Originally Posted by XEONIC
Companies need to become aware open software for their hardware in this day and era is a must have.
Oh no, another one of these people that want 'open software' on everything, even though it's of no effing use whatsoever on a device where every useful thing is done internally. 99% of the people here just use the software ONCE to set their preferences, then uninstall / never run it again. The rest is done with the default HID stack on their open/closed OS. Which on open source OSes you can manipulate to your hearts content.
The current day ultra geek is on of their biggest consumers...
Wake up call for Mr.Xeonic:
Most people don't care what mice they have at at all. Most game mice buyers just want shiny lights, cool logo's and BIG dpi numbers.Only a tiny fraction like people that come here are actually aware of what happens inside a mouse and how that affects them. An even tinier fraction of that fraction would have both the inclination and knowledge to modify mouse firmware.
There are problems both mouse developers and forum members agree on, like interpolation needed for high DPI affecting all DPI ratings. However, those won't be changed because the market demands high DPI numbers, even if they're detrimental to normal mouse use. You would have to dig pretty deep into firmware or deeper to even be able to change that. Even then, copyright of base firmware doesn't belong to the mouse manufacturers themselves.
$5 mouse users > $100 bling mouse with $5 components users > discerning mouse users > mouse modders > people that can and want to modify mouse firmware > people that want to modify mouse softwareEdited by Menthalion - 12/20/13 at 2:52am