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22.Aug.2020
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Adapter: SmallyMouse2 and "USB mouse module" support USB mice
Simon Inns' SmallyMouse2 uses a microcontroller to convert signals of common USB mice into a format which computers from the 1980s and early 1990s can "process". Additional to the Amiga also the Atari ST, Acorn Archimedes and BBC Micro are supported. All required data and documents for recreating the adapter, Inns has published under a free licence.

The "USB mouse module" distributed by Centurion Technologies is a commercial version of SmallyMouse2 which completely replaces the original mouse port of the A1200. Variants for the A1200 motherboard revisions 1D* and 2B are offered. The product description also explains how to install the adapter in the computer. The "USB mouse module" is available for about 34 Euro plus shipping.

Hint of the editors: Centurion explicitely has listed a version for the motherboard revision "1D*" and implies that the installation instruction in the product description  - not including any soldering or mechanical changes at the A1200 motherboard - is valid for all previous revisions of the A1200. In our experience, only revision 1D4 has a seperate mechanical port (picture). In previous versions (Pictures: 1D1, 1D3) the mouse port is firmly attached to the motherboard - in our opinion soldering and machanical operations are required. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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