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Palm Gameboy Emulator update & screens

Hemos posted more than 15 years ago | from the a-better-tetris dept.

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FlavorFlav writes "The PalmInfocenter has more information out about the Palm Gameboy emulator project here. The EMU now runs Tetris, with screenshots! A beta release is expected soon. If you want some background info on the palm GB emu project see this article that broke the story. "

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Gameboy in color and with a real keypad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#1717198)

In color, uses easier-to-use keypad, has full sound emulation, full speed, state-saveable, and also plays NES games, Sega Master System games, and gamegear. []

More Games []

Plus it's cheaper than the Palm, but still fits in your pocket.

Old news... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#1717199)

The CE PDAs have been doing this for over a year, and the newer color ones like the E100, Aero, etc emulate the COLOR GameBoys. Why bother with a crummy B&W Palm?

Do we know that this even works yet? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#1717200)

I don't mean to be negative, but how do we know that this guy even has this thing actually running and there's just some basic photoshop work behind the screen shots. I really don't mean to down play this, if he has it working I think that's great but without a public beta who knows.

I don't like this. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#1717201)

I'm all for retrogaming and emulators, but I don't like the idea of an emulator that has virtually of all the merits of a currently available commericial product it emulates. Even if relatively little money will be lost due for the game makers and Nintendo due to CE/Palm GB emulators, it's just bad in principle. I don't think these emulators can be a good thing for the emulation community in general. But maybe it won't have an affect. It's not like the IDSA has ever required a good reason to shut down any site with content they've objected to before.

Re:Gameboy in color and with a real keypad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#1717202)

You forgot to mention the suitcase to carry the replacement batteries...

cant have palm in the name? (1)

pixel fairy (898) | more than 15 years ago | (#1717203)

body parts are trademarked? these IP and related
laws are just getting sIcK!

Palm as a gaming platform (1)

jafac (1449) | more than 15 years ago | (#1717204)

I'm sorry to say this, because I love my Palm III, but as a gaming platform, it really sucks. I mean, I like spades and chess and stuff like that, but action games suffer under the quality of the display and the buttons. The display doesn't work well for animation, the LCDs just don't cycle fast enough, so you get trails and blurriness for moving objects. The buttons were designed to not be pressed accidentally when you put this thing in your pocket, so they're not really the best for giving you good tactile feedback that they've been pressed. I mean, pressing it once is great for launching an application, but for fine maneuvering a spaceship that you can't see well on the screen when it moves anyway, is just not a pleasurable experience. I think it's really cool that handhelds are becoming so flexible that you can do anything with them, from personal organizer to web browser, to game machine, but the Palm has some design issues you just can't code around.

Wince? don't even go there. My Boss showed me his Wince machine, all the cool gadgets, the fact that it's got way more memory, built in modem, PCMCIA card slot, $70 cheaper, etc. the fact is, he never uses it, he couldn't get the handwriting recognition to work reliably. I use my Palm III every day, and it's been about 3 months now, and I still use it every day. So who got the better deal. I don't know if his Wince toy is just harder to use or what, but my Palm III just works, and gets the job done, and has only locked once (on calculator?!).

"The number of suckers born each minute doubles every 18 months."

Re:Expensive... (1)

Bartmoss (16109) | more than 15 years ago | (#1717205)

Yes, but carry around two devices?
besides, an emulator is mush more geekish. ;)

First (0)

DaKrushr (16560) | more than 15 years ago | (#1717206)

Sorry, had to do it once!

Where's CTRL-ALT-DEL?! (was Re:Old news...) (1)

tlhIngan (30335) | more than 15 years ago | (#1717207)

On one of those wince palmtops (About the only M$ Windoze product that deserves the "win" prepended) (not the ones with the full keyboards, but the 3com palm wannabes), where's the CTRL, ALT and DEL keys?

*Gasp* no Ctrl-Alt-Del? *gasp* It's not windoze without Ctrl-Alt-Del!

Expensive... (1)

Hershmire (41460) | more than 15 years ago | (#1717208)

Wouldn't it be cheaper just to buy a Gameboy? At least you get colour screens...

do you want to uhh.. go emulate somewhere else? (1)

phray01 (52771) | more than 15 years ago | (#1717209)

AWESOME! this is great news for palm geeks everywhere! now i can have my palm emulator emulate a gameboy... i wonder how long i can go like that.?!
now all i need is a palm emulator for the gameboy.

my emulator is emulating an emulator emulating an emulator...dang. out of memory....

Re:Old news... (2)

phray01 (52771) | more than 15 years ago | (#1717210)

shame on you, advocating WinCE on slashdot.

but seriously, just look at the name. WINCE.
wince = something i do when in pain = not something i want to have associated w/ my palmtop.

"ahhh! isn't that cute?! a TIIINY bluescreen of death!!...and in color too!"

Assembly (1)

Emil Brink (69213) | more than 15 years ago | (#1717211)

Ah, to think that there are still guys working in 68K assembly... Envy, envy. ;^)
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