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Title: Electric Studio Mouse - Software?
Post by: Dan Dooré on 19:52, 26 January 19
I've just acquired an Electric Studio Mouse interface for the PCW but no mouse and no software...
Looking at the interfaces guts it looks like it takes a standard quadrature mouse but with a bespoke pinout so I have hooked up an assembly to let me plug an Atari ST mouse in and play with the pinout a bit.
I've identified the 0v, 5v and what would be the three mouse button inputs and what would be the X1/X2/Y1/Y2 inputs and so I hooked it up and took a punt to see it it used ports 0xA0 to 0xA7 by doing PRINT INP(value) under Mallard basic and I can see data coming back on 0xA6, so it is mostly working.
What I need now is a piece of software to actually test it with, is there anything out there as a DSK that either came with the interface or can I get something like Symbos to use it?
Title: Re: Electric Studio Mouse - Software?
Post by: tjohnson on 20:48, 26 January 19
stop press?
Title: Re: Electric Studio Mouse - Software?
Post by: Dan Dooré on 00:37, 27 January 19
stop press?
Cheers, I'll see if I can find a copy but that's an AMX title so not sure it will recognise the ES mouse as they use different ports to read but I'll give it a crack.
Title: Re: Electric Studio Mouse - Software?
Post by: Dan Dooré on 16:31, 27 January 19
Ok, we have a winner ;D

Master Paint supports AMX and Electric Studio mouse, downloadable from http://www.habisoft.com/pcwwiki/

Thanks Habi! (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/profile/?u=1314)
Title: Re: Electric Studio Mouse - Software?
Post by: Dan Dooré on 17:05, 27 January 19
In case anyone is interested, here is the converter pin-out from the Electric Studio Mouse to an Atari ST mouse, using a DB-9 female to DB-9 male

View of socket from computer/interface side:
 -------------
 \ 1 2 3 4 5 /
  \ 6 7 8 9 /
   ---------

Electric              Atari
Studio                ST
Pin       Action      Pin

1 -       Left      - 6
2 -       Middle    - 5
3 -       Right     - 9
4 -       X1        - 2
5 -       5V        - 7
6 -       X2        - 1
7 -       Y2        - 4
8 -       Gnd       - 8
9 -       Y1        - 3