Commodore 64 / 128 - 1351 Mouse Rev A - Metal Dome Switches
Released in 1983, the 1351 Commodore 64
/ 128 mouse (originally designed for the Amiga) is a fairly basic, yet
very well designed unit.
While extremely similar in design and
depending on plug supplied visually identical from the outside the Amiga
and 64 version are not compatible with each others system.
The 1351 was released in at least another two
variations; one with pushbutton switches (shown below) for the action
buttons and one with metal dome switches.
The 1351 supports two modes, a traditional proportional
mouse mode and a joystick emulation mode which can be access by holding
the right mouse button while turning on the Commodore 64 / 128.
The mouse came boxed with software to update the popular GEOS
environment which was crying out for mouse support as well as software
and details to help add mouse support to your own programs.
it was released very few software packages supported the hardware,
however the joystick mode enabled early adopters to make use of it
surprisingly well. Many art and other creative packages benefited
greatly from the mouse in joystick mode.
Like most mice of its
era, the unit featured two action buttons and two encoder wheels to
dictate X and Y positional movement.
The software provided
contained the following files:
Drivers and Test Program
GEOS Upgrade Software
5 Startup.102486 PRG
3 COMM 1351 USR
1 MOUSE64.BAS PRG
2 MOUSE64.BIN PRG
7 MOUSE64.SRC SEQ
2 M1351.64.BAS PRG
2 M1351.64.BIN PRG
11 M1351.64.SRC SEQ
5 DATA64 PRG
6 DEMO64 PRG
2 MOUSE128.BAS PRG
1 MOUSE128.BIN PRG
7 MOUSE128.SRC SEQ
4 M1351.128.BAS PRG
2 M1351.128.BIN PRG
12 M1351.128.SRC SEQ
5 DATA128 PRG
6 DEMO128 PRG
1 MOUSE.POINTER PRG
3 SPRITES.0E00 PRG
575 BLOCKS FREE
18 upgrader USR<
7 gRABBER UPGRADE USR
7 mERGE UPGRADE USR
10 GEOdEX UPGRADE USR
0 BLOCKS FREE