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Open Source Do-it-all RGB software

Discussion in 'Software' started by ModSquid, 30 Aug 2022.

  1. ModSquid

    ModSquid Multimodder

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    Artanoon, all!

    I've recently attempted use of the Cooler Master RGB software to try and make jazzy effects on an MK750 keyboard (latest s/w version I could find for download from the archive on their website, as it's a slightly older model keyboard), but it's rather clunky, contradictory and not very user-friendly or self-explanatory. One of the chaps on here (thanks for the pointer in the right direction!) suggested looking at third-party software, so I had a look and found Jacknet and OpenRGB. Seems to me that the former is more of an ecosystem manager ie. controls lighting across your devices, rather than being a device-specific controller. OpenRGB might be better, so I was wondering:
    • is this the right application for the purpose?
    • can I trust it?
    • is it easy to use?
    • how good is the functionality?
    If anyone has any input, or advice on alternatives that they can share, I'd be most appreciative.

    Thanks as always!
     
  2. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    Given that OpenRGB is free, why not just try it and see if it works for you?
     
  3. ModSquid

    ModSquid Multimodder

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    Only because I'm suspicious by nature and would like to know if it's borked anyone's system/nicked their life savings/stolen their firstborn or whatever before installing. I'm on a tenuous footing with this machine at the moment and we all know what dangers introducing a new third party to a relationship can bring.
     
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