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AlienInvader #1 Posted Jul 04 2011 - 20:47

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What mouse dpi do you tank at?  I was just curious.  I've been using an optical @ just 800 dpi (even though it does 1600), but I just purchased a laser @ 800/1600/2000.  So now I'm trying to get used to using 1600..

edit: I would do a poll but dont know how to, o well.

RayJones #2 Posted Jul 04 2011 - 21:02

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Higher DPI only means faster response rate. You need a low DPI setting (like 400) for sniping and higher DPI settings (1600) while driving your tank and moving your camera at the same time. For general mouse operation 800 is perfect.

Its just like mouse sensitivity in the settings menu of World Of Tanks.The only difference is that mouse sensitivity is software controlled while DPI settings are hardware controlled.

I would prefer the latter only for those mouse which have separate buttons for changing DPI on the fly such as the Logitech mx518 gaming mouse.

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View PostAlienInvader, on Jul 04 2011 - 20:47, said:

What mouse dpi do you tank at?  I was just curious.  I've been using an optical @ just 800 dpi (even though it does 1600), but I just purchased a laser @ 800/1600/2000.  So now I'm trying to get used to using 1600..

edit: I would do a poll but dont know how to, o well.

Allow me to share a terrible joke based on title only: Your preceived Maus DPI? anything greater then 0.

Ha Ha Ha,

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Zakume #4 Posted Jul 04 2011 - 21:50

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No idea, whatever setting 3 is on the mamba

kotzubel #5 Posted Jul 05 2011 - 10:32

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I have a logitek g5 laser gaming mouse with on the fly dpi adjustment It helps a lot.

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View Postkotzubel, on Jul 05 2011 - 10:32, said:

I have a logitek g5 laser gaming mouse with on the fly dpi adjustment It helps a lot.

its logitech, I just use 2000 dip for everything

kotzubel #7 Posted Jul 05 2011 - 20:43

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View Poststrfy2001, on Jul 05 2011 - 11:49, said:

its logitech, I just use 2000 dip for everything
It's dpi. :P

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View Postkotzubel, on Jul 05 2011 - 20:43, said:

It's dpi. :P

So he made a typing error.

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2nd to lowest configured setting on my G500: 3000 dpi.

Normally I use 4000 dpi (max is 5700 for the G500), but that's just to jittery with the aiming circle.

This dpi seems very high, but the corresponding setting on my G5 with 2000 dpi max would be around 800-1000 dpi. The end result depends on how you set the speed for the mouse as well, so a higher dpi doesn't always mean a twitchy cursor.

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View PostTermina, on Jul 05 2011 - 20:54, said:

So he made a typing error.
Turn about is fair play. My stupid smart phone is allways changing what I typ and I don't allways catch it.

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i use a Microsoft Sidewinder X5. it has adjustable DPI, but i just leave it on 2000 all the time

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I always thought that the higher the DPI the smoother and more accurate your mouse cursor will be.  An example is when you are sniping something way out in the distance and you zoom in but there is a certain spot you would like to hit and when you move your mouse it seems to move too much up/down/left/right and you cant seem to actually move the mouse in that position.  With higer DPI I felt you could easily move the mouse just a "hair" in the right direction giving you better overall control.  If your DPI is too low you you might only be able to shoot the front half and back half of a sideways target but nothing in between. ....hope this makes sense to some of you out there.

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View PostCaptain_DirtyLeotard, on Jul 05 2011 - 23:56, said:

I always thought that the higher the DPI the smoother and more accurate your mouse cursor will be.  An example is when you are sniping something way out in the distance and you zoom in but there is a certain spot you would like to hit and when you move your mouse it seems to move too much up/down/left/right and you cant seem to actually move the mouse in that position.  With higer DPI I felt you could easily move the mouse just a "hair" in the right direction giving you better overall control.  If your DPI is too low you you might only be able to shoot the front half and back half of a sideways target but nothing in between. ....hope this makes sense to some of you out there.

DPI = Dots per Inch

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View PostCaptain_DirtyLeotard, on Jul 05 2011 - 23:56, said:

I always thought that the higher the DPI the smoother and more accurate your mouse cursor will be.  An example is when you are sniping something way out in the distance and you zoom in but there is a certain spot you would like to hit and when you move your mouse it seems to move too much up/down/left/right and you cant seem to actually move the mouse in that position.  With higer DPI I felt you could easily move the mouse just a "hair" in the right direction giving you better overall control.  If your DPI is too low you you might only be able to shoot the front half and back half of a sideways target but nothing in between. ....hope this makes sense to some of you out there.

Yes, except you got it the wrong way around. High dpi means that moving the mouse a hair will move the mouse cursor from one end of the screen to the other. Low dpi means goes with having to pick up the mouse because you reached the end of the mouse pad --> more precision for sniping.

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View PostTeurlinx_NL, on Jul 06 2011 - 00:10, said:

Yes, except you got it the wrong way around. High dpi means that moving the mouse a hair will move the mouse cursor from one end of the screen to the other. Low dpi means goes with having to pick up the mouse because you reached the end of the mouse pad --> more precision for sniping.

I believe you getting that mixed up with mouse excelleration and mouse sensitivity.  Its accuracy is determined by DPI just like on a LCD 1Million:1 contrast ratio gives you a sharper picture more crisp, there are more pixles per square inch to give that sharper picture.  So on the same note you should be able to move your mouse in smaller increments. So you can shoot through those peep holes.

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View PostCaptain_DirtyLeotard, on Jul 06 2011 - 00:52, said:

I believe you getting that mixed up with mouse excelleration and mouse sensitivity.  Its accuracy is determined by DPI just like on a LCD 1Million:1 contrast ratio gives you a sharper picture more crisp, there are more pixles per square inch to give that sharper picture.  So on the same note you should be able to move your mouse in smaller increments. So you can shoot through those peep holes.

More dpi means that a 1 by 1 inch area will have more pixels. It depends on the sensitivity you set with your software, but all things equal double the dpi means that the cursor moves twice as far for the same mouse travel. The less you have to travel the mouse the more important every little stutter your hand makes and the harder it is to get high accuracy.

If you don't believe me, just try sniping on the highest dpi setting you have compared to the middle and lowest one. Observe which mode is easier to snipe accurately with.

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View PostTeurlinx_NL, on Jul 06 2011 - 00:10, said:

Yes, except you got it the wrong way around. High dpi means that moving the mouse a hair will move the mouse cursor from one end of the screen to the other. Low dpi means goes with having to pick up the mouse because you reached the end of the mouse pad --> more precision for sniping.


View PostTeurlinx_NL, on Jul 06 2011 - 01:57, said:

More dpi means that a 1 by 1 inch area will have more pixels. It depends on the sensitivity you set with your software, but all things equal double the dpi means that the cursor moves twice as far for the same mouse travel. The less you have to travel the mouse the more important every little stutter your hand makes and the harder it is to get high accuracy.

If you don't believe me, just try sniping on the highest dpi setting you have compared to the middle and lowest one. Observe which mode is easier to snipe accurately with.

I concur with above.


View PostCaptain_DirtyLeotard, on Jul 05 2011 - 23:56, said:

I  always thought that the higher the DPI the smoother and more accurate  your mouse cursor will be.  An example is when you are sniping something  way out in the distance and you zoom in but there is a certain spot you  would like to hit and when you move your mouse it seems to move too  much up/down/left/right and you cant seem to actually move the mouse in  that position.  With higer DPI I felt you could easily move the mouse  just a "hair" in the right direction giving you better overall  control.  If your DPI is too low you you might only be able to shoot the  front half and back half of a sideways target but nothing in between.  ....hope this makes sense to some of you out there.


Also, Captain_DirtyLeotard stated it correctly in layman's terms but only the opposite.

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View Postkotzubel, on Jul 05 2011 - 21:19, said:

Turn about is fair play. My stupid smart phone is allways changing what I typ and I don't allways catch it.

Oh, I didn't catch that, my apologies.




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