Re: [stella] Trak-ball 3-kind

Subject: Re: [stella] Trak-ball 3-kind
From: Eckhard Stolberg <Eckhard_Stolberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 1999 16:54:20 +0100
At 12:56 04.02.99 -0600, you wrote:

>	I have tried the Black/Creme version under both the ST and Amiga settings
>on Stell-A-Sketch and it doesn't work under either.  Let me give a quick
>explanation of how the trackball works:

I went back to the store and asked the technician if he had modified
the trak-ball to be compatible with the ST mouse. He said no and then
demonstrated to me with a new out of the box (I wish he had one of those,
when I bought the used one :-( ) trak-ball that it does indeed work 
with the ST computer.

So it seems that the CX80 trak-ball (triangular buttons) is compatible
with the ST mouse, while the round button versions are not. I wonder
why Atari changed the protocol between the two models. Are you sure
you had your trak-ball switched to trak-ball mode, when you tried it
with Stell-A-Sketch, Bob? ;-)

Ciao, Eckhard Stolberg

p.s. Does anyone know how the second button is connected on the ST
mouse and if it is possible to read it on the VCS?

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