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by edlee
14 Jul 2020, 02:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help getting sctools/scinfo to open my Soarer's Converter [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 1518

Re: Need help getting sctools/scinfo to open my Soarer's Converter

I'm glad that you got everything to work. The scas program does not care what the file name extension is on the configuration file. I keep the *.txt extension on my configuration file so that I can simply click on the configuration file name to edit the configuration file.
by edlee
12 Jul 2020, 17:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help getting sctools/scinfo to open my Soarer's Converter [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 1518

Re: Need help getting sctools/scinfo to open my Soarer's Converter

Some people have had success using v1.03 of Soarer's converter software. I don't know if it is possible to reflash your version of Soarer's converter.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=62168.0
by edlee
12 Jul 2020, 17:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help getting sctools/scinfo to open my Soarer's Converter [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 1518

Re: Need help getting sctools/scinfo to open my Soarer's Converter

A person named John Hawthorn designed his own replacement controller for IBM Model M keyboards.

https://www.johnhawthorn.com/2020/07/mo ... ontroller/
by edlee
12 Jul 2020, 17:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help getting sctools/scinfo to open my Soarer's Converter [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 1518

Re: Need help getting sctools/scinfo to open my Soarer's Converter

IBM Model M keyboards require more power than modern keyboards, which sometimes causes problems. Some people have solved the problem by adding resistors in various ways to the adapter or to the keyboard itself.

http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/keyboard ... tions.html
by edlee
26 Jun 2020, 06:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Maxi-Pro II keyboard by maxi switch
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Re: Maxi-Pro II keyboard by maxi switch

The instructions for the Maxi-Pro II keyboard should be the same as for the Gateway AnyKey keyboard.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_anykey
by edlee
21 Jun 2020, 01:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: any interest in Redragon stuff?
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: any interest in Redragon stuff?

I have the clicky optical blue switch Bloody B975 keyboard and the clicky optical blue switch Inland OMK-X keyboard and less clicky optical brown switch Redragon K586-PRO Brahma Pro keyboard. The Bloody B975 keyboard is advertised as being a waterproof keyboard while the others are not. I have not t...
by edlee
20 Jun 2020, 00:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: any interest in Redragon stuff?
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: any interest in Redragon stuff?

The Inland OMK-X keyboard sold by Microcenter stores seems to be a rebranded form of the optical switch keyboard known as the Redragon Brahma optical switch keyboard, but the Inland OMK-X keyboard does not have the 5 macro keys on the left side of the keyboard. The Inland OMK-X keyboard has 5 macro ...
by edlee
14 Jun 2020, 23:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Examples of Soarer Converter configuration files please
Replies: 57
Views: 18519

Re: Examples of Soarer Converter configuration files please

I posted my latest sample Soarer's Converter configuration file on Geekhack. I learned how to use the norestoremeta clause and how to make macros repeat with the MAKE and BREAK commands. I also learned how to use the MAKE and BREAK commands to make the CAPS LOCK key function like a layer key but wit...
by edlee
09 May 2020, 04:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Soarer's converter special key mappings
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: Soarer's converter special key mappings

Always specify which modifier keys should not be used with a macro with a minus sign, like: macroblock # Pressing LEFT SHIFT with PAD_MINUS activates the Colemak keyboard layout. macro PAD_MINUS LSHIFT -RSHIFT -ctrl -alt -gui push_meta clear_meta all press SELECT_0 # Clear any previous keyboard layo...
by edlee
04 May 2020, 06:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?
Replies: 34
Views: 3011

Re: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?

No single keyboard layout is optimal for everyone's uses. If you get something like Soarer's converter or Hasu's USB to USB converter, then you can develop your own keyboard layout and carry it around with you wherever you go. I recently added macros to my Soarer configuration file to produce blocks...
by edlee
03 May 2020, 00:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is there anything like a Soarere's Converter for USB Keyboards
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: Is there anything like a Soarere's Converter for USB Keyboards

I found another apparently active converter device on eBay with a female USB port and male PS/2 connector which might be compatible with Soarer's converter, but I haven't tried it:

NTI USB-PS2-R PS/2 to USB Adapter
by edlee
02 May 2020, 20:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?
Replies: 34
Views: 3011

Re: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?

I would create my own layout and begin with a sequence of keys on the home row spelling out the word, "the", from left to right, because, "the", is the most common word in the English language.
by edlee
02 May 2020, 19:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Examples of Soarer Converter configuration files please
Replies: 57
Views: 18519

Re: Examples of Soarer Converter configuration files please

Using CAPS_LOCK is better, but I could not reliably use that on my original setup with the Rosewill RK-9000V2 keyboard with PS/2 cable, because pressing CAPS_LOCK, SCROLL_LOCK, or NUM_LOCK would cause all of indicator LEDs to flash and then lock up the keyboard if I started to type while the LEDs we...
by edlee
02 May 2020, 11:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: USB to PS/2 + Soarer's Converter?
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Re: USB to PS/2 + Soarer's Converter?

I just wrote about this topic in another thread. There are two USB to to PS/2 adapters that can be bought on eBay:

Black Box kvusb-ps2

TRIPP LITE 0DT60002
by edlee
02 May 2020, 10:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is there anything like a Soarere's Converter for USB Keyboards
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: Is there anything like a Soarere's Converter for USB Keyboards

I forgot to add that:

ifkeyboard any

should be added afterwards in the Soarer configuration file.
by edlee
02 May 2020, 10:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is there anything like a Soarere's Converter for USB Keyboards
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: Is there anything like a Soarere's Converter for USB Keyboards

You can use a female USB to male PS/2 KVM converter to attach to Soarer's converter to make Soarer's converter a USB to USB converter with all of Soarer's useful keyboard macro and remapping capabilities. There are two models that I was able to find on eBay: Black Box kvusb-ps2 TRIPP LITE 0DT60002 I...
by edlee
30 Apr 2020, 09:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Examples of Soarer Converter configuration files please
Replies: 57
Views: 18519

Re: Examples of Soarer Converter configuration files please

Here is an excerpt from my latest configuration file. Another person gave a long example of creating a SELECT configuration with a macro for each letter to capitalize every letter and replace the space character with an underline character, but there is a far more concise way to accomplish the same ...
by edlee
30 Apr 2020, 09:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Soarer - Not clear on how "meta" directives work
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Re: Soarer - Not clear on how "meta" directives work

When you remap a key, you are effectively replacing the entire key with another key with all modifiers (shift, ctrl, alt, windows) affecting the remapped key as though it were the original key. So, if you just want the press of a back quote character to produce a press of LGUI (Left Windows key) and...

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