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Old 21 September 2017, 19:52   #1
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Thumbs up Tom Adapter (v2) Great stuff!

I'm not sure if I'm supposed to post this under the support.Hardware section.

I wanted to let you guys know I found a usb mouse solution for my Amiga.
Previously I tried the Rys Adapter (mk2). I found that Rys Adapter way too sensitive.
Games like Lemmings or Operation Wolf became unplayable as the Rys Adapter made mouse movent way too fast in even it's slowest setting. Sadly, the Rys ended up in a corner gathering dust. It's useless to me as a mouse adapter.

So, after some time I thought I'd try the Tom Adapter (v2). It works right out of the box! The mouse speed is spot on! It even works via my KVM switch. I can now neatly share my mouse between my laptop and my Amiga. I love it!!! I can now enjoy the optical mouse! That ball mouse is a bit of retro I can miss.

Should anyone need a usb mouse adapter for the Amiga, I can recommend the Tom (v2). That Rys is left for joypad duties only.

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Old 21 September 2017, 19:57   #2
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I agree it's a good adaptor. I have the same adaptor and I really like it. Only issue I have is that it seems to be very picky about the mouse supported (must have ps2 protocol) so unfortunately, I can't use my KVM - Same issue with my USB keyboard adaptor. I have to use a wireless KB and a wired ball mouse with ps/2 to USB adaptor.

Once I complete my current projects I'll have to investigate further.
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Old 21 September 2017, 20:48   #3
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Well, the Tom v2 does not require a PS/2 mouse. It works on any USB HID mouse and keyboard or Game controller. It is a 100% USB device host.

It is picky about wirless mice. Mine didn't work. But I don't think that is a major issue.
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Well, the Tom v2 does not require a PS/2 mouse. It works on any USB HID mouse and keyboard or Game controller. It is a 100% USB device host.

It is picky about wirless mice. Mine didn't work. But I don't think that is a major issue.
Perhaps I need to update the firmware.
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The one that I own requires a mouse that uses the PS/2 protocol, meaning that some USB mice are compatible (they push the PS/2 protocol), but many newer ones won't. I forget if it's a TOM+ or a JERRY+, and I don't have it near me at the moment.

I found the A-EON mouse (it's just a logitech with the logo ripped off and replaced with a boing ball) sold on Amigakit works, and feels as "amiga" as any USB mouse can. Some people don't want to give them money, but you can just hunt down the model of mouse.

The company who makes TOM and JERRY adapters maintains a list of compatible mice, but you have to do a little googling to find it. I think that they link to it in their eBay listings.
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Old 25 September 2017, 09:33   #7
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The Tom Rev2 requires a Hid compliant mouse. This means most of them should work.


I did notice a strange thing. When I switch over to my laptop and back to my Amiga, it lags a bit. As it needs to tune in on the mouse or something. After a minute the lag disappears.
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