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"MouSTer"

Posted: 26 April, 2021

I discovered the MouSTer on Mastodon; It's a USB HID to DB9 adaptor that allows the use of USB mice and joypads on 8 & 16 bit computers. At the time of writing you can still get them on ebay, so I ordered one to test out.

By default they're setup for an Atari ST, so to use it on my Amiga I had to do a little bit of configuration, but the process is simple:

The MouSTer's firmware has been updated, but it's not yet been configured to work on the Amiga:

From here it's good to go.

Every mouse I've tried has worked with zero issues, even a cheapo wireless one with it's own wireless adaptor. I've tried a couple of USB joypads (XBox) and they work perfectly, as well! It's really quite remarkable.

So I guess that's the end of the road for my old tank mouse. I salute you, old mouse chum, and your fluffy mouse ball...