He has even posted a video of it (albeit without music - come'on Sean!)
I thought it would interest some of you to know how he did this as you might have a cupboard full of old games you might want to dust off! Here is a copy of Sean's email dated 12th April 2007:
I made a video of my eo v7110. It's of me playing the Nintendo 64 game Super Smash Bros using an emulator on the eo. I thought that this may be of interest to some people. It showcases the portable gaming aspect of UMPCs, as I know one of the criticisms of UMPCs is the lack of gaming ability.I chose to make a video like this since most people choose to review the features of the eo v7110 without showing its potential for some fun.
I thought you may want to add it to your blog. Here it is: video
I upgraded my RAM to 1GB today, however, with 512MB the game runs just as fast.Just to let you and your readers know, the emulator (http://www.pj64-emu.com/) runs faster when the AC power is connected. To get the emulator to run at max speed when on a battery, I had to install RightMark CPU Clock Utility (thanks to Ctitanic).
I couldn't get the emulator to run at fast speeds without using RM CPU Clock Utility. You can run the game in fullscreen, which makes the eo look like one large Game Boy, however, it slows it down a bit.
Here are the steps to make the emulator run faster when powered by a battery. You don't have to do this if connected to AC.
- Start RightMark CPU Clock Uility
- Set Windows Power Scheme to RMClock Power Management
- Set RM Clock to Maximal Performance
I then had to configure the emulator to use the PageUp and PageDown keys as controls in the game (ie. Button A and B).
The directional pad on the left of the eo v7110 is already set as default in the game. The middle button is set as Enter.
It's not hard to work out.Of course, the eo v7110 is lacking the buttons to use all of the controls in the game. However, even with just the use of two buttons and the directional pad, the game is still very much playable and fun.
And, that's it! Happy gaming!
[Update 16th April 2007: BTW, I worked out that you don't need to install RightMark CPU Clock Utility to make the eo run at full speed. Just change the normal power profile to Home or Laptop.]