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Mouse input broken, makes game nearly unplayable (video inside)


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Hm. I do have it from Steam, maybe they messed up in changing the DRM for it.

Edit: For anyone thinking about it, the fixed crack doesn't help either, i just tried.

Edited by Mithaldu, 28 May 2010 - 11:42 AM.


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Mithaldu, in regards to Steam all I can think of is verify the files or worst-case re-install (Oh God, the bandwidth!).

Alternately, off the top of my head: re-install GPU drivers, defrag or if you really want to go the whole nine yards re-format.

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Strange I never had any problems with the mouse. Using the mouse for hacking was a bit wonky, but feasable. Maybe try turning Vsynch off?

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Strange I never had any problems with the mouse. Using the mouse for hacking was a bit wonky, but feasable. Maybe try turning Vsynch off?

How powerful is your machine? I have the suspicion that the problem is less apparent on slow machines. Also, yeah, i went through the whole song and dance with all possible vsync options. :)


Mithaldu, in regards to Steam all I can think of is verify the files or worst-case re-install (Oh God, the bandwidth!).

Alternately, off the top of my head: re-install GPU drivers, defrag or if you really want to go the whole nine yards re-format.

It's not an issue with my machine. I have ~50 games of various ages installed and they all run fine. Additionally the problem is corroborated by MANY pc gamers. This is an issue with the game.

Edited by Mithaldu, 28 May 2010 - 11:47 AM.


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Just a note..the VSync option in game does nothing. It's broken. You have to set UseVSync=False manually in APEngine.ini

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In the meanwhile I finished the tutorial zone and my first missions and I still don't have any problems, since changing the SmoothFrameMinimum (to 20) and Maximum(to 30) (while mouse smoothing is active). VSync ist set to TRUE.
The mouse only begins stucking again, when I record a video while playing (so probably if the framerate sinks below 20).

I do also own the Steam version of the game. But... why should DRM only break mouse input, and not controller input? That's not the problem I think.

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In the meanwhile I finished the tutorial zone and my first missions and I still don't have any problems, since changing the SmoothFrameMinimum (to 20) and Maximum(to 30) (while mouse smoothing is active). VSync ist set to TRUE.
The mouse only begins stucking again, when I record a video while playing (so probably if the framerate sinks below 20).

I do also own the Steam version of the game. But... why should DRM only break mouse input, and not controller input? That's not the problem I think.


I've mentioned this elsewhere but bear in mind the speed when turning using controller input is usually constant. A mouse movement made by a human hand is usually non-constant. So if the developr is just feeding mouse input to a code routine specifically designed for a console controller, this may be the cause of issues. This kind of thing is extremely common with games poorly ported to the PC from console. The solution is to code specifically for the most popular input devices for the platform, not code for one platform to save time and effort and then just 'force-feed' input from devices on different platforms into it.

Just a theory mind :ermm:




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