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« on: March 28, 2011, 07:55:16 PM »

Just saw the following over at Slashdot - cracked me up because the last couple times I've run into Corvette, I've was chided (in good spirit) about my prehistoric control rodent vs. 'Vette's beloved new (at the time, several weeks ago) high-resolution Terminator of a mouse, ROFL.... Grin

Might as well ask, while we're at it: What are the thoughts of the rest of y'all on this Command, Control & Conquer of an issue?

High Performance Gaming Mice Don't Perform - Slashdot:

http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/11/03/28/1240218/High-Performance-Gaming-Mice-Dont-Perform

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 08:33:40 PM »

sounds like hypr for a competing line of mice. Anyone disected yet? I.e. using a competing product with a different device name, at the driver level, to see diffs
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 11:12:51 PM »

i prefer to play with a gamepad Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 11:21:25 PM »

yeah there's at least one other lei-lei who prefers to PC online FPS gaming on a 360 pad...

HINT: IT'S NOT ME
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2011, 01:12:08 AM »

Tweek, I see you enjoy talking about me behind my back. Now I'm not going to play OA for another year just because of that Wink

but seriously, what gave you the idea that I stopped playing OA for a while just because you think you insulted me by saying something about a mouse? I find that kinda amusing.
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2011, 01:23:44 AM »

That's been 8 month ago ;o

..anyway, back on topic, the article is crap, ihmo. they made "extensive tests that involved 500-click series of randomly generated commands,", which doesn't tell anything if you're hand rests well on it, if you can use it for hours, if you got a good grip on it, or, generally, if your performance is better in a game then it was before Smiley

I dont want to do randomly generated commands, I am playing openarena, the aftrershock mod and quake live.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2011, 08:24:41 AM »

I use a trackball: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/mice-pointers/trackballs/devices/wireless-trackball-m570
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2011, 11:12:32 AM »


I use a Logitech mouse I got from Wal-Mart and before that I used the one the came with my dell until it broke.

Also some of the “pro gaming stuff “ just seems way to expensive to me but hey that’s just my take.
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2011, 03:23:42 PM »

"Pro Gaming" usually also means "goofy proprietary drivers that won't work well with Linux, so you end up with a cool looking otherwise normal mouse with a bunch of buttons that do nothing."
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2011, 06:43:53 PM »

Pro gaming equipment is silly, pro gamers probably don't use the high end ones, hell, pro gamers don't even use high end video cards!



my favorite is fatal1ty's xfi. FUN FACT: Quake III Arena, his champ game, has no support for hardware positional audio since 1.27g or so, so it is ironic he endorses such hardware, he probably never used the card itself.

i actually use the hrtf in the openal support in ioq3/oa, my cpu and gpu is from the last decade so I can handle the oh-so-abominable 10fps loss.
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2011, 06:22:36 AM »

YEah and he could promote ginseng pills and some other boost-my-ass with latest technlogical infrared mouse with best drivers of the world, Fatality won the cup while he was being operated for a leg loss running an overcloacked Cyrix with zyklon watercooling, that's true pro-gaming.

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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2011, 07:27:32 AM »

Openarena has nothing to do with pro-gaming. Azn

This being said, High Performance Gaming Mice (the topic of this thread) can be pretty helpful for your game. You can (doesnt mean you will) get mice that are build very solid, offer more settings, have more and well placed buttons, be as precise as suitable for your needs, and give a better feel when holding that piece of plastic in your hands for hours, then you might get with your standard 5$ mouse.

to be honset, a mouse is the only real gaming equipment I ever bought and I personaly am happy with it.  i have got a logitech mx518 and a razer copperhead. they both do last more then 2 years by now (one for my laptop, one for my desktop) and I never experienced any difficulties - using ubuntu variants mostly, but dualbooting with winxp/win 7. I am gaming on ubuntu only. not on windows.
if you want all the driver-settings on linux, you can use http://razertool.sourceforge.net/ for example.

I myself got a shaft accuracy of 38% on average by now http://oaunofficial.exulo.de/profile.php?id=32&action=stats&mode=acc and I can say: yepp. gaming nice can be great stuff to have.

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« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2011, 07:28:58 AM »

*delete button missing in this forum
*quote and modify buttons to close to each other  Undecided
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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2011, 08:01:52 AM »

*quote and modify buttons to close to each other  Undecided

with a pro-gamer mouse there's no such thing as "too close" Evil
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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2011, 09:28:44 AM »

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This being said, High Performance Gaming Mice (the topic of this thread) can be pretty helpful for your game. You can (doesnt mean you will) get mice that are build very solid, offer more settings, have more and well placed buttons, be as precise as suitable for your needs, and give a better feel when holding that piece of plastic in your hands for hours, then you might get with your standard 5$ mouse.

Just like a good screen, a good videocard, some typematrix ergonomic keyboard, a nice chair ... well, anything comfortable.
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« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2011, 04:50:03 PM »

my favorite is fatal1ty's xfi. FUN FACT: Quake III Arena, his champ game, has no support for hardware positional audio since 1.27g or so, so it is ironic he endorses such hardware, he probably never used the card itself.
I've always found fatal1ty a publicity freak. Sure he plays good and stuff, but he makes it too commercial, like he's only doing it to earn money and/or be famous.
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« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2011, 06:14:02 PM »

Creative Titanium Fatal1ty is not any better than original Creative Titanium, albeit more expensive. Do not buy.

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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2011, 07:12:44 PM »

i'm glad thresh at least quit while he was ahead. Went from hardcore quaker to ........ pokemon master.
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« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2011, 01:11:21 AM »

*quote and modify buttons to close to each other  Undecided

with a pro-gamer mouse there's no such thing as "too close" Evil
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« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2011, 01:54:58 AM »

*quote and modify buttons to close to each other  Undecided

with a pro-gamer mouse there's no such thing as "too close" Evil
* PopeJo throws one of his mice at pulcher

throw your copperhead then, cause i've already got a mx518 Wink
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