Mouse Wheel Acceleration on Macbook Air

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Mouse Wheel Acceleration on Macbook Air

Post by kajo » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:52 pm

I downloaded "USB Overdrive" to modify the speed of my mouse in general and the speed when scrolling. Both worked out for example when surfing online. However, even though, I set the scrolling speed up to as high as possible, I haven't notice a change when shooting bullets on BZflag (I'm using "wheel down" for shooting). My spreads widley spread and I need to wheel fastly to make tight spreads.
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Re: Mouse Wheel Acceleration on Macbook Air

Post by Avatar » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:44 am

From what I understand, the "Overdrive" function works by repeating extra key/button events between raw events. Programs that read the raw mouse events directly instead of the OS-level events (which - correct me if I'm wrong - includes BZFlag) will not gain any benefit from it.
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Re: Mouse Wheel Acceleration on Macbook Air

Post by kajo » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:18 pm

Well, to be honest I'm not really familiar with the technical aspect of "Overdrive". It was suggested by a friend of mine for modifying mouse settings, but what you said seems logical to me. He says that Apple uses different curves of acceleration for scrolling, so I tried to modify it...

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Re: Mouse Wheel Acceleration on Macbook Air

Post by kajo » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:03 pm

Could you think of another way how to enhance the wheeling on BZFlag?

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Re: Mouse Wheel Acceleration on Macbook Air

Post by joevano » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:59 pm

The "Mouse" preference pane in "System Preferences" ?
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Re: Mouse Wheel Acceleration on Macbook Air

Post by macsforme » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:03 pm

You might want to check your FPS. BZFlag only polls for input events once during each frame update, as I understand it. The MBA has a bit of an underpowered GPU. I've used USB Overdrive for a while to improve my mouse tracking speed/acceleration, but not to adjust the wheel speed, so I'm not sure how that works.

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Re: Mouse Wheel Acceleration on Macbook Air

Post by kajo » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:23 pm

@Joevano I've already set the scrolling speed up to as high as possible. It works, on browsers, Skype etc, the scrolling is faster - However, it doesn't affect BZFlag.

@ Constitution So that means a higher FPS rate might help?

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Re: Mouse Wheel Acceleration on Macbook Air

Post by macsforme » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:31 am

Correct. I have noticed that it is hard to create tight groups of shots with low FPS. Do you limit your FPS?

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Re: Mouse Wheel Acceleration on Macbook Air

Post by kajo » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:13 pm

I've just tested it. I usually limit my FPS to 60FPS because otherwise it automatically goes up to about 900 FPS and my Macbook starts getting louder. So, I didn't notice any differences when using energy saver turned on/off, unfortunately... Still the same big gaps in my spread.

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Re: Mouse Wheel Acceleration on Macbook Air

Post by macsforme » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:50 pm

You get 900 FPS on a MacBook Air?

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Re: Mouse Wheel Acceleration on Macbook Air

Post by blast » Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:08 am

Maybe that's only when it's located within a manila envelope?
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Re: Mouse Wheel Acceleration on Macbook Air

Post by kajo » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:14 am

Yup, made a screenshot today on BZflag:

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When I turn off my energy saver I instantly get this high frame rate and my mac is heating up.

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