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Windows Do you use Mouse Acceleration in games?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Rofl_Waffle, 25 Mar 2010.

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Do you like mouse acceleration?

  1. Yes, I love mouse acceleration

    10 vote(s)
    14.7%
  2. No, I hate mouse acceleration

    58 vote(s)
    85.3%
  1. Rofl_Waffle

    Rofl_Waffle What's a Dremel?

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    I notice pretty much every single console game forces mouse acceleration.
    Now even PC games would have a mouse acceleration option. Does anyone actually use this feature.

    I know Macs actually force mouse acceleration everywhere.

    Mouse acceleration seems to be the future. But I honestly hate it. Am I the odd one out? since the general trend suggest so.
     
  2. jason27131

    jason27131 Lolzers

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    I hate it so much. My friend turned it on for fun once. I'm getting shot, and i'm trying to spin my mouse around to kill him. The god dam mouse goes flying off my target and I end up getting killed because of it.
     
  3. Showerhead

    Showerhead What's a Dremel?

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    Don't use it. I guess it's added to help if you have a low dpi mouse but when i had one i just upped sensitivity:confused:
     
  4. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Minimodder

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    I play FPS's so no. Its dire. :D
     
  5. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    I don't play FPS's and I hate it too.
     
  6. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    no I don't, because I am a real gamer, not some casual gaming fan who plays the game of the future, aka farmville
     
  7. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    Never actually tried it. Just the idea of it sounds stupid. I want my mouse motion to be constant, not accelerate based on how fast i'm moving the mouse.
     
  8. Snaek

    Snaek What's a Dremel?

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    One vote for yes so far. It'd be interesting to hear an opinion in favor of it (I hate it as well).
     
  9. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    It's so easy to flip my wrist and do a 180. But with acceleration, it makes it harder. So I don't use it.
     
  10. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    One of the (many) features I have hated when using a Mac!
     
  11. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    I used to use it.
    It's got it's advantages in shooters as well. 180 degree turns without having to move your arm that big a distance has its advantages. It takes practice, though.

    nowadays I don't use it. I stopped using it when I started dropping the speed of my mouse in shooters (like - down to 800dpi or so), simply because little "nervous" jitters get filtered better then...
     
  12. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    No acceleration, just max the mouse out at 5600dpi.
     
  13. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Hell no! I guess it's ON by default on a fresh install of Windows, and it really drives me nuts when I forget to turn it off and then wonder what the heck is happening.
     
  14. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    it's on by default? In that case i _do_ use it... will need to investigate...
     
  15. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Not 110% sure, but I recall it being on atleast in win7.
     
  16. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    Nope never use it.
     
  17. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    never use it in desktop or gaming. but do love it on laptop trackpad for non-gaming.

    and i HATE it so much for desktop use, i can't get used to Mac mouse. when you turn up Mac's mouse sensitivity slider, it also multiply the mouse acceleration, so only way to avoid it is to use a good mouse (read good, not Apple mouse at 800dpi) at 2000dpi or higher.
     
  18. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    I use the low setting on my mx510, also set at fast on the speed setting, feels too slow with no acceleration and a lower speed.

    It feels very weird if i up the acceleration settings to medium or high, the mouse moves to far, with it off it doesn't move enough, guess I'm just used to it set up like this after all these years :D
     
  19. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    there's a difference between the mouse acceleration of windows and the one from a game. I tried disabling the one in windows once (by tweaking XP) as well as the one in UT and it didn't take long before my wrist was killing me. It's actually much harder to play that way


    in games however it's a must to disable it
     
  20. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    I cant stand it in either games or for desktop use.
     

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