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Old 21 December 2006, 13:30   #1
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New Amiga mouse PS2 adapter - Anyone tested it?

Hi,

Looking in ebay I see a new Amiga mouse adapter that allow the use of PC mouse. Anyone have any information about it? Anyone used it?

Ebay link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/PS-2-mouse-inter...QQcmdZViewItem

Thanks.
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Old 21 December 2006, 13:35   #2
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1st time I see it, I bet it is the ps2m design available at aminet.... it looks nice
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Old 21 December 2006, 13:59   #3
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I do believe that's the same guy who's trying to sell this http://www.allegro.pl/item149957744_...i_nowosc_.html. The difference is that his asking 89 zl for it which amounts to something like 16 GBP. For all you price conscious people out there (just noticed the price includes free shipping so not a real difference in cost)

It's probably one of those homemade ps2m converters that keropi is talking about.

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How does it autodetect the computer?
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Maybe Atari and Amiga mice are compatible ?
This looks something little bit different cause ps2m doesn't support third button, and as far as I know you need a software driver for it and only works at workbench.
Or he fixed the third button function to something (like select contents or something) and it can't be changed.
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Old 21 December 2006, 14:22   #6
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@jope: why autodetect the computer? it takes power, and simply does a dummy translation of the mouse data, ps2->amiga serial.... it does not need to know anything more, just needs a data feed
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This looks something little bit different cause ps2m doesn't support third button, and as far as I know you need a software driver for it and only works at workbench.
Or he fixed the third button function to something (like select contents or something) and it can't be changed.
AFAIK ps2m supports up to FIVE mouse buttons. So the third one must be included
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Because even though the signals are compatible between the Amiga and ST, two signals are on swapped pins in the connector. The horizontal and vertical quotients, if I remember right.

If you're really interested, check HWB.

Perhaps Atari has some output signal on one pin that the adapter can detect and then swap the lines.
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Pity it isnt as compact as the Puccinello/Cocolino type ones!
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Old 31 December 2006, 16:18   #10
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Back in the day - God im getting old _ replacement mice often had a switch on the base to select between Amiga and Atari (eg Logic3 Speedmouse)
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