Counter-Strike 1.6 Now Runs Just Fine on Android
While some folks have tried to get DOOM running on calculators and ATMs, another homebrewer by the name of Alibek Omarov, has come up with a more practical way to play one of the beloved first-person shooter games in existence, Counter-Strike 1.6.
That’s right, you can now play CS 1.6 on your Android phone, and to our interest, it is not a recreation nor a stream, but an authentic flavor of the game running on the mobile OS.
Given this being Android, the touch controls won’t be smooth. The screen is pretty much filled with touch icons which will make the experience a bit janky, but you can pop in an OTG cable for controller support, as well. Or, even attach the mouse and keyboard for an extra action.
For those who want to get Counter-Strike 1.6 running on Android, you’ll need to have Xash3D Android pre-installed, and 1.6 in your Steam account for some of the necessary files. Here are the instructions to get everything set up (via GitHub):
Steps to Install:
- Install the APK. Install APK with
omppostfix if you have multi-core device and
noompif you have single-core device or have problems with
- Install the latest Xash3D Android from https://github.com/SDLash3D/xash3d-android-project/releases/latest.
valvefolders from your Steam CS1.6 installation to
xashfolder on SDCard.
- Run CS16Client!
NOTE: Delete any PAK files with name starting with “
touch” or “
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