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Perfect cursorspeed with pixelskipping better than acceptable cursorspeed without pixelskipping?

post #1 of 17
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I have been doing some intense testing with my Abyssus to determine what my best cursorspeed for SC2 is (my screen is about 23 inches and im using the highest resolution in sc2). I found that the absolute best cursorspeed i could attain by changing DPI as well as ingame settings was with 450 DPI and 76-79% ingame sensitivity (everything from above 75% to beneath 80% is the same level, so there are 20 different ingame sens settings in SC2 in total and the SC2 sensitivity settings once enabled overide the windows settings). Obviously i know that pixelskipping is bad but as it turned out if i wanted to go either up or down from that precise speed with 450 dpi and 76-79%, by trying any combination of dpi and ingame settings (as well as with windows settings and disabling the sc2 settings), the speed felt either too low or too fast.

Before i ended up using the setting that came with pixelskipping I played for about a week with a certain setting that had no pixelskipping at all. I initially felt that it wasnt the precise cursorspeed i wanted but given my options i felt forced to use it, the cursorspeed was acceptable and my precision was very good. But im greedy and thus always want the absolute best setting i can get so after a week i decided to test some other settings. I knew i wanted to go just a bit faster then the setting i had been using for 1 week, and it just so happend that there was a certain speed that i could get with 450 dpi that i couldnt get with either 1800 nor 3500 dpi that felt just perfect, but that came with a fair amount of pixelskipping. But it seems i right now like this more then the other option.

Please share your thoughts on this matter. Should i stick with my "perfect" cursorspeed that has a fair amount of pixelskipping or do you think i will end up regretting it a few weeks from now?

EDIT: Hm, i must say im starting to find the choppyness of the cursormovement more and more anoying (i dont think it makes me miss a target, but its visually distracting), im having second thoughts about using a setting with pixelskipping.
Edited by MacroZerg - 10/5/12 at 8:31pm
post #2 of 17
Sounds like you want an 800 DPI mouse.
post #3 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NotAgain View Post

Sounds like you want an 800 DPI mouse.

A 800 dpi option instead of choosing between 450 and 1800 would indeed be better for me. However 800 dpi with 6/11 and my resolution is too low, but 800 would work with about 56-59% ingame SC2 sens and that is significantly less pixelskipping than 76-79%. The Zowie mico has 800 dpi and weighs very little and lacks acceleration, but with its sensor jump error issue its not an option.
Edited by MacroZerg - 10/5/12 at 8:27pm
post #4 of 17
EDIT: my bad mistook perfect speed for PCS.

Also, smooth travel of the mouse is important for something such as LG in quake.
Edited by end0rphine - 10/5/12 at 8:15pm
post #5 of 17
I think you should just play and stop worrying bout the little things. Practice goes further.
post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skylit View Post

I think you should just play and stop worrying bout the little things. Practice goes further.
It really is about training your muscle memory more than anything else.

I would use an 800–1000 DPI mouse without any pixel-skipping, and get used to it.
Or use a 1600–1800 DPI mouse and downsample. You always want to lower speed/sensitivity, never increase it, as that skips pixels.
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks for answers.

Well, if anyone knows a 800-1200 DPI mouse that weighs beneath 80 grams and has no acceleration issues and no other confirmed crucial flaws (like the Micos jump error) let me know.

I know that having the perfect mouse and the perfect settings for it isnt the most important factor when it comes to gaming, but its a factor and like the rest of the factors i seek to optimize it =p

I changed the title so that people dont initially mistake my usage of "perfect speed" for PCS.
Edited by MacroZerg - 10/5/12 at 8:55pm
post #8 of 17
Have you tried Razer software for Abyssus? It has sensitivity setting to scale down any DPI in 10% steps. You could experiment with Windows sensitivity steps that are not selectable through Control Panel too: http://www.overclock.net/t/1265192/dpi-vs-microsoft-pointer-speed/20#post_17744762.
post #9 of 17
1800 CPI:
10 = 1800 CPI
9.5 = 1710 CPI
9 = 1620 CPI
8.5 = 1530 CPI
8 = 1440 CPI
7.5 = 1350 CPI
7 = 1260 CPI
6.5 = 1170 CPI
6 = 1080 CPI
5.5 = 990 CPI
5 = 900 CPI
4.5 = 810 CPI
4 = 720 CPI
3.5 = 630 CPI
3 = 540 CPI
2.5 = 450 CPI
2 = 360 CPI
1.5 = 270 CPI
1 = 180 CPI

3500 CPI:
10 = 3500 CPI
9.5 = 3325 CPI
9 = 3150 CPI
8.5 = 2950 CPI
8 = 2800 CPI
7.5 = 2625 CPI
7 = 2420 CPI
6.5 = 2275 CPI
6 = 2100 CPI
5.5 = 1925 CPI
5 = 1750 CPI
4.5 = 1575 CPI
4 = 1400 CPI
3.5 = 1225 CPI
3 = 1050 CPI
2.5 = 875 CPI
2 = 700 CPI
1.5 = 525 CPI
1 = 350 CPI


For above reference.
post #10 of 17
skylit do you know if that effected cursor quality
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