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Playstation 2 games that support mouse and keyboard via USB?

by Flodder450 Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:57 am

Are ther any Playstation 2 games/homebrew games that support the use of mouse and keyboard via the 2 USB port on the front of the unit?

and was the Fireware port on the front ever used?

i would love to know

thanks in advance :D
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Re: Playstation 2 games that support mouse and keyboard via USB?

by noiseredux Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:00 am

from wiki:

Mouse Function

Unlike the PlayStation, which required the use of an official Sony PlayStation Mouse to play mouse-compatible games, the few PS2 games with mouse support work with standard USB mice.[38]

USB Mouse compatible games - Age of Empires II,Armored Core 2, Armored Core 3, ATV Quad Power Racing 2, Deus Ex, EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers, Final Fantasy XI, Half-Life (video game),[39] Red Faction 2, Resident Evil 4, Sky Odyssey, Unreal Tournament.[40]

Additionally, a mouse that emulates the right analog stick of a standard controller, the EdgeFX, was manufactured by Spitfish, allowing non-mouse-compatible games to be played with a mouse. It is no longer in production.[41][42]


from noiseredux:

also the official PS2 Linux kit (and Net Yaroze too I think) used the mouse/keyboard. As far as homebrew, not sure. I"d guess that SCUMMVM used the mouse though.
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Re: Playstation 2 games that support mouse and keyboard via USB?

by emwearz Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:03 am

Most games that use it, feel really tacked on. Most the time the game has a PC counterpart and you are better off to play that.
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Re: Playstation 2 games that support mouse and keyboard via USB?

by CRTGAMER Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:01 pm

Another Mouse Keyboard PS2 game - Star Trek Elite Force. I wrote that mouse section, I just updated Wiki for Elite Force and included noise's input on PS2 Linux.

Maybe more games out there?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_2#Mouse_Function

Mouse Function
Unlike the PlayStation, which required the use of an official Sony PlayStation Mouse to play mouse-compatible games, the few PS2 games with mouse support work with a standard USB mouse as well as a USB Trackball.

USB Mouse compatible games – Age of Empires II, Armored Core 2, Armored Core 3, ATV Quad Power Racing 2, Deus Ex, Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers, Final Fantasy XI, Half-Life (video game), Myst III: Exile, Red Faction 2, Resident Evil 4, Sky Odyssey, Star Trek Elite Force, Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3, Unreal Tournament.

The official PS2 Linux kit also uses the USB mouse and keyboard.

Additionally, a mouse that emulates the right analog stick of a standard controller, the EdgeFX, was manufactured by Spitfish, allowing non-mouse-compatible games to be played with a mouse. It is no longer in production.

That alternative, the EdgeFX is not as responsive as a mouse, but not bad.

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Just added three more games to Wiki thanks to Anapan's Reply below.
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Re: Playstation 2 games that support mouse and keyboard via USB?

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by CRTGAMER Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:39 am

Nice! Added Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII , Myst III: Exile and Tokyo Extreme Racer 3 to Wiki.
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Re: Playstation 2 games that support mouse and keyboard via USB?

by emwearz Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:29 am

Just checked my case of Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII and it does not mention USB mouse support (Half Life does), I will have to test it out later, perhaps it is not supported in the PAL release? Or perhaps not advertised on the case.
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Re: Playstation 2 games that support mouse and keyboard via USB?

by Anapan Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:51 am

Since the topic I listed in my last post I have purchased a PS2 SmartJoy Frag, and I was pretty impressed. It's mouse-analog function is better than the implementations used in most of the games mentioned due to it's sensitivity settings and it works well for what it does. It's very configurable, but still, weird feeling. I never really got used to it. It's worth buying tho if you play FPS games on PS2 at the price Rich's PSX Parts has it listed. It's also worth mentioning that Rich's store seems to be the only online dealer that still carries them (he's got them listed on ebay too) so if you want one I'd suggest you get it now.
It helps to tune it using a PS2-USB adapter in windows while watching the joystick control panel to see just how it's working while moving the mouse around.
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by CRTGAMER Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:45 am

Anapan wrote:Since the topic I listed in my last post I have purchased a PS2 SmartJoy Frag, and I was pretty impressed. It's mouse-analog function is better than the implementations used in most of the games mentioned due to it's sensitivity settings and it works well for what it does. It's very configurable, but still, weird feeling. I never really got used to it. It's worth buying tho if you play FPS games on PS2 at the price Rich's PSX Parts has it listed. It's also worth mentioning that Rich's store seems to be the only online dealer that still carries them (he's got them listed on ebay too) so if you want one I'd suggest you get it now.
It helps to tune it using a PS2-USB adapter in windows while watching the joystick control panel to see just how it's working while moving the mouse around.

THANKYOU!

I have a USB Mouse/USB Keyboard and the EdgeFX. I now have a third mouse option on the way, but for a whole different reason. I just ordered the PS2 SmartJoy Frag after seeing this in a review. :mrgreen:
http://www.playstationpro2.com/reviews/2004/smartjoy_frag_review.html

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Setting up the SmartJoy FRAG is very, very easy. Simply plug it into an empty controller port and attach your keyboard and mouse. When you start up a game, the LEDs on the keyboard will light up and tell you if your input devices are recognized. Before you actually start to play, you should set key assignments. If you are playing SOCOM II: U.S. Navy Seals, Medal of Honor: Frontline, TimeSplitters 2, James Bond 007: Nightfire, Rainbow Six 3, Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, or REZ, then you can use the SmartJoy FRAG's preset control schemes for the games I just listed by pressing F1 - F8. For example, the F1 key loads the SOCOM II button scheme, which binds the jump button to the spacebar, the change stance command to the left shift key, and so on.

For instance, switching mouse movement to the left analog stick can be useful ------
Now I don't have to mod my spare EdgeFX. I have a ton of games that would benefit with the mouse operating as the LEFT analog stick!

My Macally Trakball and my Arcade Mouse Spinner Mod are waiting! 8)

There are a few PS2 Retro Compilations I will love to try the spinner on. Tac Scan and Tempest come to mind. Can't wait for Rez played with a Trakball! I'll post a full review once I get this baby.

No longer made?
http://www.smartjoy.com/
http://www.orang3.net/store/welcome/smartjoy.html
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Re: Playstation 2 games that support mouse and keyboard via USB?

by noiseredux Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:31 am

if that thing plugs into a controller port, then it should also support PS1 mouse games. Right??
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