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Zowie FK 2014 only 1.5 m/s ---- new edition way worse?!

post #1 of 62
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So, I bought a new FK because I heard good things about it and wanted to keep my used one as a backup and stick to the 2014 edition as my main mouse for a long time. But it seems that isn't possible because the new 2014 edition that arrived today only reaches up to ~ 1.5m/s when testing with Enotus.

I thought, ok that is a software bug of Enotus, and went in-game to test it.
And it feels exactly like 1.5 m/s (I know because of my WMO). It spazzes out easily, slows down early and is just unusable for me now.
I use the same USB port, same mouse settings (1000 Hz, 500 CPI) and the old FK works flawless with about 3 - 3.5 m/s.

Is my new FK faulty? Could it be my mousepad? I have trouble using Salmosa and Abyssus on this pad, though it is a rather plain black cloth pad, nothing special, feels exactly like QCK+. To be precise it is the Corepad Deskpad.

Any ideas?
post #2 of 62
there was this problem with the cl version as well. I think it might be the built in tape trick sometimes hurting the performance of the mouse.
post #3 of 62
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Sometimes as in incompatible with my surface or sometimes as in I should try another one?
post #4 of 62
Try a different surface first, if that doesn't work your mouse is faulty.
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it's faulty, and it's not the first zowie mouse which shows this problem.
send back, get a relacement, and atavax don't start spreading BS plz.
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post #6 of 62
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Originally Posted by thuNDa View Post

it's faulty, and it's not the first zowie mouse which shows this problem.
send back, get a relacement, and atavax don't start spreading BS plz.

weeel, he is not all wrong.
The custom lens to lower lod makes it so some surfaces are plain horrible for zowie mice., which ofc effects tracking and so on.

Same reason you cannot put skatez ontop of the current skatez because It will just stop tracking biggrin.gif
post #7 of 62
It could just be the surface. Also the mouse works better at 500Hz.
post #8 of 62
I bought this mouse pad few months ago and I can confirm the quality of the tracking is not stellar at least when using a CM Spawn.

I can't use the tape trick. It just won't track. Without the tape, the tracking is OK but I can't use stand the LOD (still too high).

However I found no issue when using a Salmosa.


The Corepad C1 XXXL (90x45 cm) works well when using a CM Spawn with the tape trick (LOD = 1CD, >3m/s). So it could be an option if you're into giant mousepads ... assuming you can compare the Zowie FK with a CM Spawn + tape trick.
post #9 of 62
i remember when the cl version was new, there were some people that had very low max speeds. Isn't a low max speed a possible side effect of not implementing the tape trick perfectly? And the cl version along with the new fk uses a built in tape trick, correct?
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i remember when the cl version was new, there were some people that had very low max speeds...

because they were broken.
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