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post Sep 26 2006, 02:55 PM
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I have Dosbox up and running very nicely.

I have an old DOS Solitaire game installed that uses a mouse, and I have Windows 3.1 installed and working by using the keyboard.

I just bought a cheap USB mouse to check out mouse support on Dosbox, but so far I haven't been able to make it work.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I might be able to get the mouse working?

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks, Doug
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post Sep 26 2006, 03:35 PM
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in DOS you will need a mouse driver.
If I recall correctly, it's called mouse.sys (or mouse.com)?
It may have to be loaded in config.sys or autoexec.bat
If you have any old DOS disks, look for mouse.sys

Windows 3.1 comes with a mouse driver for windows. (this will be on your win 3.1 disks)
I don't recall if the two are interchangable.

A lot of the files on the DOS and Windows disks will be in a compressed format, and there is a decompressor on the disk to decompress them.
The compressed files will have incomplete filenames with a _ (underscore) appended to them.
BTW: When DOS and Windows 3.1 were released, there were NO USB mice or peripherals.
I just realized this post is in Hardware Mods
Shouldn't it be in software or general catagory?

This post has been edited by Jon_J: Sep 26 2006, 03:41 PM
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