I am new to the Apple II GS (and pretty new to retro apple computers). And I found this forum in hopes to find some help.
I have experience with IBM PC's going back a ways. But becoming more interested in other old computers from Atari, Amiga, and Apple too.
Recently picked up a nice Apple II GS with keyboard and mouse and disk drives. It boots up fine, and I played a few games on it using keyboard and a joystick too. They work fine. But for some reason the mouse doesnt work when I boot into something like GE OS, or a game like zany golf which is supposed to use the mouse. I had another ADB keyboard and mouse from a slightly newer Apple computer, but that mouse didnt work either. I tried plugging mouse into port on back of the computer, and into both of the other keyboards I found. It just seems like the IIGS doesnt want to talk to the mouse. I am very excited to have the IIGS running, but pretty bummed the mouse isnt working.
Was hoping someone has seen this before and has some ideas about what is going on. I dont think I need any drivers to make it work like I did on old DOS computers and some old DOS games.
Also, it has a memory expanstion card, and with or without the card in there the mouse still doesnt work.
Also, I was able to go into (what I would call the control panel of the IIGS) by hitting some option key+ combination. I saw dozens and dozens of settings in there. There was only one setting about the mouse which was about enabling a high speed mouse setting, which was enabled.
Thanks for any advice or tips!