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.
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.
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
My Macally Trakball and my Arcade Mouse Spinner Mod
There are a few PS2 Retro Compilations I will love to try the spinner on. Tac Scan
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