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Changing windows pointer sensitivity without creating problems?

post #1 of 7
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Can this be done?

I have a zowie AM that i really like, but the 1150 DPI setting is too high for my taste. I play sc2 which means you can't change the sens in game without creating the same problems that windows sensitivity adjustment creates. This effectively means that I have to have the exact sensitivity and proper mouse settings in the desktop.

AFAIK zowie makes no drivers/software to do this either, so I'm looking for either a third party program or some other tweak. Presuming this can even be done.

Mad rep and love to anyone that helps me with this smile.gif
post #2 of 7
You can use the windows slider for that.

If you get it from 6/11 to 5/11 it will give you 75% of your current sensitivity, so it would be like ~900CPI (considering the 1150 step of the AM is closer to 1200 than 1150), and it will only discard 1 count out of 4.

If your sensitivity is high enough (as in, not ridiculously low, which won't be if you play on an RTS), you won't notice that single count.
post #3 of 7
The problems caused by using something else than 6/11 Windows sensitivity are not significant enough to affect you in a noticeable way especially if you play SC2. Having a sensitivity that is more comfortable outweights the negative effects greatly for you.
post #4 of 7
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I find that it does make a slight difference. Spamming boxes for instance, the cursor will gradually drift to the upper left corner of the screen after doing it enough times.

oh well, im currently using 450 dpi at 6/12, and its still pretty good. I'd prefer slightly more sensitive, but this is still not unbearable.
post #5 of 7
I wouldnt reccommend ever using the 5/11 or the 7/11 setting. Why? Because the 4/11 is a 2:1 count:pixel setting and the 8/11 is the 1:2 count:pixel setting, so it means that 5/11 and 7/11 are in between settings that produce uneven movement due to pixel indivisibility, so most a count will produce an X movement and eventually will produce X+1 movement.

By the way, is always good at least in FPS to use the highest CPI setting and to reduce the in-game sensibility due to the radial nature of 1st person movement.
In starcraft I would reccomend the 50% setting (it seems to be 1:1) or a 2:1 or 1:2 setting. Never go with non-natural number ratios.
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post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by ZareliMan View Post

I wouldnt reccommend ever using the 5/11 or the 7/11 setting. Why? Because the 4/11 is a 2:1 count:pixel setting and the 8/11 is the 1:2 count:pixel setting, so it means that 5/11 and 7/11 are in between settings that produce uneven movement due to pixel indivisibility, so most a count will produce an X movement and eventually will produce X+1 movement.
By the way, is always good at least in FPS to use the highest CPI setting and to reduce the in-game sensibility due to the radial nature of 1st person movement.
In starcraft I would reccomend the 50% setting (it seems to be 1:1) or a 2:1 or 1:2 setting. Never go with non-natural number ratios.

thanks for the advice, but anything from 51/54% is the only thing not producing skips, and 51/54 is the exact same sensitivity wise. It seems that sc2 has simply emulated windows' sensitivity adjustment.
Right now i'm just looking for other programs that may be able to reduce sensitivity without causing problems.

I know razer software do a good job for their mice, I was hoping there would be something universal that would do the trick for my mouse. Or that zowie would produce some software that could be installed optinally..
post #7 of 7
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bump. ill pay someone real money if they have a solid solution to this
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