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PalmGB lets you play GameBoy games on your Windows CE machine
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PalmGB lets you play GameBoy® games on your Windows CE machine.

If games don't display correctly turn OFF the "GameX Acceleration" option in the properties section.


- Plays Game Boy Color games (in color on color machines).
- Supports color displays and Palm-sized PCs.
- GameX acceleration - bypasses the operating system and talks directly to the hardware.
- Large screen mode with anti-aliasing.
- Uses hardware buttons on PSPCs.

What PalmGB does.
PalmGB allows you to run Game Boy games on your Windows CE machine using technology licensed from Marat Fayzullin's VGB. Since Game Boy cartridges don't fit into any of the slots on the CE machine another approach is necessary to get the games installed. You have 2 choices - download some of the free Game Boy games that are out there or transfer the contents of your cartridges to your CE machine. In order to transfer your cartridges over you need to use a device called a GBXchanger - this is covered in a later section.

Getting ready to run a game.
So you have a few .gb files you want to try out. The first thing to do is to put them on your CE machine, usually by using the CE Services Explorer on your desktop machine. Select the files you want and copy them to somewhere on your CE machine. If you have a Palm-size PC you MUST put them in the My Documents folder or PalmGB will have no way of finding them. There is no way around this. When the files are copied over, remember where you put them.

Getting good performance.
If you find that games aren't running as fast as you'd like, change the 'Cycles between VBLs' to 170000 and adjust the performance slider 2 clicks down from 'smoother'. Sound also affects performance, uncheck the 'enable sound' box to get the fastest speed.

There are games on my CE but they don't appear in the Open dialog ?!

You must put your .gb files in the My Documents folder on Palm-size PCs. You have to manually create a My Documents folder on a storage card if you want to have games there.

Known problems on Palm-sized PC's:

NEW BUG: If you want the hardware buttons to work consistently, reset your machine before you run PGB. If you use a button before you run PGB, it doesn't work in PGB. This will be fixed in a later release.
Hardware buttons don't work properly on the Jornada 420. Then again, what does?
Hardware buttons don't launch programs while PGB is running, even if PGB is in the background.
If PGB crashes you will have to reset your machine. Otherwise the taskbar won't work. Crashing hasn't generally been a problem.
Some of the new color machines aren't much faster than the 1st generation PSPCs. In fact, the added data of the color displays can make them slower.

Known problems on all hardware:

Sound can be inconsistent on some machines.
You must quit and re-run PGB if you want to change the GameBoy model or screen size.
StrongARM version not yet available - will ship with final version.
You can only save games over existing files.
Direct screen access now works on most, but not all machines. Check the About message under the Help menu, it will say "Direct draw enabled" if direct screen access is working on your machine.
We expect to have other builds available before the final version is released. Check this page.

Installation Instructions

Just go to the PalmGB download page and click on the PalmGBSetup.exe link. If your browser asks if you want to download the file or run it, select the run option. The setup program will download quickly (it's small) and then run. If you want to install the software in a special place on your CE machine or on a storage card you will be given that option. Otherwise just agree to the questions you are asked, make sure your CE machine is connected to your desktop and you shouldn't have any problems.



License Trialware
It's a demo only and in order to continue to use it after a period of time you will have to pay for it.
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Submitted By C:Amie
Submitted On 09 March 2022


archival36 10 March 2022 at 6:05:43 PM
Not a stellar audio playback; has audio lag with some GB ROMs. Depending with the game you have/playing. You can open ROMs for GameBoy, Pocket GB and even Color GB. The Performance tab works better with this version; for the HP 360LX Direct Draw is enabled.

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