Can Remote mode be run in developer studio without connectin

I try to run an application in remote mode in developer studio without connecting a module, when I run the debug, “Target not detected” is popped up, I tried to add a virtual port , but a record file is needed which can only be obtained when a module is connected. It seems I can only run a remote mode of an application when I have a module connected to COM1, am I right? Thanks!

Yes, you need a module connected.

Note that ‘remote mode’ has been replaced by GDB debugging, so you should use this if supported by your firmware.