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Running CoD Mobile on Linux - Has someone actually managed to do this?

I've been requested by my boys to see if we can load Call of Duty Mobile on the PC. 

 

Googling didn't provide any information on how to achieve this, with a couple sites and forums noting that it should be possible.

 

I know there are a couple of windows emulators/simulators out there, but has someone actually managed to run COD Mobile on Linux, preferably Mint or Ubuntu?  My home has been Microsoft free for the last 15 years, and I'm not going back to the dark side...

 

I was thinking to install an Andorid OS in a Virtual Box for safety as it appears as if most of these are a bit shady... (Android x86 vs PrimeOS vs Phoenix OS vs Bliss)

 

Another seems to recommend Anbox to run them directly in the Anbox container on Linux, but some reviews indicate that it won't work with games.

 

Also, was thinking  a bit and will try ChromeOS (https://www.neverware.com/), so that might be a better option for security if it will run CoD Mobile.

 

Another is to try and get the Windows emulator running via Wine/Proton, but that seems to be a recipe to install malware, and would really be my last choice.  (Gameloop)

 

Then there is Android Studio, but seem like this will also not be able to run games.

 

Ideally one day LTT and Anthony will make a video about this, but in the mean time any assistance in this regard would be appreciated.

 

BTW:  I'm running Linux Mint 20.2 on a old 3820 workhorse, GTX1070, 64GBram and a couple TB's on ZFS1

 

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google play says it is not compatible with my chromebook or my phone so it must have high graphics hardware requirements. All the solutions you proposed will likely not have the drivers to match your GPU to the android system the game runs on. Virtualizing without GPU pass through gives terrible performance even for simple video play.

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this is a fairly high performance emulator that works on Linux and the free version has everything you need, you can give it a try: https://www.genymotion.com/

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I have a feeling that you could use the android_x86 iso in qemu/kvm and single gpu vfio, that might get play store working with some decent performance 

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You can use Anbox to run Android apps as well. Doesn’t require any hardware virtualization either. No idea how it might play with any anticheat they may have. 

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  • 3 weeks later...
On 10/17/2021 at 12:41 PM, Sauron said:

this is a fairly high performance emulator that works on Linux and the free version has everything you need, you can give it a try: https://www.genymotion.com/

Unfortunately it appears as if CoD mobile isn't available on this device....

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