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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:49 pm 
Little Foot
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Just so you know, this is all hypothetical.

I saw an old Arcade game in a store the other day. It wasn't a classic game, some sort of golf game. I thought that it would make a nice computer case, not an original idea, but fun none the less. It had a large white trackball type control. I was wondering if it might have been possible to use that as a mouse in a computer? I have no idea what kind of connector or setup it had. I just thought that would have been an interesting mod if it was possible to incorporate that huge trackball.


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uuuuh i have no idea?


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You could do it by converting a ball mouse to work with that huge trackball.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:32 pm 
Northwood
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Or, u could mod the internal sensors of an actual trackball mouse to work with that ball.


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Klamath
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Simple. Happ controls makes their arcade trackballs with ps2 and usb interfaces. This is the one I use in my mame cabinet:

http://www.happcontrols.com/trackballs/565600xx2.htm

Just plug it in and go.


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