02-24-2011 04:50 AM - edited 02-25-2011 11:24 AM
I still have a mouse I used with Windows 98 for which I have never been able to (easily) find an XP driver.
So when I use this mouse on XP it is without the 3rd (thumb) button or the wheel being operational.
I know this is 10 or 11 years old... but does anyone know of a way to get these working in XP?
btw I am not a total dinosaur. I have various machines running various os's.
04-03-2011 02:23 AM
You and I buddy. I saw your post as I was attempting to look for windows 7 drivers again. There are mouseware drivers available for XP but nothing for vista or XP. Check here: Logitech_Mouseware_d4976
Lol, my sandbridge 2600k machine has a ps2 port and my Mouseman Wheel M-RG53 is on it.
Reasons I still use it:
-Gaming: I just prefer the feeling of the rolling ball, weight and direct "analog" feel to movement. Also I like to lift it a bit from time to time and glide it which I can't do with optical mice.
-Batteries last forever compared to other mice.
-It is so ergonomic for my dino paws.
-The reciever can be "miles" away or put in any orientation and it just works. No performance loss, and still long battery life.
-I will admit that the reciever has failed once, but it has only ever been the reciever and I have discoverd that new logitech usb recievers work just a well with the mouse. So don't throw it out just yet!
Heres hoping to windows 7 drivers and that my mouse wheel scrolling is actually just not supported by default drivers and not faulty. It is the only thing not working anymore on this mouse, might test out the diodes and replace them on it. Thumb click is fine windows 7, all buttons recognised.
03-13-2012 01:09 PM
They never made a better mouse. The Cordless Mouseman Wheel. Is everything a mouse needs and more.
AND now after Years have passed no drivers for Windows7.
Please explain this: What is so hardcore with mouse-interaction, that logitech is not able to stay at the same interface. And has to write a specific driver for every mouse they ever made.
I would buy a new one, IF the would build it like the old one!
07-29-2014 12:19 PM - edited 07-29-2014 12:24 PM
I am trying to get my Cordless Mouseman Wheel M-RG53 operational again.
I am using 3 mice concurrently right now on each computer--a VX Revolution, a VX Nano and a corded 3-button Mouseman.
The 3 button mouseman for the double click, and corded action--which is more precise, and always working, when the USB mice have problems.
I use the VX Revolution because it has 10 buttons. The VX Nano because it is ambidexterous, when I need to rest my right hand and wrist due to pain, and use my left hand.
I love the VX Revolution and VX Nano. The Revolution due to its 10 buttons, the Nano because it is super responsive, and both of them for the hyper-scroll feature.
But I am having a lot of pain in my wrist due to excessive use of mouse. I think it is because of the shape of the newer mice, including the VX Revolution and VX Nano--I consider them as newer, although not the newest in Logitech's current portfolio.
I think the problem is the older mice were more ergonomic, and provided more support.
I used to use the 3-button Mouseman so extensively everyday (although I was younger then) and did not have as much RSI pain.
The Cordless Mouseman Wheel is a large mouse, and the shape provides support for my wrist when holding it, which I think is the problem with the VX Revolution--the hump is there, and the mouse rests within my cupped palm, but it does not support my palm as much as the Mouseman Wheel, and it is this lack of support of my palm which is causing wrist pain--keeping my palm elevated, without support.
I also have middle-finger pain--which I attribute to lack of support for the middle-finger when using the scroll wheel. So, although Hyper-scroll on the VX Revolution and VX Nano is nice, my middle-finger is numb with pain from lack of support of my middle-finger, which the Mouseman Wheel supports better--there is even a little notched part to rest my finger.
But I am only able to get the Mouseman Wheels first three buttons (left/right and scroll) to work, not the fourth thumb button. What would I have to do to get that to work as well? I assume it is assignable to some function.
Setpoint only recognizes the VX Revolution and Nano, and I have to go back to an earlier version of setpoint than current @ July, 2014.
I am running Windows 7 64 bit. The 3-button Mouseman is attached via PS2, the VX R & VX N are via USB, and the Mouseman Wheel via PS2 adapter to USB.
Therefore, in search of alleviating my RSI wrist, finger, hand and shoulder pain from mousing, I am attempting to add a 4th mouse in use. .