[Tutorial] How to use two versions of BlueStacks

Ciil

New User
Aug 26, 2018
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Heyho,
maybe a few people already noticed that some games (e.g. SaO:IF or Darkness Rising) won't work on Bluestacks 3N or Bluestacks 4.
Those games work mostly (maybe not all, can't say, as the few games I tried are working) in older versions whitout N(ougat).

Because I wanted to use BS4 for Android N, but also wanted to play games like SaO:IF,
I searched and found a solution: Install TWO BlueStacks versions!

BS itself wrote that solution in their FAQ, as they removed some parts in the BS3N and BS4 version
- Click > Solution for graphics compatibility issues on BlueStacks 3N <
- Go to the headline "How can I install and use BlueStacks 3?"
- Download BS3 (Click in the text on "... this URL...")
- Install
- Go to the official site of BS,
- visit their "Support" link (bottom on the website)
- set the language on "English (US)" (dunno if the same stands in other languages, in my native language I couldn't find it)
- Click on "Bluestacks 3"
- Click on "Bluestacks 3N"
- and search for "Solution for graphics compatibility issues on Bluestacks"
- Go to the headline "How can I install and use BlueStacks 3?"
- Download BS3 (Click in the text on "... this URL...")
- Install
- As you are using now TWO BlueStacks Versions, you need BSTweaks 5.2.2.0 (IF you want to use root)
- Download from here > BlueStacks Tweaker 5. Tool for modifing BlueStacks 2 & 3 & 3N & 4 <
- Unarchive it where you like
1 - Copy in the "BSTweaker5" folder
BlueStacksTweaker5.exe
&
BlueStacksTweaker5.exe.config
2 - Paste it anywhere you like
3 - Rename both of the copied files in
BlueStacksTweaker5_bgp_kk.exe
&
BlueStacksTweaker5_bgp_kk.exe.config
4 - Put them back in the "BSTweaker5" folder

BST5.png
This .exe will open the "newer" Bluestacks (as the following by me it's BS4.30)
1_0_BSTforBS4.png


2_0_BS4Settings.png
This .exe will open the "older" BlueStacks (BS3)

1_0_BSTforBS3.png


2_0_BS3Settings.png
It's not possible to run both versions the same time!
You need to close one version if u want to use the other.
And when you try to open the second version, after you closed the first, there will be a warning.
Click on "OK" and the second version will start.
1 - BlueStacksTweaker5_bgp_kk.exe
2 - On the "Main" tab hit on "Force kill BS"
3 - Wait till "Force Kill:True" stands on the botttom (line with XDA.. and so on)
4 - Click in the "Helpers" tab on the button "Unlock"
5 - Now restart BS in the "Main" tab with the button "Start BS"
6 - Wait until the Engine starts
7 - Hit the "Patch" button for root in the "Helpers" tab
8 - Hit "Install SuperSU"
9 - Start SU in the Engine and install the Binary Files (Normal not TWRP)
10 - DON'T restart the engine, click on "No"
11 - Update SU via Playstore
12 - Let it install another Binary Files (Normal not TWRP)
13 - DON'T restart the Engine, click on "No"
14 - Close BS manually and restart it
15 - Download from the Playstore "Root Checker"
16 - Check if BS is Rooted
1 - BlueStacksTweaker5.exe
2 - On the "Main" tab hit on "Force kill BS"
3 - Wait till "Force Kill:True" stands on the botttom (line with XDA.. and so on)
4 - Click in the "Helpers" tab on the button "Unlock"
5 - Now restart BS in the "Main" tab with the button "Start BS"
6 - Wait until the Engine starts
7 - Hit the "Patch" button for root in the "Helpers" tab
8 - Hit "Install SuperSU"
9 - Start SU in the Engine and install the Binary Files (Normal not TWRP)
10 - DON'T restart the engine, click on "No"
11 - Update SU via Playstore
12 - Let it install another Binary Files (Normal not TWRP)
13 - DON'T restart the Engine, click on "No"
14 - Close BS manually and restart it
15 - Download from the Playstore "Root Checker"
16 - Check if BS is Rooted
1 - If u want to upgrade from wich ever version of BS to the newest v4.30
- use "Titanium Backup" for your apps
- copy them via the "FM" from BSTweaker to your PC (Storage > Emulated > 0 > TitaniumBackup)
- use an uninstaller like "iobit uninstall" to remove the old BS
!!! If you upgrade whitout this, not only could your game files be corrupted, also sometimes
Mouse and Keyboard won't work anymore in BlueStacks !!!

2 - If you can't drag and drop (mostly happens after using patches in BSTweaker, sometimes even after root) .APK's,
or can't use external programs like xpadder anymore: disable your UAC (you can try to use Winaero Tweaker)
As I said, there are a few apps I only tried, wich don't work on any N(ougat) BlueStacks versions.
I will update the list if I find other games.

- Darkness Rising
- Sword Art Online: Integral Factor
- fixing the f*cking google spreedsheet =_=
- MAYBE a video tutorial for the rooting

So for the moment done.

IF someone tries these method with a game I hadn't tried yet (ok not really that difficult atm) and it works:
pls write me a PM so I can update the games list with a credit to you.

greetings, Ciil