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MROOCHECK MOUSE INTERFACE
The Mroocheck PC Mouse Interface is a microprocessor-based adapter
for attaching PC mouses, trackballs, glidepoints, radio-controlled
mouses to all models of Amiga computers. It is connected between
the PC mouse and Amiga Mouse port.
It supports PC serial and combo (PS/2 and serial) mouses working in
the following protocols:
- Mouse System format
- Microsoft format
- Microsoft format with Logitech extension
Mroocheck converts these serial protocols to Amiga Mouse Port format
including all the specific features like the middle (3rd and 4th) button
support or high resolution. The conversion is made fully by interface
microprocessor so no additional software drivers are required.
The interface start working simultaneously with computer's start
so mouses could be used in the early-startup-menu (unlike the mouses
connected through the serial port).
Additionally, Mroocheck interface recognizes vertical and horizontal
mouse wheel movements and converts them to analog joystick signals.
Mouses wheel movements are sent to Amiga via Amiga Mouse Port.
Mroocheck.driver converts Amiga analog joysticks signals
(horizontal and vertical wheels movements) from
Mroocheck PC Mouse Interface to input events for input.device.
The input events generated by Mroocheck.driver are compliant with
the format used by the NewMouse program (by Alessandro Zummo).
This ensures the full compatibility with all the existing wheel-support
Wheels movements are transmitted independently of (simultaneously with)
mouse movements and mouse buttons clicks.
Mroocheck allows scrolling in both directions (horizontal and vertical)
even in mouses with one wheel only. Switching directions (from vertical
to horizontal) in one-wheel mouses is obtained by holding the 3rd mouse
button simultaneous with wheel movement.
FreeWheel is a commodity which converts wheelmouse events into
scrollbar movement or cursor key movements.
It can also map several useful functions to the wheel button,
and even a fourth button...
With the Mroocheck interface you could also use the following programs
for interpreting wheel movements with the current Amiga software:
All these programs are available from Aminet.