exit fully
Shut down the Notification Center
Right-click on the Bluestacks icon in the system tray (row of icons by the clock, bottom right hand corner of desktop)
Select "Shutdown"
Wait for icon to disappear

Changing GUID

Retrieve a new GUID
Generate a new GUID. You may use Online GUID Generator to create a random GUID
Locate the current GUID
Shut Down Bluestacks following the instructions given above.
Launch Regedit
Locate the following two keys
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BlueStacks\USER_GUID
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BlueStacks\Guests\Android\BootParameters
ONLY REPLACE THE STRING OF CHARACTERS THAT FOLLOWS "guid=", NOTHING ELSE.
Replace the existing GUID with the one you generated online.
Launch Bluestacks

Improving Bluestacks Performance

Change the Bluestacks Windowsize
This will increase bluestacks performance.
Shut down Bluestacks following the instructions given above.
Launch Regedit
Press Windows and "R" Button simultaneously.
type regedit and press Enter.
Locate the following two keys
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BlueStacks\Guests\Android\FrameBuffer\0\Height
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BlueStacks\Guests\Android\FrameBuffer\0\Width
Open the keys and set value to DECIMAL !
Change the decimal value to your liking, keep in mind, a ration of 3:2
Suggested ratio for blood brothers: 900:600 or 750:500 or 600:400
Note that when you have no games installed it is best to set ratio to 1:1
This means you make the Width the same as your preferred Height, after installing a game you can change it back to whatever you like.
Other games might have a different optimal ratio, example Tablet games might need a ratio of 1:2 or 2:3 you will need to play with this yourself so it is to your satisfaction.
Changing amount of memory accessible by Bluestacks.
Locate the following key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BlueStacks\Guests\Android\Memory
Open the key and set value to DECIMAL !
keep in mind that you NEVER set the value higher then 50% of your physical RAM. 1024 = 1GB of Ram.
Suggested size is 1024, but for systems with less then 4GB of ram leave it at the default setting.

Troubleshooting

Bluestacks' orientation is sideways and won't rotate.
By the clock on your desktop is an Icon for Blustacks. Right click on the icon and select Shutdown.
Follow the uninstall procedures exactly and reinstall Bluestacks.
Bluestacks' says "Bluestacks" is already installed on this machine.
Review the uninstall procedures and make sure no residual elements of the program were left behind.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Tutorial:Bluestacks

  • BlueStacks login or signup error

    4 messages
    • Copy and paste the @ symbol? But I don't understand why not use a mobile device instead (phone/tablet)...
    • its fine now i just enabled pop up keyboard on my laptop and i could type in @ so its fine 
  • contacts

    • how do I copy contacts if I want to save them else where because i want to fomart my computer then install bluestacks again on windows7

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