Mouse issues

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Cursed Ghost
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Mouse issues

Post by Cursed Ghost » Sat, 31. Dec 16, 19:35

hi all

I have a copy of XGold that I've had sitting on my shelf for a while now and since i was bored I decided to give X-Tension a go as I've never actually played it but I'm having a problem i installed and updated the game just fine the game loads and runs ok but i have no control for some reason it doesn't seem to like my USB optical mouse and when i move the mouse nothing happens

i don't think this is an issue with my mouse because it works fine with x2 and above so my question is how do I get XBTF and XT to work with my mouse ?

do i just need a serial mouse to play XBTF and XT

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Post by Alan Phipps » Sat, 31. Dec 16, 20:23

Maybe try using a USB to PS/2 adapter if you have one? Just as a temporary workaround of course.

Another possible tip; if playing in windowed mode, try it again in fullscreen then exit and restart the game.
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Post by Nanook » Tue, 10. Jan 17, 21:27

I haven't played either X-BTF or X-Tension in over a decade, so I'm not sure about this since I only ever played them with a joystick, but do those X Gold games even support a mouse for controlling the player ship? I seem to remember that the originals didn't. The X Gold versions are also very old, but the newer ones available on Steam and GoG might.
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Post by Alan Phipps » Tue, 10. Jan 17, 23:07

The answer about the mouse in Gold and later versions of XBtF or XT seems to be 'Sometimes' or 'Yes with a bit of fiddling' or 'Yes, but it's sluggish'.
But then I guess I am only finding forum evidence posted by people that had problems. :lol:
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