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iOS: 0.8.1+
Android: 0.8.5 (Play/Market version is obsolete!)

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Version info

Once upon a time we had a Market version based on a port of sdl 1.2 to android. While still up, this branch has been discontinued for years.

Builds are compiled and uploaded periodically to sourceforge. You can build it yourself too — check the README in the android/ folder.


  • Android 2+ (builds default to API level 17)
  • (a computer to transfer the games/demo from)


  1. enable installing unofficial APKs on your device
  2. download the gemrb APK (see build link above)
  3. install gemrb via a file or APK manager
  4. optionally set up bigger fonts, either by using one of the mods or by using arbitrary vector fonts


Nothing special — check the logs; use alogcat if needed, search around. Common problems.

Game Data Installation

While gemrb comes with a minimal demo and a minimal test mode, they are not interesting to players. You will want to get either one of the games or the bg2 demo.

Before continuing, you will likely want to install the widescreen mod and any other community additions that you fancy.

Copy your prefered game to the device and then edit the GemRB.cfg, so we will know where to find it. This can be tricky, as the actual path can differ from device to device1), so don't just blindly copy it from the net!

Read more about all of this here.

Known issues

  • you usually need the widescreen mod to use the whole screen
    • you sometime need to compensate for the fixed toolbar on the phone, reducing the target resolution
  • gemrb is slow
  • lacking contributors interested in android / mobile (join us)
eg. /mnt/sdcard/app-data/net.sourceforge.gemrb
install/android.txt · Last modified: 2016/02/08 11:43 by lynxlynxlynx