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[Files] Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is onlineANN.lu
Posted on 05-Jun-2003 21:08 GMT by VMC Harald Frank (Edited on 2003-06-06 02:57:04 GMT by Christophe Decanini)43 comments
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Guido Mersmann just made a new version of his lowlevel.library Gameport driver where he added some cool features like Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support and fixed some small bugs.

The new version can be downloaded from the Amithlon-Homepage!

BUGFIX:
Fixed QueryKeys() function, which was the only not implemented in may test tool which helped (thanks to Murphy) to keep this bug undetected. (reported by Chris S Handley)

FEATURE:
GamePortEnable now supports "VT82C686 Audio Codec 97" game ports. Fixed problem with non Amithlon IO addresses.

FEATURE:
Added Amiga port support. Added Catweasle support. Selecting the game port is now more comfortable.

Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 1 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Amon_Re on 05-Jun-2003 19:12 GMT
Coolies :)

Cheers
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 2 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Darth_X on 05-Jun-2003 19:22 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Amon_Re):
YES
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 3 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Darth_X on 05-Jun-2003 19:22 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Darth_X):
lol
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 4 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by darklite on 05-Jun-2003 21:19 GMT
So, Harald, when will you release that free driver pack?
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 5 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by VMC Harald Frank on 05-Jun-2003 21:53 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (darklite):
Hello darklite,

i dont know what you mean with "free driver pack"!? i have not
announced anything for free or similar. There are some real cool
updates in the pipe that will be released with no cost for our
valid customers as soon we have done all software testings. So
i am sorry and cant tell you some release date yet for this.

Best regards

VMC Harald Frank, Developer and Founder of Amithlon
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 6 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 05-Jun-2003 22:37 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (VMC Harald Frank):
>>Developer and Founder of Amithlon

ROTFL!

:-)
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 7 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Bernd Meyer on 06-Jun-2003 01:55 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Anonymous):
Now, come on --- don't be so hard on the guy. After all, would he be hosting "the Amithlon-Homepage" (not *an* Amithlon page, but *the* Amithlon *home*page!) if he wasn't the brains, muscles and money behind the whole project, all in one?

I just wonder what H&P think about that claim. I also wonder what H&P think about the fact that there is a "buy now" option on that "Amithlon-Homepage" which offers AmigaOS XL for sale (which includes some of my IP, some of Amiga Inc's IP, some of H&P's IP, some of Alex' and Tobias' IP, some of Torsten Hansen's IP, oh, and a little bit of VMC's IP), for the low low price of only Euro 149,--.

Of course, both the product description link as well as the "Order Now" link on that page are broken, so I *don't* have to wonder whether VMC ever intended to ensure that any sales were reported to all of the IP holders (or *gasp* get a license for the IP being sold!) --- because there won't be any sales, anyway.
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 8 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by A.Scott Pringle on 06-Jun-2003 02:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Bernd Meyer):
hmm and here I was under the misapprehension that ALL sales were supposed to have been stopped in March last year when it was discovered that the distributor had broken the contract. (I wonder how long before Voldemort whinges at me this time.)
I also thought that http://amithlon.net was the authors website. You would think so as it has the name of the product in the domain name. Some people may get Very Much Confused when thinking another page is "the" homepage.
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 9 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 06-Jun-2003 03:48 GMT
Cool stuff :)

I'm sure that many of us are waiting for the
update from Harald Frank. My hope is that it
will be released sooner, rather than later.

I'm also thinking that the reason for the
delay might be due to the fact that OS4 needs
to be released, before HF can release for
instance, the SB Live! driver. (Well, at least it
was a feature of HF's Amithlon/XL 2).
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 10 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 06-Jun-2003 03:52 GMT
@Guido:

As it is touted as feature, could you please
spell "Catweasle" correctly? :)

"Catweasel"
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 11 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Amon_Re on 06-Jun-2003 05:59 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Bernd Meyer):
Has there been a settlement with you & H&P btw?

Amon_Re
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 12 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by wilhelm on 06-Jun-2003 07:12 GMT
I still want my bernithlon!
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 13 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by VMC Harald Frank on 06-Jun-2003 07:20 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Bernd Meyer):
Hello Mr. Meyer,

for someone who permanently ignores all contracts and laws in this
wonderfull world, you wonder really alot about simple facts. See,
i would wounder about a notification from our lawyer that he got
someday a written answer from you in response to this legal paper
you got from him.

For the rest of your untrue claims, i have no time and motivation
yet to comment on your nonsense.

Best regards

VMC Harald Frank, Developer and Founder of Amithlon
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 14 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 06-Jun-2003 07:25 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (wilhelm):
Who doesn't?

I could listen to an MP3 song on ANY (almost)
PC, not just a PC with a SB128 or AC97 sound card.

I could browse the web/run a VNC client/ping
something on ANY (almost?) PC, not just a PC
with a RTL-8029 or a RTL-8139 network card.

Well, so much for that dream ;)
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 15 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by VMC Harald Frank on 06-Jun-2003 07:29 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (A.Scott Pringle):
Hello Mr. Pringle,

no there has no sales been stopped. There is no legal ground to stop
any of the AmigaOS XL/Amithlon sales yet. Just that Mr. Meyer have
a wrong and crazy opinion in his mind, spreadind this arround on his
website, verbal or whatever do not make it true.

btw, the name thing is very interresting... i like the potato chips
labeled Pringles very much :) see
http://www.freenet.de/mobil/pda/rund/wlan/06.html

Best regards

VMC Harald Frank, Developer and Founder of Amithlon
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Posted by AdmV on 06-Jun-2003 07:38 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (VMC Harald Frank):
As it stands, ANN.lu is the number one amiga discussion/news site, at least to me.

You get an interesting mix of discussion, gossip, news, and factual information. You also get the flamefests, arguments, and other nonsense from time to time.
That can only be expected on such a site. My congratulations to Christian and the moderators.

My only critisism, is the occasional un-announced, and unexplained deletion of some posts or threads which in light of the above are against the nature of what this site actually is. Its the good and the bad that make it what it is.

AdmV
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 17 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 06-Jun-2003 09:43 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (AdmV):
We want Bernithlon and opensource to allow external developper add features for Umilator (AMithlon v2/Bernithlon).
We want more hadware support like last Linux kernel updates.
Working with WinUAE devlopper and the excellent Cloanto team, AMigaOS support on PC will progress goodly and quickly with an open-project.
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 18 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 06-Jun-2003 10:49 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (VMC Harald Frank):
So Harald Frank, how's the next version of Amithlon coming along?

I guess that you must be progressing very quickly now you've got rid of the useless Bernie.
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 19 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by VMC Harald Frank on 06-Jun-2003 11:12 GMT
In reply to Comment 18 (Anonymous):
Hello,

hm.. an anonymous coward from uk with academic level?! But hey
i am fair, even against trolls and their low iq insult level.

No sir, the dozenz of workarounds for problems Mr. Meyer left
in parts of his code wasted alot of time and money resources.
This whole mess delayed our work alot, but had not stopped it
as what is was Mr. Meyers wanted. So if it makes you happy that
cool products get delayed, than be happy about such.

Best regards

VMC Harald Frank, Developer and Founder of Amithlon
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 20 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Ian Shurmer on 06-Jun-2003 11:19 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (VMC Harald Frank):
Apologies for not leaving my name, I'm used to ANN automatically setting a cookie.

As for telling me I've got a low IQ and am a troll... well, I find that a compliment coming from such a great man as yourself.

What code did you write for Amithlon, and how long will it be before Haraldthon is released?

Regards, Ian Shurmer
Artificial Intelligence for Computing Student with an incredibly low IQ.
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 21 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by VMC Harald Frank on 06-Jun-2003 11:32 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (Ian Shurmer):
Hello Ian,

:) maybe my iq is sometimes a bit lower.. especially on such hot days
like today, so i have apologize for my insult against you here. I am
mostly straight and directly in what i say and do, so i am not allguys
friend or want such :)

Any news about updates will be published at http://www.vmc.de/amithlon
and posted additional at cool sites like ann.lu or amiga-news.de. If
there is something missing there that you need (thats alot currently)
drop me some email, and ill try to move this a bit more on top of my
huge todolist.

Best regards

VMC Harald Frank, Developer and Founder of Amithlon
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 22 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Bernd Meyer on 06-Jun-2003 12:26 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (VMC Harald Frank):
One thing I most certainly wonder about, Mr "Developer and Founder of Amithlon" --- when did *you* last receive a sales report from H&P? When did you last forward a sales report to the P96 team, or Torsten Hansen?I don't think that's a very difficult question, now is it? And considering that according to the contract which you claim is "still valid", such reports should be monthly --- I am sure the answer wouldn't contain the word "January", right? Right?
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 23 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by DruggedBunny on 06-Jun-2003 12:43 GMT
Weird, I went to "the Amithlon homepage" at www.amithlon.net and couldn't find the download... ;)
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 24 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by well on 06-Jun-2003 12:45 GMT
In reply to Comment 22 (Bernd Meyer):
Well, if Bernie can't stand H&P and Harald wants Amithlon continued - while Harald is "Founder and Developer" but Bernie "Source Keeper of the Kernel" - I really wonder where the problem would be in setting up an Amithlon-II together, without any external partner being involved.

But then again: none of us knows the actual wording of the contract(s) and probably to much "burned soil" stands in the way.
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 25 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by VMC Harald Frank on 06-Jun-2003 12:50 GMT
In reply to Comment 22 (Bernd Meyer):
Hello Mr. Meyer,

lets see, in my point of view your case is hopeless at all. The fact
that you ignore any kind of legal acting and handling in the whole
situation, makes me believe that any time spent on you, given you the
number of sales or similar ist just wasting more and more time as
long you do not accept and follow the contract that you have signed.

You know the address of my companys lawyer, if you want something than
start to talk to him. If not, have a nice time with all our customers
money that you do not deserve.

Best regards

VMC Harald Frank, Developer and Founder of Amithlon
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 26 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Bernd Meyer on 06-Jun-2003 13:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 25 (VMC Harald Frank):
Is that the long way of saying "I last received a sales report from H&P on January 16th, 2003"?But say --- why don't you list exactly what *you* have done for our customers, which make you deserving of the money H&P sent you? Because according to a quick back-of-the-envelope calculation, they have sent you 57% *more* than me, so you sure must have done great things....
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 27 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by also well on 06-Jun-2003 13:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 24 (well):
A mixture/fusion of AmigaForever and Amithlon really would be nice.
Also, Cloanto seems to have all necessary licences (too).
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 28 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by VMC Harald Frank on 06-Jun-2003 13:12 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Bernd Meyer):
Hello Mr. Meyer,

even if you mutate to your next troll level and jumping arround
like "Rumpelstilzchen", your fantasie level will not reach the
reality that is based on facts.

Maybe at some wonderfull day you will learn that you are not the
middle of the world and that it is not you who set the rules.
Thats part of a decent education that your parents have missed
to teach you clear enough. And thats the end of "again wasting
some time with Mr. Meyer" lesson for this day.

Best regards

VMC Harald Frank, Developer and Founder of Amithlon
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 29 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Bernd Meyer on 06-Jun-2003 13:17 GMT
In reply to Comment 28 (VMC Harald Frank):
So January 16th it was, I guess....
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 30 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Ian Shurmer on 06-Jun-2003 13:28 GMT
In reply to Comment 28 (VMC Harald Frank):
Spoken like a true politician... ;-)

Why don't you answer his questions now Mr Frank?
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 31 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by VMC Harald Frank on 06-Jun-2003 14:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 30 (Ian Shurmer):
Hello Ian,

should i answer to anything of Mr. Meyers private nonsense? hm thats
a real good question...

In terms of private fun, maybe some would have such for sure, in
terms of my business, i do not see there any point in speaking about
such internals in public. If Mr. Meyer breach contracts, common law
and spread false information arround, then it's his personel stupid
and/or just braindead decission. It's very simple, his aim is to do
more damagde with his illegal practice to all involved partys, my
aim is to not be part of that and to go the legal and clean way.

As you could see now in his comment nr. 29, he start in talking to
himself like a small child that do try to ignore that there is none
audience anymore that listen to him while he play with his toys.

Best regards

VMC Harald Frank, Developer and Founder of Amithlon
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Posted by Ian Shurmer on 06-Jun-2003 14:29 GMT
In reply to Comment 31 (VMC Harald Frank):
Actually, I believe that a public account of what went wrong between Bernie and Harald (from both parties) would be very interesting...

Regards,
Ian
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 33 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Niclas A on 06-Jun-2003 19:40 GMT
In reply to Comment 32 (Ian Shurmer):
I too would find that intressting. =)
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 34 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by darklite on 06-Jun-2003 20:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Bernd Meyer):
>But say --- why don't you list exactly what *you* have done for our customers,
>which make you deserving of the money H&P sent you? Because according to a
>quick back-of-the-envelope calculation, they have sent you 57% *more* than me,
>so you sure must have done great things....

Well, he is VMC Harald Frank, Developer and Founder of Amithlon, isn't he?

Anyway, as he is VMC Harald Frank, I'm sure he has, as Developer and Founder of Amithlon, the sources to Amithlon, and he can provide us with wonderful updates.
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 35 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by VMC Harald Frank on 06-Jun-2003 21:35 GMT
In reply to Comment 34 (darklite):
Hello darklite,

da man.. you are such a great guy full of wisdom and knowledge and
do always such clever comments like with your last posting. As you
can imagine how wonderful this updates are, would you please so
nice and be one of those who not use it... i mean look you always
try to insult me in some way, would it not be some nice acting from
you in not using anything that is based on my work!? That would
be just fair for someone not having a single peace of respect to
developers and their work!

Look, smartass guys or wannabe's like you are that sort of people
that do not deserve a single line of code written by anyone out in
these nice world.. i would be so happy to tell you my opinion here,
but the rules and respect to the others here forbid such to me.

But i am sure you can imagine what my opinion and feelings about
your kind of sick people are. so with friendly words, you are not
welcome...

Best regards

VMC Harald Frank, Developer and Founder of Amithlon
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 36 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by darklite on 07-Jun-2003 05:51 GMT
In reply to Comment 35 (VMC Harald Frank):
>da man.. you are such a great guy full of wisdom and knowledge and
>do always such clever comments like with your last posting. As you
>can imagine how wonderful this updates are, would you please so
>nice and be one of those who not use it...

Now, that's not very hard is it? As you've only written 2 or 3 drivers for some hardware I don't even have, all I ever used is the Amithlon executable and kernel which Bernie wrote, mister Developer and Founder of Amithlon.

>i mean look you always
>try to insult me in some way, would it not be some nice acting from
>you in not using anything that is based on my work!?

Who are you to tell me what software to use anyway? I payed 150 EURO's for this piece of software of which I had absolutely no use at all, thanks to H&P and you.

>That would
>be just fair for someone not having a single peace of respect to
>developers and their work!

I have respect for developers who deserve this respect. And you are certainly not one of those.

>Look, smartass guys or wannabe's like you are that sort of people
>that do not deserve a single line of code written by anyone out in
>these nice world..

Hey, I agree with you. Give me a full refund for Amithlon, I'll return my copy to you (I still have the box and everything), and I'll never even speak to or of you in public again. Isn't that a great deal?

>i would be so happy to tell you my opinion here,
>but the rules and respect to the others here forbid such to me.
>But i am sure you can imagine what my opinion and feelings about
>your kind of sick people are. so with friendly words, you are not
>welcome...

Don't worry, I'm sure I've seen it all before in the public treaths you've made on the Amithlon mailing list a while back.

darklite, ripped off by H&P and Harald Frank
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 37 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Stephane Desrosiers on 08-Jun-2003 03:40 GMT
Anyway back on topic. :)

I've switched to this version of the lowlevel.library for use with my Pegasos. The game pad support works great (well, gameportfind doesn't seem to work in either the previous or this version, and in order to get it to work I need to manually type in the address which I can no longer seem to do with the current Prefs).

Anyway, I'm running into some issues with the catweasel support. :)
I've got CD32 game pads that I would like to use via the catweasel. At the moment the prefs is only popping up with a single button, and the pad seems to stick at a resting position of the top left corner as well. I've tweaked the settings and I can make the blue square change positions just fine but it never rests in the center.

Is there anything I can do at the moment? ;)

Thanks...
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Posted by VMC Harald Frank on 08-Jun-2003 13:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 37 (Stephane Desrosiers):
Hello Stephane,

i also have some problems here with current version of catweasel
game port. I got new test version last night that i test now..
Please do send a detailed report to guido about your problem. It
is very important to have more testers with different equipment!

The problem you describe with your gamepad seems the same as i
have here with my old game stick.. Well, i am sure guido will get
it fixed quickly :)

Best regards

VMC Harald Frank, Developer and Founder of Amithlon
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Posted by Stephane Desrosiers on 09-Jun-2003 11:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 38 (VMC Harald Frank):
> Please do send a detailed report to guido about your problem. It
> is very important to have more testers with different equipment!

I would, but I can't seem to find a contact e-mail address anywhere? It's not in the readme file, I think. It's not on the website?
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Posted by VMC Harald Frank on 09-Jun-2003 12:28 GMT
In reply to Comment 39 (Stephane Desrosiers):
Hello Stephane,

just use the contact formular on http://www.vmc.de/amithlontv/ ,you
will find it at the left menu. This will send email directly to guido.

But seems a good idea to update the archive a bit with more usefull
information like how to contact guido :)

Best regards

VMC Harald Frank, Developer and Founder of Amithlon
Gameport driver v41.27 with Amiga/CatweaselPCI joystick support is online : Comment 41 of 43ANN.lu
Posted by Nomad of Norad on 09-Jun-2003 20:16 GMT
I am mildly amused by this public discussion (?!?) between Harald Frank and Bernd Meyer... but it's pretty clear any such dialog isn't going to take us anywhere.

For one thing, each of the two persons in this thing, Harald Frank and Bernd Meyer, is undoubtedly convinced that HE is 100% correct and the OTHER is totally, or at least largely, in the wrong. ONE of these guys undoubtedly IS truly in the right in this matter, and the OTHER one very likely has built up any number of illusions and self-delusions in his head to *convince* himself that he's totally in the right....

Well, SOMEwhere along the line, ALL of the facts will be brought out in stark, excruciating detail... perhaps in an eventual court battle, or something of the sort. You can BET, on that occasion, that ALL of the illusions built up by that man, both within his mind AND in the minds of those following the matter, WILL be shattered FOREVER!

But, until that happens, we won't get anywhere with these... uh... discussions.

NoN
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Posted by VMC Harald Frank on 09-Jun-2003 23:45 GMT
In reply to Comment 39 (Stephane Desrosiers):
Hello Stephane,

the new version is online and works great here now. Could you please
download and test on your system?

Available on Amithlon-Homepage at http://www.vmc.de/amithlon/

Best regards

VMC Harald Frank, Developer and Founder of Amithlon
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Posted by Stephane Desrosiers on 10-Jun-2003 16:45 GMT
In reply to Comment 42 (VMC Harald Frank):
I'll do that once I get home. Thanks for keeping me informed. :)
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