USB game controllers and mice

Started by Duke, 01:30, 02 February 19

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GUNHED

Sorry, but the signals stay switched on for a time still way too long (1 second).


Please load FutureOS into your M4 card and move the mouse arrow. Then compare to version 1.0.6 (or more early). It's easy to see. Good luck!

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genesis8

A french site was talking about another electronic device to do the same thing than the imperium, so I wrote a message about this cpcwiki thread.
https://www.minimachines.net/actu/mouster-91143/
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Gryzor

Quote from: genesis8 on 22:54, 19 July 20
A french site was talking about another electronic device to do the same thing than the imperium, so I wrote a message about this cpcwiki thread.
https://www.minimachines.net/actu/mouster-91143/

MouSTer looks nice, but aren't there USB solutions for the ST and the Amiga already?

Duke

Quote from: Gryzor on 14:46, 20 July 20
MouSTer looks nice, but aren't there USB solutions for the ST and the Amiga already?

I think there is lots of PS/2 "USB" adapters, but true USB only recently.

Gryzor

Ah, ok. Is there an advantage though?

Duke

Quote from: Gryzor on 15:06, 20 July 20
Ah, ok. Is there an advantage though?
Yes, many modern USB mouse do not support PS/2 mode. And of course you cant use USB gamepads either when you only have PS/2 interface.

Gryzor

Learn something new every day! Thanks! :)

Duke

Quote from: GUNHED on 16:26, 14 July 20
Sorry, but the signals stay switched on for a time still way too long (1 second).


Please load FutureOS into your M4 card and move the mouse arrow. Then compare to version 1.0.6 (or more early). It's easy to see. Good luck!

Thanks @GUNHED , tested and working as it should again !

For anyone using mouse mode, please upgrade to v1.1.6 from here:
https://imperium.spinpoint.org

Look under "Firmware Downloads"

GUNHED

Good news: It works.

Addition: If I move the mouse slowly, then the device doesn't send a signal, so no move on screen.
http://futureos.de --> Get the revolutionary FutureOS (Update: 2022.03.09)
http://futureos.cpc-live.com/files/LambdaSpeak_RSX_by_TFM.zip --> Get the RSX-ROM for LambdaSpeak :-) (Updated: 2021.12.26)

Duke

#159
No update, just some showing off..

Whenever I managed to build an Imperium Solo (non debug version) for myself, it wouldn't be many days before it was shipped out to a customer (build new one or send out existing? - it's like not doing your homework!).
Today I decided to spoil myself and integrated 2 Imperium Solos to my 6128 Plus, so I cannot (easily) ship them to a customer :)

A few pics if anyone is interested.

My 6128+ had a "tape" socket mod when I purchased it many moons ago, this was removed (I don't like tapes!), but there was a DIN socket hole in the case from this, which I re-used for the dual USB connector, that's why the hole is not a perfect fit square!

There is room for pinheaders next to each joystick port, the pinout, if not documented elsewhere:
PIN
JP01
JP02
1
GND
GND
2
UP
UP
3
FIRE 2
FIRE 2
4
DOWN
DOWN
5
FIRE 1
FIRE 1
6
LEFT
LEFT
7
COM
COM2
8
RIGHT
RIGHT
9
COM2
N/C

Happy new year.

Gryzor

Oh, can you sell me a 6128+ with two Solo integrated? 😀

Duke

Quote from: Gryzor on 18:03, 31 December 20
Oh, can you sell me a 6128+ with two Solo integrated? 😀
Noooooooo!  >:(     :D

Kristof

Hi Duke,
Nice piece of hardware. I'm looking for one for my CD32.

genesis8

Can I use the photos on my web site ?
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Skunkfish

First CPC with USB ports built-in?!  :o
So are the regular joystick ports still usable with this mod? (I mean, not at the same time as a USB controller/mouse - that would be mad!)
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Duke

#165
Quote from: genesis8 on 19:36, 09 January 21
Can I use the photos on my web site ?
Of course.
I attached another one with two wireless pads connected if any use.

Quote from: Skunkfish on 20:56, 09 January 21First CPC with USB ports built-in?!  :o So are the regular joystick ports still usable with this mod? (I mean, not at the same time as a USB controller/mouse - that would be mad!)
The regular Joystick ports still work yes and they also work simultaneously with the USB controllers.

GUNHED

Nice! That's a real plus  ;)
http://futureos.de --> Get the revolutionary FutureOS (Update: 2022.03.09)
http://futureos.cpc-live.com/files/LambdaSpeak_RSX_by_TFM.zip --> Get the RSX-ROM for LambdaSpeak :-) (Updated: 2021.12.26)

ajcasado

Hi Duke,
I'm very happy with the pair of imperiums solos you sold me, they work great with a custom 14 diodes Y cable (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/File:Joystick.jpg).

I have a suggestion, may be someone else or you have also think about it, but it could be useful to have a mode in which the readings from the analog sticks or triggers are converted in a proportional PWM pulse sequence to drive the CPC joystick port to achieve some kind of pseudo analog response in games that can take profit from this kind of control (i.e. simulation games or driving games,).

Sometimes I play this kind of games using "manual PWM :P "  and it work well.

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