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Anonymous
June 4, 2005 9:11:47 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.doom (More info?)

Greetings!
I have just installed the Doom Trilogy (Ultimate Doom / Doom II / Final
Doom) on my Dell Inspiron 8500 laptop. This system has a built-in fuzzy
button mouse, plus a touch-pad pointer, and uses an external USB connected
Mouse (no PS2 mouse port). When running Doom, I can't get the mouse to
work. It works during normal PC use and also during the game configuration
and setup, but when the game starts, the mouse is dead. I've tried
adjusting Mouse settings from the control panel, I've disabled the fuzzy
button or the touch pad separately, and neither action makes the external
mouse work when running the game. The "Enable Mouse Support" box IS checked
in the game configuration. By the way, the laptop pointers also do not work
when the game starts. I have always enjoyed the Doom games but I'm used to
using the mouse to play.
Can anyone offer a solution?
Thanks!
Scott

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Anonymous
June 5, 2005 1:01:00 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.doom (More info?)

On Sat, 4 Jun 2005 17:11:47 -0700, "Anon Ymous" <anon@ymous.com> wrote:

>Greetings!
>I have just installed the Doom Trilogy (Ultimate Doom / Doom II / Final
>Doom) on my Dell Inspiron 8500 laptop. This system has a built-in fuzzy
>button mouse, plus a touch-pad pointer, and uses an external USB connected
>Mouse (no PS2 mouse port). When running Doom, I can't get the mouse to
>work.

That's a fault with that version of Doom - the mouse driver only works on
Win95-ME. If you want the mouse to work, you need to use the Dos version
(where the sound won't necessairly work properly) or grab a source port.

Source ports for Doom:
http://www.doomworld.com/classicdoom/ports/

Noticable ones are prBoom (compatability), ZDoom (versatility), and JDoom
(improved rendering). Other options are available, but aren't as popular.
December 26, 2010 1:28:58 AM

RE: mouse wont work during games on win7.......TRY THIS! go to control panel find mouse settings and turn OFF mouse shadows and DISABLE mouse pointer trails and make sure you apply both changes. load your game and enjoy!!
December 26, 2010 9:25:02 AM

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