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Gameloop (aka Tencent Gaming Buddy) is the best Android emulator for playing FPS games on PC, such as PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty, Free Fire, and more.
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Gameloop is the best Android emulator for playing PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty Mobile on a Windows desktop PC. Gameloop was formerly Tencent Gaming Buddy (TGB) or Tencent Game Assistant. But now it has rebranded with more features and games support.

Gameloop Overview

Gameloop is specially optimized for games rather than the normal Android experience. Tencent develops it, the developers of PUBG. The emulator engine is best optimized for PUBG and other online games.

Gameloop- An interesting new social networking app that focuses on gamers.

Gameloop is a brand new platform that allows playing mobile games on PC. Numerous popular games are available on Gameloop, including Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, Free Fire, Arena of Valor, Mobile Legends, and much more that are yet to be updated soon.

Despite the presence of the Game Center, Gameloop is an app where one can meet new friends to play games with. It’s the core thinking behind Gameloop.

It pools various resources. To gain more insights, one can import Xbox Live, Steam, and PSN as well as iOS details. Besides a few problems I had with Gameloop, the basic principle is a good idea. When done with data import, it lists all the games one has played. Making it easy to add further information about each title.

As a library, Gameloop gives you the best experience. The main feature of its success is Social features which permit easy interaction for players. As the app calls it, the Gameloop is excellent for a simple conversation about games.

What Should I Know about Gameloop?

Besides the best features of Gameloop, it has some noticeable difficulties. Importing Xbox360 games is difficult, with no explanation. Searching and limitations to filtering are also an issue. But it isn’t such a big deal when the community is small.


  • Best Android emulator to play PUBG and COD on PC.
  • Game center for best-supported games.
  • Smooth gameplay.
  • Keymapping to play games using keyboard and mouse.


  • Games might not work on old computers and GPUs.
  • Forced game download on the first install. It is tough to download just Gameloop emulator only.

New Features in Gameloop

If you have been using Tencent Gaming Buddy, you will notice a few new things, but most features are borrowed from old TGB. Let’s have a look at the new features.

Game Center

Tencent keeps testing top Android games on Gameloop and adds the best-performing games to the Game Center area. So the games you see in the Game Center section are adequately tested and work 100% on the emulator.

Game Center
Game Center

User Login

Online games often require you to create accounts and log in to play the game. That’s why Gameloop has a dedicated login system that allows you to log in using Facebook or Google accounts.

Social Signin Gameloop with Facebook or Google Account
Social Sign-in Gameloop with Facebook or Google Account

Live Streams

You can enjoy live streams on Nimotv and Nonolive just inside Gameloop. This is great for enjoying your favorite live streams without leaving the game application.

Nimo Live TV on Gameloop
Nimo Live TV on Gameloop
Nonolive on Live Game Loop
Nonolive on Live Game Loop

Network Acceleration

You can not tolerate network issues in online games. Frequent disconnects or losing networks will destroy the fun and result in a game over. But Gameloop’s latest versions have fixed this issue using network acceleration technology. This will ensure stable connectivity even on slow networks. So no more network failure due to slow internet speed.

Join Friends

Join PUBG mobile official lobby to find team members and join chat rooms. Just locate the friend’s icon on the left bottom of the emulator and discover amazing friends.

How to use Gameloop?

If you have experienced playing PUBG Mobile on PC using TGB (Tencent Gaming Buddy) emulator, you will discover that Gameloop is similar to TGB or Tencent Gaming Assistant. The user interface and game settings are almost the same as TGB.

The fact behind this similarity is the development company behind both emulators. Gameloop is the stable version of TGB (the beta version). Tencent is the PUBG Mobile game developer and created its own Android emulator for playing PUBG Mobile on Windows PC.

Though the PUBG PC edition was released and became famous quickly, it was heavy on system resources, and only a high-end PC could play this game.

For those who are not familiar with the Gameloop app player, here is a quick overview. Let’s have a look.

How to install Gameloop

The installation is pretty simple and automated. You do need not to configure anything besides the initial installation steps. Let’s discover how to install the emulator on Windows OS.

  1. First, download the Gameloop installer from the current page (download link on the top and bottom).
  2. After the download, run the installer, and setup will begin.
  3. Choose the installation location and press the install button.
  4. The setup will start downloading the Turbo AOW Engine as the base emulator. A progress bar with a download percentage (1.0% to 100%) will display at the bottom of the screen.
    installing turbo engine
  5. Wait for the installation process to finish.

Note: Most of the time, the installer will try to download and install the PUBG MOBILE game automatically, just after the Turbo AOW Engine installation. If you do not want to install PUBG MOBILE or CODM (Call of Duty MOBILE) along with Gameloop emulator, then keep an eye on the installation progress bar.

Stop PUBG Mobile auto installation in Gameloop emulator
Stop PUBG Mobile auto installation in the Gameloop emulator

When the first installation of the Turbo AOW Engine reaches 100% completion, go to the current game or My Games option and cancel the auto game installation in the bottom-right corner.

How to uninstall Gameloop?

If you want to remove the Gameloop emulator for any reason, here is a quick guide for you:

  1. Go to Settings > Apps
  2. Locate the Gameloop, click on it and select uninstall.
    Gameloop uninstall from Windows settings
  3. Confirm the uninstallation and accept UAC (User Access Control) dialog by pressing Yes.
  4. A dialog box will appear again with two options: uninstall and repair. Select Uninstall option.
    uninstall or repair options
  5. Select one or more feedback options and click uninstall.
    uninstallation feedback
  6. The uninstall process will start and finish in a few seconds and you will see a final message.
    uninstallation in progress

    Gameloop successfully removed from PC

All done! Gameloop has successfully uninstalled from your computer.

Gameloop Troubleshooting

Here is a list of common issues and their possible solutions.

  • The following Pre-installation Check error message does not allow to start the installation:
    Unable to install, because drive C: does not have more than 3 GB of space. Please clear some space first.
    pre-installation check error
    The message is pretty clear, the emulator cannot install because you do not have at least 3GB free disk space. Make sure you have the required free disk space available and then try again to install the program.
  • Some games installation requires Android Nougat at least. When you try to install that game, the following error message will appear:
    The game cannot be started without Android 7
    Please install Standard Engine for stable operations.

    Install new game error Android 7 required
    Press the install button and the Standard Engine will download and install Android 7 support for the Gameloop app player.
    install Android 7 in Gameloop
    The game will install automatically.
    installing standard engine
  • An error message appears while installing the Standard Engine for Android 7:
    Error: Write error in the file android_data_disk.vdi. Probably the disk is full. Retry or Cancel.
    write error in the file android_data_disk.vdi disk full
    This message appears when the emulator tries to download the Standard Engine but the free space on the disk is not enough. Please free-up some disk space and then press the Retry button.

Gameloop Supported Games

Though this emulator can play almost all Android games on PC, here is a list of official supported games which are available in the Game Center.

  • FPS
    • Free Fire
    • Call of Duty
    • Standoff 2
    • Cyber Hunter
    • Modern Ops
    • Creative Destruction
    • Into The Dead 2
    • The Killbox
    • Crisis Action
    • Infinity Ops
    • The Walking Zombie 2
    • WeTV
    • Car Simulator M5
    • World War Heroes
    • Dead Trigger 2
    • Read Commando Secret Mission
    • Hopeless Land
    • Wonder Blade
  • MOBA
    • Mobile Legends
    • Arena of Valor
    • Heroes Evolved
    • Extraordinary Ones: 5V5 MOBA
    • Marvel Super War
  • Applications (Apps)
    • Google Installer
    • WhatsApp
    • Google Play Game
    • Instagram
    • FaceBook Lite
    • YouTube
    • Twitter
    • VK
    • WeSing
    • LINE
    • LiveMe
    • Azar
    • Gamely
    • Tinder
    • Kwai
    • Likee
    • Pinterest
    • DAZN
  • RPG
    • Honkai Impact 3rd
    • Mobile Legends Adventures
    • Darkness Rises
    • Saint Seiya Awakening
    • Fury Survivor: Pixel Z
    • Iumia Saga
    • Dawn of Zombies
    • AFK Arena
    • MARVEL Future Fight
    • Mu Dai Then Su H5
    • Summoners And Puzzles
    • Yulgang Mobile
    • Idle Heroes
    • Lineage 2: Revolution
    • Utopia:Origin
    • Game of Thrones: Conquest
    • Tap Adventure
    • Mr Love
    • Empires & Puzzles
  • Casual
    • 8 Ball Pool
    • Head Ball 2
    • Pou
    • Happy Glass
    • Hill Climb Racing 2
    • Stack Ball
    • Candy Crush Saga
    • My Talking Tom
    • Clean Road
    • Taling Tom Gold Run
    • Candy Crush Soda
    • Hay Day
    • Avakin Life – 3D Virtual World
    • Candy Crush Friends
    • Game Dev Story
    • Bubble Shooter
    • Find The Difference
    • Wordscapes
    • Farm Heroes Saga
    • Coin Master
  • Arcade
    • Anger of stick 5 :zombie
    • Subway Surfers
    • 2
    • Payback 2
    • Zombie Tsunami
    • Stack Ball
    • Crowd City
    • BnB M
    • Helix Jump
    • Clean Road
    • Talking Tom Gold Run
    • BarbarQ
    • CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars
    • Cooking Fever
    • Cooking Madness – A Chef’s Restaurant Games
    • Cooking Craze: Restaurant Game
    • Cookie Run: OvenBreak
    • 1945 Air Force
    • HAWK
    • Galaga Wars
  • Strategy
    • Clash Royale
    • Clash of Clans
    • Chess Rush
    • Rise of Kingdoms
    • Magic Chess: Bang Bang
    • Lord Mobile
    • Army Men Strike
    • Clash of Kings
    • Arena of Evolution: Red Tides
    • Second Galaxy
    • Guns of Glory
    • Game of Sultans
    • Auto Chess
    • Brutal Age
    • Art of War: Last Day
    • Pixel Starships :Hyperspace
    • Last Shelter
    • Call Me Emperor
    • Legacy of Discord
    • Ragnarok M: Eternal Love
    • Laplace M
    • Era of Colestials
    • Yulgang Mobile
    • Legend of Agress
    • Dragon Raja
    • World of Kings
    • DX
    • Tale of Wind
  • Auto Battler
    • Chess Rush
    • Magic Chess: Bang Bang
    • Arena of Evolution: Red Tides
    • Auto Chess
  • ACT
    • Call of Duty
    • Brawl Stars
    • Honkai Impact 3rd
    • Stick Fight: The Game Mobile
    • Mini Militia
    • Gangstar Vegas: World of Crime
    • War Robots
    • Robbery Bob
    • Soul Knight
    • Last Day on Earth: Survival
    • Metal Madness
    • Survival Heroes
    • Battle Bay
    • Archero
    • MARVEL Contest of Champions
    • Shadow of Death
    • BarbarQ

You can browse all games and select any game of your choice or use the search box to find your favorite game by typing the name.

Search games box
Search games

Do not worry if you cannot find your favorite game on the list, just search for the game and hopefully you will find that game in search results. Alternatively, download the game APK file, then drag and drop into the emulator.

Gameloop main menu

The main menu is located at the right-top corner just before minimize and close the button in the form of a hamburger icon. Clicking the menu will display the following items:

  • Update
  • Feedback
  • Setting
  • Diagnosis
  • About
main menu
main menu

Let’s have a quick view of what each menu option is used for.


Update the Gameloop to the latest version without leaving the emulator interface.


Send feedback to the developers about adding new features, fixing bugs, or anything else.


Configure and optimize the game engine for the best game experience. The setting is explained in detail on the current page.


This tool will diagnose and show the hardware and software reports of your computer as well as installed components.

Diagnosis and system report
Diagnosis and system report

Diagnosis option opens the diagnostic tool with the following system information:

  • OS
  • CPU
  • Memory
  • Color
  • OpenGL
  • D3D11 Feature Level
  • Market
  • Emulator
  • VDI
  • VDI_100
  • Rootfs
  • SD
Diagnostic tool
Diagnostic tool

You can generate the diagnostic report by clicking the Diagnose button. The report will save to the following path/folder/directory:

My Documents\\Diagnostic Results of

Diagnostic report generated message
Diagnostic report generated message


The about option opens a box showing the Gameloop official logo, and link for privacy protocol and user service protocol.

About Gameloop information
About Gameloop information

Gameloop Settings Center

Though the Gameloop emulator is already fine-tuned for Android games, and especially the supported games, the setting center still has some powerful options for you. You can modify the configuration and optimize the game engine for either the fastest performance or best quality, or a perfect balance of speed and quality.

setting in the main menu
setting in the main menu

You can access the settings center from the main menu > setting.

The setting center has two sections:

  1. Basics
  2. Engine

Let’s take a tour of these tabs thoroughly.

Basics (Basic Settings)

You will find the following sections in the basics:


Here you have general program settings that allow you to control how the emulator should behave as a program.

Basic settings
Basic settings
  • Run at Startup: Run Gameloop automatically at system startup
  • Hide Advanced Watermark
  • Voice chat with friends: Enable/disable voice chat in-game
  • Google installer

These settings are very basic and general. However, be careful before changing any option.

Boss Key

Set a boss key with a combination of Ctrl key. Enable the checkbox and press any key on your keyboard, and that key will set as boss key with Ctrl key combination.

Screen Capture

Select the folder to save captured images and recorded videos in the game.

The default location for screenshots is:



Select the language for the emulator interface. Available languages are:

  • English
  • Português
  • Pусский
  • Türkçe
  • Indonesia
  • 한국어

The newer versions may have more languages.

Download Mode

  • Smart Surfing Mode
  • Max Download Limit [0] KB/s

Limit the maximum download speed for downloading games in Gameloop.

Engine (Game Engine Settings)

Engine settings allow you tune-up emulator advanced configuration such as device selection, resource allocation, etc.

Engine settings
Engine settings


Select the rendering engine. Choosing the right rendering technology can improve the gameplay experience.

  • OpenGL
  • DirectX
  • OpenGL+
  • DirectX+
  • Smart Mode

Besides rendering engine choice, there are a few other options:

  • Render Cache
  • Enforce Global Render Cache
  • Prioritize Dedicated GPU
  • Rendering Optimization


  • Close
  • Balanced
  • Ultimate


Dedicate a portion of system RAM for the emulator. You will see the memory range depending on memory size installed on your computer.

  • Auto
  • 512 MB
  • 1024 MB
  • 1536 MB
  • 2048 MB
  • 4096 MB
  • 8192 MB

Use the option sensibly, choosing the higher value will speed-up Gameloop emulator performance but the other system applications and background processes may slow down. We recommend you stay safe with the Auto option.


Dedicate the CPU cores for the emulator. You will see the options depending on the number of cores in the CPU. Choosing a higher value may not have any effect if you have an older computer machine.

  • Auto
  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
  • 8

Choosing a higher value may speed-up emulator gaming performance but slow down other system tasks. While a lower value will slow down the program but other system programs may have more processor resources. Therefore, choose wisely or stick with the Auto option.


Select the optimum screen resolution according to your choice. The graphics card or GPU plays a very important role in the supported resolution, as well as monitor size.

  • 1024×576
  • 1280×720
  • 1366×768
  • Custom resolution

Be careful when setting a custom resolution. The inappropriate value may result in abnormal display.


Choose how many DPI (dots per inch) the emulator will show. It also depends on GPU and monitor quality.

  • 120
  • 160
  • 240
  • 320
  • 480

You have to balance between quality and performance. The higher DPI value will consume more resources but result in vivid and sharp video graphics. While the lower DPI will boost video rendering but ambiguous video quality.


Select the Speaker/Headphones for output audio in case you have more than one sound card installed on your system.


Select a Microphone device in case you have more than one recording device.

Why Choose Gameloop

Gameloop (Tencent Gaming Buddy) is most sophisticated emulator for playing Android APK games on Windows PC.

Gameloop System Requirements

The system requirements are almost the same as other Android emulators, such as Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 10GB hard disk space, etc.

Minimum Requirements

CPU/ProcessorIntel Dual core or AMD 1.8 GHz
GPU/Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics or NVIDIA GeForce 8600/9600GT or AMD ATI Radeon HD2600/3600
Storage2GB free disk space
CPU/ProcessorIntel Core i3 or higher
GPU/Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics or NVIDIA GTX 660 or AMD Radeon RX 460
Storage10GB free disk space


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Gameloop Support (Issues and fixes)

Users face issues while using emulators or playing games. Let’s look at killing problems and learn how to fix those issues.

FPS drop or Lag issue in PUBG and Free Fire

Almost every gamer wants to know how to fix lags and speed up the Gameloop emulator. PUBG is a heavy graphics game; users usually face lags and slow performance. Here are a few tips that will help you fix or reduce lag issues:

Close all other programs: Close all other programs when you launch Gameloop. Some programs are very resource hungry such as web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Opera), graphics apps (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator), video editing software (Adobe Premiere Pro), etc.

Prioritize dedicated GPU: If you have a dedicated GPU, then make sure to enable Prioritize dedicated GPU option in Engine settings.

Optimize Engine Settings: Go to Engine settings and make sure the following:

  • Anti-aliasing is Closed
  • The amount of Memory allocated is lower than the total system memory
  • The number of processors allocated is less than the total number of processors in the computer.
  • Try setting a lower resolution.
  • Set a lower value of DPI.

Save and test if a lag issue has been resolved. If yes, you may try changing the resolution and DPI to higher values and see if it works without lag.

Optimize Game Settings: Go to the Game settings tab and change display quality to SD.

Loading stop, suspend, or stuck on 98%

Like most players, if you are facing a 98% emulator hang issue, try the following quick tips:

  • Pause or permanently disable Windows Security (Windows Defender Antivirus)
  • Remove or pause third-party antivirus or security suite if you have it installed (Avast, Bitdefender, etc.)
  • Remove and reinstall Gameloop to a different location folder.

Fix Mic, audio, or voice failure issue.

Follow these steps to fix the voice or microphone issue:

  • Make sure speakers are correctly connected and working for other apps.
  • Update sound drivers to the latest version
  • Adjust app volume and master volume in Windows settings

[Ctrl] Control key not working

Here are steps to fix the missing key or key not working problem:

  • Go to Gameloop settings and select Controls.
  • Select Customize and then Reset and Save.
  • Now go to keymap settings and make sure KeyMapping Mode and the Gaming Resolution are set to same resolution.

Download Gameloop (All Editions)

Choose the installer you require from the list given below:

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