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Re: USB game controllers and mice
« Reply #125 on: 13:52, 08 December 19 »
New firmware update.

Imperium Solo firmware update v1.0.9
Changes:
Download:
https://www.spinpoint.org/files/ImperiumSolo_Amstrad_v109.zip

In other news I have also build firmware versions for C64, Amiga, Atari ST, Sega MD/Genesis & Amiga CD32. Due to different hardware characteristics, you can not use your CPC Imperium Solo with the mentioned machines, without modifications (changing 0 ohm SMD resistors).



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Re: USB game controllers and mice
« Reply #126 on: 16:13, 31 December 19 »
New firmware update.

Imperium Solo firmware update v1.1.0
Changes:
Download from:
https://imperium.spinpoint.org

Both wireless controllers are very cheap.
I got the TribeRetro from the UK for 5 GBP + 3GBP shipping, now unfortunately price increased to 9 GBP + shipping, so iNNEXT (same quality) or similar from China is probably the same or cheaper.

Anyway the ebay links for these two:
TribeRetro (with buildin rechargable battery):
https://www.ebay.com/itm/TribeRetro-Wireless-Controller-for-Nintendo-Mini-SNES-PC-BRAND-NEW-with-USB/312770820440
Smart (?) Wireless controller (needs 2x AA batteries):
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-4G-Wireless-Game-Controller-Game-pad-Joystick-for-Android-TV-Box-Tablets-PC-BT/323065445669


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Re: USB game controllers and mice
« Reply #127 on: 20:37, 20 January 20 »
New firmware update.

Imperium Solo firmware update v1.1.1
Changes:
Download from:
https://imperium.spinpoint.org

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I got the TribeRetro from the UK for 5 GBP + 3GBP shipping, now unfortunately price increased to 9 GBP + shipping, so iNNEXT (same quality) or similar from China is probably the same or cheaper.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/TribeRetro-Wireless-Controller-for-Nintendo-Mini-SNES-PC-BRAND-NEW-with-USB/312770820440
TIP: price is again down to 4.95 GBP. Imho. a very good price if you want to add wireless controller to your CPC

Some news about the Imperium Solo hardware: PCB revision 1.0.4 is now shipping.
It is more universal, as it has mini jumpers (2 mm) so it can be configured between Amstrad, Amiga, Atari ST, C64, CD32 & SEGA MD/GENESIS.
Also tested with Atari XEGS (C64 firmware) and SEGA Master System (C64 firmware).
A microUSB connector for external powersupply was added, for computers not providing enough power for certain (rechargable) gamepads (AMIGA!). Setable via jumper.
However it also means I had to increase the price slightly for version to be used with AMSTRAD (sorry!), as I have to include microUSB to DC socket + DC Y-splitter cable. (and 2.1MM <-> 2.5mm adapter for CPC plus). First post was updated to reflect that.
Manual and configuration details can be found here:
https://www.spinpoint.org/files/ImperiumSolo_v104_manual.pdf
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Re: USB game controllers and mice
« Reply #128 on: 19:53, 21 January 20 »
Some news about the Imperium Solo hardware: PCB revision 1.0.4 is now shipping.
It is more universal, as it has mini jumpers (2 mm) so it can be configured between Amstrad, Amiga, Atari ST, C64, CD32 & SEGA MD/GENESIS.
Would be great if you continue to produce the Amstrad-only version too.  :)
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Re: USB game controllers and mice
« Reply #129 on: 19:38, 22 January 20 »
Would be great if you continue to produce the Amstrad-only version too.  :)
It was always configurable, just via 0 ohm smd resistors instead of jumpers, due to wanting to keep it as small as possible. 2 mm jumpers and some re-arranging helped succeding that, infact new pcb is a couple of mm shorter.
If someone wants the DC cable permanently soldered on like the first versions, no problem. I will sell these 1 euro cheaper (since I still have 30 of these cables with DC socket).