This will be a personal blog containing things I do. Hope you’ll enjoy!
This will be a personal blog containing things I do. Hope you’ll enjoy!
So a while back I posted a temporary fix to how you could import your Leapdroid data files, which can be found here. The problem was that it was a tedious process of switching out files or else Leapdroid would fail to start up. After some tinkering around and the help of a commenter, a long term solution has been found and it’s rather simple.
First before updating your build of Leapdroid, create a backup of the “data.vmdk” file found in your Documents\Leapdroid\VMs\vm(1 or 2). You can also just take the file and drag it to your desktop.
After reinstalling Leapdroid, back into your Documents\Leapdroid\VMs\vm(1 or 2) and create a new folder with whatever you want to name it (ex: Backup) and then go into the Leapdroid folder in your program files and access VirtualBox.exe, this should be located at C:\Program Files\Leapdroid\VM\.
Once Leapdroid VM Manager is running, look under the Storage tab and select SATA Port 1: data.vmdk > Choose disk image and find where your data.vmdk backup is located. Once selected, you’re all good to go! This should server as a long term solution to the issue.
Here’s a quick starting guide on Animation Throwdown covering some the basic differences between starting characters and special effects.
More effects can be found here: http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Animation+Throwdown/feature.asp?c=71441
You can checkout this game on your mobile devices, but if you wanna try it out before committing your precious mobile storage data, you can try it out on Leapdroid, an Android emulator! With Leapdroid, you can play mobile games or use popular apps on your computer. Leapdroid is currently the fastest emulator, from my experience, out there and is free to use. Consider giving it a shot!
Here are some things I’ve discovered as I played Oz: Broken Kingdom.
Ability Leveling. Ability cards are leveled up by acquiring duplicates of an ability and then upgraded using essences. To obtain ability cards, you can play specific stages, purchase from item shop, or acquired through the pool of wonders.
Stage Drops. Each stage states tells you what ability you can obtain, along with additional materials for gems or character evolution. It’s also noted that you may only acquire an ability from a stage once a day as acquiring an ability enables a button that allows you to refresh the skill by spending some emeralds. This does not apply to stage drops however, as ores can still be obtained.
Shop Keep got you covered. Ability cards can also be obtained by purchasing them through the item shop with essence. Available abilities in the shop will display a tag in your abilities menu. The abilities and items will change after an extended period of time, refreshing after a couple of hours. As of right now, there is no limit on how many cards you can purchase besides how much essence you want to spend.
Wonder what you’ll get? Abilities can also be obtained by using coins at the pool of wonders. Coins can be purchased through varying amounts of emeralds and a free bronze and silver coin given out daily. You can additionally purchase coins for a specific character to obtain abilities for that specific character.
Completion-ist. Completing 3 stages with 3 stars allows you to raid the stage, which allows you to get the stage rewards without playing the stage, at the cost of the usual energy amount. To get better ratings in a stage, take as little damage as you can. I was able to complete a stage with very low health and managed to obtain a 1 star rating.
Mighty Tin Man is MIGHTY! To increase the might of your characters, upgrade their abilities and rank up. Upgrading abilities increases the total might and ranking up gives a boost to all your characters. Ranking up can be achieved by various means like doing quests and playing levels, so best bet would be to play the game as you normally would.
Try things out on an emulator! Oz: Broken Kingdom can be a bit graphic intensive so it wouldn’t hurt to try it out on an emulator. I would recommend Leapdroid as I’ve been using Leapdroid for some time now. Do note, I have experienced an occasional lag on Leapdroid 1.6 for one reason or another, but aside from that, works very well. Playing Oz on a larger screen could also help as having a larger screen allows you to see more details you otherwise might have missed on a mobile device. Consider giving it a shot!
If I can come up with more tips, I’ll update this article. Hope these observations helps!
Clash of clans has been a long running game with a huge fan following and with that, plenty of guides and resources on how to get the best out of your experience with this big title. I thought I’d provide some of my experience with being a late comer to the game and some things I’ve found to help me out when playing (some really beginner things).
Wait out the building process in the beginning. Lots of sources say to save your gems early on so that you can get more builders quickly. While minor, you can still avoid the quick build option the game suggests to you during the tutorial by waiting for your upgrades. While you only spend 1 or 2 gems for those quick upgrades, but those gems can add up quickly if you’re not paying attention. Additionally, the wait time for early building is only a few seconds so might as well grab some snacks while you wait!
Focus on resource gathering early on. As a new player, you start with a 3 Day shield that protects you from attacks, however What I didn’t know was that as you attacked other players, it felt like my shield had been draining. What also didn’t help was I sometimes attacked when my camps weren’t full nor did I have enough troops. Playing in the premade supercell levels was a bigger boost in resources than attacking other players early in the game which was something I totally missed. This also means to upgrade your resource buildings early on and to gather more troops so that you can tackle more heavily defended camps.
When you do attack, look for better camps. As suggested from other people, sometimes it’s just better to find a weaker camp with high resources. It’s not very expensive to look for another opponent and as an invader, its advised that you look for easy targets rather than the heavily fortified. Often times I failed an invasion because I didn’t look for easier picks.
Playing clash of clans on a pc can be a very enjoyable experience. As of late, I’ve done most of my mobile gaming (ironically) on my pc because my mobile device doesn’t have sufficient memory anymore and that the battery drains too quickly. Thus I’ve been playing Clash of Clans on Leapdroid, an android emulator, which in hindsight was a good start given the larger screen and more precise actions. While I started playing CoC on Leapdroid, I’ve also started playing Monster Super League on my mobile device and that’s when I realized how much of a better experience it was to play on a larger screen. CoC felt like any other gaming experience because it was on PC and the game play felt like it could be easily managed with mouse and keyboard and the same applied for monster super league.
Additionally here are a few links to guides that I found to have some really useful information. You can find even more resources on YouTube, reddit, or even by asking your local CoC player. I’m sure they’d love to help you out!
Hello! Recently I’ve been playing Monster Super League, a monster raising game on both iOS and Android and I thought I’d share some things I’ve learned during my course of the game.
Hope these tips help you out!
If you’re looking for an online stream to the 2016 Olympic Games, you can try out TV Plus 2.0 on the Android Playstore. TV Plus is a TV broadcasting application that streams CCTV from China which will include the Olympic Games. According to Wikipedia, CCTV-5 is a 24/7 sports channel and will broadcast the Rio Olympics. In the past, CCTV-5 have broadcast the London Olympics 2012, Beijing Olympics 2008, and many earlier Olympics. Additionally, CCTV-1 will also broadcast the Rio Olympics which is stated to simulcast the Rio Olympics as well. You can also watch the Olympic Games on NBC with an hour delay.
If you’re interested in this method, you can checkout Leapdroid build 1.3.1 (August 2nd) which comes bundled TV Plus. To get started, just download and install Leapdroid and once on the home screen, click the menu button and click on TV Plus. Next click on the blue icon to get started and set to watch the Olympic Games.
Disclaimer: There might be Chinese commentary, however I do not actually know. We will see!
Can’t get enough of Pokemon Go? Got some free time on your hands? If so, why not try the find your way home challenge with Pokemon Go?
Here’s the idea: A while back I heard of the “Find Your Way Home” challenge from either a podcast or Vsauce and the idea is to use generate a random location in the world and use Google Maps Street View to navigate your way to an airport or your entire way back home. Mapcrunch does exactly that where it randomly places you at some location in the world and shows you the street view of that location. Using this concept, why not try the same with Pokemon Go? How you might ask? Use an Android emulator that supports GPS functionallity, I recommend Leapdroid 1.3.0,use Mapcrunch to randomly generate a location until you get a street address (sometimes you get unnamed roads) and input that into the GPS location setting on Leapdroid.
Guide to setting up Pokemon Go on Leapdroid can be found here.
Pokemon Go setup TL;DR:
Once setup is done, start your adventure by creating a new Pokemon Go account and using both mapcrunch and Pokemon Go*. (Make sure you create a new account as playing on an emulator has a potential to banning of the account on the device, I will not be responsible for any bans that occurs, just be cautious). You can use the compass the orient yourself in both Go and mapcrunch. I would also recommend you travel with mapcrunch as you travel in Pokemon Go and use Pokestops to make sure you’re going the right way.
*Make sure you create a new account as playing on an emulator has a potential to banning of the account on the device, I will not be responsible for any bans that occurs, just be cautious.
I’ll be updating this section as more ideas come to mind.
While Pokemon Go isn’t officially supported on emulators, has statements regarding GPS spoofing being permanently bannable, and controversy about being played on an emulator due to morals with cheating while other Pokemon Go users work harder, I personally think this would be a neat idea to try out, especially for people who want to play, but have no legitimate means to play, be it disabilities or lack of supported devices. The game was meant to be enjoyed by interacting with other users as you journey to capture Pokemon and take over gyms and I respect that, but at the same time, how cool would it be to have your own journey while waiting to play legitimately?
Note: As I hear, Pokemon Go has yet to issue permanent bans due to server issues, and emulator users, the big spoofers, have been flagged, so try out the challenge before Niantic bans all emulator users! (Note: I don’t know the specifics of how Niantic will ban GPS spoofers or what registers as cheating. GPS spoofing has been said to be clearly against the terms of service
If you have any other rule ideas, contact me through the contact page! I’d like to hear suggestions you may have.