Re: Commodore PCs

From: Anders Carlsson <>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 23:17:19 +0200
Message-ID: <F2EAAB4475A7444FBB93301E50EBC37E@ryds>
silverdr wrote:

> built-in "normal" mouse port (so called "bus mouse" AFAIR)

As far as I understand, other PC manufacturers also had their own bus mice 
including the Microsoft InPort mouse. Although Amiga and Microsoft mice 
aren't directly compatible, the signals seem to be somewhat similar so 
adapters probably could've been made, just like some 3rd party mice were 
switchable between Amiga and Atari ST.

But yes, it was cool that Commodore used their own, otherwise proprietary 
interfaces where those were superior to IBM standards. If Commodore would've 
begun to make PC compatibles a few years earlier than they did, I'm 
absolutely sure they would have integrated at least one SID chip into every 
PC clone they made, just because they could.

Best regards

Anders Carlsson

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