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#1 MacRorie OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:55 PM

Folks,

I made a little ST/Amiga Mouse/Trackball adapter for the Jaguar. You can easily build one yourself as the connections are out there, but if you do not want to do that, I have some extras.

It simply plugs into the Jaguar and then you plug the ST/Amiga mouse or Trackball into it. I have tested it with my multiple Atari ST mice as well as the "Best Trackball" that Best Electronics sells and it works great.

I sell them bare, but I include a 3D printed case "bottom" to them. There is no lid because there is not enough clearance for a proper lid. I will keep working on it, but it really needs to be very thin and it leads to the lid not being very study. You do not really need a case, but it's there is you want it.

I have a page on my website (https://www.thebrewingacademy.com/) for them. They are $20 shipped to the US and $25 shipped anywhere else. If you want multiples, add $15 for each additional. Payment information either via PM or via the website.

These work with Gridrunner (the secret game hidden in Jeff Minter Classics cartridge) and should work with Defender of the Crown (According to Cyrano Jones, and he would be the authority there!).

 

Again, nothing special, but I had some made for myself and thought others might want them.

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Posted Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:59 PM

If it works with GridRunner, it *will* work with Defender of the Crown, and also Star Wars Arcade, Arkanoid: Revenge of DoH and anything else I've ported with mouse support.



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Posted Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:05 PM

As well as Impulse X and the cartridge version of Elansar :)


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Posted Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:51 PM

Great stuff. Just bought a couple :)



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Posted Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:07 PM

Great stuff. Just bought a couple :)


Only 2...?

Where is Saturn and what have you done with him?!

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Posted Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:08 PM

Do all Jaguar mouse games have the dual compatibility with ST and Amiga mice?

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Posted Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:09 PM

Do all Jaguar mouse games have the dual compatibility with ST and Amiga mice?


Not sure. Depends on the driver code used. I suspect they all work with ST mice.

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Posted Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:13 PM

Not sure. Depends on the driver code used. I suspect they all work with ST mice.


Cool. It's not a major job to rewire an Amiga mouse to be ST compatible.

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Posted Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:33 PM

Do all Jaguar mouse games have the dual compatibility with ST and Amiga mice?

AFAIK, yes, they all do.



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Posted Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:49 PM

AFAIK, yes, they all do.

Aha! But they might not always in the future!
ST wiring will likely be the safest choice.

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Posted Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:29 AM

Got my adapter yesterday. Extremely fast shipping(again) and adapter looks really nice!

 

Great Job MacRorie, Thank you very much!!!!

 

CJ, any chance on Arkanoid: Revenge of DoH getting a release?



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Posted Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:45 AM

Good news. I think I want one.

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Posted Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:14 PM

CJ, any chance on Arkanoid: Revenge of DoH getting a release?

 

Did I not release a Skunk-locked one?  I'll have a look, it might still be waiting on something.



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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:45 AM

Got my adapter yesterday. Extremely fast shipping(again) and adapter looks really nice!

 

Great Job MacRorie, Thank you very much!!!!

 

CJ, any chance on Arkanoid: Revenge of DoH getting a release?

 

 

 

Glad you liked it.  I will keep working on the case.  I am also working on allowing people to use PS/2 mice (and USB ones that are PS/2 compatible), it is a bit more involved than connecting pins, so I need more time to lay out the PCB.



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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:03 PM

Glad you liked it.  I will keep working on the case.


Why don't you just use some thick heat-shrink tubing.
I think that would look pretty neat, and it would add minimal size.

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:07 PM

Got mine today. Thanks for sending them so fast. I'll be watching for those PS/2 compatible ones as well :)

 

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:12 PM

 

 

 

Glad you liked it.  I will keep working on the case.  I am also working on allowing people to use PS/2 mice (and USB ones that are PS/2 compatible), it is a bit more involved than connecting pins, so I need more time to lay out the PCB.

 

I am down for a USB or PS/2 adapter!  Very cool!



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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:28 PM

Got mine today. Thanks for sending them so fast. I'll be watching for those PS/2 compatible ones as well :)

 

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You got some red ones since, well, red was loaded in the printer :-)



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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:29 PM

Why don't you just use some thick heat-shrink tubing.
I think that would look pretty neat, and it would add minimal size.

 

 

That's an interesting idea.  I had not even thought of that.  Let me investigate that.



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Posted Mon Oct 1, 2018 4:07 AM

Just ordered one. :)
Neater than a bunch o' wires, that's for sure!

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Posted Sat Oct 6, 2018 3:25 AM

Mine arrived today!
Thanks for the quick shipping :)

I heat shrink'd it. (heat shrunk it?..)

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Since I only need it to fit in the middle of an extension lead, I didn't bother trimming it back.
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It does fit straight into the console and works, but doesn't go all the way in, so if I intended to use it like this, I would trim the shrink back.
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Great little product! Thanks again :)

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Posted Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:53 AM

I've finally got round to thinking about getting a mouse for Impulse X. Does anyone have an ST mouse they'd be able to sell me and then I can pick up one of these adapters too. Thanks in advance.

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Posted Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:55 PM

MacRorie

The PayPal page isnt loading for me for whatever reason. Are you able to send an invoice? After 1 shipped to U.K.
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Posted Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:12 AM

Ordered!



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Posted Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:38 AM

MacRorie

The PayPal page isnt loading for me for whatever reason. Are you able to send an invoice? After 1 shipped to U.K.
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Its loaded for me today so ordered one. Thanks.

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