Mice - Alternatives and recommendations

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Re: Mice - Alternatives and recommendations

Post by Darklord » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:04 am

I know they are expensive ($30+), but the best replacement mouse I've found is
the one from Best Electronics. Best "feel" ever, in my humble opinion. :)
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Re: Mice - Alternatives and recommendations

Post by rubber_jonnie » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:12 am

Darklord wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:04 am
I know they are expensive ($30+), but the best replacement mouse I've found is
the one from Best Electronics. Best "feel" ever, in my humble opinion. :)
Yes, I suppose it seems expensive, especially if you have to add on shipping from the states.

I recently got 2 PS2 mice for under £10, USB but with PS2 adapters, and a USB adapter by Kevin Mount. Total cost for one ST (Or Amiga, they work with both) is about £20. That's about $27 when you convert, so in reality, not much different.

Must admit, I like the look of the SmallyMouse, very small indeed!
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Re: Mice - Alternatives and recommendations

Post by Bobrane » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:05 pm

Hi, Cyprian asked me how to buy the SmallyMouse2.
As a young member, i can't reply to his p.m yet, so here is my answer :

Olivier doesn't have an e-shop because he doesn't have the time to do so.
To buy something from him, you just have to write him an email.

Look at this page : http://www.gossuin.be/index.php/shop

@Exxos : I hope you won't mind if i link here another shop.

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Re: Mice - Alternatives and recommendations

Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:54 am

I had a reply in relation to the Jerry+.

Apparently to configure for whichever machine you're using it with, you need to do the following:

"Hold left button before computer startup and then quickly press (while the holding left button) the right button 5-6 times."

It doesn't seem to work for me, so maybe the 5v line is low on my test ST. I'll try it again on a different ST, but for now it's plugged into my A1200, whose mouse is becoming a bit tired.

I have 2 other modern mouse adapters I can use with my ST's, so it's really not a problem.
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800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Re: Mice - Alternatives and recommendations

Post by stephen_usher » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:32 pm

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:54 am
I had a reply in relation to the Jerry+.

Apparently to configure for whichever machine you're using it with, you need to do the following:

"Hold left button before computer startup and then quickly press (while the holding left button) the right button 5-6 times."

It doesn't seem to work for me, so maybe the 5v line is low on my test ST. I'll try it again on a different ST, but for now it's plugged into my A1200, whose mouse is becoming a bit tired.

I have 2 other modern mouse adapters I can use with my ST's, so it's really not a problem.
Unfortunately I had to try several times as you have to get the rate of clicking 5-6 times *just right* and within a small time window. It's not the best way of doing configuration. You have to feel that a DIP switch would have been miles better.
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Re: Mice - Alternatives and recommendations

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:55 pm

stephen_usher wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:32 pm

Unfortunately I had to try several times as you have to get the rate of clicking 5-6 times *just right* and within a small time window. It's not the best way of doing configuration. You have to feel that a DIP switch would have been miles better.
I guess I will try again, and as for that DIP switch, well I can't say I disagree.
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

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