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One man's junk is another man's gold... :)

Postby Stuckie » Wed Jul 14, 2004 2:53 pm

Hehe.. I just scored a free Atari ST and Monitor :)

1040ST it says.. I haven't done anything other than check it works.. the RESET button doesn't seem to work though... but.. the floppy drive works and I'm pretty sure I still have a mouse and joystick lying around for it.. :)

It's an Atari monitor and is in black and white... so I'll be connecting it up to a TV soon and checking all my disks I have.

Funny too.. as I had imaged a mass of what I had and had some bad disks.. now I can check if it was a bad disk or not.. and hopefully try and get it off the ST and onto the PC by other means.


Wee I'm happy now :D excuse me while I go and mess about some more :)


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Postby Stuckie » Wed Jul 14, 2004 3:34 pm

typical.. I found the two joysticks for the ST I had... but no mouse...

and I got about 3 or 4 spare PC mice too.. bleh..
doubt if there's a convertor either... (heh, wishful thinking on my behalf)

Oh well.. might be able to get one elsewhere.. just thought it was a nice find and since I've not posted much... thought I'd share :) hehe

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Postby Cyrano Jones » Wed Jul 14, 2004 3:39 pm

I'm in a similar position looking for an Amiga mouse

Apparently they are the same with pins 1 & 4 swapped.

Just in case you find an ami-mouse cheaper :)

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Postby keili » Wed Jul 14, 2004 4:53 pm

You can use a seriell mouse with a 9-25-adapter and a special driver.
Another possibility is a PS2-mouse-adapter, which can be bought here: http://www.atari-fachmarkt.de/atari/index.htm, no drivers needed :) .
I guess, the shiping costs are too high for you, if you don't live in Germany :(

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Postby Stuckie » Wed Jul 14, 2004 5:49 pm

Yea I'm in Scotland...
and yea shipping prices are nasty.. I bought a cable for my phone from Poland.. was 30quid all in... cable only cost a fiver.. the rest of it was shipping and vat :(

Having said that I needed the cable to fix the phone... heh

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Postby simbo » Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:05 am

poland ???? for a cable???


there are heeps of phone shops in glasgow

if you get stuck again visit clyde importers on the south side of the kingston bridge in glasgow you can phone them to make enquiry's they will tell you where to visit

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Postby simbo » Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:11 am

Cyrano Jones wrote:I'm in a similar position looking for an Amiga mouse

Apparently they are the same with pins 1 & 4 swapped.

Just in case you find an ami-mouse cheaper :)



i have an amiga mouse i think but no "chicken box" for it

is this what you need its the item im sure
it comes from a 1200?? yip

pm me if it is and youll get it in a jiffy
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Postby mbricout » Thu Jul 22, 2004 1:53 pm

keili wrote:You can use a seriell mouse with a 9-25-adapter and a special driver.

I tried that before, so I thought my experience could benefit to others.
It works OK with most GEM applications I tried and I even managed to run certain games with it (ie: Sierra stuff), but a lot of applications will either crash or not be able to use the mouse at all. Sometimes you get really weird pointer behavior.
Still, it's a cheap solution for one who's really stuck with no mouse.
Cheers,
Michael

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Postby simbo » Sun Jul 25, 2004 5:09 pm

some wise words 8)

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Postby Ragstaff » Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:36 pm

Hey stuckie, don't forget that in GEM, you can hold ALT and use the arrow keys to move the mouse.......

EDIT: and INSERT and CIR HOME are the left anf right mouse buttons respectively....
Hold SHIFT to make the pointer move in smaller increments...

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Postby dma » Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:19 pm

And enjoy the nice key-repeat sound, best way to make people wanting to kill you in demo-parties. :lol:
Especialy in non-Atari specific demo-parties. :wink:

Next option being Llamatron at loud volume. :lol:


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