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#1 ggn


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Posted 08 August 2010 - 03:02 PM


Me and a few friends are thinking about initiating a project to make a batch of mice for the ST, Amiga and Jaguar.

But instead of making an adapter and selling it, we thought we'd simplify things a bit: What we are planning to do is to buy a batch of PS/2 optical mice, removing the PS/2 cord, inserting the adapter logic inside the mouse, and installing a standard 9-pin cord. In our opinion, this makes for a neater solution than having 2-3 adapters in order to get to the computer's port.

The mice we're thinking of using are Logitech optical PS/2 like these:

(the actual model is subject to change, it will depend on the actual quantity we will want to buy and also the source).

The design we're going to use is this, but with the difference of using a better firmware, which gives smoother movement. If you're aware of this design, you'll know that there is a way to have a selector switch for ST/Amiga, but we decided that in order to keep things as simple as possible, we'll hardwire either one or the other. Also, since an ST mouse can be wired to be used for the Jaguar, we can also make mice with a 15 D-SUB end, ready to be plugged in.

What we'd like from people would be initially to see if there's interest in this. We'd like you to just express your interest and how many devices you would like. This is because we cannot estimate the price (it will depend on a few factors). But we would like to gauge interest in this.

After a couple of weeks, we'll count the number of devices people would be willing to buy and announce the price (we hope to keep it low, we're not in it for the money).

So that's what this is all about. Any people interested? Please reply below stating how many devices you would like and of what type (ST/Amiga/Jaguar). Also, feel free to ask questions, we'll be more than happy to reply!

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:20 PM

Bonjour !
Je serai potentiellement intéressé par 1 ou 2 Souris version Atari smile.gif

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 10:40 PM

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh !! Great !!

I want one for my jag cool.gif yes.gif

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 11:43 PM

I want one for my jag too smile.gif

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 05:34 PM

Great ! I want two mouses : x1 for Atari ST and x1 for Jaguar smile.gif

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 10:45 AM

I'd be interested in one for Jaguar please.

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 04:24 PM

interested too for one but by price
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 10:54 PM

Sounds great, I don't know how it should work on a Jaguar and what you can do with it... But I surly would like to have one for the Atari ST and maybe one for the Jag.
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