Cyborg R.A.T 9 with a Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Scylax, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Scylax macrumors regular

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    Firstly, is there any way this is even possible? I know the specs say it is Windows only, but is there any way round that?

    Secondly, if it is possible, is it comfortable? I love the idea of a mouse that is so customisable to each individual, and as a disabled person with, additionally, rather strangely proportioned hands, the idea appeals. But I have to say from the pictures it looks as if it would be painful to hold! Does it pinch your skin, or is it better than it looks?

    Sorry for the barrage of questions! Any advice is very much appreciated.
     
  2. R.Perez macrumors 6502

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    It took a bit of getting used to, but I absolutely love my RAT 7 and would not trade it for anything. It is easily the best mouse ive ever owned, and believe me I have had a lot of different ones from the Magic Mouse, to Razer and Logitech. As far is it working with a Mac is concerned I do not know, I can tell you though that the RAT 7 works just fine with my MBP, but as I am sure you know that is the wired version.
     
  3. bowzer macrumors 6502

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    i picked up a rat5 today, and i got it working great with os x... BUT there are no official drivers. you need to download a program called usboverdrive.

    before installing that, and disabling button 9, 10 and 11 (its actually only one button, but its the 3 toggle states of the "mode" button beside left click) i couldnt even move the cursor.

    but now everything is great! i've set the side wheel to volume up and down, and the sniper button to mute.
     
  4. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    still not answered...

    the RAT 9 is the only wireless one of the 4. does anyone know if it works with mac? i understand the others do but on amazon it only specifies the RAT 5&7 specifically for PC.
     
  5. dexternilsson macrumors newbie

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    It does! Ive got a rat 9 and I have the full Mac software that u can download from the cyborggaming website for free. And it's just like the software that they use on the pc!
     
  6. thermodynamic Suspended

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    With the Razer Naga mouse being too small for my hands, I took a change on the RAT 7 and installed the drivers.

    Yup - it's a FANTASTIC mouse. VERY customizable and it fits wonderfully in my hand. Better than the Logitech G9 (and why does Logitech not support OS X with their high-end mice, but do so with their keyboards? Logitech is my favorite HID company, but the lack of mouse support has been depressing. )
     
  7. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    i have the RAT 7 as well, i didnt want to spend double the amount just for the wireless.

    what annoys me is when im watching a movie the mouse constantly moves unless i turn down the dpi. so on vlc fullscreen you keep seeing the conrols. other than that its pretty bad ass
     
  8. Jollocks macrumors newbie

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    The R.A.T Is a really nice mouse, must be, seen as though professional gaming teams are using it. And as far as it working with mac, The basic functions will work i.e - Left Click, Right Click & Scroll wheel, However the other buttons and functions will not be functional. While Cyborg (I believe) doesn't offer any official support, nor drivers, you can use a couple of applications on the mac. Here it is;

    http:/http://www.usboverdrive.com/USBOverdrive/News.html - Works great, from what I've heard, theirs both, a free version and a paid, for more information visit the site by clicking the link.

    Hope this works, Merry christmas & a happy new year.
     
  9. hazzahex macrumors newbie

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    I have just bought a R.A.T 9 for my Macbook Air.

    The mouse is stunning and ridiculously functional. I have downloaded the official software from the Cyborg website and it offers all the same settings as the windows software/driver.

    http://cyborggaming.com/download.htm

    To use any r.a.t mouse on a mac simply follow the link above, then on the right hand side of the screen, choose MacOSX and then hit download.

    At the time of this post 1.1.14 was the latest software and offers full functionality of the thumb scroll, precision aim button, back and forward buttons as well as the muddle button. The adjust dpi rocker works and can be fine tuned in the software as well as the mode button!

    Hope this was helpful
     
  10. 50548 Guest

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    I can't make it work with saved settings...what gives?
     
  11. pjack29 macrumors newbie

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    Hey, anyone having problems with RAT 7? On the OSX, there is a lag with the mouse, however with boot camp to Vista, there is no lag at all.

    I could draw circles really quick, stop, and the mouse would still lag one circle.. haha. That's bad man.

    Any help on this?
     
  12. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    yea i have those problems. sometimes the mouse wont go horizontal and i have to pick it up and move it. plus, even on the lowest dpi (all the way down) when i watch a movie on vlc the mouse constantly moves tiny bits and brings up the fullscreen controller interface. constantly, so much i just disabled the option to bring it up. i also noticed it in my screensaver bring up the login window.

    does anyone have the white rat 9 specific for mac? and have any problems
     
  13. disodbediente macrumors newbie

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    ARGH. Same trouble.
    RAT7, Lion 10.7.3, Macbook Pro 17

    The mouse is crazy good but about this ...I'm very disappointed.
     
  14. disodbediente macrumors newbie

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    Solution found!
    I spent some time on it... it was a drivers conflict.
    About me the problem was "KeyRemap" software. I use it to remap not supported keyboards, very useful. I'm not anymore using a not supported keyboard, but the extension was still there.

    If you have it… this is the problem.
    Removing from the library the pref pane it's not enough.
    Find this folder: /Library/org.pqrs and delete it.

    That's it. Now you can enjoy 100% the RAT Mouse :)

    I'll write to RAT support about this, but in the meantime we have to find another remap tool.

    Cheers
    Al
     
  15. kamuix macrumors regular

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    I just picked up a Rat 7 and don't seem to have any problems. I'm on the 1.1.28 software. The only issue I did have was the software itself. For some odd reason my profiles got messed up. Every reboot, I'd get some weird numbers for my mouse settings. After deleting everything from the app support folder and reinstalling, it seems to be working fine. I tried waving the mouse around to see if any lag occurred, but seems to work fine.

    Just curious is the Rat 7 version people are using the one with 5400 dpi? I'm on the new 6400 dpi.
     

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