Crossover Games - Mouse lag - steermouse

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by DamienM3, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. DamienM3 macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2007
    I can not give up Day of Defeat! This game is the (well on of) very reason I have bootcamp! So when Crossover games came out I thought all things windows was over for me! NOPE!

    While playing I will click the mouse.. then a shot is fired! Does anyone else have this problem? The slight delay is enough to lose every fire fight. Also the Stock MAC mouse curve is terrible!!!!!!!! If this could be changed again another life happy booster!

    This leads me to Steermouse! A program I found while researching fixes. This seems to be able to control the accelerate and curve of the mouse. Does anyone have any experience with this?

    So theres my problem in a nutshell if I can provide more information to help get a solution I will be more then happy to! (within reason) hehe
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Sounds like your computer is too slow. Use bootcamp or post your specs.
  3. mynameisadam macrumors member


    Jan 1, 2009
    i have crossfire , and i have a Very good internet connection with a Very good macbook

    Crossover Does Indeed Give you lag and performance deduction as it makes the programs Believe they are running in windows so in truth they use more performance, and give more delay.

    crossover is the worst thing to use on the game trust me. Dont Use it.
  4. jparshall macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2008
    Sorry, but that's just not true. Think about it: if you're running an emulator like Parallels, you're feeding two different operating systems at the same time, using twice the RAM and CPU in the process. So CrossOver typically gives notably better performance than most emulation solutions, because we're only running one OS: OS X. Yes, it will be a smidgy slower than native Windows running on a Windows box (or running single-boot under BootCamp). But on average it should be faster than Parallels or Fusion.

    Our VP Sales plays Team Fortress 2 on his Macbook Pro under CrossOver Mac *all the time* (like, every day at lunch), and I've never heard him complain about mouse lag. If he had, we'd have fixed it, because he's bigger than us. Likewise, if we'd heard about this problem from our user base as a whole (we have a lot of gamers using the product) we would also have fixed it by now. So this, to me, sounds like an isolated incident of some sort.

    I know, I know. You're thinking, "Well, yeah, this guy is from CodeWeavers: of *course* he's gonna say it's an isolated incident." But seriously, we do our darnedest to fix those problems we're aware of. And we know that CrossOver isn't perfect; there are plenty of problems to fix. But mouse performance is not a problem that our support ninjas hear about. I'd suspect its your mouse, or your connection. But then again I'm not a tech guy, either. Have you tried swapping out mice?

    Sorry you're having problems.

    -jon parshall-
  5. DamienM3 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2007
    The latest build of cross over games has fixed my problems with the mouse delay about 90%! Before in Day of Defeat (I use the Mauser K98) Click the mouse and about .5 seconds later it fires. Now it is closer to .1-.2 A huge improvement but still a touch of a delay. The only thing I have changed is updated crossover and 10.5 to the latest. As far as a isolated problem that could be true but a update really solved it for me. But now that the mouse is better my fps have dropped! I was able to run 60-90 fps and now it drops and stutters to 30 and lower. Would a reinstall of cross over help? I really don't want to reinstall osx!

    Sorry for digging up this post but I felt I should update with the new cross over update.

    Now I wouldn't need windows at all if I could get the bloody mouse curve closer to windows! Up close the curve is fine but if your trying to line up a shot from a distance and the mouse movement is slower trying to really get a headshot its slooo slow that your a gonner before you can even get close. Seems the mouse is either 500mph or 5!. Any cross over gamers out there that have found a way around this?

    How does your VP do with sniping? I find with the mouse curve it is impossible! What is his sollution? Spray and pray classes? It seems games ported to MAC like call of duties don't seem to have this mouse issue... How do they get around? By far the MAC mouse curve that isn't editable is just not suitable for gaming! Why can we change this in windows but not MAC FRUSTRATING!

    Thanks for your feedback I really want to get this sorted and avoid having to buy another version of windows!

    PS My support just ended so now the new version with a configuable mouse curve will come out right? HEH J/K
  6. palebluedot macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2008
    In all honesty the mouse lag has always been an issue with Crossover. I am a crossover beta tester and advocate and I've seen the issue brought up multiple times... Your own staff even said it was an issue that is unfixable. They stated that it was an issue with how mac and windows draw the mouse and how they position it. This is the main issue that keeps me from fully using xover games.

    The lag in fps just kills ya

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