The Palm OS simulator has a dialog where the battery of the simulated Palm OS handheld can be configured. You can access it by right-clicking on the simulator, and then choosing Settings->Battery.
Most of the controls are straigtforward-but the realistic checkbox always confused me. Where does it take ita data from? What kind of battery is it calibrated to?
The answer is very simple-the battery level is “copied” from your windows box’s battery status. This comparison screenshot made on an Acer Aspire should make everything clear:
Ridiculously, the Palm OS simulator does not care about the AC status of the host machine. The Palm OS handheld never is shown plugged in, even if the notebook is charging….