MiSTer AO486 Core Part 6 – Mouse Support

Mar 13, 2021

Retrocomputing, Retrogaming, FPGA, MiSTer, Single-Board Computing

MiSTer AO486 Core Part 6 – Mouse Support

Retrocomputing, Retrogaming, FPGA, MiSTer, Single-Board Computing

Mar 13, 2021

Many DOS games and applications need mouse support. Here’s how to get up and running.

Step 1 – Download and Copy Mouse Driver

  1. We’ll use the Open Source CuteMouse driver. Download it from here
  2. Extract the downloaded archive and find ctmouse.exe. That’s all you need. It’s in the bin folder
  3. Use MiSTerFS to transfer ctmouse.exe to ao486
  4. In ao486, type the following commands to copy the driver to C:\DRIVERS:
mkdir C:\DRIVERS
copy E:\CTMOUSE.EXE C:\DRIVERS

Step 2 – Install Mouse Driver

To install and activate the mouse driver, you’ll need to update your AUTOEXEC.BAT.

  1. From the DOS command prompt, type edit c:\AUTOEXEC.BAT. An editor application will open. Add the following line to your AUTOEXEC.BAT:
LH C:\DRIVERS\CTMOUSE.EXE
This loads the CuteMouse driver into High memory with default settings. Hit Alt+F,S to save, then Alt+F,X to exit.
  1. Hit Windows Key + F12 for ao486 core options. Select Reset and apply HDD to reboot ao486 and load the mouse driver. The following indicates a succesful load:

That’s it – you’re ready to play some games! Can I recommend Monkey Island?

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