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J311yfish #21 Posted 01 March 2014 - 06:25 PM

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I use Razer Deathadder primarily for its shape, and Microsoft Sidewinder X4 primarily for its anti-ghosting and red backlighting.  Macro capability for both is kind of a bonus.

 

The shape of the Deathadder is similar to the Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000 ($20 cheaper), which is in turn similar to the early Microsoft Intellimouse.

 

You might also want to think about how you want to set up your flight controls.  I like to have engine boost set to Mouse Button 5 (forward thumb button).

 


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BrushWolf #22 Posted 01 March 2014 - 06:33 PM

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View PostRockstone08, on 01 March 2014 - 12:20 PM, said:


 I'm curious if more stable and less jerky at times.

 

I find them more stable and definitely more stable but there is an adjustment period.


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View Post2_Stroke_Johnson, on 01 March 2014 - 10:14 AM, said:

Is there a mouse on the market with sharp spikes on the right hand side, to remind me not to grip so hard with my pinkie?

 

Did any of you gaming-mouse users start with a regular non-gaming mouse and if so, did the switch:

1. significantly improve your performance? 

2. significantly improve your enjoyment of the game?

 

thanks.

 

I've used a cheap wireless mouse all through alpha with no real problems. I went to a wired gaming mouse later, and found it better because of the extra programmable buttons which gave me quicker info, and easier control to certain functions during the game.

I don't know if it improved anything except my enjoyment of the game.

 

In fact my stats were better in alpha then they are now, which  really don't mean a whole lot.:popcorn:


                                                                                                                                                                                               

Rockstone_ #24 Posted 01 March 2014 - 06:44 PM

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View PostBrushWolf, on 01 March 2014 - 10:33 AM, said:

 

I find them more stable and definitely more stable but there is an adjustment period.

 

I've been eying a trackball at are local staples $60 bucks Canadian, i may give it a try, being its payday lol.:coin:

 


                                                                                                                                                                                               

WhineMaker #25 Posted 01 March 2014 - 07:37 PM

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One on left fits my hand better..... :trollface:

 

 

 

A lot depends on the ergonomics of the mouse. Larger sizes tend to fit your hand if you use the "sweaty palm method". A lighter, smaller mouse tends to work well if you use only your fingertips. It all comes down to what feels good to the individual. Best advice, go into a store with a large selection and test them, find one that fits your hand and feels good to you. 

 

With a "gaming" mouse, you do gain the ability to map individual keystrokes to mouse buttons, allowing for more game play options.


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2_Stroke_Johnson #26 Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:01 PM

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View Postsfprankster, on 01 March 2014 - 01:37 PM, said:

 

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With a "gaming" mouse, you do gain the ability to map individual keystrokes to mouse buttons, allowing for more game play options.

 

The setup screen lets you map the buttons on your non-gaming mouse as well.


 


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View Post2_Stroke_Johnson, on 01 March 2014 - 12:01 PM, said:

 

The setup screen lets you map the buttons on your non-gaming mouse as well.


 True, but difference is you have more buttons to play with.


                                                                                                                                                                                               

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View Postuncorked, on 01 March 2014 - 03:52 AM, said:

 

This. Logitech

 

K800 keyboard and M325 mouse from Amazon.

WalMart and Target also have a few selections

I think I'm gonna try this.
I found it on eBay $12 only.



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View Post2_Stroke_Johnson, on 01 March 2014 - 12:01 PM, said:

 

The setup screen lets you map the buttons on your non-gaming mouse as well.

 

gaming mouse >12 buttons to map

non-gaming mouse <=5 buttons to map

 

 

 

You decide. :popcorn:


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View Postsfprankster, on 01 March 2014 - 03:39 PM, said:

 

gaming mouse >12 buttons to map

non-gaming mouse <=5 buttons to map

 

 

 

You decide. :popcorn:

 

Well, since I fly with a joystick 4 or five buttons would be perfect for me. Now to find that unicorn like Trackball Explorer clone.


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View Post2_Stroke_Johnson, on 01 March 2014 - 01:14 PM, said:

Is there a mouse on the market with sharp spikes on the right hand side, to remind me not to grip so hard with my pinkie?

 

Did any of you gaming-mouse users start with a regular non-gaming mouse and if so, did the switch:

1. significantly improve your performance? 

2. significantly improve your enjoyment of the game?

 

thanks.

 

I went from the stock mouse that came with my computer to a razor deathadder.

 

Maybe a slight improvement in performance and control, nothing huge.

Did not significantly improve my enjoyment of the game. The thing I like most, like others have said is the extra side buttons I control with my thumb.  I use them to increase and decrease the percentage of thrust.



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I use a 10$ optical mouse from Wally World ( Wal-Mart ) it has a scroll wheel in center. What I want is one of those high tech 50$ game mouses with the 15 or so buttons so I cna really complicate things.

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Logitech mx518 corded optical mouse; and a Microsoft sidewinderx6 gaming keyboard. Absolutely love them both for any and all games.

J311yfish #34 Posted 30 May 2014 - 07:34 PM

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Well my Razer Deathadder died, and the replacement they sent me died as well, so I thought I would try something new.  I have been using this mouse (Anker CG100) for about 3 weeks now and I cannot recommend it enough.  What really makes it stand out are the three buttons positioned near the thumb.  Whereas on Deathadder there are two thumb buttons inline (meaning you must cover both to hit one), the CG 100 has 3 buttons positioned at the top edge of a thumb cradle so you can instead just lean your thumb to press one, two, or all three.  They are textured in a way that makes them distinct from each other.  I find that it really helps with Boost, Flaps, Breaks if you are a keyboard/mouse player.  ~$20 cheaper than Deathadder and hard to beat.

 


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SkyWolf__WM #35 Posted 31 May 2014 - 04:46 AM

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IamJMan999 #36 Posted 31 May 2014 - 05:04 AM

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I used a quality Logitech laser mouse wireless (about $50) and it worked great for just about everything.... Then I was having issues and found online that there was, and still is some issues with bluetooth wireless items (mostly mouse) which would see lag with USB 3.0 drivers.

 

So I picked up a Logitech G500s gaming mouse (wired, 70$) and I love it.... First and foremost, You never have to worry about batteries dying, or partially dying while playing. You don't have to worry about any possible interference from RF or Bluetooth signals.

 

what I like best about the G500 is that it has little weights that you can change, depending oh how heavy you like your mouse to be.. I didn't think much of it till I played with different weights... The G500 also allows you to set your dpi to 5 different setttings which is good because you can set it for different games, desktop/workstation, or even different planes... I find I like to fly super maneuverable planes with slightly less sensitivity, and il's with a lot of sensitivity. The dpi buttons are right on the side of the mouse so I can even switch mid game without having go to settings.


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View PostCpt_ZigZag, on 01 March 2014 - 07:06 AM, said:

 

Death Taker gaming mouse is quite good.  

 

update:  damn thing broke....... recommendation retracted lol.


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