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PalmGB

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Application Name PalmGB
   
Version 1.01
   
Developer
   
License Type 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.
   
Community Rating
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Program Cost
$30.00 USD (£24.00 GBP, €26.64 EUD, ¥3,216.00 JPY, ¥206.40 CNY est.)
   
Summary
Gameboy Emulator
   
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Description ** This HPC:Factor archive includes both Trial and Registered versions **

What PalmGB does.

PalmGB allows you to run GameBoy games on your Windows CE machine. However, the first thing you'll notice is that a GameBoy cartridge doesn't fit into any of the slots on the CE machine so some other approach is necessary. You have 2 choices - download some of the free GameBoy 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.

Installing PalmGB.

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.

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.
   
Installation Instructions Just run PalmGBSetup.exe on your Desktop with ActiveSync installed.
   
Tags emulator, gameboy
   
Popularity 1507
Total Downloads 15
   
Submitted By ntware
Submitted On 13 August 2020

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