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Android - Game Cache (How to use Game cache in Android)

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Hello friends today I am going to tell you about Game Cache..
What is game cache and How to use it in your android phone ?
Many of you , on seeing Game Cache with a game leave the game and think who will download this Game cache , what will happen if it will not work ,my 150-200 MB will be wasted .. So I will not download the game.....

So today I will tell you What is Game Cache? ,Why is it needed and How to use it ?



so starting with ---
What is game Cache
Cache is a part of game that consist of Music, Videos and Image, usually large files.We need it to run the game properly. Usually users don't want to download such big file in one go so they can download the game and game cache separately .


How to use it ??

For better understanding I am taking example of an Android game CSR racing

Size:- Game (35.2 MB) and Cache (117.1 MB)

so



For this game you need to download the game and game cache (I am attaching the download links)

Game (Download link)
Cache (Download link)
Credits for game -android.mob.org

Cache Directory- For this game the directory for the cache is  [ sdcard/Android/obb ] , For different games this will be different, the directory is usually given in the Game description

1- So you have to download the Game and cache to your pc 
2- Install the game 
3- Copy the cache (ZIP) file to your phone
4- Now you have to use File Explorer to extract the cache to the specified directory (you can use any File explorer as - (Xplore)
5- Open the "obb" folder, where you've extracted the cache archive. There would be a folder (1353608252_com.gameloft.android.anmp.gloftzrhm) with subfolder (com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftZRHM). Move the subfolder (com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftZRHM) and its contents to the "obb" folder, and delete the remaining empty folder (1353608252_com.gameloft.android.anmp.gloftzrhm)
6- That's all. Now you can play the game

Errors
1- If the game asks for additional files to download that means you have put the Cache in wrong directory

Note:- When you Remove the game the cache is not deleted automatically you have to delete it manually

Thanks for reading .......

If you have any problem you can comment here or you can also use contact us page to send your query privately. . .. ... . ..  I will be happy to help you .

92 comments:

  1. FIFA CAN DO THAT FOR THE ALCATEL OT 991

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    1. I am not getting your question .. please explain your problem /...

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  2. Hi Vikrant,

    I have Samsung Galaxy Core with Jelly Bean 4.1.2. I tried to install Asphalt 7 after downloading from torrent. It contained 2 files- com.gameloft.android.GAND.GloftA7HP and Asphalt 7.apk. I installed the apk file, after that I moved the com. folder to SdCard0>Android>Data folder, Then I tried to run the game from the Game icon, but it is showing downloading options. There is no folder named obb.

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    1. Hello Tathagata
      Ok you have downloaded it from here, I guess http://thepiratebay.sx/torrent/7475736/Asphalt_7_Heat_for_Android_with_SD_files

      According to the Up loader the directory for the game i.e sdcard/android/data is correct.. see that you have copied the "com.gameloft.android.GAND.GloftA7HP" folder to sdcard/android/data ,not the files of the folder ....

      so try copying the whole folder and run the game, the game should run correctly but after that if the problem persists may be the apk file has some problem or the SD card files have some problem ....
      Tell me if any other problem persists

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  3. Ive downloaded final fantasy 3 and inside the folder is an .obb file and the apk file, im seriously lost now help plzz.

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    1. hmm.. Install the apk file and copy other files to the directory provided by the game ..

      generally sdcard\Android\data ....
      try it . and reply .. :)
      Thank you for commenting...

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    2. also try creating a folder named Obb inside the sdcard\Android\data and try pasting your obb file there ..


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    3. http://android.mob.org/game/final_fantasy_iv.html

      This is the place where I got it from
      This is what i did, please read what I did and see what I did wrong.

      I downloaded both files to my phone's sdcard and used winzip from playstore to unzip othe zip one to sdcard/android/obb inside the zip file is only an obb file

      I install the apk file which I moved to my internal memory and it says error occurred. I did what you said to make a new folder named obb inside data and paste it there but when I start the game it said error occurred. I am so lost right now please help me

      I did it on the samsung galaxy s3 mini if that helps.

      And thanks sp far for the help

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    4. Oh and what about the apk file, where does that go.

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    5. APK is only for installation .. you don't have to put it anywhere ..

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    6. you have downloaded it from Android mob.. see there the comments are saying that you need your device rooted to run this game properly ...
      so Have you rooted ??

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    7. Uhhh....I don't really know what that is...is it necessary to play it....because I dont want to damage my phone.

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    8. I am sorry about this but yes it's necessary as described by android.mob.org users//....

      You should read about the game before downloading it . anyway try any other .. ok ... I will be happy to help you ..:)

      Thanks for commenting

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  4. i downloaded minion rush the apk and the chace and make the obb folder, and isntal the apk but when iplay it says you donthave enough space to download 79mb

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    1. Ok .. Firstly check that you have put the cache in the correct directory after that ensure more than 79MB space in your device and try and Reply...

      Thanks for commenting ,,..

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  5. Just downloaded Chaos Rings.It had an .apk and a .obb file.The directory of the game was sdcard/android/obb.I did,nt have an obb folder,so i made one.It starts and show a japanese logo-thingy,and then gives "a file check and a download is required".It got stuck at Under Download after that.Tried to put it in the sdcard/Android/data folder but then it did,nt even give a lingo,just got straight to downloading and getting stuck.So,what should i do? :/

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  6. I downloaded asphalt 7 from http://android.mob.org/game/asphalt_7_heat.html
    and after extracting it i copied the files to sdcard/android/obb . The same i did with Real football 2013 , RF13 isn't working too. Except this all games are working . I'm having Sony xperia s , 4.0.3 android version . Please help me what should i do

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    1. check the comments from where you have downloaded the game... check there that is it working for anyone or not ??

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  7. can you make a video about it.. pls

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    1. Ok .. I will try and tell you after creation.....

      thanks for comment....

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  8. is this work on any tablet pc?

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    1. Yes,Why not??This is not specific.. This is applicable for all android devices /...

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  9. Can i extract the zip file on my computer rather than doing it on my phone? Please help.

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    1. Yes why not ?? You can extract it anywhere ... :)

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  10. plzzzzzz help me how to install real footballl 2011 with cache ...ive extracted the files to sdcard/Android/data/com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftR2HM and still it shows download files

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    1. Check whether the files are not corrupt and the directory is correct or not !

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  11. i have download assasins creed game but the name is not like com.,,,,,,,,,,, etc so tell me how install it i have tried it by sd card/gameloft/games plz help

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    1. Check the cache is extracted correctly . Usually the game cache has name com.**** but if it's not check the website from where you have downloaded it .

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  12. pls tell me the step on how to install the plans vs zombie 2 for my android 4.2.1. thanks

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    1. The procedure is same for all games with cache and the procedure is described thoroughly in my post ...

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  13. where tp put the cache file for assasins creed??please help

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    1. check directory on the site from where you have downloaded it . Usually it,s "

      sdcard/android/obb

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  14. I have downloaded real racing 2, it contain only cache(not .obb file) com.ea.game.realracing2_row-->files-->res-->and thousand of many different file
    Now please tell what should I do? Where to keep and how to run?

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    1. Hello Rohit, you don;t have to put obb file because obb is a folder present inside sdcard/Android .SO you have to copy what ever file you get after extracting the game cache to sdcard/android/obb folder

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  15. I want to play Asphalt 5 on my Samsung Galaxy Star S5282..........I downloaded apk and data and put data folder named "asphalt5" in directory created by game - "sdcard/gameloft/games".......when i start game it says -- " An SD card with at least 1mb free is required in order to download new content....I connect to internet but nothing happens....Please help

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    1. Sorry to say bro but no one's Asphalt is working . I don,t know the solution of the error .... I had also downloaded asphalt 7 that too also crashed . So it will be better if you contact the place from where you have downloaded it .......

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  16. bro after extracting the zip folder of csr to obb folder....there is only one folder ,,no sub folders are there...game shows u have to download 117 mb more from internet

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    1. Hello Lovepreet.... As you say that there are no sub folder after extracting the cache file . Check whether some files are there or not may be some error has occurred during the download or Extraction of the ZIP ....Check the size of the extracted folder that must be around 117MB to check that all files are there ..Check these things and then tell whether it works or not ..

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  17. there is only one file after extraction
    "com.naturalmotion.csrracing"

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    1. ok you need to copy this to the game directory .. Thats it .. :)

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  18. hi admin i wana download Amazing Spiderman for my Xperia M but for downloading it free i need to root the phone but I dont have a pc for it So is there any app for doing this on android

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    1. Hello Akash .. There are many applications that can make it possible ...... You should try SuperOneCLick root, if you don't get it try googling the alternatives of Super One Click root ...

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  19. I've downloaded RF 2013 to my Rooted Galaxy S3 mini, and have extracted the archieve to sdcard/Android/obb
    Game keeps loading for so long without opening every time i try to launch....

    Archieve location is...
    sdcard/Android/obb/com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftR3HM
    with....''main.1060.com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftR3HM.obb'' as the archieve

    Pls,is that the right procedure or location,?....game keeps loading always as if it is downloading something but the archieve is the same as it is and no new archive is created anywhere....Pls Help....

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    1. hmmm as I can see the game cache destination for Real Footbal 2013 ..... see I have never used this game so I don't know the problem that causes continuous loading ........You should google it or check it from where you have download ....

      The procedure and location both are absolutely correct..
      I am sorry but I can't help you for RF 2013 .. :(

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  20. if i download the game cache no more downloading files in cellphone right? can i do the extract thing in my PC?

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    1. yes after the game cache you just have to download the base apk for the game... yes you can do the extraction using any archiver on your PC .. :)

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  21. Do i need to root my device to install in cache ?

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    1. for putting the files to the location you don't need rooting.... Some apps and games require the phone to be rooted so that they can use and change system at it most .. so It's game specific that you need your phone rooted or not .... :)

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  22. Vikrant please help me!

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250 or something like that,i don't have a sd card but it's 16G on the phone

    how to install files?

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    1. while installing you must be getting the dialogue box asking for for where to install the app, you just need to select your internal storage at the time of installation .. :)

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  23. Hy theres dis game Modern Combat 3: Fallen nation i installed and played it bout a year ago but recently i tried to play it but it keeps connecting and crashing at da gameloft sign. Please help me...:D tnx

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    1. May be the error is due to the crash of game files .........try updating the game files of the game .....

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  24. hey i downloaded iron man 3 and it is not working
    and there is only a zip not an apk

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    1. you have to extract the ZIP then you will get the files inside the archive... .

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  25. why are there different kinds of cache? like Tegra, Mali, Adreno and PowerVR? how would i know which is suitable in my phone? i use Huawei P6... reply to my email. thanks.. vincebolante@gmail.com

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  26. I downloaded asphalt 8 and i have obb file nad apk file i copied the obb file and pasted in sdcard/android/obb and i pasted there when i turn on the game it tells network connection i turn on the mobile data but it crashes help me plz

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    1. I am sorry to say bro but I am not able to understand the problem with the Asphalt , no ones asphalt is working ..
      It will be better if you can search for the solution from where you have downloaded the files..

      Keep visiting .. :)

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  27. Hi
    I recently got a LG G2 phone which does not have an SD card, therefore the SDCard/... file path does not exist. I do however have a file path Android/Data... I basically want to know where I should put the cache data (the obb file) since I can't seem to find a path that work. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I search the web everywhere but can't seem to find an answer.
    Thank you!

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  28. I'm glad I'm finally somewhere where I can get an answer from someone who actually responds to the messages. I'm sure everyone is thankful for your help.

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    1. Hello Kobus, Firstly I want to thank you that you like my appreciations ...

      Hmm. and the answer to your problem:
      I want to tell you that In android OS external sd cards are named as extsdcard and internal storage as SDcard0 as default ,....
      the game cache goes to the obb folder inside the android folder and android folder exist inside the Internal memory of the device...

      You need to look for the Android/obb inside the Internal storage of your device ...

      and I am happy to help you ... keep visiting .. :)

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  29. Thanks for the quick reply!

    So for example, taking Kingdom Rush: Frontiers, they specify the path as: sdcard/Android/obb/, meaning mine will be under (internal storage)/android/obb/(folder containing obb file) ?
    So the only folder I'll create is the /obb/ folder since I don't have one yet... ?

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  30. Sorry for all the messages!

    I saw I already had an obb folder which I expect to be the correct one as it's under Android and contains data of another game. I did, however, try it with Kingdom rush and then after I install the .apk they tell me "Download failed because you may not have purchased the app". Can't understand why it's not working...

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    1. Hmmm... I will suggest you to download a small apk game that comes with game cache and try it because there may be a problem with the Kingdom rush...
      Try any small game and then reply ... :)

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  31. Yes, I tried it and other games which contains game cache seems to work fine. The problem has to be with the Kingdom Rush. I'll just look for it somewhere else and try again. :)

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    1. I am sorry that I am unable to hepl you ..Because If the problem is with the game then I can't solve it from here ...

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  32. hi Vikrant,

    I wanted to play Asphalt 8 on my LG G2 32GB, Jelly Bean 4.2.2 with cache. I downloaded the cache from http://android.mob.org/download/a6916.html and extracted it to android/obb folder. I downloaded apk from http://android.mob.org/download/a6915.html and http://android.mob.org/download/a8181.html I tried installing both apk versions but both are asking for downloading cache through WiFi which I've already put into the obb folder. Downloading 1.5 GB then its not working, its really frustrating as it took 4 hours to download. Please help out...

    Thanks
    Himanshu

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    1. Sorry Himanshu but I can't help you with Asphalt 8 because no one's asphalt is working .. sorry

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  33. i have not an obb folder in android folder

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    1. If you don't have an obb folder inside Android you can create it manually ...........

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  34. sir, i have downloaded Asphalt 8 airborne apk file and cache files from pc. after installing and putting stuff in directory, the game does work but whenever i on my wifi or internet it shows update error. and so i am not able to play multiplayer. what should i do.? please reply.. my email id: shahakash22@gmail.com

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  36. I use xperia v. Where do i copy asphalt 8 files?

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    1. yes for all android phones you need to do the same thing.... :)

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  37. Hi Vikrant,

    Does this game require my phone to be rooted? When I extracted the files on my PC there was only one file and not those you have mentioned. Am I doing something wrong? This is the only file to I see once extracted (main.2897.com.naturalmotion.csrracing.obb).

    please help

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  38. PRAKHAR GOEL
    hello Vikrant,
    i have downloaded rayma:fiesta run APK file and its cache from android.mob.org
    and i extracted and put it in android/data or andoid/obb folders (tried several times as mentioned in ur post) .But the application still asks to download content from internet.i put apk file in sd card.Pls help fast.IF i have to root it, please explain what it is and how to do it and if any damage it can cause.
    It has cost me 150 MB of data download and numerous google searches.I would be grateful if u don't let it go waste.THank You

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    1. Hello PRAKAHR ...
      see you need to see the page from where you have downloaded it to know whether you need your phone rooted or not because there are a lot of games and I can't remeber the requirements of all the games....

      Regarding your second question if you root your phone the main problem that will be caused is you will loose the warranty of your phone.. After rooting if you mess with your phone then yes it can cause serious problem to your phone but rooting alone will not cause a serious problem....

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  39. If I download this game on PC will it work !!!!!

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    1. No this games is designed to run on android , If you want to run this game on PC you need to read my post that talk about doing this in different ways . ... check http://www.techtalktricks.com/2014/01/android-games-on-pc-bluestacks-windroy.html

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  40. hello sir, can I ask you something? i have an oppo find way, with 1 gb system and 14 gb internal, with no slot for SD card. I downloaded brave frontier game and the game stores the data in the /data/data. my question is, can i move apps stored in data/data? because it ate up my system with ridiculously 300mb only for the game. thanks in advance!

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    1. No If you want to play the game it needs to be on its place .. on moving you can save the space but if you have to play you will need to put that again to its original position ...

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  41. Hello vikrant,
    Firstly, thank you for this info and these files. I wanted to ask that if we dont install the cache and just install the apk and run the app and download the contents through the app:
    1. What will be the diff. Between the game play of cache and dlc
    2. If I Uninstall the app do I have to delete the dlc manually which I installed through the app.

    Thanks

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  42. Vikrant Srivastava

    sir im dounloud the game an folow the All step but when im open the game
    an game is sying no intrnet canenecting then game is closed :::
    sir i have karboon A6+ my phone is not roted



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  43. Vikrant Srivastava sir

    sir im dounloud the game an folow the All step but when im open the game
    an game is sying no intrnet canenecting but:::
    my intrnet is on an im using 2g speed
    sir i have karboon A6+ my phone is not roted

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  44. sar meri problam ye he ke ki me game dounloud kar liya aur sare step shi kiya par

    jo problam hoti he vo ye ki game open hi nhi hota chek intrnet cannecting

    jab ki mera net on rehta he bas yhi Aek problam aati he

    plz sir Aap meri is problam ko solv kare me nhut jyadaya preshan hu

    muje Apna aek favriote game kehlan jo ki obb file me hi

    plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz sove this problam

    aap muje mail kar sakte he

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  45. Hi, I'm trying to install Final Fantasy IV - After Years, i followed the instruction carefully and still can't play it. When i extract the zip folder to obb folder, there's no subfolder in the extracted folder. What should i do ??

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