If you have NVIDIA Tegra powered Android device, you can easily find games that are optimized to exploit the full potential of the Tegra mobile processor. You can download and play lot of NVIDIA nice 3D graphics games such as SAMURAI II: VENGEANCE.
Yes, there have a lot of NVIDIA games which are specifically for Tegra devices and i think that many Android users face the problem that want to play these games but they don’t have the proper hardware. But don’t worry about it, now Tegra Specific Games can be played on Non-Tegra Devices using Chainfire 3D driver. For your info, Chainfire3D is an intermediary OpenGL driver which can link or communicate between your apps and the graphics drivers, and can intercept and change commands between the two. It has some built-in functions, and can be further extended with plugins to provide extra functionality. Chainfire3D is free apps and only support 1ghz or more and rooted Android devices only. Overall. With OpenGL video driver Chainfire 3D, a few nifty plug-ins, and bit of crafty tinkering you can now play Tegra specific games on non-Tegra devices.
Here is instruction on how to setup Chainfire3D and play NVIDIA Tegra on Non Tegra Android Phones. Before start, you must make sure that your phones has gain root access. Otherwise, you can use Z4root, universal Androot, Superoneclick or other root tools to root your Android Phone.
Step 1: Download Chainfire3D and setup on Android phones.
Step 2: Launch and click on CF3D driver and then click on Install. Your Android phone will reboot once installation complete.
Step 3: Now Download and unzip CF3D driver Plug-ins zip file (Link). These file have libGLEMU_NVIDIA, libGLEMU_POWERVR and libGLEMU_QUALCOMM. So now , we want to play NVIDIA Games, so just copy libGLEMU_NVIDIA and place on your Android phones SD Card.
Step 4: Launch CF3D driver again and click on the “Install Plugin” , then click on the libGLEMU_NVIDIA.
Step 5: Click on use plugin and then select plugin.
Step 6: Thats all and now you can play NVIDIA Tegra games on your Android Phones. ( I have try on nexus one with SAMURAI II: VENGEANCE games, it run smooth! )
According to the developer , there may have some risk involved, so you should have either root access in recovery, a CWM backup, or a firmware to flash handy. Nevertheless, the driver has been tested and found working on the following devices:
- HTC HD2
- Samsung Galaxy S
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7″
- Samsung Galaxy S II
- Samsung Epic 4G
- Motorola Atrix 4G
- Motorola Droid 2
- LG Optimus 2X
- Google Nexus S
Download [root] Chainfire3D Apk: Link
(Android Market link)
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