First post, by varrol
In general all USB mice I got, work under windows 98SE so no problem there. In DOS however it needs to be connected to PS/2 port or be compatible with BIOS USB->PS/2 emulation (then DOS mouse driver works fine).
I've been testing some old mice and found out that:
- PS/2 (as well as USB with included PS/2 adapter) devices are working fine in every case but those available are not the greatest, and those good are very hard to buy or too expensive (basically a good summary can be found here: https://hardforum.com/threads/best-mouse-that … 2-port.1840253/)
- USB devices sometimes work (like Razer Salmosa or Viper, even Microsoft Wireless 4000), sometimes work opposite ways (1gen Razer Deathadder), and sometimes not at all (A4Tech G7)
I've tested on ASUS P3B-F rev. 1.03 - not sure how other motherboards with onboard USB ports handle USB->PS/2 emulation.
I must admit that I started to search for PS/2 mouse and found out by accident that my USB mouse is working under DOS - I was sure that this works only for keyboards. Now I'm curious if there is a way to check compatibility.
AOpen AX6B+ | P3 1G | 1GB ECC REG | FX5200 | CT4500
AOpen AX59pro | K6-2 450M | 256MB | Rage 128
Asus CUBX-E | P3 1G | 512MB | GF4 TI4200 | YMF719E-S
Asus P3B-F | P3 933M | 384MB | Radeon 9200 | CT4520
Asus P5A | P55C 200M | 256MB | Riva TNT | CT3600