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Lenin

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Help!
« on: July 08, 2013, 11:55:26 pm »
I have a new mouse. But has a button to adjust the DPI 800-1600. The problem is that I have no idea when it is 1,600 or 800.

Can help me?  :(

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Re: Help!
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013, 11:59:50 pm »
Well, generally the higher it is, the faster it is.
Mine has several levels, but that's how I recognize that.

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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 12:03:33 am »
Really? I had always played with a regular mouse.

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 12:07:04 am »
Some time ago I did too, and I used that brand Genius, and also some Microsoft ones (they last a lot more than the other brand, and costs around the same some of them :D ).

And to be honest, I am not of the kind of guy who can feel a BIG difference between mouses if we talk about their resolution.
But I like other features, like comfort and good grip.
So, after I got my first gamer mouse, I can't leave it anymore. I had the MX518, and after some years, I upgraded it to the G400 (almost the same). The other one still works, and I use it at the office.

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Re: Help!
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2013, 12:10:44 am »


And to be honest, I am not of the kind of guy who can feel a BIG difference between mouses if we talk about their resolution.


So true!.

Change the mouse because I suck with beretta or DE .. Hopefully this will serve me.

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Re: Help!
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2013, 02:45:20 am »
Mouse...... MOUSE?? Oh yeah, I think my cats "game" with them  ..

As for me, last time I used a mouse was almost 14 years ago (honestly)

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Re: Help!
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2013, 05:57:44 am »
I have a new mouse. But has a button to adjust the DPI 800-1600. The problem is that I have no idea when it is 1,600 or 800.

Can help me?  :(


not sure: don't you know
- how to change the DPI?
- how to know which DPI level is active right now?
- what the difference of the DPI means?

- there should be two buttons on top or on the left side of the mouse (if you are using a right handed mouse, if you have a left handed it should be on the right side), one with a + and the other one with a - on it

- there are two ways, depending on the mouse: 1) there may be lights ontop or aside of your mouse, which change when you press the + or - button, like on my mouse those red dots on this pic: http://www.logitech.com/repository/3310/jpg/25255.1.0.jpg     2) go to your explorer and open the software that got installed when you used the mouse the first time/installed the mouse, and look your way through there

-DPI stands for "dots per inch"; in matters of the computer mouse it means if you move your mouse one inch, how many steps does the mouse-sensor record and pass on; so if you got 1 DPI, and you move your mouse one inch, the mouse tells the pc to move the cursor 1 "step" in the direction the mouse was moved; but if you got 2000 DPI, and move the mouse one inch, it tells the PC to move the cursor 2000 "steps" (the distance of these "steps" depends on your PC settings)
so sum up, higher DPI--> higher movement and more accurate movement, but with the high movement there comes the risk to miss everything, because even a small mouse-movement can causes a huge cursor-movement
you can see that easily by trying this: press the - button some times, and move your mouse and watch the cursor on the screen; now press the + button some times, again move your mouse and watch the cursor on the screen, he should be moving way faster now
like when I play UrT with the lowest lvl of DPI (400) and just move it from the left to the right on my mousepad (about 13cm=5.11811024 inches) I make a ~110° turn; if I use my highest lvl of DPI (5700), I make 6 and a half turns

hope I wrote understandingly enough?


@Dec: nice, the first trackball I see that has the ball in the middle, and not on the left side
I always thought 'cause of this that trackballs as well as ipods ruin your thumb joint

@iPWN yes, that is a Logitech G500, yes, I'm using it on the highest DPI all the time, yes, it's awesome and no, I'm not using the additional weights
« Last Edit: July 09, 2013, 06:01:38 am by ubernoob »

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Re: Help!
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2013, 11:03:27 am »
Might be a stupid question. So the trackball has no motion sensors e.g. lasers like a normal mouse and the movement of the cursor is based solely on rolling the ball?
It is better to step on your nade "accidently" than to let it blow up in your hand.

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Re: Help!
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2013, 11:45:27 am »
I have a new mouse. But has a button to adjust the DPI 800-1600. The problem is that I have no idea when it is 1,600 or 800.

Can help me?  :(


not sure: don't you know
- how to change the DPI?
- how to know which DPI level is active right now?
- what the difference of the DPI means?

- there should be two buttons on top or on the left side of the mouse (if you are using a right handed mouse, if you have a left handed it should be on the right side), one with a + and the other one with a - on it

- there are two ways, depending on the mouse: 1) there may be lights ontop or aside of your mouse, which change when you press the + or - button, like on my mouse those red dots on this pic: http://www.logitech.com/repository/3310/jpg/25255.1.0.jpg     2) go to your explorer and open the software that got installed when you used the mouse the first time/installed the mouse, and look your way through there

-DPI stands for "dots per inch"; in matters of the computer mouse it means if you move your mouse one inch, how many steps does the mouse-sensor record and pass on; so if you got 1 DPI, and you move your mouse one inch, the mouse tells the pc to move the cursor 1 "step" in the direction the mouse was moved; but if you got 2000 DPI, and move the mouse one inch, it tells the PC to move the cursor 2000 "steps" (the distance of these "steps" depends on your PC settings)
so sum up, higher DPI--> higher movement and more accurate movement, but with the high movement there comes the risk to miss everything, because even a small mouse-movement can causes a huge cursor-movement
you can see that easily by trying this: press the - button some times, and move your mouse and watch the cursor on the screen; now press the + button some times, again move your mouse and watch the cursor on the screen, he should be moving way faster now
like when I play UrT with the lowest lvl of DPI (400) and just move it from the left to the right on my mousepad (about 13cm=5.11811024 inches) I make a ~110° turn; if I use my highest lvl of DPI (5700), I make 6 and a half turns

hope I wrote understandingly enough?


@Dec: nice, the first trackball I see that has the ball in the middle, and not on the left side
I always thought 'cause of this that trackballs as well as ipods ruin your thumb joint

@iPWN yes, that is a Logitech G500, yes, I'm using it on the highest DPI all the time, yes, it's awesome and no, I'm not using the additional weights


Thanks ubernoob!

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Re: Help!
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2013, 11:48:47 am »
Hi Guys

Great answer Uber!

@ uber
The first trackball I got was a kensington, I've been using the Logitech ones for about 9 years I suppose and both had the ball in the center, you basically "shake hands" with the thing. left and left sub button are run by the thumb, the pointer and index finger guide the ball, the ring finger rests on the trackball and the side of the finger acts as a brake to stop "over spin" and right button and sub button are run by the little finger.

I couldn't use one of those ones with the ball off to the side, besides I'm a fingerstyle guitarist or moderate ability in my spare time so I wouldn't want to hurt my thumb :)

@astro

The trackball sits motionless on the desk at all times, you never run off the side of your mouse mat again lol. Yes, the cursor and viewing angle, aiming are all done with the index and pointing finger as described above. You can switch aim faster and cover screen real estate quicker by enabling acceleration in mouse settings and then by simply "flicking" the ball either direction. I demonstated to one of the regulars or admins a while back (but forget who lol) I can be running ingame amd jump and at the same time flick the trackball to one side or another and my avatar will rotate 720º or more before the feet come down again.

After about a year of sucking badly you get to be able to brake the ball and stop exactly on target. With a little practice an almost instant 180º spin and fire is not too hard. How do you think I've been keeping up so well at my age? :p lol I can't run, jump slide or parkour worth a damn, but I can change target quickly and knock down 3 or 4 guys by the time I'm killed most times.

The first trackball, the kensington, was mechanial but so were most mice in those days. The Logitech is optical with laser sensors and microdots on the surface of the ball, I forget it's DPI resolution because I don't install the software that comes with it, I just use the windows mouse settings. It's not as high as the high end gaming mice but it's fairly good. They also outlast mice by years because they move nowhere and have only one moving part.

But  ... be prepared to suck for a long time, months, if you decide to "come over to the dark side". Bet I don't convert one person ROFL

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Re: Help!
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2013, 12:08:17 pm »
With a little practice an almost instant 180º spin and fire is not too hard.
Index spin aimbotter, gotcha!

Bet I don't convert one person ROFL
I might get one just for the lols  :)
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2013, 10:51:10 pm »
I might get one just for the lols  :)

This!
LOL

Long time ago I used one, and I felt... dumb, because is hard to use for starters :S