Official release of new K-MOUSE 2008 interface

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  • edited July 2011
    K-MOUSE 2011 - orders

    Price is 46 EUR + postage 6 EUR. ( PayPal only )

    First pieces will ready during 2-4 weeks after payment.

    Contact me at: sprinter2000(a)quick.cz

    You can choose which connector to be used:
    - mouse connector: USB or PS/2
    - video out connector( work only on ZX16/48 ): yes / no
    - joystick support (connector canon9+joystick booster 74LS07): yes / no
    - reset button: yes / no
    - two led diodes for sign 3.3V and switch state

    All unused connectors/components will included.
  • edited July 2011
    velesoft wrote: »
    K-MOUSE 2011 - orders

    Price is 46 EUR + postage. ( PayPal only )

    First pieces will ready during 2-4 weeks after payment.

    Contact me at: sprinter2000(a)quick.cz

    My I-C-Q: 306-187-462

    Plastic case included.
  • edited July 2011
    So shall we start ordering?
    By the way, who uses ICQ anymore.... MSN?
  • edited July 2011
    gtsamour wrote: »
    So shall we start ordering?

    Yes, it's official start of ordering. :-)
    gtsamour wrote: »
    By the way, who uses ICQ anymore.... MSN?

    My SKYPE:
    velesoft-skype.png
  • edited July 2011
    I already sent you an email some days ago about wanting to get one. Shall I do anything else? Should I send the amount through PayPal and what would be the postage for Greece?
  • edited July 2011
    gtsamour wrote: »
    I already sent you an email some days ago about wanting to get one. Shall I do anything else? Should I send the amount through PayPal and what would be the postage for Greece?

    Price of K-MOUSE 2011 is 46 EUR
    Postage is always only 6 EUR

    I will inform you by mail about PayPal
  • edited July 2011
    PCB of K-MOUSE 2011 is in manufacturing :)

    New boards is with fixed design:
    - better positions of components
    - better resistor net size
    - resistors size SMD 1206
    - designed for better soldering
    - signal JOY FIRE 3 protected by diode
    - both led diodes can be used in SMD or classic package

    k-mouse2011-vyroba.jpg

    This version is identical with board on previous photos, only design is fixed.
  • edited July 2011
    :rolleyes: Huraaahhhhh, looks sweeet!!!!! I'm drooling already
  • edited July 2011
    Time to finish Doors for ZX :-)

    One for me please - I will contact you by email.
  • edited July 2011
    Manufacture of boards will be completed 22.8.2011 (due to holiday) :(

    All other components for complete K-MOUSE are ready :)

    Later will possible buy CPLD chips with different (or custom) firmware. (sinclair joystick support, new features,....)
  • edited August 2011
    New multijoystick firmware for K-MOUSE 2011

    FEATURES:

    - support 4 different joystick modes: KEMPSTON, SINCLAIR, FULLER, QWERT
    - very fast and easy switching between joystick modes
    - work as master K-MOUSE or slave K-MOUSE interface (use switching by jumper)
    - inhibit feature can disable or enable K-MOUSE interface with all joystick ports
    - port for detection K-MOUSE 2011
    - joystick connector contain +5V and GND signals for possibility connect joysticks with autofire or real Amiga mouse.

    WARNING - SINCLAIR and QWERT joystick modes can't be used on ZX128+2A/+2B and +3. This ZX models can use only internal QWERT keyboard and internal joystick port for sinclair. Kempston and Fuller moder are usable.

    For select different modes is used SWITCH and JUMPER:

    Kempston mode with three fire buttons support
    km2011-kempston.jpg

    Sinclair mode (keys 6,7,8,9,0 + Z,X keys as next two fire buttons)
    km2011-sinclair.jpg

    Fuller mode with three fire buttons support
    km2011-fuller.jpg

    QWERT mode (keys Q,W,E,R,T + C,V keys as next two fire buttons)
    km2011-qwert.jpg


    Theoretically is possible not use PIC chip and modify firmware for support joystick splitter (external adapter for connect up to 4 joystick parallel). This feature downgrade K-MOUSE interface to joystick interface for more players.
  • LCDLCD
    edited August 2011
    Very nice!
    velesoft wrote: »
    - joystick connector contain +5V and GND signals for possibility connect joysticks with autofire or real Amiga mouse.
    This is a feature of all versions of K-Mouse Interface
    velesoft wrote: »
    Sinclair mode (keys 6,7,8,9,0 + Z,X keys as next two fire buttons)
    "z" and "x" are not a very good idea better will be "m" and SPACE BAR because games use these keys more often.
  • edited August 2011
    LCD wrote: »
    Very nice!
    This is a feature of all versions of K-Mouse Interface

    Yes. Old K-MOUSE versions use very easy connection of joystick (joy cable can't be too log). K-MOUSE 2011 use better connection (stable).
    LCD wrote: »
    "z" and "x" are not a very good idea better will be "m" and SPACE BAR because games use these keys more often.

    K-MOUSE 2011 contain one small resistor on board for possibility connect A12 or A15 odress line. Firmware 2011 need A12 for SINCLAIR joystick emulation.
    Adress lines:
    A8 = SHIFT,Z,X,C,V
    A10 = Q,W,E,R,T
    A12 = 6,7,8,9,0
    Other adress lines A0-A7 can be used for joystick ports.

    If this small resistor is placed in position for use A15 (instead A12) then will impossible use SINCLAIR JOYSTICK but possible emulate this keys:
    A8 = SHIFT,Z,X,C,V
    A10 = Q,W,E,R,T
    A15 = SPACE,SYMBOL SHIFT,M,N,B
    Fot this configuration will need rewrite firmware for CPLD...
  • edited September 2011
    Next PCB is complete:
    kmouse2011-pcb-top.jpg

    kmouse2011-pcb-bottom.jpg

    Today I will complete first 4 pieces of K-MOUSE2011 interface :)

    And this is first piece:
    km2011-1.JPG
    km2011-2.JPG
    km2011-3.JPG
  • edited September 2011
    Very nice work :)

    Can't wait to get mine ;)
  • edited September 2011
    velesoft wrote: »
    New multijoystick firmware for K-MOUSE 2011

    Theoretically is possible not use PIC chip and modify firmware for support joystick splitter (external adapter for connect up to 4 joystick parallel). This feature downgrade K-MOUSE interface to joystick interface for more players.


    Would it be possible to support 4 buttons of the Sega Mega Drive controller? (Or even 7 of them?)

    And more: would it be possible to connect 2 controllers at once?

    How would the extra buttons get mapped to Spectrum software?

    I am asking since I so much prefer these to standard 80s joysticks / pads...


    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~chuck/infopg/segasix.txt

    Sega-Mega-Drive-controllers.jpg
  • edited October 2011
    maiki wrote: »
    Would it be possible to support 4 buttons of the Sega Mega Drive controller? (Or even 7 of them?)

    And more: would it be possible to connect 2 controllers at once?

    How would the extra buttons get mapped to Spectrum software?

    I am asking since I so much prefer these to standard 80s joysticks / pads...


    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~chuck/infopg/segasix.txt

    This controllers need different connection of joystick connector. You can connect this controller to K-MOUSE interface, but will work only two buttons. After rewrite firmware for CPLD chip and modify joystick connector connection will enable support for more buttons. All ZX joysticks use only one fire button. Theoterically we can use up to 4 joystick fire buttons on original kempston port #1F. K-MOUSE interface support only 3 fire buttons. Some ZX software support more than one fire buttons on kempston port :)

    VELESOFT
  • edited October 2011
    velesoft wrote: »
    K-MOUSE 2011 - orders

    Price is 46 EUR + postage 6 EUR. ( PayPal only )

    First pieces will ready during 2-4 weeks after payment.

    Contact me at: sprinter2000(a)quick.cz

    You can choose which connector to be used:
    - mouse connector: USB or PS/2
    - video out connector( work only on ZX16/48 ): yes / no
    - joystick support (connector canon9+joystick booster 74LS07): yes / no
    - reset button: yes / no
    - two led diodes for sign 3.3V and switch state

    All unused connectors/components will included.

    Next series of K-MOUSE 2011 will soon ready.
    Manufacture of boards will be completed 14.10.2011
    Price is same. PayPal only.

    Joystick directions in SINCLAIR mode:
    sinclair-joy.png

    Joystick directions in QWERT mode:
    qwert-joy.png
  • edited January 2012
    I was looking at the games converted for mouse and I think someone should convert at least one Breakout game. I suggest Arkanoid 2 or Batty... or even support Atari 2600 paddles...
  • edited January 2012
    maiki wrote: »
    I was looking at the games converted for mouse and I think someone should convert at least one Breakout game. I suggest Arkanoid 2 or Batty... or even support Atari 2600 paddles...

    BATTY game with mouse controll exist in TRD format for russian ZX clones. I convert this game to TAP format... :)
    http://velesoft.speccy.cz/kmouse/games-trd/batty-gs-km.zip
  • edited January 2012
    That is great! Please, does Spectaculator support K-mouse? I enabled Kemston mouse in th eoptins and the mouse doesn't work... Or any other emulator (Spin FUSE...)
  • edited January 2012
    maiki wrote: »
    That is great! Please, does Spectaculator support K-mouse? I enabled Kemston mouse in th eoptins and the mouse doesn't work... Or any other emulator (Spin FUSE...)

    You must set cursor in main menu to "KEMPSTON" and press SPACE for jump to additional menu. Inthis menu set KEMPSTON MOUSE (key 7) and return with key "0" to main menu.

    This game support mouse controll for both players, theoretically can be mouse driver modified for support master and slave K-MOUSE interface.....
  • edited January 2012
    Whow! The game is completely different dimension with the mouse control! There are 2 issues I have noticed:

    1. no sound - original Batty has beeper sound support; even no general sound in Pentagon 128 mode...

    2. some game freeze issues - it happened once in 48k mode and Pentagon mode - but might be the issue of the Spectaculator...


    The gameplay is absolutely fantastic. Can't compare to digital controls of the original.
  • edited January 2012
    maiki wrote: »
    Whow! The game is completely different dimension with the mouse control! There are 2 issues I have noticed:

    1. no sound - original Batty has beeper sound support; even no general sound in Pentagon 128 mode...

    2. some game freeze issues - it happened once in 48k mode and Pentagon mode - but might be the issue of the Spectaculator...


    The gameplay is absolutely fantastic. Can't compare to digital controls of the original.

    Yes. My TAP file is only conversion from russian version without speaker sound but with GS sound support. And I disable also GS sound (not exist on real ZX). Code for speaker effects not exist in russian BATTY, sorry....

    But we can copy russian mouse driver (as CODE 50490,67) to original BATTY and at adress #A1EC rewrite instrustion IN A,(#1F) with JP #C53A. This is very fast patch, work , but need next patches for speed and mirror effect in X axis...

    VELESOFT
  • edited August 2015
    K-MOUSE 2011 - orders (I plan only one small batch)

    Price is 40 EUR + postage 6 EUR. ( PayPal only )

    First pieces will ready during 4 weeks after payment.

    Contact me at: sprinter2000(a)quick.cz

    You can choose which connector to be used:
    - mouse connector: USB or PS/2
    - video out connector( work only on ZX16/48 ): yes / no
    - joystick support (connector canon9+joystick booster 74LS07): yes / no
    - reset button: yes / no
    - two led diodes for sign 3.3V and switch state

    All unused connectors/components will included.

    km2011-1.JPG

    Post edited by velesoft on
  • All new pieces of K-MOUSE 2011 now contain new CPLD firmware 2015. Full compatible with firmware 2011, but enable support all 4 joystick modes for MASTER and all 4 modes for SLAVE. For select MASTER/SLAVE mode is used new separate jumper.
  • edited September 2015
    New manual for K-MOUSE with firmware 2015:
    velesoft.speccy.cz/kmouse/km-doc/kempston_mouse_turbo_interface/km-t_2015/k-mouse2011(fw2015)_doc.pdf

    IMGP0243.JPG

    Is possibe connect two k-mouse interfaces. First in MASTER mode and second in SLAVE mode. Each can use different joystick mode.
    Or if software not use mouse drivers, then is possible connect up to 4 k-mouse interfaces - each with different joystick mode.
    Post edited by velesoft on
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