Electric Studio Mouse - Software?

Started by Dan Dooré, 19:52, 26 January 19

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Dan Dooré

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?


Dan Dooré

Quote from: tjohnson on 20:48, 26 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.

Dan Dooré

Ok, we have a winner ;D

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

Thanks Habi!

Dan Dooré

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

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