now there are new stable r18 images  available for SIMpad.
I am glad to tell you that there is also an opie image for your beloved device.
The opie image works fine except of the brightness control and the two extra buttons (joypad works).
Please report bugs related to those images to the bugtracker  and make them block bug no 2186 if it is an opie related or bug no 2595 if it is SIMpad related.
If you want to have some other images build for SIMpad please write a mail to the list or this forum.