Yes you need to install PicoDrive or MAME first... then you'll have to dload the game roms... there are LOTS of sites which offer free roms on the net... Try Google... you'll definately find one... rom-world.com also has a huge database of roms...
My 7710 just came through the door... looks nice!! Slightly bigger than my p910 so yeah it is a big phone. Can play mp3 as ringtones for all you wondering. Just have to save the mp3 to the phone not memory card. 90mb of phone mem so good enough. Upgrade to 1gb mmc tomorrow for movies and stuff. Generally a really good phone if a little big.
hi witchking, thanx for your recommendation.. i have more questions.. i went to my-symbian.com to find the games that you mentioned, particularly sonic, mega bomberman, phantasy star the end, but they were not there.. also, do i need to install picodrive and MAME in order to play if i can find those games?
Superb!!!!! Is the only way to describe this masterpiece from Nokia. It's been one month since i'm using this handheld.
Other picodrive games that work (just tested them): Animaniacs, boogerman, castlevania bloodlines, contra hard corps, earthworm jim, golden axe 2, The lion king, sonic the hedgehog 2, tiny toon adventures. I have no idea if they work all the way through etc as I only tested a few seconds of each game. Sonic 2, tiny toons , lion king and golden axe 2 seemed best. Sonic 2 was very similar to the version I played on my PC.
(Note: Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble and Mortal Kombat 3, do NOT work. I believed my kids, but have tested them now.)
Okay, Picodrive games which I know work (I've still got to check my latest upload, so will let you know about those later) : - 777_casino, aladdin, bugs bunny in double trouble, chess, frogger, golden axe, lemmings, mega bomberman, mortal combat 5, mortal kombat 3, phantasy star the end..., the simpsons (barts nighmare), super mario world, tetris, xenon 2 megablast, zoop.
You can close applications running in the background by either 1. pressing the bottom right key for five seconds and it then says "closing applications" and does so or 2. getting and installing "switcher" (see my symbian webs site), this series 80 software works on the 7710 and is more effective than closing application (as pressing that button does NOT close all of them). So basically get and instal switcher.
As for MMC cards, I would reinstall the card reader drivers. I would also (sounds stupid by I did this)make sure you are putting them the right way up and far enough into the card reader (on mine they have to be upside down). Also try a different card (like a digital camera card). There should be no reason for a card to "suddenly" become unreadable in just the reader and not the phone, it must be the reader. Free games : - look through this thread at earlier pages.
There is no (afaik) non-bluetooth qwerty keyboard for the 7710. With my 7710, I just plug the usb cable into my pc and then my phone. In explorer, this then causes the phone to appear under the "directory" Nokia Phone Browser and I am able to read and write to and from the phone with no problems what so ever. Occaisionally, the phone is not picked up, but I then just unplug it and push back in until Windows gets the message. I do not use PC Suite any longer really, but you do need it installed to get the nokia phone browser pseudo directory I beleive.
Hope this helps.
I know this might sound a little stupid but i really need this.
I just bought 7710. It works smooth for me except for one prob.
I cannot close a runnig application. Like File Manager, Real Player. They all keep running in BG and conume RAM. I cannot find anyway to close. Can someone please tell me how i can close an application on 7710.
Bundle of thanks in Advance
Hi all, my card reader is unable to read my MMC (when connected to my PC running on XP Home) but the MMC is working when it is inserted in my phone. Can I know what is wrong? It used to be able to read when I first bought the MMC.
Also, can I know where I can get free games for this phone? Many games for downloads are usually not for our widescreen.. :(
Hi everyone, is there a qwerty keyboard (not bluetooth) for this phone?
Thanks, for all the comments. I was able to use the PC suite software. However this is rather clumsy piece of software for a multimedia phone/terminal. I can see its usefullness for people looking to synchronize calendars and contacts, but it is horrible for accessing the memory, and particularly the photo's and multimedia files stored on it.
For instance, you need to download an image (sloowwww), then open it an image viewer like acdsee.
There is no direct access to the file directories, through this pc suite interface. There is no way to scroll through the list of images using a viewer.
So, is there a way to just hook it up to the usb port and access it using windows explorer to move/copy/access the files/directories on the memorycard/rom? My MAC-using friends have no problem doing it this way.
BTW, I agree with all the comments, regarding the slow response of the device to the controls/touchscreen. Aswell as the battery live.
Thanks for the list of working games Witchking. Do you have something similar for picodrive?
7710 Owner, sorry to hear you're having problems. I've used PC Suite on my work PC (Windows 2000) and my home one (Windows XP Home) and it works fine on each. With each, I just installed the software and then plugged in the cable to the phone and USB and it appeared on my Explorer browser. If you continue to have problems and if the solution suggested by castillo doesn't work, then wha tyou can also do is get a USB card reader (about £14) and just plug your memory card into that. I tend to use my memory card reader at home and PC suite at work.
I have a laptop with XP Pro on it, which if I have time today I will install PC Suite on and check that too.
You should try uninstalling all installed program from the Nokia site, CD..etc.
If you have the system restore switched on, you should probably restore back when you never installed any Nokia programs.
Then run the installation again, plug the phone using the USB, and wait for the sound Windows make when a new hardware is attached.
If you have system restore off, then don't worry, just uninstall, and run the installation with the phone plugged in, wait for the sound.
The problem is that the installation is missing USB recognition part, that installation pops-up after Nokia PC Suite is installed.
Just tell me exactly what is going wrong through the installation if my suggested procedure doesnt work.
In addition to what I was saying, this phone if put in a Business Wise section, the Nokia 7710 is another failure like the Motorola MPx, but in retrospec this phone is made for Multimedia use.
I have tried, everything, installing the latest usb drivers from the nokia site, and so on, but still I can't approach it as an USB device. Using win xp home. Does any-one know of a way to approach this as a usb device? Friends using macs can approach the device directly via usb, but pc owners seem to be shafted, with this horrible nokia pc suite.
Need to get photo's and video's from the ddevice and music files to the phone's memory.
So, are there any tools/apps out there to allow direct access via the USB cable provided?
Vince, you are incorrect. Files created on the phone are compatible with MS Word and Excel. The Word files are created as .ewd and when you transfer across to the PC are then converted to .doc and are fully readable. I know this, because I have done it repeatedly. You have to be using MS Office 97 or above to read them. I dont know why you are having problems, but its not the phone's fault. You can also not edit powerpoint files on the phone, so I do not have a clue what you are on about there. Ref the camera, it DOES have a night vision mode, but it is automatic. Have you actually tried using the phone at night? Again I have and so I know the phone works. In bright light, the phone actually sucks, because you cannot see the camera screen. You sure you're using the same phone as me, beacuse it doesn't sound like it? I've also never had a problem with dust on the screen or scratches. I think you need to look at your phone a lot more closely and you might like it a bit more.
Noob, I'm starting to think it would be easier for me to drive there and sort it! :o) The Mame Roms I have which work are: Aeroids Deluxe Rev 2, Bomb Jack, Centipede (Rev 2 and 3), Crazy Kong (ALca, Jeutel, Set 1, Set 2) Dig Dug (Ataris, Set 1), Dig Dug (Set 1), Frog, Frogger (Moon Cresta), Frogger (Sega), Galaxian (Midway), Galaxian (Part 4, Part X & Turbo), Missile Command, Monkey DOnkey, Pisces, Q*Bert (US), Space Invaders, Space Invaders Deluxe, Super Galaxians, Super missile Atteck, Tetris (bootleg, cocktail set 2, set 1, set2). Hope that helps. If you still have problems let me know exactly what the problem is.
To make it all clear to people having doubts an regrets about this phone, is THE WAY people use it. This phone don't need to be "THAT" fast, because its already preloaded with basic MultiMedia needs. I understand why this phone should be fast, if you use this as an everyday PDA use. This phone like said before on previous comments, depends on how you use it, the only reason, it gets that upsettingly slow is the programs that which been installed, from sites that aren't manufacturely released.
I understand why people with regrets feel this way, this phone would be unbelievable if there was a processing hardware not a software, combined would be also helpful. Then it would make the phone process more like a Motorola E680/E680i
I currently have both mobile phones(Nokia 7710 & Motorola E680) my Nokia is, I admit slow, but gets my work done*, on the other hand my Motorola is unbelievable and never crashed yet or reboot by itself.
In Conclusion, this phone is slow, but don't try to put in more applications that would make it wore unstablelized.
There is a great improvement if the phone's firmware is updated, from 3.03 to 3.26 no more crashes and lags occasionally. But it is advisable to go to a Nokia Center to do a Flash, and not to do it yourself from getting the software online.
So basically the phone just really need a faster processor, and thats it. It requires more than fast processes, but if Nokia can start by updating thoughts into what people actually want then that would be a start.
Recommended to People?
YES, RECCOMENDED FOR PEOPLE WHICH WOULD USE THIS PHONE AS A MULTIMEDIA PHONE.
NOT RECCOMENDED FOR BUSINESS TYPES.
*HOPES THIS INFO HELPS
I had really high expectations from this phone, but after 3 months of using it, i think its letting me down. The widescreen is an easily scratchable surface that really irritates me! And its also a dust magnet too! the software is also slow, so slow that it takes 4 secs to open the messages menu! I have a 50% regret of buying this phone, I think i shud have bought the 9500 or another s60 smart phone coz there arent alot of apps for s90! Another disapointment is that docs, and sheets made or edited on the phone can not be compatible with MS Word, Excel, or Powerpoint anymore! A very big dissapointment!!
My 50% satisfaction comes from the superb MP3 player and radio. The megapixel excels in bright light and sucks big time at night, bcoz theres no night mode!