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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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Gaming mouse without driver, accuracy, mouse lag, or acceleration issues

I've used a Logitech G5 for all of my gaming needs for probably 4 or 5 years now. It's been a fantastic mouse. Thing is, it's only fantastic in Windows. There, it feels perfect, no mouse acceleration of any kind, it's accurate, and I love it. I never used it in Mac because I never gamed in it before, but I've gotten rid of Boot Camp for space now because I can play almost all of the games I would in Windows in OSX now anyways - Diablo, StarCraft, all my Valve games, etc.

But my G5 in OSX feels awful. The acceleration won't go away. It feels very inaccurate - the mouse jumps around for no reason. There are no Logitech drivers, and I've tried literally every third party driver on the planet to try to help (stuff like USB Overdrive, Steermouse, and a ridiculous ton of crappy little ones). Nothing helps. There is always a weird acceleration curve that I can feel, and I lose StarCraft matches all the time because of teeny little mistakes from the mouse (as a Diamond player who micro's a ton, having my mouse move halfway across my screen for no reason and then not being able to get it back quickly because of weird acceleration will kill a game for me).

So my question is, is there any decent mice out on the market that aren't too expensive (I don't want to go over $60 if I can help it, but I will if I have to) and that don't have these issues, with GOOD DRIVER SUPPORT from the manufacturer?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:25 PM   #2
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Razer DeathAdder. Im using this as a 2nd mouse, have had it for 3-4 years now, still going strong.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:03 PM   #3
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Razer DeathAdder. Im using this as a 2nd mouse, have had it for 3-4 years now, still going strong.
Can you address the acceleration problems I was talking about? Is there no problem on the DeathAdder?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:24 PM   #4
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I hate logitech. Every product I buy from them has broken in an earlier than expected fashion. My experiences with mouse lag are out of control. Keyboard lag too. Where I would input a bunch of keys and wait... wait.. some more oh here they come all at once... ****. Their wireless platform isn't really up to par. I think I'll stick with Razr.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:28 PM   #5
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Mouse acceleration is terrible and Apple simply cannot deal with this issue since 10.5. In 10.7 they also removed API to adjust acceleration curve so everyone have to praise their broken vision of the world filled with Magic Mice and brickwall acceleration. Sad and pathetic. When something is obviously broken you fix it, not call it a feature!

Deep breath...

Now I'm using RAT Contagion with this tool http://osxdaily.com/2010/06/02/kill-...-command-line/ and games are playable. I've also tried USB overdrive but above tool you can use atop of any mouse utilities provided by vendor.
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I got the Diablo III Steelseries mouse (because I love Diablo and have seen recommendations for Steelseries) and I'm still not happy with mouse function in OSX. It doesn't jump around quite like the Logitech mouse, but there's still a lag and inaccuracy in pointing that I can't fix, even with their ExactMouse and SteelSeries Engine installed in conjunction with MouseFixer from TeamLiquid and USBoverdrive turning acceleration off. Any last-ditch advice?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 07:21 PM   #7
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The Razer DeathAdder doesn't resolve any of the mouse acceleration / lag issues in OSX. I've tried it. Configured it every which way.

I've just accepted that I won't be playing any games on my Macbook Pro Retina which require any kind of mouse precision. I play Diablo 3 without an issue, but for my other games I have a Windows 7 Boot Camp setup and everything works flawlessly there.

I work on both a Windows-based PC and my Macbook Pro Retina daily and can definitely notice the mouse difference every time I switch my machine.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 05:03 AM   #8
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I don't know if you've tried it yet, but ControllerMate allows you to customize the acceleration curve. I use it instead of installing the pretty terrible drivers from various vendors (I primarily use Logitech and Steelseries devices). It can be a bit tricky to figure out to begin with, but it's the best I've found so far.

It's not entirely free (although you can try it at no cost), but well worth the cost to me.
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