StarCraft and Caesar III made playable on Android via Winulator

StarCraft and Caesar III made playable on Android via Winulator
Let's face it – playing classic video games on an Android device is often hard due to the lack of adequate physical controls. Sure, RPGs and other genres that don't require timely reactions are indeed playable, but real-time strategies, for example, and other kinds of games that you're supposed to play with a mouse, are practically impossible to enjoy.

Yet here comes Winulator – an ambitious project that aims to assist classic games in getting along with touchscreens. In a nutshell, you're provided with a tool that converts Windows executable files into code that Android understands and an application to run that code with. Sounds awesome, doesn't it? Well, don't get too excited yet because the list of games that Winulator runs is extremely limited. Currently, only Caesar III is supported with Star Craft coming next in the very near future, but we hope that the list will keep on growing over time. On the bright side of things, in the video below we see that Star Craft runs quite well, with sound effects and without dropping a frame. 

You can try a beta version of Winulator for free by downloading it from Google Play. In case your favorite old-school title from the 90's isn't supported yet, you can still keep an eye on the project by visiting its home page. 


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14 Comments

1. m.garz

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 08, 2010

what about the controls?

10. Riven

Posts: 25; Member since: May 25, 2012

did you watch the video at all?

14. m.garz

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 08, 2010

the video wasnt working when i posted the comment yesterday

2. iSometimes

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 16, 2011

FREAKING SWEET

3. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

How exciting. Starcraft is by far one of my favorite video games.

4. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Oh wow... SC was an all time favorite

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

touch screen starcraft. That could be really cool :)

6. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

And people say android doesn't have good games...

7. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

I waaant Red Alert 2!!!

8. jchuamanl

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

It would be extremely difficult and uncomfortable to play Starcraft in an Android phone with the fingers instead of the classic mouse. But it would be interesting playing it in a Galaxy Note.

9. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

I can tell how frustrating controls will be by just looking at that screenshot.

11. Riven

Posts: 25; Member since: May 25, 2012

looked pretty straightforward to me

12. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

So my dream of running c&c; red alert on my tablet is coming closer to realisation, good, gooood :D

13. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Just in time for my tablet to arrive. My dad loves Caesar III and we bonded over playing it when I was a kid.

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