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Old 10-19-2013, 03:07 AM   #1
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Windows 8.1

Let this be a warning to any gamers considering upgrading, I had these problems:

1) Mouse polling rate is capped at 200Hz (everything I tried did not fix), might not be new to 8.1 but I haven't ran 8 in a while
2) MarkC mouse accel fix no longer worked

these combined made mouse input total poo poo. not to mention it is still windows 8
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:18 AM   #2
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Is the MarkC fix not working in game or out of game? I know for example CS:GO you have to turn rawinput off for the fix to completely work
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:27 AM   #3
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both- I skipped games that support raw input, I only considered in games that implicitly turn enhance pointer precision on, but mouse movement recorder was showing crazy mismatches I never got on 7 both on the desktop and in older games, and it was a realllllly noticeable difference. maybe exaggerated by the lower polling rate. I didn't know that about csgo! I use really really low sens in that game so I have just been totally oblivious (also never play it RIP)
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:33 AM   #4
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(you should play it it's really really good (even though it has drops + crates))
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:35 AM   #5
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cant tell if serious? I got into the crates a bit, trading a lot till I got an awp boom and sold it for $10 :/
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:38 AM   #6
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at any rate, I just reinstalled windows 7 on a SSD, time 2 own
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:44 AM   #7
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I know cake just upgraded to 8.1, maybe he can shed some light
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:06 AM   #8
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TOO LATE NOW FUCK DAT
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:01 PM   #9
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I haven't upgraded lol. I stuck with 8 after reading the list of things 8.1 breaks atm. When (if) they iron those out I'll give it a shot. BTW the "Start Menu is back" thing is a troll attempt. It's like "click here to begin.." "JK NOW YOU'RE BACK IN METRO LOLZ RAGE SUCCESSFUL." I just use start8. It's 5 bucks and unbreaks about 80% of win8. The other 20% you can hack pretty easily with some googling.

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Old 10-19-2013, 06:02 PM   #10
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StartIsBack is better. Start8 doesn't support custom themes last time I checked.
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Custom themes, cuz I bought a barby doll instead of a computer.
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:49 AM   #12
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Yea there are a lot of start/shell replacements. There's even Classic Shell which is FOSS and allows you to skin the entire shell. I really just wanted something that brought functionality back, didn't feel buggy, and without tons of features I don't care about that could break something down the line.

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linux is the future


*spends two hours fixing flash after an update*
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:14 PM   #14
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StartIsBack isn't buggy and feels fine. The version for 8 was code straight from 7 and didn't take up any resources. Dunno about the "+" version for 8.1.

Just an FYI.
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God I wish. When I think Linux desktop I think something fairly polished and obviously worked on for years. Then I look the other way and see every 3rd party programmer and manufacturer of commodity hardware/software holding their middle finger up. Sad really.
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Maybe we'll all be on the Steam OS in the future.
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Custom themes, cuz I bought a barby doll instead of a computer.
How can you stand default Windows themes? Every single visual style MS has produced asides from Classic has been god damn ugly.
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who cares!
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How can you stand default Windows themes? Every single visual style MS has produced asides from Classic has been god damn ugly.
Idk, I just don't pay it any attention.
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