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Mouse Smoothing In Games

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April 10, 2006 3:50:40 PM

OK. Here it is. Probably a very stupid question. So lets get it over with.
What the hell is mouse smoothing in games and what happens if it is set to maximum or minimum

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April 10, 2006 4:18:02 PM

It makes it smooth to move the mouse but slowing the reaction because it's basically delaying the response. Not really good to use at games that requires lots of reflex and response. I only use it for single player mode and it also smooth out the framerates. I set mine to medium mostly. :D 
April 10, 2006 5:49:44 PM

Thank you very much. This helped very much. So basically when im playing online games such as CS SOURCE i should have it set to nedium or lower then

Cheers
April 10, 2006 8:36:47 PM

Mouse smoothing came from the time of mechanical ball mouses (mice?), because of their poor spacial resolution, i.e. if you move the mouse from left to right in FPS, you would see that the rotation of your view is performed in "jumps", which is an artifact of low resolution sampling of mouse position.

If you have good optical mouse, there is no need to smooth it at all.
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