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pzsnr
March 13th, 2009, 12:01 PM
Hey hey. This is my first post in these forums, and i have to say that i am not an experienced forum writer. I am from sweden etc. Alltough that is not relevant to this question! :)

I've been "searching" for an old mouse with 3 buttons, ever since i used one (in my early days when i was playing quake1).
I liked that mouse and i have been looking for one ever since.
To specify the question, it is a triangle kind of shaped mouse with 3 buttons pluged in to the ps/2 slot, unfortunatly i dont know the company that made it. I have no clue where to look or anything but i figgured this was an appropriate place to get some answers

oh, i found a "kind of" similar mouse from the company Emerald. All the information it has on it is: (EMERALD WIN MOUSE, Mouse 1300, FCC ID: HQXPC93010-12). If thats to any help?. This mouse has some wierd cable so i cant plug it in to any computer i own.. :P
is it possible to replace this "wierd" cable with and ps/2 cable?


Sorry if the post might confuse you with all the questions, and thanks in advance!
// Pzsnr! :D

cosam
March 13th, 2009, 12:53 PM
To specify the question, it is a triangle kind of shaped mouse with 3 buttons pluged in to the ps/2 slot, unfortunatly i dont know the company that made it. I have no clue where to look or anything but i figgured this was an appropriate place to get some answers
I remember a chunky old mouse which I believe was called the "Opal". Could this (http://www.dectrader.com/images/D/269210-006.jpg) be it?


oh, i found a "kind of" similar mouse from the company Emerald. All the information it has on it is: (EMERALD WIN MOUSE, Mouse 1300, FCC ID: HQXPC93010-12). If thats to any help?. This mouse has some wierd cable so i cant plug it in to any computer i own.. :P
is it possible to replace this "wierd" cable with and ps/2 cable?
A serial mouse, by any chance? They usually have a 9-pin D connector which plugs into a regular serial port (in DOS/Windows-speak, a "COM" port). If you really don't have one, there are serial to USB adapter, maybe even to PS/2. You may need to find a driver for it, though.

Jorg
March 13th, 2009, 12:54 PM
It wasn't a logitech mouseman, was it? Early Logitechs had three buttons.

http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~yav/comp/pc/mouse/ltmm3u.jpg

pontus
March 13th, 2009, 02:51 PM
There are serial to ps/2 converters:

http://www.hardwarebook.info/Serial_to_PS/2_Mouse

http://www.footslog.com/articles/Hardware/ha0013.htm

http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?tag=12f683

Unknown_K
March 13th, 2009, 10:35 PM
Are you sure it was a PS/2 slot? Some very early mice were BUS mice and used a special card to connect the round PS/2 looking connecotr into (or early ATI video cards had that connector). They also tended to be 3 button mice.

pzsnr
March 14th, 2009, 01:00 AM
Wow that was a really quick respons! I am very grateful for all your fast replys. :)

To answer Cosams reply, that opal mouse looks really familiar so it might be that one i am looking for. Allthough i am not 100% sure, but that will do anyway because i am only searching for the "nostalgic" shape really! :D
And that "wierd cable" seems to be that serial thing you were talking about.
I will definatly look into a converter from serial to usb - ps/2!

Jorg: it might (as said) aswell be that Logitech mouse, maybe its bigger chance it was that one since it was a logitech (wich i assume) was a bigger company at the time?
Anyway i am going to get either one of those.

Unknown_K: I am quite sure it was a ps/2 i were using back then. I think it was 1997 / 1998 or something like that, so i am not searching for a really really old mouse really! :D


I have to thank you all again for the quick replys, i really appriciate it!
Cheers!