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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:01 pm
by fembot1966

I have the free demo versions of PocketC and PocketC Desktop Editions and am having great fun playing with them. But it's a bit tedious to code on my desktop and have to sync it across to compile and execute it. Apparently there's something called an emulator which will allow me to simulate the Palm on my desktop.

I asked about this fabled 'emulator' and was told it's on the ACCESS web site. I went there, but all they talk about is the Garnet OS. Is this the new Palm OS? They have a Garnet emulator available on CD but want $20US for it. Can i download a Palm emulator from some where for free? They said recent versions were on 'your device site' but if it's on i couldn't find it.

This isn't an insurmountable problem is it? I can't do a whole application coding on the desktop, syncing and yanking the Palm out of the cradle! My arm is sore already!


PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:03 am
by sangahm
Look for the simulator. The emulator was for older Palm devices. After registering on the Access site, you should be able to download at no charge.

I believe there was a similar discussion in this forum in the last 6-10 months. Do a search and see if you can find it.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:53 am
by fembot1966
Hi Sanghm,

Thanks for your reply, but i am still stumped. I went to the ACCESS site and searched for 'simulator' but it just bumped me to a bunch of documents and said the download was available from When i go there and search it doesn't find it. I searched these forums for the discussion you mentioned but out of about ten messages found only a few dealt with the emulator/simulator and none of them applied to *how to get the damn thing*.

Any other ideas?


PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:00 am
by dewey
Their site sucks. Log into Click on "Garnet OS Development Tools" on the right side. (If you click the "downloads and tools" link on the navigation pane on the left, it kicks you back out of the dev pavilion. Nice plan.)

From there, you will see the link to the Simulator page.

Easier: just log into the site and then use this link:

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:22 am
by palmosm130
For the life of me, I can't seem to find a way to add any of my memos to this simulator.

Kirk P Lawrence

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:12 am
by samps
If you have the memos on your Palm then sync them to the Palm Desktop and from there, sync them to the simulator. The first bit you already know how to do, the second goes a bit like this:

1. Rightclick on the Hotsync Managers Notification area icon and place a tick at the 'Network' option.
2. Rightclick on the icon again and choose 'Setup'.
3. On the dialogue that comes up, locate the 'Network' tab and place a tick at the name of the user(s) you want to sync to the simulator
4. Click on the button marked 'TCP/IP Settings' to find out what IP-address and hostname your computer is using
5. Start the Palm Simulator
6. Right-click anywhere on the simulator and choose 'Settings', 'Communications' and tick the 'Redirect NetLib calls to Hosts TCP/IP' option.
7. Start the Hotsync application on the simulator
8. Open the 'Options' menu, choose 'Primary PC Setup' and enter the TCP/IP settings of your computer (the ones you found under network settings in the Hotsync Manager)
8.5. Click 'Modem Sync Prefs' and click the 'Network' button
9. Click the 'Modem Hotsync' button and choose a service from the dropdown list (or create a new one in 'Prefs', 'Communication'), change it's name to something memorable and set the phone number to 0 (zero)
10. Click the Hotsync icon and you'll be asked for a username to synchronise (if your Simulator hasn't already got one) and away you go.

have fun

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:18 am
by sangahm
Wow, thanks for that detailed information. I've often wondered if this could be done, but didn't spend the time to try and figure it out.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:56 am
by FrankG
Yeah samps -- thank you for that!


PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:23 pm
by palmosm130
thank you samps

Kirk P Lawrence