AMX Mouse

Started by ComSoft6128, 12:54, 24 July 20

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ComSoft6128

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.

zeropolis79

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

ComSoft6128

#2
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.

Bryce

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.

ComSoft6128

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  :( .


Bryce

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.

Duke

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.

zeropolis79

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.

ComSoft6128

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

zeropolis79

I'll put mine in the post to you tomorrow Peter..

ComSoft6128

Very much appreciated @zeropolis79 !


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

GUNHED

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.
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ComSoft6128

#12
Thanks @GUNHED & @Duke 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 could you hold off on your generous offer till I get this sorted out at this end, shouldn't be too long.



GUNHED

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.  :)
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zeropolis79

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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