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GamepadBlock: New Firmware V1.2.0 Now Supports Amiga, C64, and Equal Joysticks

Atari-style support for GamepadBlock

The GamepadBlock is an Arcade and Original Game Controller USB Interface for your computer. It lets you connect your favourite arcade and original game controllers to your PC via USB. With the release of the GamepadBlock a few weeks ago we got asked to add support for further joystick. We are happy to announce today that we have released a new firmware that …

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GamepadBlock Updater: Updating the firmware of the GamepadBlock

GamepadBlock Firmware Update

The GamepadBlock is an Arcade and Original Game Controller USB Interface for your computer. It lets you connect your favourite arcade and original game controllers. The firmware of the GamepadBlock can be updated via USB with the tool “GamepadBlock Updater”. This tutorial describes in detail how to do a firmware update with it.

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Tutorial: Using the virtual COM port of the GamepadBlock

GamepadBlock DIP Switch for Controller Mode

This tutorial explains the virtual COM port of the GamepadBlock. It can be used, for example,  to switch the Controller Mode of the GamepadBlock. The Controller Mode itself is explained in more details and also an example for Python will be shown and  explained. The Controller Mode The controller mode determines how the GamepadBlock polls the terminal inputs. You need …

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GamepadBlock – Universal Game Controller USB Interface

Retro-Gaming is popular. And a lot of people are building their own arcade machines or gaming consoles as personal projects. Part of these projects is to decide which hardware to use for accessing the arcade controls or gamepads. If original gamepads should be used this decision becomes even harder. And what if you want to connect various types of game …

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Tutorial: GamepadBlock with Debian / Ubuntu

This is a post as part of a tutorial series about getting to start with the GamepadBlock. In this tutorial we will learn how to use the GamepadBlock with Debian or Debian-based distributions like Ubuntu. Preparation If you have not already done it, we need to download the Raspbian image first. You get the image on the official Raspberry Pi downloads …

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Tutorial: GamepadBlock with Raspbian

This is a post as part of a tutorial series about getting to start with the GamepadBlock with various images for the Raspberry Pi. In this tutorial we will learn how to use the GamepadBlock with Raspbian, the most common operating system for the Raspberry. Preparation If you have not already done it, we need to download the Raspbian image …

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Tutorial: PowerBlock with OSMC

Introduction This is a post as part of a tutorial series about getting to start with the PowerBlock with various images for the Raspberry Pi. In this tutorial we will learn how to use the PowerBlock with OSMC, a free and open source media center.

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Tutorial: PowerBlock with RetroPie

This is a post as part of a tutorial series about getting to start with the PowerBlock with various images for the Raspberry Pi. In this tutorial we will learn how to use the PowerBlock with RetroPie, a very popular distribution for retro gaming.

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Tutorial: PowerBlock with Raspbian

Tutorial: PowerBlock with Raspbian

This is a post as part of a tutorial series about getting to start with the PowerBlock with various images for the Raspberry Pi. In this tutorial we will learn how to use the PowerBlock with Raspbian, the most common operating system for the Raspberry.

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