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Platamoose
February 27th, 2011, 01:44 PM
I recently acquired a Mega STE with everything but a keyboard and mouse. I am having the hardest time finding a keyboard and mouse and was wondering if anyone knew of a way to adapt other easier to find ps/2, AT or even USB to the Mega STE's RJ11 type input, or where I can find compatible keyboards and mice. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks all!

Platamoose
February 28th, 2011, 06:08 PM
Well, after much sleuthing I found out that the wiring of the Atari Mega STe is that of a RJ12, so I found an RJ12 to DB9 adapter and then I found a DB9 to PS/2 adapter. Now I just need to find out if I need a data RJ12 cable or a voice because the wiring is reversed between the two.

Maverick1978
March 1st, 2011, 07:20 PM
Check out some of the Amiga to PS/2 or USB mouse converters. Many support the ST as well. As for the keyboard... good luck! I'm not sure about alternatives for that one...

Platamoose
March 2nd, 2011, 03:13 AM
The Mega Ste sure does have a unique keyboard connection. At first I thought it was same as the old Mac but then I realized thats 4p4c RJ11 while the Mega Ste is 6p6c rj12. I hope my little adapter works, if not, I won't be out much. I read that its possible to use a serial mouse with the Mega STe, does anyone know if you need to load drivers?

Maverick1978
March 2nd, 2011, 08:09 AM
Oh wow, that's right... Mega STe :) I'm thinking ST/STf/STfm/STe... So the Amiga mouse adapters won't work :( sorry about that - didn't read carefully enough

Platamoose
March 2nd, 2011, 05:11 PM
Its cool, I appreciate any suggestions.

g4ugm
March 4th, 2011, 01:37 PM
If you want to use a PC keyboard and mouse then you need an Eiffell interface.

http://hardware.atari.org/eiffel/index.htm

These some times come up on E-Bay. How competenta are you with hardware? I think I have some "rough" PCBs

Half-Saint
April 21st, 2011, 10:29 PM
You will not be able to connect a PC keyboard to the ST just by using passive adapters as these two use different protocols.

g4ugm
April 22nd, 2011, 12:27 AM
if you look you will see that the Eiffell interface isn't passive, its PIC based and has sockets for a PS/2 Keyboard and mouse and a couple of Atari joysticks...

Half-Saint
April 22nd, 2011, 01:36 AM
Wasn't talking about the Eiffel interface in particular. I was refering to the original poster's idea of using socket adapters.