The only reason to tell that this is only for SP5 is because the FakeCursor tutorial is only for SP5, but if you want to try out with other WM 5 device, you need to assign another key of your choice to FakeCursor.
Before you start be sure that your mobile phone is app unlocked!
So here it goes my step by step tutorial to play GBA roms on SP5...
1 - Create a folder wherever you like in your computer. (lets supose you create a folder in C: called GBA)
2 - Go HERE
to download and install WinCE cab manager.
3 - Go to THIS TOPIC
and follow the tutorial to make FakeCursor work with a key that can be called when you are not in the homescreen.
4 - Being sure that your phone is not activesynced, download from THIS SITE
"MorphGear for Pocket PC 2003 Version 184.108.40.206
MorphGear for Pocket PC 2003 devices with the Intel XScale processor running Windows Mobile 2003. This includes devices such as the Dell Axim X5 Advanced, Dell Axim X3, and HP iPAQ 2215."
5 - WITHOUT THE PHONE ACTIVESYNCED, Install the file you've downloaded and, when it finishes installing on the computer, go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\MorphGear\ and open the CAB file with WinCE Cab Manager. There, extract all the files in the files section to the folder you have created in step 1.
6 - Go to THIS SITE
and download the file:
"PocketPC 2003 running Windows Mobile 2003, such as Dell Axim X5 Advanced, Dell Axim X3, or HP iPAQ 2215."
7 - WITHOUT THE PHONE ACTIVESYNCED, Install only on the computer and after you finish, go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\Marat\ and open the cab file with WinCE Cab Manager. Here, extract the VGBA.dll to the folder created in step 1.
8 - Now connect your device to activesync, and cancel the instalation of the aplications. Now copy the folder you've created on step 1 to your mobile phone and execute morphgear.exe.
9 - After it starts, activate fake cursor with the key you've chosen (if you followed the tutorial the key is the one above the volume keys) and click on the folder icon on the top left of the screen, to select your GBA rom.
10 - To play your games, I only know that the directions are controlled by the joystick, start button is the action key, right softkey is the A button and left softkey is the B button. To exit the emulator, I use the contacts key, under the left softkey that I've assigned to windows media player. When it leaves the emulator and starts the application you've pressed, press Home key and close the emulator on any task manager.
Just a tip: Use OmapClock at a 252 Mhz speed to get decent speed, while I cant manage how to save the configurations on the configurations screen.
- It just exits with no apparent reason!!
- I cant save the preferences. (this way I could increase the framerating, so it would run faster)
- No way of pressing L, R or SELECT buttons.
- If there's too many apllications running on the background, it wont open big roms. (For this, you just need to quit the other apps)
If anyone knows a way of fixing this bugs or finds more bugs, please post it.
I will post later a list of things that people can do to help me make this emulator work better. (Since Im not a programmer and it isnt open source, there aint much that can be done, but I've some ideas).
I would just like to thank kam_ for FakeCursor and try to reach the people that created this emulator that it can be done as we see on a smartphone, only with changes at the interface level!!!
So people, just remember: NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE ON A WINDOWS MOBILE DEVICE!!!!!!!