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Old 06-23-2010, 06:28 PM   #1
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Another Mac mouse acceleration thread

Just curious if anyone out there has found a scheme to getting mouse acceleration identical to that in Windows XP/7.

I've lost all of my accuracy in CS:S going from Windows to Mac.
 
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:43 PM   #2
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Just curious if anyone out there has found a scheme to getting mouse acceleration identical to that in Windows XP/7.

I've lost all of my accuracy in CS:S going from Windows to Mac.
Have you tried the "Mouse Acceleration" prefpane? http://triq.net/software/mouse-accel...-pane-mac-os-x

I'm still struggling even after setting mouse acceleration to 0.0 (like it is in Win)… :S More tips are welcome!

Also, I think part of it are the breaks and slowdowns in the game in Mac versus PC…
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:32 PM   #3
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I have tried "Mouse Acceleration" and nothing I set it to seems to resemble how the mouse acts under Windows. 0.0 still seems rather bad. I may try switching mice. I have a Logitech G5.

CS:S is unplayable for me because of this. This is something that I will never get used to as I've been playing the game for nearly 6 years now.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:42 PM   #4
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I have tried "Mouse Acceleration" and nothing I set it to seems to resemble how the mouse acts under Windows. 0.0 still seems rather bad. I may try switching mice. I have a Logitech G5.

CS:S is unplayable for me because of this. This is something that I will never get used to as I've been playing the game for nearly 6 years now.
I hear you brother. I use an MX Revolution for work/general use but dusted off my old MX500 for this. I stopped playing more actively around 2yrs ago but I've been playing for over 5 years as well and I can relate to your frustration… :S

After setting "Mouse Acceleration" to 0.0 on the mouse, go to the Mouse prefpane and adjust the tracking speed. It might help. :S
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:37 AM   #5
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I actually like OS-X mouse acceleration on the desktop...So last night I tried to pllay CS:S and I realized this will just not do. I tried googling around and found this

http://osxdaily.com/2010/06/02/kill-...-command-line/

I can't figure out how to turn it off (outside of rebooting) but it absolutely is perfect for CS:S! Try it out, just download it and run it in the terminal. It's really easy.

VALVE! If you google you can easily find the source code for this little app, what would be really nice (and worth investigating) is if you guys could integrate this in to the source games so when we play CS:S or HL or whatever it toggles on and when we exit it goes back to normal, or make it a togglable option in steam that we can tick on and off. I think it's here http://forums3.armagetronad.net/viewtopic.php?t=3364
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:02 AM   #6
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I actually like OS-X mouse acceleration on the desktop...So last night I tried to pllay CS:S and I realized this will just not do. I tried googling around and found this

http://osxdaily.com/2010/06/02/kill-...-command-line/

I can't figure out how to turn it off (outside of rebooting) but it absolutely is perfect for CS:S! Try it out, just download it and run it in the terminal. It's really easy.

VALVE! If you google you can easily find the source code for this little app, what would be really nice (and worth investigating) is if you guys could integrate this in to the source games so when we play CS:S or HL or whatever it toggles on and when we exit it goes back to normal, or make it a togglable option in steam that we can tick on and off. I think it's here http://forums3.armagetronad.net/viewtopic.php?t=3364
I'm confused, what am i meant to download from that osxdaily website? It just gives some terminal commands, which the first one DOES turn mouse acceleration off, the other two do nothing. However, it's annoying having to load that website and copy and paste the commands everytime i want to play.

This is a problem that valve have to address, it makes first person shooters impossible to play.

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Old 06-27-2010, 04:35 AM   #7
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It'd be better if OS X had a toggle for it.

Many people actually prefer zero acceleration, even outside of gaming.
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:58 AM   #8
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It'd be better if Valve would figure out how to make these games playable on macs
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Old 06-27-2010, 08:58 AM   #9
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I'm confused, what am i meant to download from that osxdaily website? It just gives some terminal commands, which the first one DOES turn mouse acceleration off, the other two do nothing. However, it's annoying having to load that website and copy and paste the commands everytime i want to play.

This is a problem that valve have to address, it makes first person shooters impossible to play.
Download the Kill Mouse Acc.dmg.gz attachment.

You may want to let it run on startup.
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:10 AM   This is the last staff post in this thread.   #10
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SteerMouse fills this need for some:

http://plentycom.jp/en/steermouse/
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:38 AM   #11
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What does -noforcemaccel do in launch options? Anything related to mouse accel?
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:44 AM   #12
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I use USB Overdrive, and it's free, sorta.
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:06 PM   #13
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What does -noforcemaccel do in launch options? Anything related to mouse accel?
I believe it disables Source's own implementation of mouse acceleration.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:44 PM   #14
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defaults write .GlobalPreferences com.apple.mouse.scaling -1

Disables mouse accel until you alter any mouse settings. The same can be done for a trackpad by replacing "mouse" with "trackpad".
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:59 AM   #15
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defaults write .GlobalPreferences com.apple.mouse.scaling -1

Disables mouse accel until you alter any mouse settings. The same can be done for a trackpad by replacing "mouse" with "trackpad".
Works for Leopard, but not it's Snowy cousin.
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