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Added StarMouse page.

Postby Chr$ » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:05 pm

Is this ok Norman (it's my first entirely new page - I've also linked to it from the list of hardware page):

https://qlwiki.qlforum.co.uk/doku.php?i ... :starmouse

By the way, is there anything built into the Wiki that can check for and flag dead html links?


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Re: Added StarMouse page.

Postby NormanDunbar » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:37 pm

Hi Chris,

that's perfect - I assume you were intercepted by the "template" which pops up when a new page is being added. Images should be put in a namespace, but they are relatively easy to shift about, without breaking any links, afterwards if necessary.

I'm not sure if there is a utility, there may well be a plugin, but we don;t have one installed at the moment. It could be a worthwhile addin though, I'll have a look later.


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Re: Added StarMouse page.

Postby bwinkel67 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:52 pm

Since the StarMouse hooks to the ctrl port does it just return rapid arrow keys? If so, how well does that work? I know with ICE, arrow keys actually did work and the Radio Shack mouse I created kind of used that, though not very well. Have you tried it outside of the provided applications?

On a somewhat related note, the mouse that came with ICE (MICE) purely connected on the ROM pack (StarMouse seems to just use it for power). Anyone know if that was usable outside of ICE or did it only integrate with ICE and no other software could use it?


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Re: Added StarMouse page.

Postby Chr$ » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:37 pm

bwinkel67 wrote:Since the StarMouse hooks to the ctrl port does it just return rapid arrow keys? If so, how well does that work? I know with ICE, arrow keys actually did work and the Radio Shack mouse I created kind of used that, though not very well. Have you tried it outside of the provided applications?

On a somewhat related note, the mouse that came with ICE (MICE) purely connected on the ROM pack (StarMouse seems to just use it for power). Anyone know if that was usable outside of ICE or did it only integrate with ICE and no other software could use it?


Probably best to address StarMouse related queries in this topic:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3061&hilit=starmouse

I can remember that it had to go into CTRL2 so that would be the function keys for directions etc. It also only works on a 128K QL. And pretty sure that it only works with the supplied software.


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Original QL's: many (plus quite a bit of other old stuff and 170+ original software titles)
Custom XT cased QL system with Gold Card, Qimi mouse, Hermes and MFM HDD
QXLII card installed in a PC
Q40 and Q68 also present

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