How to play Clash of Clans on Mac OS X with Genymotion

How to play Clash of Clans on Mac with Genymotion

Till now, there are 3 ways to play Clash of Clans on Mac:

  • Install Windows via Boot Camp then use Bluestacks.
  • Install Windows on virtualization software like VMWare then use Bluestacks.
  • Use Virtualbox and Genymotion.

There are many players wanna play this amazing game on their Mac. So in this post, I will show you how to play Clash of Clans on Mac OS X step-by-step. The third is the easiest and simplest way! I am going to talk about it.

You can install Bluestacks on Mac, but you can’t install Clash of Clans on it. I do not know why. Please reply if you know how to fix it.

Play Clash of Clans on Mac

 Install and play Clash of Clans on Mac OS X:

    1. Download Genymotion:
    2. Download VirtualBox for Mac:
    3. Download Genymotion ARM Translation (do not extract):
      Mirrors: http://goo.gl/IpB8S4
    4. Download Google Play (do not extract) for Android 4.3:
    5. Install both Genymotion and VirtualBox and open them.
    6. At Genymotion window, click Add to add new device, choose Samsung Galaxy S4 4.3 (strongly recommend) then click next to install.
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    7. (Optional) Open Virtualbox. In Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager, go to Settings ~> System ~> Display and set the Video Memory option up to 128MB. Click OK button to save this setting.
    8. Click Run to run this phone:
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    9. Install it like your smartphone, use your Google ID for recovering your Clash of Clans later.
    10. Drag and drop Genymotion-ARM-Translation_v1.1.zip which you have downloaded onto your Genymotion VM homescreen, you will face this popup, just click OK.
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    11. Download apk file of ROM Toolbox Pro, drag and drop it onto your device to install. You can type “ROM Toolbox Pro apk” on Google to find it.
    12. Open ROM Toolbox Pro, choose Reboot for restarting your device:
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    13. After rebooting, drag and drop the gapps-kk-20130813-signed.zip file onto your device homescreen. Click OK when the popup show.
    14. Reboot your device again.
    15. Now you can use Google Play smoothly, search and install Clash of Clans:
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    16. Enjoy!

I have made a small tutorial video about this for all of you:

Hotkeys:

Zoom-in and zoom-out:

  • Hold Command button, Left click + Move mouse to the Left: Zoom In
  • Hold Command button,¬†Left click + Move mouse to the Right: Zoom Out
  • Without mouse: Control button + Press trackpad and slide finger right or left.

Enter full-screen mode: Press Ctrl + Fn + F11.

Troubleshooting: Genymotion problems

How to fix Files successfully copied to: /sdcard/Download/ problem:

These days I’ve been getting some reports from you guys about this problem. Just follow these steps to fix it:

  1. Open Genymotion, start your Virtual Machine.Click on the Genymotion on your screen:fix-genymotion-problem-1
  2. Check the Always allow su access(bypass Superuser app) line:
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  3. Save
  4. Done!

If you cannot find Genymotion icon on your Home Screen:

  1. Download and install Root Explorer for you Virtual Machine.
  2. Open Root Explorer, go to your /sdcard/Download/ folder then extract the zip file of Google Play.
  3. Copy the extracted folder on top of your /system folder.
  4. Overwrite.
  5. Reboot your device and you should have Google Play now.

“An error occured while deploying the file. Error: device not found”

If you get the message “An error occured while deploying the file.
error: device not found” when trying to move the Google Play store (gapps-kk-20140105-signed.zip)

Create a new shared folder (any location will do, I chose downloads) from the Virtual Box settings and check the “auto-mount” box. Reboot the android device and try moving the file again.

Failed to import OVA file Problem:

To fix this problem, just open your Genymotion, go to Settings menu, at the Misc tab choose Clear cache and everything will be ok!

Have fun with Clash of Clans with your Mac!