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    Cool

    Normaly I hate those posts like Guru needed, only that everybody feels compelled to look at it.
    But this one really needs Gurus!

    I wan't to make an program (okay it's actually a game, but not really a question for the gamesforum) with !!! TWO MOUSE CURSORS !!! I don't want windows to do this, because I don't think windows can do this, I also don't want to get the input by event's I'll have to use a loop.
    But is there a way to get input of a second mouse?

    Thanks for every help!
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    Some starting points...

    From what I gather, Windows NT and Windows98 etc, dual mouse support is possible.

    This link talks about dual mouse support for windows 3.1
    http://www.deer-corner.com/english/dmouse.html

    The guy that wrote it is German so you might be able to contact him and get some info on how to do this.

    Regards

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    I always knew IN PAUL LEWIS IS A GURU!
    Thanks cu.

    More tips always welcome!
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    Hmhum!
    That seems to be a driver for different devices, but not for using at one time.
    I want to use two mice for two mousepointers at once! in a game environment. The seconde mouse can't be a windows mouse. Under dos it would have been easy with the open port thing!
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    Yeah, I know

    But I thought that since the gut who wrote it might know a thing or two about device drivers, and since he is German like you, it may have been possible for you to email a question to him.

    Personally, I think you art going to need a custom serial port device driver (or USB or parallel port or whatever) which reads the port and delivers the movement to you via a dll you would have to use.

    All my searching on the web yeilded nothing. Sorry...

    I think you are going to find this a difficult task but I wish you well.

    Regards
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    Yes thanks!

    It is bad, becasue the windows mice don't work all the same way. when they were like 'dosmode' mice, it was really easy to get their input under dos!
    If anyone has a good Dll to get the mouse please drop me a line!

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    I try to connect 2 mouses on COM1 and COM2.
    In win95, there will be 1 cursor, but both mouses can control it.

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    I know ufo. I need to get on the input, before it is interpreted by a mouse driver! I have to change some own variables, and hide the normal windows mouse!

    I know that I can't use the windows events!
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