What mouse do you use? (to play bzflag)

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Post by mountain lover » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:44 pm

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i use thad to, its very cool :D :P

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Post by Destroyer » Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:41 pm

I use a default Fujitsu Siemens mouse :P
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Post by macsforme » Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:10 pm

Just got a Razer Copperhead. Quite eager to try it, especially since I'm switching over from keyboard.

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Post by goblin » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:30 am

I use a gamepad. I still suck at playing BZFlag with it, but I suck less than with a mouse...
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Post by DoesMyBumLookBigInThis? » Thu May 08, 2008 4:56 pm

I use a boring Logitech mouse very basic and very old. There's nothing interesting to say about it all so I'll shut up now. :|
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Post by shadowscorpion » Sat May 17, 2008 6:31 pm

I use a basic wireless mouse.

I don't see the need to use a high-tech mouse, because you only need one button.

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Post by Astroman » Sat May 17, 2008 7:04 pm

shadowscorpion wrote:... because you only need one button.
I beg to differ, I play with a combination of mouse and keyboard, arrow keys to drive, left button and scroll wheel to shoot, right button to jump, middle to drop flag.
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Post by Green Manalishi » Sat May 17, 2008 7:30 pm

mickey mouse

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Post by io » Sat May 24, 2008 2:43 am

i use a trackball :) from Logitech
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Post by F687/s » Sat May 24, 2008 3:14 pm

Meh, I switched from my Mighty Mouse to a cheap wired Microsoft Mouse. Mainly because I don't have to worry about right-clicks being interpreted as left-clicks (which is problematic if you're trying to identify a teammate right in front of you ;-) and because the scroll-wheel is better.

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Post by Cruel dog » Mon May 26, 2008 4:19 am

I use the G7 too =)
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Post by Knox » Mon May 26, 2008 3:01 pm

transtec lasermouse. And wireless mouse suck !
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Post by khazhyk » Mon May 26, 2008 6:58 pm

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I use a wireless mouse because the way my desk is set up, every time someone besides me sat down, they would hit a wire and knock the mouse on the ground. :D
For you that may not be the case. ;)
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Post by F687/s » Mon May 26, 2008 8:40 pm

I've had a couple experiences using wireless mice to play BZ, and they both were not good. Partly because the batteries in them were always half-dead, and partly because the IR is just too unreliable for me.

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Post by trainee » Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:06 am

I still use a Razer DeathAdder and a Razer Diamondback, but I recently purchased an a4techx7 that was recommended by tankzilla. It is a very good mouse, and it only costs $25.00. It's highly programmable and moves very smoothly on a Razer exactmat.

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Post by TheOneAndOnly » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:21 pm

shadowscorpion wrote:I use a basic wireless mouse.
Hehe!
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Post by mountain lover » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:54 pm

good luck with your mouse all play good ! :D
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Post by wizard » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:37 pm

Argh,

Now why does the industry come up with this stuff?

Keep in mind that the macro functions of these mice are explicitely not permitted to be used by GU league players and had been rejected to be added to the whitelist. We had macros before and decided against the use of them.
Even the three fire button is highly questionable since it doesnt just fire three times but will add slight delays inbetween.In either case this button is not on the whitelist either so not to be used by league players either.

If things become worse with these mice it might result in other leagues adopting these policies as well instead of relying on the public server policy of the GU league only.

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Post by Abominable » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:34 am

I actually use my laptop mouse pad for about 80% of bzflaging.
Other than that, just a cheap 20$ laser mouse from the store. Logitech
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Post by Marines » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:07 pm

i use logitech!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by tw1sted » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:00 pm

MARINES wrote:i use logitech!!!!!!!!!!!
What version? G7? G9? MX Revolution?

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Post by ts » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:04 pm

wizard wrote:Argh,

Now why does the industry come up with this stuff?
The industry comes up with mice because people buy mice (and the drivers) with money. The more mice they sell the better it is for them therefore they want to attract users. That way they ship mice with PTFE feet, a high DPI resolution and fast response time. On the other hand they want the mice to be cheap to produce, so they use USB instead of firewire because firewire license costs 1€. USB is harder on the users CPU and as such it can cause jitter at heavy movements, assuming CPU is not too strong and poll rate is 1000HZ. People also like good drivers so companies want halfway good drivers. However in Mac OS X Logitech's drivers are one of the worst things, ever.

If the driver can help people to play better then companies will add the helping features.
wizard wrote:Keep in mind that the macro functions of these mice are explicitely not permitted to be used by GU league players and had been rejected to be added to the whitelist. We had macros before and decided against the use of them.
Even the three fire button is highly questionable since it doesnt just fire three times but will add slight delays inbetween.In either case this button is not on the whitelist either so not to be used by league players either.
The 3 shot thing is not helping as it confuses timing. Many standard drivers offer repeating actions executed after triggering one button. They key here is that only the same action can be repeated. GU league admins only decided about multiple actions being executed that are different. If that is not the case, then communicate it to the players. However I do NOT know any driver from "official sources" offering that kind of feature. Even if one does then keep in mind those things are very hard to achieve as you need the driver to be in sync with your client. (I do not want to go further into this as I don't want to help people trying to program such a thing.) There are other things I'm concerned in drivers but again I don't want to point them all to it.
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Post by Marines » Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:35 am

Oh i use logitech mx revolution
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Post by pooper » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:40 pm

Kensington SI300 laser mouse, 30$. Would not recommend. It occasionally decides to give me the Reverse Controls flag, except worse, and I have to shake it around to get it to start tracking correctly again.

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