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Title: AMX Mouse
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 12:54, 24 July 20
To my intense irritation I find the AMS 3D Zicon package will not work without the above mouse and interface. Does anyone have one for sale for a 6128 Plus?


If so please PM me.
Title: Re: AMX Mouse
Post by: zeropolis79 on 23:23, 25 July 20
I don't believe there was ever one that worked on the 6128 Plus, well, I can't plug my one in-to my Plus
Title: Re: AMX Mouse
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 08:45, 26 July 20
MJC Computer Supplies sold them and if I remember correctly all that was required was a power lead adaptor and possibly a small joystick extension cable.
Title: Re: AMX Mouse
Post by: Bryce on 11:12, 26 July 20
The AMX mouse isn't detected by the CPC and it only emulates a joystick anyway, so for testing the software, you should be able to use a joystick or a GX4000 controller.

Bryce.
Title: Re: AMX Mouse
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 12:12, 26 July 20
That's what I thought - tried that already -  no joy.


The Zircon package requires the "Execute" button to work - apparently this function is not replicated using a joystick or joypad  :( .

Title: Re: AMX Mouse
Post by: Bryce on 12:24, 26 July 20
Quote from: ComSoft6128 on 12:12, 26 July 20
That's what I thought - tried that already -  no joy.


The Zircon package requires the "Execute" button to work - apparently this function is not replicated using a joystick or joypad  :( .

I think someone is still producing my PS2/USB AMX mouse adaptor: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/PS2Mouse

Bryce.
Title: Re: AMX Mouse
Post by: Duke on 12:57, 26 July 20
Quote from: ComSoft6128 on 12:12, 26 July 20
That's what I thought - tried that already -  no joy.


The Zircon package requires the "Execute" button to work - apparently this function is not replicated using a joystick or joypad  :( .

It probably is "Fire 3/Spare" which is not connected on the CPC plus.
Title: Re: AMX Mouse
Post by: zeropolis79 on 17:57, 26 July 20
I belive you needed the 5V from the monitor which you plus in the disc drive into but for the mouse, you would plug the disc drive power into a passthrough port on the adaptor cable.
Title: Re: AMX Mouse
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 09:57, 28 July 20
OK, so it looks like no one has one for sale.


Can anyone loan me one just for a few (I mean few) days?


I will of course pay for tracked postage/insurance both ways.


Cheers,


Peter
Title: Re: AMX Mouse
Post by: zeropolis79 on 22:10, 28 July 20
I'll put mine in the post to you tomorrow Peter..
Title: Re: AMX Mouse
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 08:09, 29 July 20
Very much appreciated @zeropolis79 (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=115) !


Now all I have to do is purchase a (short as possible I guess) joystick extension cable and an adaptor for the power connector.


Cheers,


Peter
Title: Re: AMX Mouse
Post by: GUNHED on 12:07, 29 July 20
The AMX mouse does use Fire 1, 2 and 3. The Plus does not provide the Fire 3, which is also called spare.


To fix this one need to solder a diode into the Plus joystick port (see other 7 signals). That works for me.
Title: Re: AMX Mouse
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 13:06, 29 July 20
Thanks @GUNHED (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2029) & @Duke (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1624) for that info.


It looks like Plan B is needed - instead of the Plus I'll use a 6128 to connect to the OSSC.
So the next step is to get a scart lead from Cool Novelties for the 6128 and take it from there.


@zeropolis79 (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=115) could you hold off on your generous offer till I get this sorted out at this end, shouldn't be too long.


Title: Re: AMX Mouse
Post by: GUNHED on 14:26, 29 July 20
If you need me to test some software with the AMX mouse and the 6128 Plus or the CPC6128 let me know.  :)  I may be slow, but it will be done.  :)
Title: Re: AMX Mouse
Post by: zeropolis79 on 16:53, 29 July 20
I'd offer too but I no longer have my CPC monitor (I use a Plus one).


DES works very well with mouse.. So do quite a few games..
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