Emulators for Windows Mobile in WVGA

On November 24, 2010, in Games, Technology, by ComputerAbuser

Windows Mobile may be on it’s death bed, but there are still a lot of people out there using phones running the venerable OS.

For those users that want to get their game on, one of the best ways is by using an emulator to play old console and arcade games.

Modern Windows Mobile phones like the HTC HD2, Toshiba TG01, Acer S200 and LG eXpo feature large WVGA screens and 1GHz Snapdragon processors; ideal for running emulators.

Sadly, the Windows Mobile emulation scene died off significantly a few years ago.  At that time, there were emulators for almost every conceivable system (you can see a list of what was available at one time here).

Not all hope is lost though.  Since Windows Mobile is backwards compatible, software written for Pocket PC almost 10 years ago can still be run on todays Windows Mobile devices.  The biggest hang up is that most of this old software was written long before WVGA screens became common.

I ran into this issue while trying to get emulators to run on my LG GW825 (a.k.a. LG IQ/eXpo).  I ended up spending a lot of free time these past two weeks testing everything I could find (thus the lack of updates recently).  I posted my results in a new thread on LG-expo.com titled “Console/Arcade Emulator Round-up“.

If you are looking for emulators to run on your WVGA or VGA Windows Mobile device, take a look at the round-up and see if it helps.

Also feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you are looking for more information and I will see what I can do.  🙂


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