Unijoysticle 2 Christmas 2019 update, with support for:
Nintendo Wii Remote
Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller
Nintendo Wii Remote + Nunchuk extension
Nintendo Wii Remote + Classic Controller extension
Nintendo Switch Pro controller
8BitDo family: all modes supported (Switch, Windows, Mac, Android).
It also supports:
Amiga / Atari-St 3-buttons joystick
And it is self-powered!
For further info see:
Commando 2084 is the mix between Commando and Robotron 2084: it is like the original Commando game, but using the Robotron 2084 controls.
You play it using the two joysticks at the same time:
Joy #2 controls the hero direction
Joy #1 controls the bullets direction
But better if you play it with a
Unijoysticle 2 with a Dualshok4 gamepad (or similar).
Continue reading “Commando 2084 – a game for the Commodore 64”
Announcing Unijoysticle 2:
Use modern Bluetooth controllers (gamepads, mice, smart TV remote controllers) in retro computers like the Commodore 64/128, Atari ST, Amiga and more.
For further info go here:
I’ve been busy. I still have no spare time to work on my retro projects, but I have a plan. And it can’t fail. I plan to port the UniJoystiCle + The Uni Games to the following platforms:
Commodore VIC 20: UniJoystiCle (single joystick) + The Uni Games
Commodore PET: UniJoystiCle in expansion port (single joystick) + The Uni Games
Commodore 128: UniJoystiCle (same as the C64) + The Uni Games in VCD mode using the Z80 CPU
Tandy 1000: UniJoystiCle + The Uni Games (graphics mode 320×200 16 colors)
Commodore 64: Add paddle support to the UniJoystiCle
Continue reading “Long time no see: UniJoystiCle for all platforms”
VChar64 v0.2.2 released
Release notes here:
I started working on the paddle/mouse support. I’m using an ESP32 instead of the ESP8266. Progress is documented here (spanish):
Continue reading “VChar64 v0.2.2 released and other news”
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
The WiFi Device v0.4.1
Smaller real estate: Fits in all C64/128 models, including the C128D / SX-64 machines
Using Wemos D1 Mini instead of NodeMCU
Blue instead of red
Continue reading “The UniJoystiCle v0.4 released”
UniJoystiCle v0.4.0-RC (Release Candidate) released. Mega update!
UniJoystiCle WiFi device v0.4.1
Latest versions can be downloaded from here: http://ricardoquesada.github.io/unijoysticle/
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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
UniJoystiCle WiFi device connected to the joystick ports C: Alarm sensor using a WiFi device
D: Smartphone running the UniJoystiCle Controller app with the Commodore Home plugin
E: Commodore MPS 803 printer
F: Pulleys + gears connected to the printer header + dimmer knot
Continue reading “Retro Challenge: announcing Commodore Home”
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
IoT: Internet Of Things:
What I have done so far is this: (and is not part of the contest since I built it two months ago):
Continue reading “Retrochallenge: Building the C64 I.D.IoT.R”
Station Mode (with or without WPS)
Inactivity timeout & Joystick statistics
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 specially if you use your phone both for the UniJoystiCle and for “regular” stuff.
To solve that issue, I added WiFi Station mode support (Access Point mode is still supported). Basically the UniJoystiCle WiFi device, when in Station mode, can connect to any WiFi network. It also supports
WPS (an auto-auth way to connect to a network). If Station mode fails, it will default to Access Point mode.
In order to switch to Station mode you have to:
Install firmware v0.4.3 (see below for more info)
Boot the UniJoystiCle WiFi device (it will boot in Access Point mode)
Connect to the unijoysticle-xxyyzz WiFi Network
Open the web page:
http://unijoysticle.local Select “Station” mode, put the credential (SSID and password) and reboot!
http://unijoysticle.local you can also configure the “Inactivity timeout”: how many seconds without activity should elapse before all the joystick lines are set to Low (simulates no joystick movements).
I also added statistics: It tells you how many seconds you spent on the different joystick positions, and how many movements you did. Useful, right? 🙂
Continue reading “UniJoystiCle update #2”