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Old Jan 9, 2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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Mouse lag and acceleration solution

hey gamers, if you're like me then you know of the sluggish feeling of mouse on the mac. it especially hurts when playing games like counter strike: source and team fortress 2 (and i've heard that a lot of people complain playing starcraft 2). Well this man not only deduced the problem (lag, not just acceleration) but he has created a fix for it, namely 'smoothmouse'.

here is the link to download, however you do need to join the forum:

http://smoothmouse.net/forum/topic/4...rsion-download

and here is his article about the mouse lag

http://d43.me/blog/1205/the-cause-fo...use-annoyances

i haven't tried it yet on games, only general use.

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p.s i can feel the difference with general use, it feels alot snappier. Also you have to uninstall any other mouse fixes you've installed as well as your mouse drivers.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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This little piece of software is a revolution for the Mac. The mouse finally(!!) feels as good and responsive as in Windows. This is the program that will eliminate the need for Bootcamp (along more Mac games of course).
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 03:44 AM   #3
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I feel better with smoothmouse than all the others tools like usb overdrive, mousefixer, cursorsense, steermouse...
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 02:20 PM   #4
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I feel better with smoothmouse than all the others tools like usb overdrive, mousefixer, cursorsense, steermouse...
yeah it feels pretty amazing. I played counter-strike: source with it set to 'linear' and it was buttery smooth.

Finally had a standing chance against those slick windows players.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 02:45 PM   #5
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I've never noticed mouse lag and have always hated the feel of mouse movement on Windows (too fast, no mouse "feel"). But then, I've been a Mac user all my life.

I'm definitely going to try this to see if it improves my gaming. If this many people say there is a problem with mouse lag on OS X, then there must be some truth to it.

Will this benefit all game styles or only certain types? I play mostly FPS.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 04:52 PM   #6
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I've never noticed mouse lag and have always hated the feel of mouse movement on Windows (too fast, no mouse "feel"). But then, I've been a Mac user all my life.

I'm definitely going to try this to see if it improves my gaming. If this many people say there is a problem with mouse lag on OS X, then there must be some truth to it.

Will this benefit all game styles or only certain types? I play mostly FPS.
I'm the same way, switch between OS X and Windows frequently, and I've never had cause to complain about mouse lag in OS X.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 06:47 PM   #7
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I've never noticed mouse lag and have always hated the feel of mouse movement on Windows (too fast, no mouse "feel"). But then, I've been a Mac user all my life.

I'm definitely going to try this to see if it improves my gaming. If this many people say there is a problem with mouse lag on OS X, then there must be some truth to it.

Will this benefit all game styles or only certain types? I play mostly FPS.
its all subjective. I prefer playing how OS X handles mouse movements much over how Windows does... but some people are the exact opposite.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:30 AM   #8
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Please can someone put the zip file here so i can download it without making an account?
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:52 AM   #9
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the project is in a beta stage, I think would be better you make an account so you can leave feedback and post bug and issue to the developers
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:13 PM   #10
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the project is in a beta stage, I think would be better you make an account so you can leave feedback and post bug and issue to the developers
Not so into that, i just want to try it. Nevemind, Dev put the link in thanks dev!
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:17 AM   #11
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FYI On some of our newer games we grab RAW mouse data as well as the driver mouse data, the raw data has absolutely no manipulation so should feel more PC like.

Check the advanced tab for the option.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 02:01 PM   #12
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I have been getting (since using it from the start) quite a bit of cursor lag every 20 to 30 mins. Is this a known issue?
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Old Nov 27, 2013, 11:50 PM   #13
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Does smoothmouse have a setting where it won't affect the Apple magic mouse? Like how usb overdrive does? I like how that mouse handles in just regular computer use.
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