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Wanted to try this as a cheap multi-button mouse for MMO gaming. Was very disappointed.
It has 8 buttons, 3 of which are standard left right and middle/scroll. 3 others on the centre line are purely for controlling the dpi settings, and may not be remapped to anything else. So technically you only get 2 more buttons than a standard mouse.
No software comes with it, however the documentation instructs you where to download software for it, which was straightfoward, and a very eco-friendly alternative to products that ship with cds. That however is the only good point about it. The software allows you to create profiles, remap 5 of the 8 buttons, and change the dpi settings. The bad news is that the software, whilst easy enough to use, is needlessly showy, and hijacks the graphics card. The settings that you create are only applied whilst the program is running, they are NOT stored on the mouse itself, so you would need to leave this program in the background whilst you play your games. As said, it hijacks the graphics card, resulting in lots of graphical lag whilst playing your game. For me, it was bad enough to be unplayable, which is a ridiculous flaw for a gaming mouse to have.
You can choose not to use the software, and remap your mouse keys within your game settings, (if the game has that option), but then you will not be able to customise your dpi settings, which is fairly important if thats the reason you wanted the game, for FPS games especially.
If you want a gaming mouse, don't buy this. If you just want an average pc mouse with 2 extra buttons, go ahead.
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Initial post: 4 Dec 2011 01:14:28 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2011 01:23:00 GMT
you don't need extra dpi as much in mmos that is true, although it would be useful in pvp if you're a mousemover and kb user. But I did comment that the dpi is most useful in fps games. And I did also point out that the dpi settings can only be changed if you keep the background program running, which causes graphical lag and ruins your game. Which if you are in fact a FPS player, ruins the point of getting the mouse. In short, don't critsise without reading my review properly.
If you think this mouse is perfect for fps gaming I this you must have lower standards. I respectfully recommend that you try a mouse that can store dpi settings on itself, and perhaps you'll be enlightened and enjoy your gaming experience more.
well wishes x :)
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2011 01:38:09 GMT
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Posted on 15 Dec 2011 13:16:37 GMT
Simon Brown says:
I've used the same Logitech mouse software (they use the same software for all their mice) with a lot of Logitech mice (inc MX518, my current mouse) and a ton of games and it's never caused any framerate drops, stuttering, lag or anything. You probably have some USB issue or a hardware conflict (resource sharing), but I can assure you it's not the mouse software at fault. You think so many gamers would use Logitech mice, and specifically the G400 and G500, and their predecessor the MX518, if this was a common issue? The SetPoint.exe software is currently using 0% cpu time in task manager on my PC, and it stays on 0% when I run a game.
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Dec 2011 13:34:26 GMT
I completely agree. I used the MX518 for 5 years on three different motherboards and had no issues whatsoever. I recently upgraded to the G400 purely because I fancied a change (the MX518 is still working in great condition).
I've been to plenty LAN comps in my time and most professional FPS gamers use logitech mice. I seriously doubt they would if there were software/hardware issues.
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Dec 2011 13:52:48 GMT
There are many reasons why other people might not get the same probs as me, different operating system different graphics card etc. Plus if you've got a much higher end machine you might not even notice a lag that was there. But if you google for probs with setpoint.exe you will find other graphical related problems from various people. Lots of problems with window overlay and such. I'm just saying, I'm not unique, plenty of other people have had graphics related problems from this program. My issue with logitech is that I don't see why they don't want to use the most minimalist background program possible for this? But nevermind, I'm already investing in a gaming mouse that stores settings on itself and not on a background app, so I'm ok now :)
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2012 16:30:07 GMT
T. Snow says:
Even if you have an old clanger of a PC, the overhead from running setpoint is less than minimal, and puts absolutely no load on the GPU whatsoever.
If you want to be able change the button assignments (admittedly something setpoint does put arbitrary limits on), use uberoptions, its a freeware driver that lets you change everything, it supports practically ever logitech input device.
Posted on 7 Jul 2012 22:30:13 BDT
K. A. Daffarn says:
Your review is inaccurate in saying only 2 of 8 buttons can be reassigned, and inconsistent since later you say it's 5 of 8. If you download the software you can reassign all 8 buttons. There is a slight catch in that left click and right click have to be assigned to at least one button each, but that's just common sense since the mouse would be unuseable without them. You can still change which button that is, if you really want to (for example you could make the two side buttons left and right click and then reassign the main buttons, you just have to do it in that order).
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 23:12:27 BDT
You seem to have read my review wrong.
I didn't say that only 2 buttons could be reassigned.
I'll repeat the pertinant points for you:
I said it only has 2 more useable buttons than a regular mouse.
And then I said that only 5 out of the 8 buttons can be remapped.
This is because the 3 buttons that controll dpi cannot be remapped to anything else.
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 23:21:50 BDT
What are you doing anyway to warrant the need to have 8 customisable buttons on your mouse? Just use your keyboard.
The fact is that this mouse is £24. What you get for that price is an incredible high quality gaming mouse. To give it 1 star out of 5 is just simply ridiculous. Proven by how many people have commented in disagreement to your review.