Tanktastic is developed and optimized for mobile devices, available on Android and iOS operating systems. Previous versions of the game (version 1.22 and below) could practically run on any device, the system specifications were of little or no importance at all. Unfortunately, after the release of version 2.0, which included massive changes to the game's design, interface and graphics, more and more players faced different types of compatibility problems: the game could barely function properly anymore, crashing several times during matches. Or worse still, no longer starting at all, crashing immediately after reaching the loading screen. The reason is that the game now is developed using the most recent version of the game engine, and includes features and functionality that require a more powerful processor and more memory, something older devices do not have.
These are the minimum system requirements in order to run the game on mobile device:
- 1.3 GHz processor.
- 1 GB of RAM (400 MB free).
These are the recommended system specifications in order to run the game smoothly on mobile device:
- 1.6 GHz processor, or better.
- 2 GB of RAM (700 MB free), or more.
Players with incompatible devices are therefore generally left with two choices: either to upgrade their device - which may be expensive, or to find another game to play. What most players do not know is that they may also have a third choice: to use their computer instead, if they own one. But since the game is not developed for Windows or macOS, it is impossible to run the game directly in these operating systems. One option is to install a separate Android operating system on the computer. In that case, Remix OS by Jide is recommended to use, as it offers a wide range of functionality compared to its competitors. To take advantage of all the functionality and performance, it is highly recommended to shrink the volume of the main hard drive and use the assigned volume rather than a USB drive. More information on this can easily be found by searching. After installing and booting the operating system, the computer can be used as any mobile device with Android, but with mouse and keyboard instead of a touch screen, unless the computer supports a touch screen, of course. Another option is to use an Android emulator on the main operating system. This tutorial will cover the installation process and the configuration of NOX - the most preferred and powerful Android emulator for both Windows and macOS - in order to run Tanktastic. The advantages of using this method are that it is specially developed for playing Android games, with better optimisation, as well as functionality for key bindings compared to Remix OS' built-in game windows. This solution also allows the user to use the main operating system, without the need for a separate one. However, it is of course important that the computer is powerful enough to run the Android emulator alongside with the either Windows or macOS. This is usually not a problem.
The basic steps to install the NOX Android emulator on Windows or macOS.
The basic steps to configure the NOX Android emulator in order to run Tanktastic properly with key bindings.
- FILE TRANSFER:
The basic steps to transfer files between the NOX Android emulator and Windows or macOS.
The basic steps to backup or restore a backup of the NOX Android emulator in case of loss, damage, or simply to import a previous backup.