MetaView, the developer who also ported XPDF to Palm OS, took the code of the unfinished PalmDOSBox and continued developing it. The new version which is availible in his blog also supports the keyboard of Palm Treo smartphones and has an on-screen keyboard for devices without keyboard.

Unfortunately, the new version doesn’t work on my Tungsten C yet. It crahes after starting the emulation mode. This could be a problem because the newer smartphones and PDAs have a new operating system (Palm OS 5.4) and a new memory management, but it could also be a general incompatibility. As soon as it works, I will try to run some applications and games on it.

Please write a comment if it works (or not) on your machine.

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12 Responses to “PalmDOSBox: now with keyboard support / on-screen keyboard”

  1. Doesn’t work on my TX…

  2. Work well, but slow, on my Tungsten|T, with UDMH, of course.

  3. Works on Sony TH55 :-) Settings: normal CPU, 1MB RAM; using landscape tool for landscape view. The onscreen keyboard flickers a lot.

  4. Works on Treo 650 (only with UDMH though) including the keyboard, but the ; and : are switched I think? Looks very good so far and will try to run some old apps later.

  5. The key which is emulated is the “;”-Key. The closest simulation on the Treo keyboard is Option+”k”. Means you get “;” on Option+”k” instead of “:” but “:” with Shift+Option+”k”.

  6. How to mount drives? Are there any instructions specific for palm users? Can only find general DOSbox stuff…
    Great app!!!

  7. Okay, with UDMH it runs on my TX!

  8. i use treo 650 DOSbox shows me cant load module

  9. Works in my palm TX with warm boot and UDMH–6MB setting.

    Was able to run my simple Turbo C program that I wrote in 1993!

    GREAT !

    A GOOD APPEARANCE. It has a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera and
    a 5-megapixel front-facing one. The actual pc is usually Wi-Fi enabled and
    can connect to web anywhere.

  11. Hi there just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you
    know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not
    sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same outcome.

  12. Hello, its good paragraph regarding media print, we all understand media is a
    enormous source of information.

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