joska wrote:Eiffel is PS/2, not USB.
czietz wrote:As far as I know, there is no keyboard driver for the NetUSBee. USB mice will work, though.
We might in the future provide a USB keyboard driver for the Lightning VME USB card we're developing. However, please note that it would still need loading a driver, so for example you cannot abort the TOS memory test with it, because at that point no driver is loaded.
The Eiffel on the other hand will convert from PS/2 to the Atari keyboard protocol, so it'll work without a driver.
AtariSociety wrote:Is this new Lightning VME you are making just a single USB port or multiple where mouse and keyboard can be connected?
Will it also support USB sticks to read and write to/from?
AtariSociety wrote:Is there actually such a thing.... USB keyboard to Atari?
Foxie wrote:There do exist inexpensive USB to PS/2 adapters which you could use with a PS/2 to Atari converter.
Foxie wrote:A potential problem with replacing the Atari keyboard: you lose support for uploaded keyboard firmware. I don't know how many programs do this, certainly not many. The most likely use for uploaded keyboard firmware is in games and especially demos.
joska wrote:Do you have an example of a USB->PS/2 adapter that actually translates from USB to PS/2?
joska wrote:A much bigger problem is the fact that USB keyboards does not have the proper layout for Ataris. I've been using PC keyboards with my Ataris on and off since 1995 but still prefer the original. Better layout and better looks
Foxie wrote:Me too. Luckily, I still have my Mega ST keyboard in fully working condition. I prefer the look of the Mega STE/TT keyboard, but I hear the action isn't as good.
Foxie wrote:Any idea if it's feasible to fit a MegaST keyboard mechanism into a standard 1040ST? I love the look of the 1040, but hate the action.
joska wrote:On the contrary. There is very little difference in feel between the Mega and ST keyboards. The TT/MSTE keyboard is way better than both.
Native USB HID controller for mice, joysticks or pads. Compatible with Amiga, AtariST and Commodore C64. Built-in USB stack which enables USB HID devices support without the need for installing additional software drivers. The first adapter that lets you connect real USB devices, not only peripherals with the rare "USB to PS/2" specification.
Foxie wrote:I'm sure I've seen someone selling a device which used a USB MCU to convert a USB mouse to the Atari.
troed wrote:Gossuin has a Smallymouse2 adapter. I've bought a few and within power limits (borderline using just the mouse port) they work well with the USB mice I've thrown at them.
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