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Just curious to see what which mouse y'all use for gaming. In particular for fps', but I play rts' too. Don't think performance matters as much for the latter though.
Right now I'm using an older Intellimouse Optical (right-handed design) but was thinking of getting the Intellimouse Optical 1.1. for hand comfort and the extra buttons.
Thoughts and opinions appreciated..
05-10-2002, 10:46 AM
I use the MS intelli Explorer...
and I have loved that mouse since it came out
Yeah, I'm looking at that one too. But the design seems more conducive to working w/ real applications instead of games. Maybe I'm just too used to the design of my old Intellimouse.
05-10-2002, 11:50 AM
MS Intelli mouse optical USB.
05-10-2002, 02:50 PM
i use a razer boomslang 1000. it takes a litte getting used to, but its nice once you get the hang of it. unfortunately razer is going through some business restructuring and its kind of hard to get a new one and there are no xp drivers yet.
05-10-2002, 09:35 PM
MS Optical mouse... No more mouse ball gunk to clean!
One thing though.. If your desk/mousepad is blackm then get a new one as black tends to absorb the light which leads to inaccurate mousing.
Thanks for the replies. I stopped by the local Comp USA to check out the Explorer and the 1.1. I like the design of the 1.1, but it feels cheap, especially the buttons. Guess I'll hold off til new models come out.
Doh RB! I already ordered a black Everglide. I thought opticals only had a problem w/ white surfaces. Grrr.
05-13-2002, 10:32 AM
No sir.. Anything that uses IR like that has a problem with BLACK as it absorbs the signal...
Who knows though, maybe itll work.. *SHRUG*
Let us know please.
05-13-2002, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by RatBastard
No sir.. Anything that uses IR like that has a problem with BLACK as it absorbs the signal...That is entirely 100% not true. I have been using a black Everglide with my Intellimouse Explorer for about 2 years now. It works flawlessly.
Of course, now I have shifted gears to the MS Explorer trackball on my new PC. I love this thing!
05-13-2002, 05:00 PM
it is 100% true that black absorbs the signal.. I also stated that it might work.. I know nothing of this everglide thing... Maybe there is some kind of coating on it.. who knows, I didnt look into it..
just passing along knowledge that black can absorb that signal.. you have shown that the mouse works with this everglide thing.. Good for you.. Lemme find you that cookie.. :)
EDIT: Here is a snippet from the Everglide website...
Genuine Everglide product. Great for gaming and precise mousing jobs. May NOT be compatible with all Optical Mouse! Suggested retail price: $19.99+tax.
Just a word of warning was all I was passing on...
Relax a little bit, eh ColeSlaw? :P
05-13-2002, 08:15 PM
It's actually the bumps on the surface that allow the Everglide pad to be compatible with optical mice. Without them, even a blue, red, or yellow pad would not work. The surface needs to have some sort of "noise" on it.
Well, I just got my black Giganta and ended up replacing my optical for an MS Intellimouse Optical. I'm not sure if it was the new mouse pad or the mouse, but I just dished up a serving on CS. It was probably from being an lpb, but I'd rather say it was the new equipment. =) I still think this new mouse isn't made as well as my old right-hander Intellimouse optical, but it'll have to do since one of the buttons went all wacky on me. Thanks for all you opinions. Oh yeah, haven't notice any degradation in sensitivity w/ the Everglide. It might have actually gotten better but I got the pad and mouse at the same time, so.....
05-21-2002, 01:10 AM
Logitech Mouseman Wheel USB with EverGlide. The mouse is egornomical (sp?).
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