Go Back   Steam Users' Forums > Steam Discussions > Steam for Mac > Source games

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-12-2010, 03:20 PM   #1
wazups 2x
 
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Reputation: 1277
Posts: 4,493
Mouse Acceleration on Macs

I just tried Portal on my friends Mac and it was horrible because of the mouse accel. I asked him if he knew how to remove it, but he had no clue. So we looked everywhere, but we couldn't find any option to remove it like you can on Windows. So is there an option to disable mouse accel on a Mac?

Last edited by wazups 2x: 05-12-2010 at 03:24 PM.
wazups 2x is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 03:23 PM   #2
poutrygiest
 
Guest
Posts: n/a
Unfortunatly there isn't an option to change this, there is apparently third party driver software to do this but this is individually mouse dependant.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 03:26 PM   #3
wazups 2x
 
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Reputation: 1277
Posts: 4,493
Dang, that really sucks. I guess my friend wont be using his Mac for gaming anytime soon, because he can't stand to play with mouse accel.

Last edited by wazups 2x: 05-12-2010 at 03:29 PM.
wazups 2x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 03:26 PM   #4
YouWinAFREEiPOD
 
Banned
Join Date: Apr 2009
Reputation: 70
Posts: 853
Stupid problems like these embarrass me to own a mac. Seriously wtf

I ended up downloading USB Overdrive. It's free (with annoying 10 second please register pop-up with launch), and includes a menu that allows you to toggle Acceleration on and off. I think that'll do the trick for you too.
YouWinAFREEiPOD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 03:27 PM   #5
wazups 2x
 
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Reputation: 1277
Posts: 4,493
Quote:
Originally Posted by YouWinAFREEiPOD View Post
Stupid problems like these embarrass me to own a mac. Seriously wtf

I ended up downloading USB Overdrive. It's free (with annoying 10 second please register pop-up with launch), and includes a menu that allows you to toggle Acceleration on and off. I think that'll do the trick for you too.
So that works pretty well? I'll tell him to try that out, hopefully it does the trick.
wazups 2x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 03:29 PM   #6
zorinlynx
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Reputation: 4
Posts: 130
I'm guessing this only affects certain mice? Because I have no problem playing Portal with this cheap Dell optical mouse.
zorinlynx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 03:31 PM   #7
hyperfocus
 
Guest
Posts: n/a
http://triq.net/mac/mouse-accelerati...-pane-mac-os-x
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 03:31 PM   #8
wazups 2x
 
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Reputation: 1277
Posts: 4,493
Quote:
Originally Posted by zorinlynx View Post
I'm guessing this only affects certain mice? Because I have no problem playing Portal with this cheap Dell optical mouse.
Do you know what negative mouse accel is? It is definitely possible to play with it, it just makes playing not very fun. It completely ruins accuracy. It wont bug some people because they have never had it any other way.
wazups 2x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 03:31 PM   #9
Fuzz Bucket
 
Banned
Join Date: Jul 2006
Reputation: 2337
Posts: 4,543
I don't even notice it.
Fuzz Bucket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 03:32 PM   #10
poutrygiest
 
Guest
Posts: n/a
This affects everything since it's an OS controlled function. Not everyone though is bothered by it and if yuo have been using it all your life you won't notice it.

It is shown by the fact that simply moving your mouse at different speeds over the same physical distance moves it different distances on screen, disabling acceleration means your mouse will move the same distnace regardless of speed allowing consistant movement.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 03:33 PM   #11
ikir
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Reputation: 0
Posts: 46
Use Steer Mouse or USB OverDrive. They both rocks.
ikir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 03:34 PM   #12
YouWinAFREEiPOD
 
Banned
Join Date: Apr 2009
Reputation: 70
Posts: 853
I got alot better at TF2 (in Crossover) when I figured out how to turn it off
It's kind of crippling when you're trying to consistently aim at people and for them to die
YouWinAFREEiPOD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 03:36 PM   #13
wazups 2x
 
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Reputation: 1277
Posts: 4,493
Thanks everyone! Hopefully the suggestions you gave will work.

Apple really needs to make this an option if they ever want Mac gaming to be taken seriously.
wazups 2x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 03:40 PM   #14
Mangr0v3
 
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Reputation: 4313
Posts: 13,598
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fuzz Bucket View Post
I don't even notice it.
This. I don't see what the fuss is about.
Mangr0v3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 03:44 PM   #15
hyperfocus
 
Guest
Posts: n/a
You don't notice it because you've been using it.. Lol. If you were used to not using it you definitely would notice.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Steam Users' Forums > Steam Discussions > Steam for Mac > Source games


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Site Content Copyright Valve Corporation 1998-2015, All Rights Reserved.