The ultimate controller box has begun AKA Bliss-Box

ulaoulao

Controller Man
Staff member
Look closer at the pictures. There are two options a normal usb and that adapter. The adapter is an internal usb plug.

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Been working with Dolphin devs a bit, bliss-box now support lots of peripherals including the wheel! The GC racing wheel by logic. This wheel uses real force feed back where the wheel fights you in turns and what not. There are about 10-15 games for GC that use it and its a lot of fun!

Bliss box now has more options for the D.I.Y types. See this write up by Crylen.
http://blissbox.freeforums.org/post455.html#p455
Also the new boards have plugs so no need to solder.
 
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ulaoulao

Controller Man
Staff member
BLISS-BOX Now supports the long anticipated wii Extension. Currently the classic and pro controller, nun chuck, and the motion plus.
 
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ulaoulao

Controller Man
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I started in 2012 but do to an overwhelming demand in the bliss-box I had to put it on hold. My pal Raphaela was actually working on it as well. A few months back I grabbed is latest work with plans to put it all together this year. I finally freed up this month to do it and there was a lot of work to get it working with Bliss-box. His design was a bit different. So, hard to add that all up but a good 6 months of work for sure.
 

Mupen64 Man

Big fan of Mupen64
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Well this is great, When I finally get a computer capable of running Dolphin 100% speed, I'm gonna have to buy one. :)

Does it also support motion?
 
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ulaoulao

Controller Man
Staff member
Well to be honest is virtually useless in dolphin since dolphin supports the wii mote. Though I get a lot of requests for it, so I did it. Yes the rotations and movements are working. Its a bit choppy and I'm not certain that is by design. I have yet to talk to my buddy and see if he has the same behavior.
 

Mupen64 Man

Big fan of Mupen64
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Haha, even if it isn't worth buying for the wiimote itself, i think it would be great for the Classic Controller, its so adaptable, as far as multiple consoles go.
 

ulaoulao

Controller Man
Staff member
true but, check this out...

GC / psx / and most others.
shoulder L 256 levels
shoulder R 256 levels
right X 256 levels
right Y 256 levels
Left X 256 levels
Left Y 256 levels

classic
shoulder L 32 levels
shoulder R 32 levels
right X 32 levels
right Y 32 levels
Left X 64 levels
Left Y 64 levels

So as you can see its not much good for precision. Try shooting an arrow with that crap.
 

ulaoulao

Controller Man
Staff member
Sad day to bliss-box and all its fans…

I was hoping to release the announcement of the new production model but thanks to Tyler from prg-prototyping that is not the case. In working with PRG prototyping (http://prgprototyping.com/ ). Tyler Harrell, president of the company. informed me today that my handmade proto type and parts needed to design the production for bliss-box were thrown away. In 10-6-12 Tyler and I agreed to quote a proto type of the Bliss-box design. Per his request, he asked that I send the individual parts and a working box. He acknowledged they were received and kept me up to speed on the progress for the first month asking general questions to determine if it could be made. There was some question that his engineering team was competent enough to build the design. I asked that his team take the time and see what portion of this box could be mass produced. Tyler indicated he would need to contact a 3rd party team for the cabling and pinning. I had put good faith in Tyler to see what could be achieved. Over the next 7 months it pretty much has been me asking for a status on the quote. He always informed me they have not gotten to my design yet. Turns out somewhere in this 8 months my designed was thrown away. So tell me, how can you give or work on an estimate if you have no product to estimate from? I asked Tyler and he beat around the bush avoiding the question. Apparently there never were any plans to try and get a quote for me but rather to discard my design and hope that I would go away. In questioning this bazar behavior he admitted the entire contents I shipped him were thrown away and did agree to reimburse the parts but not the labor of the box, though that is not the issue here. PRG prototyping has stolen my product offering half of what it’s worth and “our” time. Many of you are involved in making this project better and hoping for it to make production. Tyler Harrell has stolen from us all and shown his blatant disregard for other people’s property.

http://prgprototyping.com/
https://www.facebook.com/PRGprototyping
So what does this mean for Bliss-Box, well it means finding a new company and starting over along with finding the time to remake a box and new parts. With orders in and out monthly this is not going to be easy.

ps looks like we are not alone.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/prg-prototyping-pittsburg
http://www.pissedconsumer.com/revie...ons-worked-on-are-garbage-20101210211005.html
http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Plast...capablities-missed-timelines-refuses-r-670266
 

ulaoulao

Controller Man
Staff member
Well, found a new company to build. Also started a design competition on the the FB page.

Also added the colors and designs available for the current hand built box.
colors.png
 
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ulaoulao

Controller Man
Staff member
well I have a new company to mass produce my box and its already begun. If interested there is a design challenge. Take your shot at designing a new look and if you are voted the best you win a free box once in production. Read more on the face book page.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bliss-Box-The-Ultimate-Controller-Adapter/155460814471374?ref=sgm

also I'm try to clear out stock so all singles are on sale.

nes usb adapter
nintendo 64 usb adapter
snes usb adapter
sega usb adapter ( any button )
saturn usb adapter
game cube ( cg ) usb adapter
pc-fx usb adapter
tg16 usb adapter ( either type )
dream cast usb adapter
psx ( play station ) usb adapter
xbox ( just a pass through ) usb adapter
jaguare usb adapter
neo geo usb adapter
atari ( so far any of then even the 5200 ) usb adapter
wii accessory usb adapter
 
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Mupen64 Man

Big fan of Mupen64
Staff member
Hey there Ulao, It would be great to see a wireless option! But I really don't mind how it is right now, its great the way it is. btw, how would a universal port work and look like? That would look mighty weird, wouldn't it? Also, I can't imagine it would be the easiest to make.
 

ulaoulao

Controller Man
Staff member
On the contrary. very easy and cheep. I personally vote against it but the basic idea is this. A very small adapter with one 16 pin connector. Then a bag of 16 pin to controller port dongles(patch cables). That is 16 cables laying about. I could sell it for as cheep as 5$ - 10$ I bet but IMO its a mess of cables. On the flip side I could make the box a bit smaller say 2 x 2 x 1/2 inches tall and put 4 16 pin ports on it ( 4 players ) and then ship 64 cables with it. Again quite the mess but you can't beat 4 players at possibly $25. I may have this made anyways but its not what I planned to do with the project in the first place.
 
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