There is a copper inner sheath, so it should be fine. If the mouse is not captured, the message is posted to the window that contains the cursor. If you have massive hams for hands, definitely check out the EC1-A. (This is also a major reason I won’t buy razer mice. Balls to that!

Indicates whether various virtual keys are down.
I fixed it by installing the monitor driver, then toggling G-SYNC on/off. ), Its certificate (which must be renewed yearly, I believe) expired or is about to expire (this is bad! It won’t work!” posts, and I don’t think there’s an FAQ, so you have to sift through 50+ page threads full of information that is usually not terribly relevant to your particular issue. The coordinate is relative to the upper-left corner of the client area. If you can walk into a decently-sized PC store and try out a load of mice, I’d recommend just forgetting about the WMO and finding something new. However, I play Overwatch with an eDPI of 3.1k (450 CPI * 7 sensitivity) which equates to roughly 43 cm for a 360. It was a good match for me length-wise and was comfortable to rest my hand on, but it’s too wide for me to pick up without changing the way I grip it. Personally, I bought some refurbished ones, plus a new one that was still in its (rather worn) box – it’d been sat on a shelf for 10 years, ha! Unfortunately, I easily hit the negative acceleration threshold @ 125hz, and my 180 degree turn looks more like a 100 degree bout of confusion. The low-order word specifies the x-coordinate of the cursor. ), and I’m not really a fan of spending £60 on a mouse in what is essentially a blind purchase. Without a mouse ball, there are no moving parts to clean or wear down. It’s £60, for crying out loud! games, Note that this involves running windows with some system settings changed.

I’d had overclocking working with Windows 10 x64 previously using an unsigned driver in test mode, but for whatever reason, I just couldn’t get it to hit better than 125hz using Sweetlow’s new signed driver.


So here’s the current state of affairs (May 2017): Sweetlow is doing a great job considering it’s just a side hobby for him, and he’s helping a lot of people. I then bought a Steelseries Rival 100, as I needed a stopgap mouse. gaming, The high-order word specifies the y-coordinate of the cursor. Logitech’s customisation software is a 100+ MB installer. Given that I wanted a larger mouse, but not as big as the EC1-A, the Logitech G403 fitted the bill. It is perfect for my hand size. Can’t really say whether this will affect its durability, but I did this on a £6 second-hander, so I don’t really care too much. I made a cut about an inch from the mouse body, then another half a metre up the cable. Thanks to sweetlow and co for this bit of magic. What I take from this spate of experimentation is that there is no ‘amazing’ mouse that beats all others. tl;dr: It seems G-SYNC related. Finally, modded WMOs from a specific seller on ebay are available, and the seller has a good reputation, so he’s perhaps worth a look. The WMO mouse cable really sucks. The WMO mouse cable really sucks. There’s also a huge thread full of “HLAP! Sadly, in late 2016, the venerable WMO gave up the ghost – its death certificate listed a faulty cable. The DPI switch is on top of the mouse. It’s light. It would downclock OK (so I could run it at 30hz), so I just assumed I’d got a dud mouse since it wouldn’t go past the default settings. Various USB issues exist (haven’t personally run into this, but there’s lots of chat about disabling secure boot, xHCI and various other bits of hand-waving going on). fairly gushing post about the Microsoft WMO 1.1/1.1a. Given that my hands are fairly long (22cm or so) and I palm grip when gaming, I thought the Zowie EC1-A or the Razer DeathAdder would be good.

). The coordinate is relative to the upper-left corner of the client area. Ryujehong’s 70+cm/360 would certainly not agree with the WMO! There’s also an alternative overclock which involves USB 3.0, but I’ve not touched that one. The downside is that since it’s niche bit of kit, so getting help relies on a handful of folk. The tl;dr here is that the WMO (and its stablemates) offers “perfect control” to a speed up to 1m/s, but exhibits negative acceleration beyond this speed unless you overclock the mouse polling rate. What I will say is that, if you’re a high sensitivity gamer and don’t fling the mouse around a lot, this may not be a significant issue. The IntelliEye optical sensor tracks movement thousands of times times per second, giving you smooth and precise motion. While its weight is not an issue, it doesn’t fit in most mouse bungees (razer bungee says: nope). I’ll see how badly this affects my game and either persevere, or get a new mouse. I’m pretty sure that my mouse-buying days are over for another 5 years. unless you overclock the mouse polling rate, The fundamentals of unit testing: Setup structure, The fundamentals of unit testing: Data-driven tests, Goodbye Wordpress, Hello Jekyll and Github Pages, Nvidia + G-SYNC - Black screen when alt-tabbing, A signed driver exists which means you shouldn’t need to install an unsigned driver (this is good! The guy that wrote the driver has showed a lot of ingenuity, and the community came together to raise the funds to sign the driver. The readme is a little confusing and you have to download the files from a forum’s attachments and/or work your way through multiple broken links (sorry, not going to take point here as these files change frequently). The cable is very thick. Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]. I’ve also heard rumblings about some games viewing this as dodgy (from an anti-cheat perspective), but haven’t confirmed it. It’s extremely stiff and doesn’t straighten out easily; this results in snagging and uneven resistance as you move the … The optical sensor is even sealed to prevent dirt and lint from getting in and affecting performance. Try out some mice and see what suits you rather than buying the “best” mouse with the most positive reviews. They’ve long since been discontinued, so the main options nowadays are ebay and second-hand sites. Do not use the LOWORD or HIWORD macros to extract the x- and y- coordinates of the cursor position because these macros return incorrect results on systems with multiple monitors.

If an application processes this message, it should return zero. I won’t warble on about the nuts and bolts of this too much, as there’s a great esreality article about it that explains it better than I can.

The DPI switch cycles between 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 DPI without requiring drivers. In the end, I decided to buy another WMO. Furthermore, I don’t want a mouse with stupid cloud software (S3 is down? I decided to try and track down a decent WMO replacement. You can also use the GET_X_LPARAM or GET_Y_LPARAM macro to extract the x- or y-coordinate. overclocking, It’s extremely stiff and doesn’t straighten out easily; this results in snagging and uneven resistance as you move the mouse around, causing the cable to bend and coil. True plug ‘n’ play. The WMO has its flaws and isn’t appropriate for everyone. The extra 10g is not noticeable as…, … it glides much better and faster than any other mouse I’ve tried. WMO.

The G403 is much larger than the Steelseries Rival 100, and somewhere between the sizes of the EC1-A and the EC2-A. I decided to try something new. I might love it, but I might hate it. misc,

A window receives this message through its WindowProc function. It’s a great mouse. If you play with a similar or even lower sensitivity than me, I would recommend looking into a more modern mouse, as the WMO won’t keep up. This is on the lower sensitivity side of things for OW. %systemroot%\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, %systemroot%\system32\drivers\usbxhci.sys, Download the updated (non-signed) hidusbf.sys file from, Replace the hidusbf.sys in the signed driver directory (DRIVER/AMD64/hidusbf.sys) with the one you just grabbed, Open a cmd prompt with admin privileges and type the following commands, Right click HIDUSBF.INF and choose “install”, Set the polling rate to 1000hz or whatever you want, Click “restart” (the button in the setup.exe, not restart your PC!).

The sensor is great, and it has a few other wonderful features, namely a DPI switch being on the base of the mouse (“let’s change DPI to go into sniper mode!” said nobody ever, apart from marketing guys) and zero setup / drivers. I ran all games for years with exactly the same method without issue.

I then tugged at the sheath and removed the section. The Rival 100 is a decent mouse, but its shape doesn’t agree with me (it’s too narrow), and it’s a touch too heavy for my tastes. It really is. tips, I’m not a technician, so I binned it. The cable slides over a cloth pad easily and doesn’t twist or snag. I briefly touched on this in my previous post from 2011: if you don’t overclock the polling rate, the mouse performs worse. Depending on your sensitivity settings, this can be a deal-breaker and render it unusable. This parameter can be one or more of the following values. Result: the mouse cable is much more pliable. Hitting a 180 means travelling ~20cm across the pad. I’ve been using Wordpress with hosting since the late noughties, and it’s time for a Posted to a window when the cursor moves. Not quite as light as the WMO, but within 10g. 1000hz, After sending it back, I noticed RJN’s videos featured a Logitech G403. I like the shape even better than the WMO / EC1-A.

Unless you’re comfortable with this, don’t do it. Tags: After a bit of a hunt, I couldn’t find anything that’s 100% suitable; some people recommend Zowies like the EC2-A or FK1, and others like the Razer DeathAdder Chroma. This post is part of a series on unit testing. In the meantime, here’s how I got it working. I played with the WMO for a week or so; the negative acceleration coupled with my low sensitivity renders it unsuitable. The WMO weighed in at ~80g, and in my opinion is better for it. mouse, It’s hard to press accidentally, but it’s still there. However, I tried the Zowie EC1-A and it didn’t suit me.
Mice that Skip and Jam Are a Thing of the Past. I will preface this by saying it’s not a great solution. If I really whip the mouse into a 180, the uneven turning is still evident, though much less pronounced.