Updating every month
May 2006: Russian and Japanese articles published on-line on One Switch gaming. OneSwitch.org.uk blog created, replacing this updates page. See you there...
April 2006: New Game Accessibility FORUM is now active! This replaces the old CGE-UK forum which is no longer around. OneSwitch mentioned in a Guardian article on inaccessible and accessible controllers.
March 2006: "Physical Barriers in Video Gaming" document added. Added Pugsy's MAME Cheat link, making MAME emulated games much easier.
January 2006: Added accessible Mini Dance Mat to shop. Added three new one switch games to the library, being "Eat!?", "Jungle Run" and "Horace & The Spiders".
December 2005: Updates to Switch Games News. "Strange Attractors" one switch game nominated for an "Innovation in Game Design" award at the 2006 Independent Games Festival. New work underway on a universal switch interface. Added adapted R/C 'Blo-Bot' and ASCII Grip one handed Playstation controller to shop. Articles on OneSwitch published in issue 9 of "Plan B Magazine" and issue 70 of "Way of the Rodent".
November 2005: Adapted X-Arcade
has limited switch compatibility with Xbox, PS2, Dreamcast, PC and GameCube. The Ravuya's "1W1B" switch gaming competition reaps 30+ new single switch games.
September 2005: Adapted X-Arcade
finally available in the shop! One Switch Games: Strange Attractors and Alice Amazed updated. Updated switch gaming links.
August 2005: Added page detailing the Classic
Gaming Expo UK 2005 and OneSwitch.org.uk stall information. Updated
the page with photos of people playing accessible games.
Added PC USB switch interface to the shop.
July 2005: Added PC and Mac USB interface and Nintendo
Entertainment System switch adaptation D.I.Y. guides.
Added two new games to the download pages, "The
Adventures of Stick Man" and "The
Life in Matter".
May 2005: Nearly 70 fantastic free to down-load single
switch games have come from the RetroRemakes.com
competition. 50 are available now via the library,
with screen-shots, reviews and 20+ more to follow later. Thankyou to everyone
involved, especially Oddbob! Updated adapted X-Arcade
shop page - coming soon for Playstation 2.
April: 2005: 'GameZone Live' cancelled at the London
ExCeL centre due to lack of funding from major investors. CGE-UK
will now be held on Saturday the 13th of August, and OneSwitch.org.uk will be
are presently holding a fantastic one switch game programming competition. The
competition ends at 11:59pm on the 11th May UK Time. All entries will eventually
be available for free download from the library.
March 2005: Update to Pioneers
of Accessible Gaming adding VIDEOPLACE video clip and early audio game "Wumpus".
Namco TV game adaptation added.
February 2005: Found a likely fix for the adapted
X-arcade! See OneSwitch.org.uk and switch gaming at GameZone
Live in the CGE UK Retro area
(from Thursday the 1st to Sunday the 4th of September, at the London ExCeL centre).
Added links to Accessible
Retro Gaming forum. Updated Pioneers section,
adding Hands Free Nintendo controller. Later added info on Myron Krueger's Videoplace
and Videodesk. Slowly updating switch games area. Added switch
games download area. Updated links.
January 2005: Happy New Year! Removed front-page counter.
Added new links. Updated Switch
Adaptation Service photos. Added D.I.Y. Switch Accessible
Vectrex guide and D.I.Y. "Air-Surfer"
Accessible Radio Controlled Plane. Added Pioneers
of Accessible Gaming page.
December 2004: Completed a switch accessible MB Vectrex
/ GCE Vectrex controller. OneSwitch moves address. Added details of a new Kids
Playstation controller. 5000 unique hits for the front page reached.
November 2004: Added www.peepo.co.uk
link to links page.
October 2004: Added One
Handed video game controller to Accessible Video Game controller page. Updated
links. Removed X-arcade from sale, whilst undergoing
re-development due to 'ghosting' problems.
September 2004: Working on "Gaming Assistant".
Added Campaign page
link to the new IGDA
Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List.
August 2004: Added Commodore and Amiga compatibility information
to adapted Namco Arcade Stick adapters page.
Added Accessibility in Video Games Campaign
page. Removed Text only site. 4000 unique hits after counter broke for some weeks.
July 2004: Updated Illuminated
Switches shop page. Added £20 illuminated switches
to bootsale. Added switch adapted X-arcade universal
controller for Xbox, Playstation 2, Gamecube, Dreamcast and USB PCs and Macs
to shop. Added adapted X-arcade solo D.I.Y. guide.
Working on video game Ideas section. Added Virtual
Light Machine to shop.
June 2004: Added Tumbler
instructions to library. Re-starting work on Video
games in ideas section. Added a rough D.I.Y.
Scalectrix section. Added photo of switch adapted Big
Monster "full function" radio controlled car. Added new adapted
£15 R/C car to bootsale. Added two more excellent
"Places to Go" links (thanks again to Alicia).
May 2004: Added Web-Cams section
to links page. Took down Dog Betting System, and replaced it with D.I.Y. Virtual
Betting Systems. Links added, including lots in "Places
to go" section (thanks to Alicia Howell). Added photo of switch adapted "Chaserz"
Scalextric type race game. 3000 unique hits for the front page reached.
April 2004: Added photo of adaptation service "Spin
Dragon". First attempt at a proper Japanese page
- thanks to Noriko
for her help. Added Dutch translation option on front pages. Added Playstation
adapters page for switch control over Sega Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, Sega Megadrive,
Nintendo NES, SNES, NEO Geo, PC Engine and MB Vectrex. Added link to Arcess.com
free on-line dice. Added photo of adaptation service
Helicopter and OOglie.
Added a proper French index page - thanks to
Chris Burke. Added pictures page for RETRO computers
and games machines compatible with RETRO switch interface.
March 2004: 2000 unique hits for the front page reached.
BlinkSwitch page added linking to Toby-Churchill.com.
Added Switch Adaptation Service to site. Link to
Day' for the 16th of March, where exhibited. Added D.I.Y.
Remote Power Socket (UK) instructions. Added adapted Talking
Tins and adapted Remote Power Socket to shop.
Added Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, Sip/Puff Playstation links to Video
Game page. Added OOglies instructions
to Library. Added Web-Rings page. Added D.I.Y.
Talking Clock instructions.
February 2004: Art Gallery restored. Some work on Video
Games and Other Games. Added D.I.Y.
Sega Saturn Switch Interface instructions, which follow for adapting most
controllers and D.I.Y. Speech Device instructions.
Added links to Arsenal
for their free wheelchair user and visually impaired supporter tickets. Added
an adapted Sega Saturn to the Bootsale.
January 2004: Added an Assistive Technology
section to links; Updated Playstation and PC Switch
Interface page; Updated Switches page; Art Gallery
and Greyhound articles down temporarily.
December 2003: Please leave your comments on my new Guest
Book. 1452 unique hits for the front page on the 31st.
November 2003: Small updates to IDEAS
page. 1000 unique hits for the front page reached; Payment
details added to SHOP; Added Season's Greetings Card; Updated the SHOP's
Boot Sale page.
October 2003: Added link to Mark
Bosanquet-Bryant's adapted suck/puff XBOX, N64 and PS page, and link to Symbol
World. Translated "Using Switches
and Switching Systems with people who have Severe Learning Difficulties"
booklet to web-format with kind permission from Chris Addis and ROMPA. Added D.I.Y.
basic guide for suck puff switches,
and IDEAS: News section.
September 2003: D.I.Y. guide for Switches
(basic and illuminated) and D9 pin-out
improved; Added link to Brillsoft
Kruegar's - Video Place; Added large picture of Basic
Playstation/PC interface. D.I.Y. guide for Switches.
August 2003: Added some new links; Added wacky sounds to
the OOglies page. D.I.Y.
guides for OOglies, Retro
games machines/computers interface and Playstation
and PC interface. Tumbler with Light Sticks /
Electroluminescent wire. Links to pVoice,
Nuwerks and Circuit
July 2003: Added Racing Post article; Added Winamp radio
June 2003: 10th Business starts. OOglies,
Retro interface, Switches
and Playstation/PC/CD/DVD interface, Adventure
Game Books in the Shop. New interesting Links
added. On-line International Dog Betting System v.1.1 completed. First MP3
files of one-switch musicians uploaded. Small update to Text only site.
Nov 2002: www.OneSwitch.org.uk registered, after initial work on previous name - theColourFields.co.uk