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Old 8th Sep 2008, 06:04 AM   #1
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A Different Sort of Mouse Sensitivity Thread

Consistency is good as many of you have said in the past about mouse sensitivity. But what about across difference games? Do you try to keep your sensitivity the same or adjust it for the game such as slower for smaller/faster/further target games and faster for bigger/slower/up close target games. Would using different mouse sens for games mess up your aim consistency or is it better to adjust for the game and just get used to a different sensitivity per game?

edit: Another twist are games such as CoD4 where essentially have two different mouse senstivity's, one for walking around and the other for iron sights the latter being the most used.
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Old 8th Sep 2008, 06:05 AM   #2
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Same, so my muscle memory is more efficient as it knows how to move to get the cursor where I want it on the screen.
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A different sort, you say?! You madman!
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Old 8th Sep 2008, 06:09 AM   #4
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Different actually. But then again I only play about 3 fps games in average. UT2k4, UT3 and Crysis.
UT2k4 and ut3 is roughly the same medium sense, but Crysis is a little different. Faster due to being able to run up to enemies and punch them in the nose
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Old 8th Sep 2008, 06:30 AM   #5
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Another thing to think about is instead of the usual way of measuring sensitivity, cm per 360 degree turn ingame, one should use the distance of an enemies hitbox on your screen for the same feel. As in if you move your mouse 1 inch in for 1 games hitbox you should move your mouse 1 inch for another games hitbox even though the hitbox in that game is smaller. This would mean you would need a lower sensitivity in the game with the smaller hitbox. This might give yourself the illusion of the sensitivity of both games being the same therefore your hand will still move consistently across both games.

Of course you would need to think about at what distance encounters in each game happen at and other variables such as movement speed, change direction speed and others if you wanted an exact feel I think. And yes, I have thought a lot about this topic ;p
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Old 8th Sep 2008, 07:10 AM   #6
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I've gotten used to having a 360 turn be the same as the width of my mouse pad. So that's the first thing I usually do after rebinding the wasd setup to esdf. It can be a PITA but worth it to me.
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Same, so my muscle memory is more efficient as it knows how to move to get the cursor where I want it on the screen.
This.
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Different. Generally, mine is a direct relationship: The faster the pace of the game is, the higher the mouse sensitivity.
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Old 8th Sep 2008, 10:33 AM   #9
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Same... The current game I'm into usually affects other games I still tool around with.

For instance, my UT2004 sens. was around 9" per 360 when I was into it. Now that I'm into CoD4, that feels far too slow, so it's down to around 6" now (I think; at work slacking off). But I don't actually play UT2004 anymore, so it's a moot issue, I suppose.
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Old 8th Sep 2008, 12:19 PM   #10
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I don't even know how I'd get it to be the same in every game. I just adjust it until it feels right.
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Old 8th Sep 2008, 04:29 PM   #11
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Back in the days I tried to use the same in all games. Length of the mouse pad = x turns.

And then I started working in IT support, had to use a dozen different mice with different speeds every day. That totally destroys everything your muscles ever knew about quickly turning 90 to the left and a bit up for a head shot. Nowadays my aim is pretty bad and I go with the above mentioned route of "I just adjust it until it feels right.".
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Old 9th Sep 2008, 05:35 PM   #12
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My sensitivity is different for each game.
In CPMA it's much higher than in UT, for example.

Too lazy to check each game. D:
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5 For source games

7 For UT

6 Horizontal, 8 Vertical for halo.
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 11:46 AM   #14
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All the UT's are the same, but I don't really bother with the less competitive FPS's
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 12:04 PM   #15
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I try for same, but sometimes I just can't be arsed trying to tweak it just right for every single game. Not to mention those bloody friggen games that force mouse accel on you. asdf.
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