This page contains details of software available for all products for
controlling output devices, reading inputs programatically and other
with source. Covers all products above and includes a GUI
a DLL for sending
pre-configured maps to the ultrastik 360 and changing its ID. Includes
demo GUI program.
These cover several of our
products and are being added-to. Please note we are not able to provide
direct support for these utilities:
command line utilities developed by Katie Snow
Input Device Coding
This is a project which was produced by a customer (Thanks Marcel!) and
simplifies programmatic recognition of input data. It was
written/tested for our Ultrastik360 but would be useful for all input
devices. Although we are unable to offer support we would like to hear
from anyone who finds these utilities useful for any products.
The Ultrastik360 is accessible
DirectX/DirectInput, an unmanaged C/C++ programming interface. Using
interface in .NET requires knowledge of C++ by writing managed
open source library from http://sharpdx.org/
did exactly that, so using
the stick in .NET is now done in a few lines of code.
This Example shows a simple
example in C#. The minimum needed parts of the SharpDx
library (2 dll’s,
700kb) are automatically downloaded and managed via NuGet when you
file is a full automatic inno-setup which places the required
‘program files’ (exe with some dlls)
- The binaries file
contains the same files, but without setup. Unzip them anywhere
- The source file
contains a readme, the visual studio 2013 C# project with all necessary
files (Framework 4.5.1).
the project there is a readme file with more technical info
Firmware Updates: Additional Information
All our firmware-upgradeable
USB products use the same method for upgrade.
This is how it should work:
What can go wrong:
- Firmware upgrade requested
from the appropriate utility (WinIPAC, Ultramap, U-Config etc) The utility must be
right-clicked and "run as administrator".
- A driver is pre-installed
automatically. This is the only time any of our products require a
- The device is shut down by
the utility and then resets as a different device, which is known as a
"Firmware Upgrade Device".
- This new device should appear
in Device Manager, if the "USB Controllers" entry is expanded.
- A program called
"uupload.exe" is started automatically by the utility. The utility is
then closed down.
- The "uupload.exe" window
should appear and a "device detected" message should appear.
- The firmware file is selected
from this window and upgrade should proceed. Do not be concerned if the
progress bar does not show.
- The upgrade should take max 5
minutes. After that, the device is reset back into normal operation
mode, and at this point the uupload program can no longer see it, and
should display "No device detected or upgrade complete".
Uupload.exe cant find the
The most common reason for
this is the custom driver install has failed. This can be checked by
starting device manager and expanding the "USB Controller" entry. The
device might be showing with an error, or there might ne a new device
somewhere else in Device Manager which has failed to install.
The fix for this is as
Firmware upgrade locks up or
fails to finish, resulting in stuck in upgrade mode
- Download the
manually-installed driver from the link in the section below and run
"setup" located in the setup folder. NOTE: Must be right-clicked and
"run as administrator".
- Right click on the failed
device and "uninstall"
- Click "Scan for new
hardware". The driver should install.
- Re-run the "uupload.exe"
program which is located in the install folder of WinIPAC, UltraMap,
U-Config etc, and re-try the upgrade.
Simply re-run the
"uupload.exe" program which is located in the install folder of
WinIPAC, UltraMap, U-Config etc, and re-try the upgrade.
Firmware Update Driver
The various utility programs for our devices incorporate a firmware
upgrade feature. This requires a driver (the only time a driver is
required). The driver installs on the fly but should a manual install
be required, this installer does this. Run the Setup program in the