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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Rob Varto

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Posted October 06 2001 - 04:31 AM

I love FPS games but the PS2 is a pain in the ass to control that type of game. I hate turning with the second analog stick (I hate the analog sticks altogether) and I thought I heard that a mouse would eventually be released. Does anyone know if that is true?
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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted October 06 2001 - 04:39 AM

They don't need to release one. Some games support a USB mouse and even a keyboard!

I'm surprised you didn't know.

#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Rob Varto

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Posted October 06 2001 - 08:25 AM

So, I can just go buy a regular mouse (for a computer) and use it on my PS2? I would think that there would be compatibility issues.
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#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Camp

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Posted October 06 2001 - 08:36 AM

The game must support it but, yes, you can just plug in a USB mouse and keyboard. Unreal Tournament supports that control set-up and more games (IMO) should.

#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted October 06 2001 - 09:50 AM

There aren't compatibility issues with computers, so why would there be on the PS2? Just make sure its a USB mouse and keyboard.

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Posted October 06 2001 - 03:45 PM

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#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Bill Arthur

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Posted October 08 2001 - 08:38 AM

i don't know how true it is, but when my store got in the GT Force Wheels that shipped when GT3 came out, i read somewhere (i'd put a link, but i forget, so i may be wrong)that with MS making their own console (xbox), Sony decided to not allow MS mice to work with the PS2. Apparently Logitech and sony worked out some sort of aggrement about USb, so my advice would be to get a Logitech mouse, and it should work....


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#8 of 10 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted October 08 2001 - 12:04 PM

Also, you can use the PC version of the Logitech wheel for Gran Turismo 3.

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Posted October 08 2001 - 01:24 PM

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Sony decided to not allow MS mice to work with the PS2

USB is USB. My Microsoft Intellimouse works perfectly on my PS2 in Unreal.

#10 of 10 OFFLINE   BrianB

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Posted October 08 2001 - 02:13 PM

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Not /always/ strictly true according to some game programming friends who had to yank mouse+keyboard support out of their PS2 title after certain devices consistently lied about what they were.

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