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Hello everyone I have a question why does people seem to hate mouse prediction? I could never understand
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post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by nlmiller0015;15447469 
Hello everyone I have a question why does people seem to hate mouse prediction? I could never understand

I was going to type a response but I figured I would just copy-paste the steelseries blog that I agree with instead.
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Feature: Prediction and correction of movement. Let’s say you’re trying to make a horizontal movement. Of course your hand isn’t 100% steady, so your line will have slight diversions and wouldn’t be completely straight. Back in the day, the manufacturers of mouse sensors decided to include a feature in the optical sensors of their mice, that would help people draw straight lines. It would “remove” the small diversions, if the diversion was less than a certain angle and instead just draw a perfectly straight line. The funny thing is: This feature has never been marketed, though it has been in countless mice over the past years. Can you guess why?

Problem: Prediction cost you precision. Period. If your mouse is trying to predict your movements, instead of just performing the movements you are actually doing, your precision is obviously degraded. If you want to make a movement that is almost, but not quite, a straight line (meaning you want to move a bit up and like half a screen to the right for example) then your movement will be altered. This function of sensors kicks in pretty fast and the worst part: in most sensors you can’t even disable it.
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thanks derp
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By "straight lines" they mean horizontal or vertical lines, like in example from first quoted paragraph. Only movements close to horizontal / vertical are affected (snapped to straight line). In my opinion "prediction" isn't best term for this because sensor doesn't predict anything before actual movement. I believe better name for this feature is "correction" and the best is "angle snapping" because it actually describes what this function does.

Level of prediction isn't the same for all sensors. Some correct heavily, mostly office mice, and other only slightly. Unlike some opinions that I've read on this forum, I believe some sensors are completely without prediction.
Edited by Glymbol - 10/25/11 at 1:10pm
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yea im still thinking of getting the g400 though cause i been using my mx 518 for about 2 years now its either that or the deathadder
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post #6 of 14
prediction really does nothing to your aim tbh.
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post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by baws;15458131 
prediction really does nothing to your aim tbh.

It does for me. TBH!
post #8 of 14
I guess prediction doesn't matter when your aim is already bad.
post #9 of 14
My aim is good. I like prediction.
post #10 of 14
Herp derp you can't post if you haven't played cs/quake as a PR0!

But I noticed the prediction in my mx518 and it made me sad frown.gif
    
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