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When I try to "flick" the mouse too fast, the pointer just sits there or goes all over the screen. Is this "neg acceleration?" I already turned off acceleration in windows and d/l'ed the registry "mousefix". It becomes pretty intrusive for gameplay when i try to turn quickly and the crosshair just flies around or stops and I die. I'm also currently trying to overclock the usb port to 500 hz but it won't go past 200 hz. WMO is supposed to be a good mouse for gaming, and I'd like to use it to its fullest potential. Thanks.

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Asus eee 1005HA

WinXP Home SP3
post #2 of 10
Max speed of a WMO is ~1.6m/sec. Higher than that it will malfunction. There are plenty of mice on the market today that have much higher IPS ratings.
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hehe WMO, IE 1.1 and IE 3.0 were good mice for gaming back in Counter Strike 1.6. Nowadays, there are better choices for a mouse unless you want to deal with negative accel and tracking issues at high speeds that plague them.
Your mousepad can cause tracking issues aswell, but the mouse itself is still not going to improve too much if you do get a better mousepad (or if you already have a nice one).

Try something newer like a deathadder, mx518 ,g9x ,g500 ,ss kinzu or xai to name a few.

Years ago when I played CS 1.6 I used a wmo, intellimouse optical 1.1, explorer 3.0, deathadder (first gen), and mx518. To this day I still use the 518 which performs great and has no tracking problems. The deathadder performs great too and doesnt have any tracking issues that I have experienced. In the end I preferred a 518 for the design and shape.
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post #4 of 10
the wmo, 1.1 and 3.0 are still great mice, if you can deal with fixing the scroll wheel from time to time, shape does a great deal, its not all perfect control
post #5 of 10
Only a bad player would play with a sens low enough to hit malfunction speed anyway. Also, using the mouse @ 500hz makes a big difference, I'm not sure what could be causing your problem.
post #6 of 10
Original problem aside, I'm wondering why in the hell the OP would try or even want to overclock his USB port. rolleyes.gif
post #7 of 10
much more fluid movement, in everything compared to 125hz, and higher perfect control and malfunction control on some mice aswell, specially the WMO, IMO 1.1 and IME 3.0
post #8 of 10
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Thanks for the replies.
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Originally Posted by tamtam402 View Post

Only a bad player would play with a sens low enough to hit malfunction speed anyway. Also, using the mouse @ 500hz makes a big difference, I'm not sure what could be causing your problem.

fatal1ty recommends a 4.2 to 4.5 sensitivity for quake live. Ofc everyone has their own playstyles for fps games, and different games are suitable for different sensitivity levels. There are good high sens. users, but I'm assuming that in general, lower sens = more fluid movement/accuracy. There are many "good" players of fps games that go as low as 2 (althougth some of these are with high dpi mice)

In a WMO video on youtube with quakelive set to low sensitivity, the guy did 180 degree spins in a quick sweeping motion that was WAY faster than the speed at which mine malfunctions, and did it multiple times for more than 5 minutes straight with no problem.. I'm leaning toward the faulty mouse/pad, although i've tried all surfaces, and it messes up at the same speed on all of them. (I have yet to try a cloth mousepad) I've also cleaned the optics with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol, and there appear to be no scratches.

I am planning to buy a steelseries qcr hvy pad so that I have a good quality surface, then if it is just as bad I will consider the deathadder, or possibly finding another WMO (i love the lightness, simplicity, and the 400dpi. Plus it's just cool to rack up frags with an old school $10 mouse) Maybe this one is just faulty and another will work the way it's supposed to. Otherwise I will have to just live with the limitation and try to teach my muscle memory the exact speed before malfunction.

I am hoping that if I can get the overclocking problem fixed, the 500hz will help to decrease the threshold for malfunctioning. I could always just use higher sens. too, but I'm pretty comfortable with where I've got it atm.

I just don't see the point in throwing $60+ into a mouse if alot of professional gamers swear by the WMO as one of the best to use, and I've never heard anyone giving it a bad rap b/c of the problem I'm experiencing with it, though maybe those people don't "flick" fast.
Edited by Creepshow - 8/8/12 at 6:42am
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Thanks for the replies.
fatal1ty recommends a 4.2 to 4.5 sensitivity for quake live. Ofc everyone has their own playstyles for fps games, and different games are suitable for different sensitivity levels. There are good high sens. users, but I'm assuming that in general, lower sens = more fluid movement/accuracy. There are many "good" players of fps games that go as low as 2 (althougth some of these are with high dpi mice)
In a WMO video on youtube with quakelive set to low sensitivity, the guy did 180 degree spins in a quick sweeping motion that was WAY faster than the speed at which mine malfunctions, and did it multiple times for more than 5 minutes straight with no problem.. I'm leaning toward the faulty mouse/pad, although i've tried all surfaces, and it messes up at the same speed on all of them. (I have yet to try a cloth mousepad) I've also cleaned the optics with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol, and there appear to be no scratches.
I am planning to buy a steelseries qcr hvy pad so that I have a good quality surface, then if it is just as bad I will consider the deathadder, or possibly finding another WMO (i love the lightness, simplicity, and the 400dpi. Plus it's just cool to rack up frags with an old school $10 mouse) Maybe this one is just faulty and another will work the way it's supposed to. Otherwise I will have to just live with the limitation and try to teach my muscle memory the exact speed before malfunction.
I am hoping that if I can get the overclocking problem fixed, the 500hz will help to decrease the threshold for malfunctioning. I could always just use higher sens. too, but I'm pretty comfortable with where I've got it atm.
I just don't see the point in throwing $60+ into a mouse if alot of professional gamers swear by the WMO as one of the best to use, and I've never heard anyone giving it a bad rap b/c of the problem I'm experiencing with it, though maybe those people don't "flick" fast.
avinin1 recommendeds to choose sensitivity by feeling for any game you're willing to play on.

Dont look at the pros either do not listen to them, just play with whatever you feels comfortable with and with a gear that works out for you in general.
post #10 of 10
Fatal1ty recommends Cashews of Chaos.

http://www.gamerfood.com/fatal1ty

Who gives a **** about that clown, rofl. Besides, 4.5 sens @ 400 dpi in quake live isn't considered low sens.
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