Cocos2d (Python) In February 2008, at Los Cocos, Córdoba, Argentina, we started the “Los Cocos” Python game engine. We later renamed it Cocos2d. The idea was to create a game engine for the games we were creating for PyWeek. We started the game engine with Lucio Torre, Daniel Moisset, Rayentray Tappa, and I, with theContinue reading “The history of Cocos2d in a glimpse”
Commodore 64 Assembly Tutorial.
VChar64 v0.2.2 released Download: Mac: vchar64-0.2.2.mac.dmg Win32: vchar64-0.2.2.win32.zip Source code: https://github.com/ricardoquesada/vchar64/ Release notes here: https://github.com/ricardoquesada/vchar64/releases/tag/0.2.2 UniJoystiCle news I started working on the paddle/mouse support. I’m using an ESP32 instead of the ESP8266. Progress is documented here (spanish): UniJoystiCle + Paddle/Mouse support progress
Christmas is coming. Treat yourself with The UniJoystiCle v0.4, and be the cool kid in the block by playing The Uni Games like a pro (that’s it with real unicycles!): Highlights of v0.4 WiFi Device Smaller real estate: Fits in all C64/128 models, including the C128D / SX-64 machines Using Wemos D1 Mini instead of NodeMCUContinue reading “The UniJoystiCle v0.4 released”
UniJoystiCle v0.4.0-RC (Release Candidate) released. Mega update! Download: iOS client v0.4.6: App Store Android client v0.4.10: Google Play macOS client v0.4.0: UniJoystiCle Controller.dmg win32 client v0.4.0: unijoysticle_controller.win32.zip Firmware v0.4.5: unijoysticle_firmware.bin Source code + schematic + layout: https://github.com/ricardoquesada/unijoysticle Latest versions can be downloaded from here: http://ricardoquesada.github.io/unijoysticle/
Home automation for the masses, not the classes We need to build computers for the masses, not the classes – Jack Tramiel, Commodore founder A: Commodore 64 computer running the “Commodore Home” application B: UniJoystiCle WiFi device connected to the joystick ports C: Alarm sensor using a WiFi device D: Smartphone running the UniJoystiCle ControllerContinue reading “Retro Challenge: announcing Commodore Home”
What’s new since last update: Gears to control the dimmer kind of working. They are somewhat fragile ATM. Desktop UniJoystiCle Controller working.
Ordered a rubber belt + pulley to control the dimmer from the printer header New UniJoystiCle PCB arrived (v0.4.0). I assembled one and works Ok both on the SX64 and the C128D. I just need to create a “user port” power cable for the SX64 since it doesn’t have a datasette port. Started the UniJoystiCleContinue reading “RetroChallenge: C64 I.D.IoT.R Update #2”
I started building the C64 I.D.IoT.R a few months ago, but never finished it. What better than to finish it for the Retro Challenge contest. C64 I.D.IoT.R is a smart light controlled from a C64. Its name means: C64: Commodore 64 I: Intelligent D: Dimmer IoT: Internet Of Things: R: RRRRR What I have doneContinue reading “Retrochallenge: Building the C64 I.D.IoT.R”
TL;DR Station Mode (with or without WPS) Inactivity timeout & Joystick statistics Auto-firmware upgrade Better ways to power the WiFi device Station mode and other features One thing that bothered me was that I needed to switch WiFi networks every time that I wanted to use the UniJoystiCle. Not a major issue, but not ideal speciallyContinue reading “UniJoystiCle update #2”