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and USB device Driver files (IMPORTANT!!
Please read this first)
Two different versions of the driver
files are supplied by Atari8Warez:
Custom drivers (drivers marked A8W) are used
for devices pre-programmed with Atari8Warez custom product-ID
(PID) and manufacturer name. The PC OS will not automatically
install drivers for these devices, so supplied driver files
must be downloaded from here or from supplied DVD and the drivers
must be installed manually. (All Dual-USB and USB devices
intended for use under Windows and Linux fall into this category).
Windows 8/10 users please take note that you
will need to enable
Unsigned Driver Installation before installing A8W drivers.
You may ask why I customize the device EEPROM?
There are several reasons for that. First, I registered my product
ID (PID) with FTDI and need to use that particular PID, secondly,
I want the device to present itself to the OS as the SIO2PC
or SIO2PC/10502PC device, not as a USB-to-Serial Converter,
thirdly custom drivers are modified for the best possible performance
with AspeQt, and finally, in the future, I will have software
other than AspeQt that will only work with SIO2PCs purchased
from Atari8Warez which are programmed a in a certain way. All
this requires customization and modifying certain EEPROM values
requires the use of custom drivers as the original FTDI driver
files will not work.
default drivers (drivers marked FTDI) are used
for devices not customized by Atari8Warez Product Id. Those
devices have the default FTDI PID/VID, and "FTDI" as the manufacturer
name. The PC OS may find and install the drivers automatically,
in case automatic install is not available you would need the
download the driver files marked (FTDI) and install them manually.
Devices intended for use under Mac OS/X fall into this category.
You may ask why I don't customize devices intended for OS/X.
The answer is simple, I have no clue on how OS/X works, and
I have no plans to write software for that platform. There is
no animosity whatsoever towards OS/X on my part, it's just a
lack of knowledge, I've never been an Apple person and probably
will never be.
About FTDI EEPROM Programming Utility
If you have a DUAL-USB or USB device pre-programmed
with an Atari8Warez custom PID, and you want to return the device
to it's default (FTDI) configuration (i.e. to use it with Mac
OS X) do the following:
(Please note that returning the device
EEPROM to its original state will cause some Windows/Linux software
from Atari8Warez stop functioning, so unless it is absolutely necessary
i'd advice against resetting the EEPROM)
- Make sure your device is connected
and functional and exit all programs that may be using the COM
port provided by the device
- Download FTDI Eeprom Programming
(FTDI). Unzip the utility and the drivers into their
respective folders. Run the FT_Prog Installer and install the
utility, run the FT Prog software.
- Click on Scan & Parse Menu Icon to read device
Eeprom contents, you will see a device entry under the Device
- Right-Click on FT EEPROM entry on the Device Tree
panel of the UI, and select Apply Template/From File,
select the appropriate Template.xml
file and click Open (please refer to the
included documentation for details). You will see a pop-up window confirming that the template
- Click on Program Devices Menu Icon to program default
values into the Eeprom. A pop-up window will open, click
Program button to program the Eeprom (do not click
- Exit the Programming Utility
- Unplug your device, wait a second or two and re-plug it,
the OS will start searching for a driver. If it doesn't find
one online, simply install the default FTDI Drivers you downloaded
from this website manually.
- After the driver is re-installed you will see your device
under the device manager of the OS as "USB Serial Port" and
not as "SIO2PC/10502PC Dual-USB or SIO2PC-USB". The device will
continue to function as usual (you may however see a difference
in performance as the custom parameters will be reset to default
Dual-USB / USB Installation Guide for more info
About AspeQt Peripheral Emulator
AspeQt MS Windows and Ubuntu versions are the only versions officially
maintained, distributed and supported by myself. For other distributions
please contact their respective providers.