The mouSTer is a device that allows connecting any USB (not ps/2 protocol type only) mouse to as many old computers as possible.
The project aims to be as universal as possible, meaning, with time, it will support as many retro computers as electronically possible.
Firmware is in constant development.
At the moment the following retro platforms are fully supported:
- Commodore 64/128
- MEGA65 https://mega65.org/
- Atari ST/STe series
- Atari Falcon
- Atari 65XE/130XE/800XE
- Atari 600XL/800XL
- Atari 2600/5200
- Amiga 500/600/1200 as well as Amiga 1000/2000/3000/4000
- Amiga CD32 – Original PAD emulation fully supported
- ZX Spectrum – through Kempston
It also supports nearly all USB flash drives (config dump and upload), Playstation 4 controller, and nearly every USB mouse. For obvious reasons, all those mouse devices with lots of LEDs and additional electronics might not work due to the poor current output of DB9 ports in old computers. Technically mouSTer supports these devices but there simply won’t be enough juice to power them.
Supported HID devices:
The vast majority of mice are supported with the exception of power-hungry and LED-packed mice.
- The vast majority of USB Gamepads, Joysticks, and mice(wired)
- Wireless mice with a USB RF dongle
- Sony DS3 (wired)
- Sony DS4(wired)
- Sony DS5(wired)
- Xbox360(wired+wireless dongle)
Future support is still a work-in-progress. We are planning to support all retro PCs (DB9 socket) through an add-on that supplies external power and Macintosh machines.
There is also a plan to support SEGA consoles.
Firmware updates and news – HERE
The user’s manual is available inside a mouSTer.ini file after connecting the USB thumb drive.
More information -> HERE
GITHUB page to report firmware issues HERE
Re-sellers eBay shop -> HERE
Please also have a look at the latest posts in the blog section.
The mouSTer on Youtube: