The mouSTer project – another UPDATE

Intro

Again, a short update on the mouSTer project 🙂

On top of tons of other projects, there is a lot going on in case of this device and its firmware. Situation is very dynamic so I hope this post covers everything that changed since last update.

Availability

The first batch (230 units) was sold out within days which was a bit unexpected and we had to quickly order another batch. Unfortunately, we’ve run into some delays due to the Chinese holidays. However, we already have confirmation that bare PCBs are on the way so assembly should start within a week. We are expecting to have it back in retrohax.net stock within two weeks from now. You can still get the mouSTer from our eBay reseller

3D printed case

Thanks to one of our readers – Tor from Norway – we now have previously promised case models for 3D printing.

Tor created three awesome models which are ready to download and print.

Below some pics of already printed cases.

Firmware updates

There were two firmware updates since last post.

3.11.1962 – Heartbeat configuration added. Validate directions implemented. Autofire implemented.
NOTICE: The button definitions in INI file were slightly changed to unify definition across working modes

3.10.1939 – Service release. – Improved compatibility with a wide range of devices.

The most important changes include wider mice support, auto-fire and option to disable LED heartbeat blinking.

We’ve also received an info that Playstation 5 pads are working without any issues.

Willy is currently working on several things simultaneously.

  • Xbox 360 controller support – work in progress – waiting for a new set of pads
  • Atari 7800 support – important: if we pull it off, there is a chance that the mouSTer might be bricked if not properly configured for this platform. More info in the future.
  • Atari 2600 and 8-bit Atari – trackball support
  • Wider devices support

That’s it for now. Stay tuned for future updates.

Review

Rees of CTRL-ALT-REES Youtube channel made an excellent review of the mouSTer.

Have a look and don’t forget to subscribe to his channel.

Outro

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