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Experimental USB Joypad Supportpage  1 2 

Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4893
25 Nov 2019 17:35


Some information update:
     
    For the Vampire-V4 Standalone we started to test USB Joypad support.
    The USB Joypads support is experimental so far.
    No driver needs be installed the Support is fully in HW.
    The Vampire maps the USB Joypad as "Amiga" Joystick,.
    This means no driver needs be installed
    and even all old games can immediately use the USB Stick.
     
     
    These model are tested to work with Vampire4
    Speedlink Strike2 SL-6535
   
     
    Speedlink Strike SL-6535
   
     
    Speedlink Thunderstrike SL-6515
   
     
    Speedlink Competition PRO SL-6602
   
   
    USB SNES RETRO CONTROLLER
    s-l1600.jpg
   
    Dual Vibration Gamepad Shock JoyPad
   
 
    Noname N64 Controller
   
 
    STRIKE NX GAMEPAD SL-650000
   

    Noname NES USB Controller
   


Ian Parsons

Posts 217
25 Nov 2019 20:36


With the exception of CD32 games Amiga software assumes keyboard and mouse are always available unless dual joystick is selected instead the mouse. How are port assignments handled with keyboard normally using one of the USB ports?


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1716
25 Nov 2019 20:53


I AM glad about it, but unless you enable db9 Mouse as def mouse port, there Is no place to plug it in.
   
Currently, hubs dont Work.
   
   


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4893
25 Nov 2019 21:10


Vojin Vidanovic wrote:

I AM glad about it, but unless you enable db9 Mouse as def mouse port, there Is no place to plug it in.
   
Currently, hubs dont Work.

Yes this is correct.
As of today HUBS are not supported.

But yesterday JOYPADS were also not supported at all. ;-)

And today JOYPADS start to work well.
I successfully played several levels of Bubble Bobble :-D

Please understand this threads as "activity report".
I like to involve you in what we doing and what
we are working on and what progress we made today.



Robert Downs

Posts 28
25 Nov 2019 23:24


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  I successfully played several levels of Bubble Bobble :-D
 

No wonder development is slow slow.  Testing is very thorough. ;)


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1716
26 Nov 2019 08:34


Looking forward to "welcome to tomorrow" (bad new Snap! song).
 
  Well, I might just NOT need to have DB9 Comps pro/Blue Star. Have USB ones from x1000/PeeCee adventures.


Martin Randall

Posts 21
26 Nov 2019 16:59


More good news.

I have Logitch's F710 wireless.

Hopefully, they can be added in the future.


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4893
28 Nov 2019 13:38


Update 1 more model added


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4893
28 Nov 2019 17:38


Added support for another model


Michal Pietal

Posts 124
28 Nov 2019 18:02


Alas, how to connect joystick??  V4SA has two USB ports, one for mouse, another for keyboard.

And which firmware BTW?


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4893
28 Nov 2019 21:37


Michal Pietal wrote:

And which firmware BTW?

Test Firmwares are as always available in the V4 support Slack channel.


Michal Pietal

Posts 124
29 Nov 2019 11:27


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

Michal Pietal wrote:

  And which firmware BTW?
 

  Test Firmwares are as always available in the V4 support Slack channel.

Thank You for the clarification.

Please quote the channel name - despite my Vampire is now outdoors, I will try to join the channel over the weekend.


Saladriel Amrael

Posts 132
29 Nov 2019 12:00


Very cool!

How are analog sticks handled?




Michal Pietal

Posts 124
29 Nov 2019 13:05


I tried to login on Slack for last 30 minutes.

I deleted Slack local, will never use it again.

This is the most pathetic ICT service I know for ca. 30 years and no one will make me use it again.

A pity that Apollo Team uses such thrash applications as an application of choice as I am kindda forced to be offline from multiple important matters.

I will remain available thru IRC, that's for sure.


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4893
29 Nov 2019 13:06


Saladriel Amrael wrote:

Very cool!
 
How are analog sticks handled? 

They work too. :D
On those Gamepads that I tested you can move with the "Arrow" and the Analog stick.

And today another stick was added to the supported list!


Nixus Minimax

Posts 416
29 Nov 2019 13:14


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:
today another stick was added to the supported list!

Makes me wonder how long it will be until it will be hard to find a stick/pad that does not work. After all there can't be an infinite number of varying USB protocols...


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4893
30 Nov 2019 23:12


one more controller added


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4893
01 Dec 2019 14:20


Added support for another XBOX compatible gamepad


Golden Child

Posts 4
01 Feb 2020 02:43


Just curious, does the USB Joypad support emulate Analog Joysticks?  Could I read the analog data at POT0DAT and POT1DAT?




Apollon Jan

Posts 20
14 Sep 2020 02:44


Dear Gunnar, how likely is it that one day there will be full compatibility with a CD32 gamepad via USB Joypad? It would be a great buying argument for the stand alone version Vampire as the CD32 pads are simply too expensive.  greetings Jan

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