May 4th, 2005, 05:56 PM #1
Mouse cursor jumps all over screen...?
I have an IBM Optical Navigator mouse...
It's a great mouse, but whenever I get into intense battles in Unreal Tournament, or really any other game for that matter that requires quick movement, the mouse cursor just goes nuts and bounces all over the screen.
It's fine if I'm moving it slowly or at a moderate speed...
Does this mouse just suck for gaming? Or is that just how optical mice work?
I normally play RTS games, so not a lot of quick moving is required.
It's just really annoying running around in Unreal Tournament trying to turn around to frag someone, just to have your character spin around the other way & shoot into the ground.
Are there any optical mice out there that are decent for gaming? At a relatively low price too?
May 4th, 2005, 06:08 PM #2
Isn't there a way to slow down the mouse speed within UT....in the settings?
Steve.vincit qui patitur
May 4th, 2005, 06:12 PM #3
Have you tried this yet?
Well the easiest thing you could and should do is try and change the mouse sensitivity from the UT option menu. Are you playing online or SP? It might as well be your hardware, getting fps lag. If it's a decent mouse-don't replace it, even though there are some very nice gaming mice out there right now for a fairly dencet price ~$30, how much are you willing to spend on a new decent gaming mouse?
May 4th, 2005, 06:30 PM #4
A MX510 for $31 at Amazon is awesome, I myself have a MS Intellimouse 4.0 I love it
May 4th, 2005, 06:37 PM #5
well, i don't believe that it's the speed settings in UT.
As a test, I just tried moving it around on my desktop really fast and the thing was just going haywire... lol. I wonder why I never noticed this before. I've had it for a while now.
But... I guess it really just isn't a good mouse.
I'll have to check out that MX510...
I use a Logitech Click! mouse at my work, and it works pretty good too.
May 4th, 2005, 07:06 PM #6
MX510 is great! I installed mine about a week ago and I love it
May 4th, 2005, 07:16 PM #7
make sure the led and sensor are both clean. cotton bud time. do not have any fibres left lodged in there. they play havoc with the mouse tracking.
May 4th, 2005, 07:53 PM #8
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check the software that comes with it becuase my mouse came with sensitivity adjusters and i had to turn it down so i could use it on my desktop
May 4th, 2005, 08:24 PM #9Originally Posted by mateo leet-o
The led looked clean, but I'll try going over it again with a cotton swab to see if that helps.
May 6th, 2005, 10:50 AM #10
ok, so i tried the same thing out on my dad's computer, as he has the same mouse as me.
It does the SAME THING!
So, i'm guessing that it's just a crappy mouse for gaming.
Good for general use like surfing, email, graphics... But not fast-paced movements.
I found a good deal on a Logitech MX500, not the 510.
I was also looking at the MX310, as I have the "Click!" mouse at work, which is basically the same thing as the 310... It works very well. I did my "shaking" test of it, and it passed with flying colors. lol.
May 6th, 2005, 11:20 AM #11
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Haha, I know how you feel... I have (or had) an MX510 but the right click button stopped working so I had to send it back to get replaced. In the mean time I've only got 2 mice to choose from. One is an MS "Basic Optical Mouse" and the other has a ball and no scrolling wheel. And I use the one with the ball because the optical does the exact same thing as yours.
Basically, the jumpiness when it's moved quickly is a result of it's low acceleration threshold, and there's nothing you can do about it.
If you can get an MX510, that's great. If you can get an MX500, that's almost as good. The difference between the two is very minimal. The only real difference was the 510s ability to cope with different surfaces better (so the 510 works on a glass desk while the 500 doesn't). The 310 is also a decent mouse but the 500 series is better.
Personally, I also find the MX510 much more comfortable than the 310 (and basically most other mice)."Be quiet, Brain, or I'll stab you with a Q-tip"
May 6th, 2005, 03:56 PM #12Originally Posted by large_nostril
May 6th, 2005, 04:02 PM #13
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my optical mouse does the same thing if I move it really really fast
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