A4Tech Mice work unproperly on Mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BestWayRainbow, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. BestWayRainbow macrumors newbie

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    I have just been presented an awesome mouse G9 500F from A4Tech production. I have faced problems with this stuff on my macbook pro, handling SL 10.6.8, probably due to the lack of compatible official software and supported drivers from A4tech side. The mouse runs well as far as I don't bring on heavy-process programs, games as for instance. There I have freezing and extra-inertia effects, so it doesn't go smoothly at all, all those altogether brings me problems with pointing on in shooters and so on.
    Going to the official A4tech site I haven't found any luck with finding any Mac's support note either any forums dedicated to their products.
    What I have now at the moment is a so-so running mouse which sometimes places the cursor randomly away from the current position and mouse extra buttons with no response by clicking on those.
    There is program hung on their website WirelessScreenCapture.exe supposed to let them be programmed within 16 functions on 1 clicking button. My guesses are this soft carries all the necessaries including drivers for correct work of this mouse.
    Any idea about how I can import this software to the native Mac OS environment? Using Crossover didn't help a lot, as it runs this program trying to be installed as it would be run on Windows.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can't. Sounds like it's time for a new mouse.
     
  3. BestWayRainbow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is already a new mouse, that makes it pity.
     
  4. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    OSX seems to have some issues with polling rate of certain gaming mice. Not sure what the specs of yours are but I had intermittent issues with my Razer when set at 1000hz. I changed it to 500hz and those particular issues stopped.

    This doesn't help you, sorry, but in my experience, gaming mice are a hard to predict with OS X. The lack of official drive support only introduces more issues.

    If the drivers are for Windows, you are out of luck. There is no way you can get it to run in OS X short of writing a proper OS X driver. Proprietary features are out then but for more conventional stuff, there is BetterTouchTool, USB Overdrive and Steermouse as 3rd party alternatives.
     

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