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I've just got a Razer Lycosa (mirror).

I love it. Really nice to type on, lit keys are awesome and a great size / layout.

It says it has anti-ghosting... what is that?

Any googling of "pc games ghosting" etc just brings up game titles with 'ghost' in the title.

Thanks
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post #2 of 48
I've never heard of a keyboards ghosting only monitors. I am curious as well now lol.
    
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Nvm.
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post #4 of 48
On most cheaply made keyboards, like everything Razer makes (), you will run into a situation where if you hold down a few keys at the same time, some of them will not register.

What they mean by "anti-ghosting" is usually they have optimized the keyboard so that it will not block any keys most commonly held down in FPS games. Not a good excuse IMO, but better then nothing.
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post #5 of 48
Edit: ^ Ninjaed

Doesn't it have something to do with pressing multiple keys at once and the Kb only recognizing one at a time?
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post #6 of 48
From the sticky

Quote:
Key Rollover (#KRO & NKRO)
NKRO is when you can press as many keys as you want at the same time, and all of them go through. This is similar to what some 'gaming keyboards' incorrectly market as "anti-ghosting", even though Logitech and Razer only apply it to the WASD cluster. Note that right now only PS/2 keyboards can exhibit full n-key rollover; though Microsoft and Ducky are just two companies who have already looked at designing NKRO over USB.

#KRO, where # = Any Number, is the key roll over of your board; and stands for the maximum number of keys you can press without experiencing any key blocking.

Many USB mechanical Keyboards are labeled as 6KRO, meaning any 6 keys can be pressed at once without the user experiencing blocking. This is generally enough for most users. Though a limited number of games may have a problem with 6KRO.
USB keyboards with 6KRO also allow for a maximum of 4 modifier keys to be used with those 6 normal keys. These modifiers include CTRL, ALT, Shift, & Super (Windows, Command, or Meta Key.)
Sometimes this also includes the FN key present on select keyboards.
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post #7 of 48
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I see.

Thanks all. Reps.

p.s. mine feels sturdy, well made and looks beautiful
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post #8 of 48

Here is a good example of Ghosting
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Double Post, sorry!
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