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Micromys V4
MicromysMicromys by individual Computers is a mouse adapter to connect PS/2 mice from PC to the C64 and other systems. The new version of Micromys comes (almost) without Dip switches for its configuration, the adapter figures out most computer environments automatically (you may need to press a mouse button in certain cases, though). Any PS/2 mouse can be used. USB mice supporting the PS/2 protocol can be used, too. Such USB mice typically come with an appropriate USB-PS/2 adapter.

Ordering:
You can order your Micromys V4 in our Online Shop

Support:
BIOS/ROM Version: n/a
Manual: www.micromys.de (for Micromys V3)
Developer info: www.micromys.de (for Micromys V3)


The available modes of operation:

1. C64 or C128 in joystick port 1:
This is the usual port for a 1351 mouse. Most programs use it for the proportional mouse, because the GEOS operating system expects the mouse there. If Micromys V4 is plugged into Port 1, it detects the machine and switches to 1351 mode. Should the user hold down the right mouse button during power-up, the unit goes to joystick emulation mode, just like the real 1351 mouse would do.

2. C64 or C128 in joystick port 2:
This is a rather unusual port for a proportional mouse. However, the popular music programs MSSIAH and Prophet64 use the mouse in that port, so it must be covered. If the user wants to use joystick port 2, then Micromys must be attached to port 2 after power-up and after the program has been started. The program must be set to use the mouse, and then the adapter can be attached to port 2. Since auto-detect in port 2 is highly depending on software (thus may not always work), Micromys V4 can be configured to be C64-only by removing the auto-detect jumper inside the case. Once the jumper is removed, the auto-detect sequence is bypassed and the unit will work in C64-only mode on any port of any computer. This will also let you use the joystick emulation mode on other computers than the C64.

3. Amiga wheel mode:
Just plug in and switch on. Device will auto-detect that it's connected to an Amiga and switch to 2-button mode with wheel support. Wheel and middle-mouse button can be activated with the driver from www.micromys.de

4. Amiga 3-button mode without drivers:
User keeps middle mouse button (or wheel) pressed while switching the Amiga on. This mode stays active until the next power cycle. A machine reset does not alter the mode of operation - only a power-cycle does.

5. Atari ST/STe/Falcon:
Just plug in and switch on. Micromys will auto-detect that it's connected to an Atari and switch to that mode. Pressing the right mouse button once after power-up may be required, depending on the machine. After that has been done, the detected Atari-mode will survive all resets; Micromys will stay in Atari-mode until the next power-cycle.


There is a lot of software available:

Protovision games:

Advanced Space Battle von ProtovisionASB by Jan Boettcher stands for long, turn-based space strategy contest for 1 to 4 players. Who builds the biggest interplanetary empire and prevails over the other players and the aggressive mutants?

More Info: www.protovision.games
Ordering the game: Digital download


D42 Adventure SystemD42 Adventure System by Out of Order is a construction set which allows any C64 enthusiast to develop sophisticated graphic adventures, without requiring any programming skills.

More Info: www.protovision-online.de
Ordering the game: Limited boxed deluxe version


Crazy NewsCrazy News by Stefan Kluge is only available in German language.

More Info: www.protovision-online.de
Ordering the game: Digital download


Leisure Suit Leo 2Leisure Suit Leo 2 from Out of Order Softworks is the "Deluxe Edition" of the parodistic graphic adventure "Leisure Suit Leo 2 – The Secret of Maniac Island". A true adventure game with multicolor graphics, an awesome soundtrack and many gags.

More Info: www.protovision.games
Ordering the game: Digital download / Limited boxed deluxe version


More Games:
Please note that the downloads are only legal when you own the respective original. We can not provide you with links to some of these games, as the copyright is still hold by the programmer/company.

Arkanoid 2Arkanoid II - Revenge of Doh by Imagine.

More Info: www.zzap64.co.uk
Download: n/a

LemmingsLemmings by Psygnosis.

More Info: www.zzap64.co.uk
Download: n/a

Lords of DoomLords of Doom by Starbyte Software.

More Info: n/a
Download: n/a

SpaceChem NanoSpaceChem Nano by P1X3L.net. The player assembles molecules in a reactor. It is based on the PC/Mac/Linux/iOS/Android game SpaceChem.

More Info: p1x3l.net
Download: csdb.dk

Space LordsSpace Lords (Centaurus) by P1X3L.net is somewhat similar to Breakout for 4 players, and is based on the 1980 arcade classic Warlords.

More Info: p1x3l.net
Download/Ordering the game: rgcd.co.uk

The HouseThe House by Thomas Giesel is a is a nice graphics adventure (only available in German language) with a cool soundtrack by Fanta.

More Info: home.arcor.de/skoe
Download: n/a


Applications:
Keep in mind: Use at your own risk! We are not responsible for damages caused by the use of programs/demos/tools/plugins listed below. The listed applications have not been developed by Protovision or on its behalf. There is no business relationship between Protovision and the authors. In the case of problems with one of the listed applications contact the respective programmer.

Amica PaintAmica Paint by Oliver Stiller is a C64 paint program.

More Info: n/a
Download: n/a

ContikiContiki by Adam Dunkels is an operating system that offers many features in very small space: A TCP/IP stack, a web browser, a web server, a VNC-client and of course a graphical user interface. To make use of all features of Contiki, an intranet with router should be available.

More Info: n/a
Download: csdb.dk

FunkPaintFunkPaint by the Singular crew is an extensive multi-format picture editor for HiRes/multicolor/DTV pictures.

More Info: singularcrew.hu
Download: csdb.dk

Geos 2.0GEOS 64 2.0 is an operating system with a graphical user interface. The download is free if you don't redistribute or sell GEOS.

More Info: n/a
Download: n/a

GoDotGoDot by Arndt Dettke is an C64 Image Processing System. It is continuously being improved.

More Info: www.godot64.de
Download: www.godot64.de

MSSIAHMSSIAH by 8bit ventures is a MIDI cartridge for the Commodore 64. MSSIAH is short for MIDI SID Software Integrated Applications and Hardware and means that the cartridge contains both software and hardware to midify the C64.

More Info: ww.8bitventures.com
Download: n/a

PagefoxPagefox by Scanntronik is a DTP program. It has been released on cartridge only.

More Info: www.c64-wiki.de (only in German language)
Download: n/a

Prophet64Prophet64 by 8bit ventures is a hardware cartridge for the Commodore 64 with four music applications. The Prophet64 has been discontinued and is now replaced with the fully MIDI compatible MSSIAH Cartridge.

More Info: www.8bitventures.com
Download: n/a



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