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The ultimate USB adapter - Bliss-Box - Project begun on 10-15-2007
( use any console controller via USB )

for a Full list see the compatibility list go here.

web site.



Features to mention.


* Auto Pause, most controllers have an auto pause when the controller is unplugged. When you are in the middle of a game and your fried, wife, or otherwise clueless parter trips over your cord resulting in NO GAME CONTROLE, the game will pause

* Auto Detect, no switches needed. The Bliss-Box will detect the controller. The Bliss-Box is Out of the Box ready. Nothing need, no drivers, wiring, or setup. Plug in the controller, then the Bliss-Box, and you are done.

* Upgrades. The chip is designed to be upgraded via the neogeo connector. If you know how to use an avr-isp you can do this on your own, otherwise it requires shipping to be upgraded. For avr info see the technical page.

* Full emulation, each controller is fully emulated unless otherwise stated. For example psx2 pressure sensitive buttons work! Version 1.0 of the Bliss-Box did not intended to support rumble or mem pack reading. This is planned in 2.0 (see 2.0 notes in "what is new new" section on the web site)





I dont really see what a blog has to offer that a form post does not, expect maybe double posting and editing posts. However if this blog gets used I may just link it from my site for changes in news..

That being said, in the latest new:

>Ok a bit of a change in analog design. Turns out a fully filled bar in the game controller app means 0... Yeah? What sort of crack is m$ smocking? See picture for illustration. So if the trigger / button / slider is fully pressed the bar is empty.. Call my crazy, but that just seem backwards.


>Guitar Hero is officially supported along with atari paddles via a small adaptor or added in the box on requests upon order.

Updated May 8th, 2014 at 18:16 by ulaoulao

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  1. Mupen64 Man's Avatar
    I think that I can speak for everyone when I say that we all truly admire your work and hope it pays off big time in the end. =]
  2. ulaoulao's Avatar
    Ok time for an update. So I did some thinking in the past week and decided to implement a universal button mapping. The idea here is that you can change out the n64 and use a sega Saturn in its place and the buttons will remain in the same place. . So start is start, mode is select, shoulder triggers L and R is shoulder L and R, etc... For a mapping see here. Its a WIP, so suggests are welcome, email be ad let me know.
  3. ulaoulao's Avatar
    I moved your comment to the thread post, sorry its just too specific and not general.

    As for the button mappings I decided to move it to version 2.0, see thread for details.
    Updated March 9th, 2010 at 16:20 by ulaoulao
  4. ulaoulao's Avatar
    Just wanted to note that 2.0 is in the works and here is a new finish.

    Updated May 8th, 2014 at 18:16 by ulaoulao
  5. ulaoulao's Avatar
    Had an idea for Zelda fans.
    Updated May 8th, 2014 at 18:16 by ulaoulao
  6. ulaoulao's Avatar
    Just a note to the viewers of this blog, 2.0 has hit beta testing. It includes theses features at the moment.

    *Auto Pause Detection, In addition to auto pause with 2.0 you can switch controllers in the fly. When you unplug, for example, a Saturn controller you can then choose any detectable controller and plug it in. The Bliss-Box will auto detect this controller and resume functionality without a flinch by the user. Very few controllers are not detectable. For example the Atari, Intellivision are not detectable, most others are.

    * Global button mapping, In additino to the auto detection all buttons are laied out the same to mach common set ups. For example the snes y, b, x, a, are mapped like the neo-geo a, b, c, d, So that when you swith from one to the next you use the controller in the same manner. Both left most buttons ( snes:Y or neo:A ) are mapped to the emulator the same. Obviously some choices had to be made. See this spread sheet for details. Open to suggestions

    * Force Feedback, Yes vibration ( rumble ) is supported in 2.0 with no drivers required. It was developed for a windows system and may or may not work on the ps3, linux or mac ( just never been tested). The following controllers support rumble: DreamCast, Nintendo 64, Playstation 1,2, and Game Cube

    *UDLR mode, This mode will map all Up,Down,Left,Right buttons to the corresponding analog movements. So that you can switch to digital in the game and back out at any time. To do this you press shoulder left, shoulder right and the pause button all at once. To exit, press the same.
    Updated June 21st, 2010 at 14:35 by ulaoulao
  7. ulaoulao's Avatar
    Atari Paddles are now supported with out the need for a another board.
  8. ulaoulao's Avatar
    DC rumble refined. and looks like n64 mem packs are on the way.
  9. ulaoulao's Avatar
    The new boards are ready for production.


    read more here
    Updated May 8th, 2014 at 18:16 by ulaoulao
  10. VintageTorrie's Avatar
    Is this a proper business, or is it just you by yourself?
  11. ulaoulao's Avatar
    LOL, well its a hobby more then anything. I never planned on selling them but no one ( and I mean no one ) has tried to make it their self. Its not rocket science... So as a service I sell my time. I build them for the listed price and lots of people buy them. I started saving after my R&D was paid back. and lets just say it boomed shall we... Based on the revenue I dont think I will stop making then any time soon I also started making plans for mass production ( hence the images above ). The aim here is to have a place in china build them for me and I just make the profits. This gives the users a considerable price break as well. Though these things take time... So in the mean time I'm adding and improving 2.0 and still make them. I have orders 2 months in advance. It sucks for people that want one because its a 2 month wait at times. Also I dont just make the box you see, I make singles and custom panels and in drive enclosures. Its cool to see what people have in mind sometimes.
    Updated July 4th, 2012 at 21:25 by ulaoulao
  12. VintageTorrie's Avatar
    Well, once I get a better computer, then FILL with emulators, I may buy one
  13. Mupen64 Man's Avatar
    These new boards look insanely cool!
  14. ulaoulao's Avatar
    yeah cant wait till they arrive.
  15. ulaoulao's Avatar
    new drive bay box types are available.



    Updated May 8th, 2014 at 18:16 by ulaoulao
  16. ulaoulao's Avatar
    linkers and harness are now available, along with the new boards.
  17. ulaoulao's Avatar
    wii extension is now added to the box.
  18. ulaoulao's Avatar
    Production has started.