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by Wasp
Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sidewinder converter specs...
Replies: 0
Views: 765

Sidewinder converter specs...

Can someone tell me what Hz the Grendel - Sidewinder 3d pro adapter updates at? is it 125Hz? Plus can you tell me what DPI the sidewinder 3d pro uses?

Thnx
by Wasp
Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Grendel: Reduced polling rate of 3D Pro?
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Grendel: Reduced polling rate of 3D Pro?

Grendel,

Is there any way to deliberately reduce the rate at which the teensy updates so that even if a game should poll at say 250Hz the stick would only be updating at say 16Hz?

I'm trying to counter the affects of a games increased update rate which has completely screwed over the joystick users.
by Wasp
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP
Replies: 271
Views: 174816

Re: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP

I think you're right, using a different joystick to mouse software, mousespeed returned 20Hz. Looking in device manager under "Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller" I see my mouse and the joystick, is that normal? Another high speed device shows up under "Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Controller" whi...
by Wasp
Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP
Replies: 271
Views: 174816

Re: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP

What does that program measure/report ? Poll interval Using the mousespeed software and hovering the mouse over the test pad, you can detect the poll interval (125Hz) of the mouse. This allows me to test the changes I make to the USB port (rate). By using a joystick to mouse software, I was hoverin...
by Wasp
Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP
Replies: 271
Views: 174816

Re: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP

Grendel,

Can you tell us what USB speed this device uses? I experimented with a joy to mouse software and ran mousespeed which revealed 105Hz, but I wasn't sure if the joy to mouse software was influencing the outcome.
by Wasp
Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Slow down just a Teensy bit?
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Slow down just a Teensy bit?

Grendel, As ridiculous as this may sound; is it possible to lock the teensy USB speed to 20Hz regardless of what windoze or any other software tries to set it to? I'm trying to compensate for an increased game framerate. I found a software called joy2mouse 2.70 that locks the port to 20Hz and cures ...
by Wasp
Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP
Replies: 271
Views: 174816

Re: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP

Its now recognized in control panel. So far, it looks like everything is functioning normally. The Teensy 2.0++ has a very rapid and very dim blink while the JS is connected. Disconnecting the JS results in a bright blinking Teensy...reconnecting the JS results in the fast and dim blink. Appears ver...
by Wasp
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP
Replies: 271
Views: 174816

Re: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP

The package that the teensy came in has a label "Teensy 2.0 ATMEGA32U4 Chip". It's definately a ++, but no way to tell what chip is on it as the writing on the chip itself is too dark to read.... After further examination, I can see that it is a 90USB1286. When the stick is not connected, the Teensy...
by Wasp
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP
Replies: 271
Views: 174816

Re: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP

It appears as though the teensy is programming ok, but afterwards, nothing detected. Not even the "USB Input Device" which was seen when programming. Windoze 7 (64) 21:11:39: Teensy Loader 1.06, begin program 21:11:39: File "3DPro1286.hex". 3710 bytes, 3% used 21:11:39: Listening for remote control ...
by Wasp
Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP
Replies: 271
Views: 174816

Re: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP

PM with email addy sent.

I received the 3d pro yesterday, I expect to have the teensy on Friday. I'll get working on it the moment it arrives and post an update.
by Wasp
Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP
Replies: 271
Views: 174816

Re: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP

I should be receiving the 3d pro tomorrow and the Teensy should arrive on Friday. Considering the prospective availability of the Teensy 2.0, it appears as though the future of the 3dpvert will be reliant on the ++2.0 Did you have to alter the firmware any to get it to load on the ++? Is there any s...
by Wasp
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP
Replies: 271
Views: 174816

Re: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP

I've ordered the ++2.0 and hope to have it by next week.

Is there any advantage to using the Teensy over a 3dpvert r2 other than the ease of programming? Is there a poll rate, power consumption advantage of any sort?
by Wasp
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP
Replies: 271
Views: 174816

Re: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP

Just snagged a New In The Box (Sealed) 3d pro off ebay.

Grendel, the teensy that you refer to http://www.pjrc.com/store/teensy_pins.html is out of stock. Can the teensy++2.0 work?
by Wasp
Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sidewinder 3d Pro & Directx
Replies: 5
Views: 651

That's exactly what the problem was, bad code in the game. Found it just the other night and got the problem fixed. The problem had me chasing everything from DirectX to the Vert-2 and even the GPU and nothing turned up any results. Finally got one of the dev team to take a look at my \"bug\" and he...
by Wasp
Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sidewinder 3d Pro & Directx
Replies: 5
Views: 651

I'm pretty sure I've got the 3D-Pert2. I'm looking for the issue I came across the other day while scanning my dxinput registry settings. I was certain that the device was pointing to the PID0002 and linked to the gamepad... I can't remember what machine I came across that, win7(64), vista, xp...I'v...
by Wasp
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sidewinder 3d Pro & Directx
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Sidewinder 3d Pro & Directx

Anyone know if theres an issue with dx and the grendel usb adapter? The reason I ask is that VID0x045E_PID0002 points to the 3d pro in prior versions but the latest dx update seems to change the PID0002 to the sidewinder gamepad. A game I play has recently changed to a newer version of directx and n...
by Wasp
Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: VR1 Trimpot - What value is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 740

It is easy to tell what direction a 2 is printed, if it were a 2 that was printed.

Unfortunately, not everyone uses that font.
by Wasp
Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: VR1 Trimpot - What value is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 740

I understand how to convert the number, I just can't tell which side is \"UP\". I guess I could just meter one and find out.
by Wasp
Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: The 2010 Post your PC's and Workstations Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 6550

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by Wasp
Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: VR1 Trimpot - What value is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 740

VR1 Trimpot - What value is it?

Hey all,

I'm thinking of replacing one of my trimpots on the sidewinder 3d pro VR2 to be precise. I look at the trimpot and it has a 102 on it or it could be a 201. Can anyone give me the value of this trimpot? Or better yet, a link to digikey for the specific critter. :)

Thanks in advance.
by Wasp
Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: M$ Sidewinder 3D Pro on USB - 2?
Replies: 337
Views: 93636

My second converter... Improved the circuit path and fewer solder points. http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/7214/picture4wkf.th.jpg http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3686/picture27.th.jpg http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/1886/picture20p.th.jpg http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/3548/picture7w.th...
by Wasp
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: fps drop!!
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Click Start/Run and type in \"dxdiag\" (without quotes) and hit OK.

Goto the sound tab and move the sound acceleration slider to the far left disabling sound acceleration completely.

Reboot, enjoy.
by Wasp
Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: M$ Sidewinder 3D Pro on USB - 2?
Replies: 337
Views: 93636

I thought I should update one more time about the calibration. I found out that after unplugging and replugging my joystick into the adapter, it now calibrates fine in windows control panel (although it is unnecessary with the 3dPro). I believe the calibration swings may have been due to static buil...
by Wasp
Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: M$ Sidewinder 3D Pro on USB - 2?
Replies: 337
Views: 93636

Update.... Got her programmed and all seems well. When I try to calibrate it from within control panel, it shows the responses going all over the place as I move the stick to its extreme angles and throttle positions and such yet after I click \"finish\" on calibration, the stick shows per...
by Wasp
Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:57 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: M$ Sidewinder 3D Pro on USB - 2?
Replies: 337
Views: 93636

As I mentioned earlier, I couldn't find the combo pc board and box so I had to make due with what they had. The board was slightly larger than the box so one edge had to be sanded. In order to get a flush mount of the DB15 and the USB I had to mount them on the side of the PC board instead of opposi...
by Wasp
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: M$ Sidewinder 3D Pro on USB - 2?
Replies: 337
Views: 93636

Thanks for the quick reply. After studying the schematic and the BOM, I see that there were slight changes to the components but not to their placement on the circuit board. It was a little confusing at first, but probably just as well in my case, it forced me to understand what I was doing before I...
by Wasp
Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: M$ Sidewinder 3D Pro on USB - 2?
Replies: 337
Views: 93636

Grendel, Your official schematic \"3D-Pert2.pdf\" doesn't coincide with the Board2.jpg image or the photos of the vert2 board AND the BOM list. The BOM list seems to match the schematic yet the photos of the board and the overlay of the circuit path don't match the schematic or the BOM.
by Wasp
Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: M$ Sidewinder 3D Pro on USB - 2?
Replies: 337
Views: 93636

I guess if you want one, you'll have to take the schematics to a local engineer.

If you look at the dates of replies, you'll notice they're months old.
by Wasp
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: M$ Sidewinder 3D Pro on USB - 2?
Replies: 337
Views: 93636

Looks like this is the only solution

I could use one of these as well. Running Vista 32 bit with a gameport but would like to upgrade to 64 bit which we all know doesn't support gameports.

Please let me know if I can get one of these on your next batch.