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USB Overdrive 1.4

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USB_Overdrive_1.4.sit (226.33 KB)
MD5: 14f279de3c9b4d8b77da2b937e6ecfcc
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS 9
This software is still available for purchase
This app works with: SheepShaver,

The USB Overdrive is a universal USB driver for Classic OS that handles all USB mice, trackballs, joysticks and gamepads from any manufacturer and lets you configure them either globally or on an application-specific basis. It reads all kinds of wheels, buttons, switches and controls and supports scrolling, keyboard emulation, launching and complex macros as well as all the usual stuff like clicking, control-clicking and so forth. The USB Overdrive can easily handle several USB devices at once - I have two mice, one trackball, two joysticks and one gamepad connected to the same iMac, and each of them comes from a different manufacturer.

See also: USB Overdrive X

Later Versions for OS X and Windows are available from the author:

Architecture: PPC

Mac OS 8.5 or higher


MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, November 9 - 6:00am

Is it working with Sheepshaver, it seems its not.

No fault of this software. SheepShaver (at this point in time) does not emulate a USB port, so it cannot recognize USB devices. If you need at least basic right-button clicking with a mouse you can use TheMouse2B with SheepShaver.

ruthan's picture
by ruthan - 2016, November 8 - 4:33am

Is it working with Sheepshaver, it seems its not.'s picture
by - 2016, March 12 - 6:45pm

No longer works on my PowerMac G4 MMD on Mac OS 9.2.2. Right click bombs the computer.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2015, April 30 - 10:49pm

  I want to know if this program can handle two gamepads at once

Going by the description above, I would think so, yes.

But these "programs" (Control Panels & Extensions) are easy to try out for yourself. Just add them to the appropriate System Folder, restart the Mac. If it works for you, good. If not, simply remove the CP or Extn from its location and restart. You'd be no worse off than before you began.

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by Katsura82 - 2015, April 19 - 6:16pm

I want to know if this program can handle two gamepads at once (for Mac games with simultaneous 2-player support). If not, is there any program that could do that (for Mac OS 9)? Thanks.

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by uhKickinChickin12 - 2014, May 11 - 2:48am

There is registration information included with this download.

supernova777's picture
by supernova777 - 2013, September 10 - 11:55pm

does anyone know if the public version of this program actually stops the mouse + keyboard from working temporarily if not registered?