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Russian+Belarussian players suspended from Quake Pro League (155 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 15:11 CST, 4 March 2022 - iMsg

Do you think this will make Putin retreat and apologise for his action?
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Best 240Hz Monitor [as of February 2019] (53 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 20:13 CST, 24 February 2019 - iMsg
Is the BenQ 240Hz still considered the best 240Hz gaming monitor today?
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mouse acceleration advice request (28 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 23:26 CDT, 26 August 2018 - iMsg
Been playing without mouse acceleration for 15 years.

But recently (most likely due to my extremely advanced age), I find myself having pains/aches in the underarm. The hand and wrist are fine.

I'm at the point where I'm considering having to quit FPS games entirely.

So, I was thinking switching to using mouse acceleration would, at the very least, have me use my underarm a lot less.

I watched tox play on Twitch. He does very little movement with his hand, and seems nearly never to move his underarm.

I'm thinking using acceleration might extend my FPS gaming 'career' another decade.

So, here the question:

Which acceleration values would you recommend I start with?

I have no idea where to start. I messed around with it today... Holy fek, I couldn't even move around the map, regardless which settings I used.

To those of you who play QC with acc, could you please share which values you have set these at:

Mouse Sensitivity:
Mouse Acceleration:
Mouse Acceleration Offset:
Sensitivity Cap:

Also, do you change Mouse Yaw and Pitch?

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multiplayer browser games (20 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 15:34 CDT, 26 August 2018 - iMsg
A mate of mine had to downgrade his PC, so it now only will run very low spec games. Only has Intel chip graphics, 4Gb RAM etc.

But we'd still like to play some games together.

So any suggestions for some decent online games that require very little CPU/GPU power? Possibly browser games etc.

Don't really have a preference in terms of genres. But we'd like to play some sort of co-op, preferably against real, other humans (and not zombies/bots).

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Hard to believe 6k are playing this game right now... (64 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 19:14 CDT, 16 August 2018 - iMsg
... when I keep seeing the same 10-15 names in FFA/TDM over and over again.

Are the other 5985 all playing Instagib?
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UT4 Population (35 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 13:34 CDT, 17 June 2018 - iMsg
I'm banned over at Epic's forums, as well as on the Reddit sub.
So here is the only place to ask this...

Has the population increased in this game, with the success of Shitnite?
People are forced to use the same, sucky launcher as the one with UT4, right?

Or is it still only the same 30 people, only playing shitty Elimination?
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drdisrespect streamed qc (81 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 01:09 CDT, 13 June 2018 - iMsg

He did surprisingly well, too.

Whatever your opinion on the Doc may be, this short stream will certainly have lured in new players to QC that would otherwise never would have heard of QC - ever.
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older single-player games suggestions (66 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 22:20 CDT, 18 April 2018 - iMsg
I'm confined to a 2009 laptop [which was on a budget then already] currently.

It doesn't have a designated GPU. But instead the "Intel graphics" rubbish.
So, in other words, a pretty shitty laptop.

I'm looking for suggestions for older games to play on it.

So far, I've played the Enhanced Editions of Baldur's Gate I & II, as well as Icewind Dale, which were absolutely wonderful.

I like games like The Settlers, Civilization, Colonization, Baldur's Gate [obviously], Anno, Master of Orion, Reunion [my all-time fave game] etc etc.

Any suggestions for games made in the period from, say, 2005 to 2012? I don't think newer games will run on this.

I'm only looking for single-player games, as I just want to chill out and not get dangerous blood pressure spikes by playing QL or anything online on this laptop.

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euro player count (17 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 09:28 CDT, 13 September 2017 - iMsg
I recently installed QL again, after years of absence.

Sadly, I found out that there were so few players playing QL that I could only find one FFA game in peak hours.
Outside of peak hours, all there was was shitty CA and even shittier FT.

What's the situation in QC? Is it possible to find FFA games easily?

I don't want to fork out the €30 only to find out its just as dead as QL.
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not even in the top 100 @ steam (47 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 22:58 CDT, 31 August 2017 - iMsg
Looking bleak for this game. ;(

More people playing American Truck Simulator, lol.

Nice going on the $30 'early access' tax.
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Mouse fix etc needed today? (3 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 12:37 CDT, 31 August 2017 - iMsg
I haven't played any games in nearly a decade.

Back then, we needed the 'mousefix.reg' and similar to stop acceleration in games.

Is this still needed today with Windows 10?

I want to play UT4, QC and PUBG.
UT4 doesn't have raw input - don't know about the two other games.
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any decent racing games for the pc? (32 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 22:16 CDT, 5 May 2017 - iMsg
I loved the old Gran Turismo (1 & 2) on the PlayStation.
I don't own a PS, and do not plan on getting one.

What I really enjoyed the most with GT, was buying some cheap car, then spend hours, days, weeks earning enough credits to buy upgrades, in the form of turbos, better tires, better brakes etc.
I loved pimping the same car for weeks.

Then I tried Forza for the Xbox360. It was quite similar to GT, but I felt I had a billions cars and a billion tracks/races. I was in a new car for every race. I missed the scenario from GT, where I had the same 2-4 cars that I had spent weeks on upgrading/pimping - and never needed more. I never felt a 'connection' to the billion cars I had in Forza, if that makes sense.

Is there anything for the PC currently that would offer a similar experience?

AFAIK, Project Cars and Assetto Corsa don't have car upgrades. They are more 'pure' and realistic (nothing wrong with that. I'm just looking for something slightly different)

I guess that only leaves Forza Horizon?

Any suggestions?


PS: Fuck M$ for charging almost twice as much for the PC versions of Forza, compared to the Xbox versions. Get fucked!
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specs (2 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 11:41 CDT, 7 June 2016 - iMsg
I have an Intel 2500k CPU and an NVidia 460 GTX video card.
What kind of FPS can I expect with this system?

How tweakable is OW?

I CBA paying for the game just to find out I'm unable to run it.
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best poker app for android? (1 comment)
Posted by McFly @ 19:26 CDT, 11 October 2014 - iMsg
Any app that will let you play online, for (very) small change.

I'm only getting just into poker atm.

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UT4 Pre Alpha - Chumbo Game Footage (27 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 22:28 CDT, 14 August 2014 - iMsg

After that Fatal1ty video, I thought it would be good for people to watch a player that actually knows how to move in this game.
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ordering from artisan (17 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 21:07 CDT, 14 August 2014 - iMsg
Anyone from NA/EU ordered directly from Artisan in Japan lately?

How did it go? Did you have to pay customs fee / taxes when it arrived? How long before it arrived?

Last time I ordered there, I never received anything. Had to go through a lengthy dispute @ Paypal to get my money back. (this was several years ago)

Now you only can pay with credit card (means I'm fucked if I don't get my mouse pads)
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Razer Goliathus 2014 Edition (11 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 21:59 CDT, 30 July 2014 - iMsg
Anyone here had the old Razer Goliathus Control, then switched to the 2014 edition?

How do they compare?

Is the 2014 version still as durable as the old one?
Any LoD variations with all the shitty logos they have cluttered the new pad with?
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FOV calculator (30 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 11:52 CDT, 24 July 2014 - iMsg
All the FOV calculators seem to have gone offline these days. ;(

Can anyone tell me what my vertical FOV in 16:9 would be coming from a 120 FOV on 4:3?

To make is easier: If my FOV in the old Q3 is 120 - what would it have to be in CS:GO/QL?
(Something like 106, right)
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QL on XP (11 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 21:55 CDT, 4 June 2014 - iMsg
Is there any way of running QL on Windows XP 32-bit?

Ever since it was changed into an executable, I can't run QL. It wants .NET
I install .NET, but QL still says its missing.
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Black Ops II (5 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 21:17 CST, 23 December 2012 - iMsg
I've been looking for online ladders/cups for this game (in Europe)

All I found in Europe is ESL, and their Black Ops 2 competitions seem kinda 'under-populated'.

Is this game just not popular, or can someone point me to a website where this game has some decent level of activity.

I'm talking about the PC version, btw.

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Softest Pad Out There? (53 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 07:56 CST, 15 December 2012 - iMsg
I'm looking for a large, and very soft mouse pad.

I have the Puretrak Talent to compare with. I'd like something softer than that one.

Any suggestions?

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G400 with Drivers (2 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 21:40 CST, 10 November 2012 - iMsg
What's th latest of the Logitech drivers re. how 'damaging' they are to install, when you like to have everything squeeky clean [accel fix etc etc]?

Reason I ask is I need to use those three small buttons near the mousewheel for weapon binds. AFAIK the only way to do this is to install the Logitech drivers, as software like x-Mouse Control won't work with those three small buttons.
Even if it will, the G400 will still be switching DPI every time.
I need to replace the DPI switches with keystrokes.

So, can I safely install the latest Logitech drirvers, and just make sure to uncheck the 'use setpoint implementation' thing?

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@ puretrak talent owners (14 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 21:40 CDT, 6 October 2012 - iMsg
- How do you wash your Puretrak Talent?

- How frequently do you wash it?

- What programme/setting/temperature is the washing machine on?

- How do you dry it?

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Team Scorpion G-Reaver Mouse (20 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 19:31 CDT, 28 September 2012 - iMsg
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[possible]Warning about Artisan pads (23 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 08:26 CDT, 19 September 2012 - iMsg
So I've been using the Artisan Shiden-Kai XSOFT, strawberry colour, for months now.

Been extremely happy with it....... until yesterday.

Yesterday, I halfed my sensitity from 12cm@360° to 24cm@360°.
That's when I realised this pad is not built for speed.

I not only get negative acceleration, but also skipping when turning fast now.
This happens with Razer DA, Logitech G400 and CM Storm Spawn. The G400 is the one that copes best with it. But I still find it unplayable.

The same mice perform flawlessly (well, the DA & G400, anyway) on other pads like Puretrack Talent and Icemat.

Now I'm wondering if everyone with this (and other Artisan) pad have the same issue. Or did I just blow it by getting the strawberry coloured one?

Any Artisan users out there who want to chime in?


I'm using Windows XP 32-bit with an Intel H67 chipset, tested in Quake Live, Unreal Tournament & Unreal Tournament 2004.
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Best Gamer Headset? (108 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 20:47 CDT, 15 September 2012 - iMsg
So, I need a new headset, after having misplaced the mic for the Fatal1ty HS one.

Which headsets are considered good for games today?

I don't want wireless.
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Philips 27" 120Hz Monitor (4 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 18:50 CDT, 3 August 2012 - iMsg
I saw this and thought that's pretty cheap.

However, I was unable to find any decent reviews for the Philips G-Line 273G3DHSB.

Of course, I am mostly interested in things like input lag, and how it performs in fast games like Quake.

Anyone know anything worth knowing about this monitor?

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Puretrak Talent friction (3 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 20:04 CDT, 23 July 2012 - iMsg

Can someone tell me how the friction is with the Talent.
Say, compared to an Icemat.

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bst mouse (12 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 17:53 CDT, 12 July 2012 - iMsg
I cba reading 1300 replies in the bst mouse thread.

It says "Last updated: 11:05 GMT, 20 March 2012"

Was the project abandoned?

If not, is there a projected release date?

My lovely G400's right button died, so I either have to get a new G400 (depite it only being a few months old, bah) or try the bst mouse.
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FoV (11 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 08:31 CDT, 24 June 2012 - iMsg

Anyone of you playing the game been able to figure out what the FoV exactly is?

Feels like somewhere between 85 and 95 to me.
But I'd like the exact figure, so I can sync with the other FPS games I play.

I tried opening the config files [to see if I could locate the FoV number], but got nothing but jibberish when opening with Notepad or Wordpad.
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Shootmania Beta Keys (71 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 06:59 CDT, 27 May 2012 - iMsg
Has anyone received their beta key yet?

I signed up a week ago or so, but I never even received a confirmation that I had signed up for the beta. No email back, nothing.

Just wondering if anyone heard anything back from them after signing up.

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Intel H67 Chipsets & G400 (2 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 05:07 CDT, 21 May 2012 - iMsg

A while ago, I read that people were getting inconsistent USB polling rates with mice over 125Hz with this chipset under WinXP.

For that reason alone, I installed Win7 for my gaming PC, which has the H67 chipset.

But I'm getting absolutely abysmal frame rates in games like UT2004 (and to some extend QL) in Win7.
Even my old PC from 2005 would give my better frame rates than this modern PC does. I'm sure its down to Win7 somehow.

Question: Can anyone tell me if they are getting constistent USB polling rates with their Logitech G400 under Windows XP, using a H67 chipset?

Of course, I could just install XP to test it. But it would be nice if I could avoid a whole afternoon's work. :p

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Logitech G400 Skates (17 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 19:07 CDT, 1 April 2012 - iMsg
I'm trying to find some teflon feet for the G400, but am unable to find any.

Will feet made for the G500 also fit the G400?

From the photos I can find, the skates look identical, but I wanted to be sure.
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ZOWIE GEAR G-TF vs Speed Edition (6 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 04:43 CST, 3 December 2011 - iMsg

Anyone had the Zowie G-TF mouse pad, and later replaced (or compared) it with the newer G-TF "Speed" edition?

How do they compare?

Any difference in lift-off distance between the two pads?

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Artisan Pads in Europe? (11 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 11:16 CST, 7 November 2011 - iMsg
Can these be purchased anywhere in Europe?
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Deathadder 3500 vs Deathadder BE (3 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 13:22 CDT, 2 November 2011 - iMsg
So, since that Puretrack mouse I've been waiting on for like 8 months now won't be fixed, I'm going to have to go for something I know works, as I don't see anything imminent that can replace the DA.

So, remind me again, why should I pay $20 for for the Black Edition over the 'Respawn' edition?

Is the weight the same?
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IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 sens (13 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 09:00 CDT, 2 July 2011 - iMsg

To those of you Quakers or UTers using this mouse. (Or the WMO 1.1)
What's the lowest sens. you can go without having this mouse malfunction?

Please post cm/360.


(I'm asking only UT and Quake players, because shit like CS is too slow to challenge a mouse sensor)
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29" CRT for $469 (1 comment)
Posted by McFly @ 22:09 CDT, 10 June 2011 - iMsg
.... if you're content playing @ 800*600 @ 90Hz, that is. :p
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Question for you Frankensteiners (2 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 05:46 CDT, 7 June 2011 - iMsg
On the standard 3-pin OMRON microswitches found in Logitech mice etc, which of pins are +/- and ground?

Is the middle one the ground?

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QL Activity (84 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 16:57 CDT, 24 May 2011 - iMsg

How active is the clan-scene of TDM, CTF, CA & iCTF in Europe
these days?

I don't really see any active ladders @ Clanbase or ESL?
There's the Euro and Open cups @ Clanbase, but that's about all I can find. Are there more?

Say you're in a low/middle skill TDM clan in Europe, how easy is it to quickly find a friendly/practice vs another TDM clan during the day? During the evening?

I'm trying to assess whether it would be worth it to learn Quake properly, get into a clan etc. I don't want to spend months getting good at this game, then join a clan, only to find out the clan scene is dead.

Basically, I'm wanting to hear that QL is active, and not as dead as it seems, looking at ESL and CB. :x
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FOV in QL (21 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 20:09 CDT, 13 May 2011 - iMsg

Does QL calculate FOV differently than most other FPS games?

I tried setting the same FOV in UT, UT2004, CoD4, CoD2 and QL.

They all feel and look the same - apart from QL.

A FOV of 100 in QL, feels and looks more like 120-130 in UT/UT2004.

I want to use the same FOV and mouse sens in all the games I play (UT, UT2004 & QL). But QL is doing me in.
It definitely doesn't look or feel like the same FOV as in the other games, despite setting it to the same number.

I tried switching between r_aspectRatio 0 and 1. This didn't seem to help.

I'm on a 16:9 monitor.

Any suggestions?

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MX310 (11 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 19:03 CDT, 8 April 2011 - iMsg
I want to make a frankenmouse with the guts of a DA and the MX310 as a shell.

I tried to look @ Logitech's current mice line-up, and was saddened to see that there is no MX310 shaped mouse anymore.

But maybe I'm wrong?

Anyone happen to know, if any MX310 shaped mice are still obtainable?

5-6 years ago, Logitech had a lot of cheap mice in the same shell as the MX310. Those would be idea for frankenmicing.
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Is this game dead? (81 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 06:05 CDT, 2 April 2011 - iMsg
Does this game still have an active community?

I don't ever see any cups @ Clanbase etc. Everyone switched to QL?
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Zowie G-TF Durability (10 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 10:01 CDT, 25 March 2011 - iMsg

If you own a Zowie G-TF, can you tell me if its showing signs of wearing?

How long have you had it?

Easy way to test:

- First move your mouse in the area you usually use your mouse on. Notice how much resistance you're getting.

- Now do the same in the area of the mat you do not use the mouse on (probably on the top end of the mat).

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Grip Coating for Mice (44 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 07:44 CDT, 19 March 2011 - iMsg

So I have this Deathadder, which I'm actually fairly fond of, shape wise - and also sensor-wise.

But the coating material this mouse has makes me sweat like nothing else before.

Its literally like holding a small waterfall i my hand!
The whole thing is bathed in sweat, only seconds into holding it. And its still winter here. God only knows how bad it will get in the summer.

I have never had sweat issues with other mice I've had. Very strange.

Anyway, any suggestions as to what I could do to alter the surface so it doesn't make make my hand sweat like this?

In the past I used suede leather to cover some of the mice I've had.
However, this is not a good option (for me) in the case of the DA. The DA will simply become too bulky with this rather thick layer of leather on it.

The DA is not too large for my hands. But that extra layer would make it just a bit too large.

Someone mentioned "Plasti Dip". How does that compare when we're talking sweaty hands?

Any other alternatives?

I tried to get the Black Edition, but could not find it. :(
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Frankenmouse Forum (7 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 07:10 CST, 6 March 2011 - iMsg
Anyone know of a forum where they discuss doing frankenmice?

30 mins. of Google did not turn up anything of value to me.

I got this CM Spawn thing.
Absolutely hate the shape. Guess I really am a 'palmer'.
Dreaming of building it into a MX5xx - with all buttons working.

Last time I had a go at frankenmicing was 5+ years ago. Back then, this was all new and very experimental.
I want to see what people are capable of doing today.
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SteelSeries Glide Dot (8 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 13:28 CST, 10 February 2011 - iMsg
Anyone here with some technical knowledge of chemical compounds like silicon etc?

SteelSeries Glide Dot works pretty neatly. But I'm sure they're just buying the stuff thats in this by the GALLONS - at virtually no cost whatsoever. Then filling tiny cans with it, then laughing their asses off on their way to the bank.

This product must have an mark-up @ around 1 million percent. :/

Anyone with a good guess what exactly is in this Glide Dot?
Probably some sort of water-based silicon wax. But I don't know anything about chemicals.

Would be neat to know what it is. So I could buy a couple of litres of it for a few euros. That should last me a few years. :)
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BenQ XL2410T (87 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 02:18 CST, 1 February 2011 - iMsg
Can this monitor be purchased without that stupid mouse/pad combo?

I feel like I'd be paying over price for that pad and mouse I have no use for.

Everywhere I've looked, it has that mouse/pad combo with it - and that big price tag...

On a side note, anyone here have this monitor?
How does it perform in fast games like Quake and Unreal?

When you see these 'pro' players that are promoting this screen, you think "well, it must be alright for gaming, then".
But then you find out the game they play is slow-ass Camper-Strike. A game that puts nearly no strain on the monitor (and mouse), compared to Quake.

So, a CS nerd telling me its the greatest screen ever really means nothing to me. I'd like to hear from some players that play fast games like Quake.
I hear there's still slight ghosting?

And, yes yes, don't bother with replies like "CRT > all", "just get CRT!" etc. I know CRT is still king. But when your CRT is so blurry you can hardly read text on white background, it's simply time to give up. Can't find any decent used ones anyway.
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No "Prediction" on the Old MX518? (7 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 08:16 CST, 28 January 2011 - iMsg
Someone posted in the QL forum that the 'old' MX518 (the one that only goes to 1600DPI, not to 1800DPI like with the 'new' one) does not have angle snapping/prediction?

Any truth do this?

That's the first time I heard this.
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1000Hz Polling for MX500 (14 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 12:32 CST, 23 January 2011 - iMsg
I'm testing my MX500 with a clean install of WinXP 32-bit.

- No mouse drivers ever installed.
- Cheesemousefix applied.
- Windows sens @ 6/11 (enhance precision disabled).
- Tried several USB polling changers, including one made specifically for SP3.

The mouse polling rate peaks at 629Hz.
I'm having noticable negative acceleration.

Is this normal?
Anyone here with the MX500/300 being able to go over 629Hz - and no neg. acc.?

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Deathadder Acceleration (64 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 09:33 CST, 18 January 2011 - iMsg

First of all I'd like to thank everyone who helped me pick a new mouse in the other thread that I posted.

I ended up with the DA 3.5g. [was a close race between the DA and the Zowie EC2, but 'prediction' is what swayed me at the end]

I seem to be unable to fully disable acceleration with this DA mouse.

I've ticked the "enchance pointer precision" off in the Windows Mouse Properties thing (I'm using XP 32-bit).
I've even applied the old CPL mousefix.reg thing.

When I go into the Razer driver, the acceleration is stated as "On". I can't change it there (not sure you have to be able to do so).

I set the acceleration bar at 1. When I'm in game, I still feel slight acceleration. :(

I've flashed the DA to the latest firmware.

Any suggestions?

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Help Me Find A New Mouse (85 comments)
Posted by McFly @ 13:14 CST, 13 January 2011 - iMsg

I've been away from gaming for over 4 years.
This means I have not kept up with mice in this time at all.

I'd like to give you my preferences for a new mouse, and then get your feedback.

- Must be LED optical mouse (no laser mice)

- Should have thumb buttons á la Logitech MX5xx

- Should have 1000Hz polling rate

- Should have soft buttons. I'm looking for buttons (the primary left/right ones) that are so soft that they will click by just looking at them. :)

Is there any mouse out there that kinda would live up to my demands?

Thanks for any input.
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