Hardware Pointer option when playing games

Dell / Inspiron 531s
September 2, 2010 at 02:28:06
Specs: Windows XP, 2.812 GHz / 3518 MB
I have had this problem under Windows XP and now Windows 7 Ultimate. I don't believe it has anything to do with my particular hardware.

The problem concerns my mouse pointer when playing some games. With most games, there is no problem. However, with some games, the pointer is very unstable and tough to control. It doesn't respond properly. It sort of floats over the screen and doesn't move right away when I move the mouse. With most of the games, there is usually an option to: USE HARDWARE POINTER. Whenever I select that, the problem is resolved and the pointer works perfectly in the game.

Unfortunately, I have a few games where the mouse behaves erratically but there is no option to use Hardware Pointer, so the game is virtually unplayable, at least by playing with the mouse.

The million dollar question is if my mouse isn't behaving properly in a game and there is no option to use Hardware Pointer, is there a workaround or a free standalone program I can use to make the game use the Hardware Pointer, so it behaves properly?

Again I don't think it has anything to do with the mouse itself because I have had this problem with different mice. Right now I am using the Soyo optical Dragon Mouse. The mouse works perfectly everywhere, except within a few games.

Again, whatever it is that causes my mouse to behave erratically in a game, is fixed if the game has the option to use Hardware Pointer. What do I do if the mouse is erratic and the game doesn't have the option to use Hardware Pointer?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.


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#1
February 19, 2011 at 09:56:04
i'm experiencing the same problem too
my mouse are clicking randomly without any touch
any surface any position..
when i hold the left click.. its randomly release, before i'm releasing my finger..
i check it with the other mouse.. and the same thing happened again
tottally anoyying

sometime i resolve it..
when i played a non fullscreen or windowed game
the mouse error never happen

when i change the window into fullscreen..
it happened again..

and not all games are supported windowed mode..
somehow i found a trick to made it into window mode
by insterting a code -window in the shortcut target path, separated by space
it goes like this :
"D:\[ softwares ]\[ entertain ]\[ games ]\Warcraft III\Frozen Throne.exe" -window

but, i realized.. its not really comfortable playing in windowed mode
such as warcraft 3, i cant practically scroll the screen when the mouse reach end screen(window).. it goes out to the desktop side..
and haaahh!!! the screen doesnt scroll

sadly.. i still confuse
what causing the error.. virus? powersupply? hardware damage? or maybe dust?

totally annoying..

i hope someone know the answer..


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#2
February 19, 2011 at 19:44:56
Hi, Red.

As you can see, I never got a response to my question. I still have the problem, but as I mentioned it's only with a few games, but still I never figured out how to fix it.

The only thing I can add is that, some older games used to have an option to use Hardware Pointer, but usually today, the game has an option for Custon Cursor. If you uncheck that, I believe you are now using the hardware pointer. The point is that when I have a problem, I want to use the system pointer, instead of the custom game pointer.

To make it clear, I have only had this problem with a few games. Most games are fine. But when I have the problem, the game is virtually unplayable. Now that you resurrected this thread, hopefully someone will respond.

The question is if my cursor is behaving erratically within a game and there is no option to use the hardware pointer (which solves the problem), is there a workaround to force the game to use the hardware pointer instead of the custom game pointer?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.


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