I really hope I get one I am working on a lot of new games and would love to try this on them!!!
A fun and interesting roadtest to deal with.
Update: i finally made it work under Win7x64, but it still doesn't have the full functionality. The audio feedback still doesn't execute and more debugging is needed. It's not hard to configure the controller…
Where can I download HAPTOUCH sdk for now ?
This is just an amazing product. I had awesome fun using this, and even more fun as an engineer ripping it open and playing with it.
Update: i finally made it work under Win7x64, but it still doesn't have the full functionality. The audio feedback still doesn't execute and more debugging is needed. It's not hard to configure the controller, it's just takes time to understand the commands and configure some of them. Hope i get all the functions to work well.
Update: as gaming joystick, it performs almost flawlessly with no delays. Game tested: "street fighter".
Update: audio haptics alive and kicking. not much to say here. i'll be posting full review soon.
I did: - installed VM10 and then winxp sp3
- installed EZ430-UART drivers from Energia folder
- then plugged the booster-launchpad
As in win 7 x64, in the xp, the same msg appear "ERROR communicating to COM port MSP430 Application UART". (p.s. in xp the GUI loads in about 1 min)
P.S. - i did uploaded a blink example on the launchpad to see if there's a difference of behaviour. The launchpad works fine with energia, but the boosterpack is alien-ware to me. I just can't get it to work. UHHH!
I would suggest u Try opening the COM Port using a terminal application and "9600 baud" and then send the cmd packet "0x6 0x54 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x1 0xd" you should see a response of 0x01 and the RED LED on the Launchpad will glow this means that the communication is working and your msp430 Launchpad is properly programmed.
Hi Gill. I finally got my launchpad and began testing the haptouch addon. The boosterpack works well when connected to the launchpad, just as touch/feedback device, well the story gets complicated when trying to use the GUI which it's too stubborn to communicate through UART. Got this error everytime even after setting up the launchpad exactly accordingly to the haptics instructions manual. ("ERROR communicating to COM port MSP430 Application UART (COM5) 'No response was received after waiting for 2000 milliseconds.', CMD: 0x6 0x54 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x1 0xd").
Hey Miron, an update from my side, the hap touch GUI Doesn't work with my Win8, but i recently tried it with a winXP installed on my VM, and it does work the gui loads up within seconds and basic communication work. I am able to get some simple vibrations on my BoosterPack by sending data through UART.
As i suspected there's something wrong with my OS sys files. I have a win7 x64 bit platform desktop computer that loads the gui in about 3 mins. I've tested the GUI on a laptop (x64) and a desktop x32 and on booth of them the GUI program loads instantly. In conclusion there's nothing wrong with the GUI, it's just my desktop computer's problem. Still waiting for my launchpad to arrive, found it on a third party supplyer. Will keep you up to date to any news that will come up.
@Miron Yes it takes a while to load, but not as long as 3 Min, Mine takes Approx 1 Min to load for me. and sometimes when i start the app , i have to remove the Launchpad USB and reconnect in order for the GUI to detect the Device.
Once the Launchpad is detected, I click the send command button and BOOM, the Status Indicator changes the color to red and nothing works..
Did u got any success with the GUI ?