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These 400dpi only guys are sounding more and more like a religious cult rolleyes.gif
post #32 of 39
Well i wanted to know because you can convert your CPI / sensitivity if needed anyway.

The only problem is that there are seriously games where i can't go 65/360 because the game itself doesn't got lower than sens 1 for example, lol.

So i wondered if it's enough of a reason to instantly ditch a mouse if it doesn't have the DPI step you need.
Edited by Amperial - 4/4/14 at 3:49pm
post #33 of 39
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These 400dpi only guys are sounding more and more like a religious cult rolleyes.gif

Then you misunderstood my post, perhaps willfully. I'm not advocating people to use 400 DPI or proclaiming that 400 DPI is optimal. My point was that if you understand the mechanics of FPS games (see http://www.overclock.net/t/1251156/an-overview-of-mouse-technology), you'll find DPI is largely a matter of preference, and a lot of people out there happen to prefer 400 DPI after many years of it being the standard. That is all.
post #34 of 39
I've been playing first person shooters since before mouselook was even possible (I don't even think the computer I first played Wolfenstein 3D on even had a mouse), and I hate 400 dpi, even though I suffered through it for ~10 years.

It's pure preference. Some people like to flail their arm about in order to turn around, while I don't even like to have to move my hand to do a 360 . My wrist doesn't leave the same spot on a surface for 99% of the time I game. ~2000 dpi and middling sensitivities (preferably whatever 1:1 settings get me a ~6cm/360) are my sweet spot and I can still get pixel perfect accuracy on a good surface, even if it's nearing the limits of my manual dexterity.
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Well i wanted to know because you can convert your CPI / sensitivity if needed anyway.

The only problem is that there are seriously games where i can't go 65/360 because the game itself doesn't got lower than sens 1 for example, lol.

So i wondered if it's enough of a reason to instantly ditch a mouse if it doesn't have the DPI step you need.

DPI and sensitivity conversions keep distance needed to go from point A to point B the same but otherwise the pair of settings behave differently and take some getting used to. Personally I wouldn't rule out a mouse because it didn't have the DPI step I use, but it's a knock that combined with the high LOD (even with tape) is enough for me to hold off until the updated version.

I'm still curious about the shape too. Some reviews say it feels very much like a smaller version of the IE 3.0 it is meant to imitate, and then there are other people who say the shapes feel entirely different due to where it curves.
Edited by xmr1 - 4/4/14 at 4:32pm
post #36 of 39
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I guess he's used to it? I couldn't use a mouse that wouldn't allow for a 800 DPI step for example.

pretty much this, you can have whatever over 9001 dpi you want, as long as i can have my 400/450 DPI, and not have my tracking owned by smoothing needed for your 9001+ dpi smile.gif
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Is this a tape trick done right? I know the tape is bad, but I don't have anything else atm.




post #38 of 39
The easiest is way is probably to move the tape until tracking is crap, then move backward.

Assuming it's the same sensor/lens setup as on the spawn, the sweet spot should be


It's not exact science as it depends on other factors such as mouse feet thickness, mousepad, ...
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The easiest is way is probably to move the tape until tracking is crap, then move backward.

Assuming it's the same sensor/lens setup as on the spawn, the sweet spot should be


It's not exact science as it depends on other factors such as mouse feet thickness, mousepad, ...
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The easiest is way is probably to move the tape until tracking is crap, then move backward.


Ok, thanks!
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