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XIM APEX Discussions / Re: My overwatch settings
« on: 10:36 PM - 09/23/18 »
Interesting. Salty was pushing max Smoothing in previous settings.

General Discussion / Re: Sound Upgrade
« on: 10:28 PM - 09/23/18 »
Astro headphones are trash. I've owned 3 pair and thought they were great too, but as soon as you branch out of gaming gear into audiophile territory, you quickly realise Astro is the Razer of the audio world. A decent set of cans from Sennheiser, AKG, Audio-Technica, Philips etc will blow Astro away at an equivalent price.

MixAmps are good for positional cues, but a SoundBlaster X7 is the best current option for gaming audio (it's fantastic as an all-round AMP/DAC). However, the next generation of consoles is due in 2020 and Dolby Atmos will hit the mainstream, so anything you buy now has a short viable lifespan.

I'll be replacing the X7 with SoundBlaster's Atmos-compatible DAC on release - Atmos will be a huge upgrade to audio cues when it's more widely implemented. Atmos adds height to positional cues (above and below), which is completely lacking in current 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound codecs.

What I would do until then is pick up an Astro MixAmp 2013 Pro (best components of all MixAmps and cross-platform compatible) and pair it with a set of Philips SHP9500S (hard to find) or HyperX Cloud cans. Toss in a V-Moda Boom Pro or ModMic and you've got a cheap and very decent gaming-grade setup.

Od1n's suggestion here to pump the audio volume for the OP's setup is spot on. Fiio makes some great little amps.

XIM APEX Discussions / Re: My overwatch settings
« on: 10:14 PM - 09/23/18 »
Why 19 Smoothing? The more Smoothing you add, the floatier and less responsive your aim.

XIM APEX Discussions / Re: My overwatch settings
« on: 09:03 PM - 09/23/18 »
Super prayers! Yeah!

If you're also going to be using the screen for PC gaming, that changes things. Ideally, you'll want 144Hz. Anything with that and around 8-12ms of lag should be great. Maybe slot 4K in there if PC gaming :)

But...for console gaming, 1080p @ 60Hz will get you through the next two years. What happens afterwards is anyone's guess, but I'm thinking 4K and 120Hz will be the gold standard.

Support / Re: [ACTIVE] PS4 pro ps 6.0 update issues? APEX
« on: 07:23 PM - 09/23/18 »
It may help to paste the BO3 config code in this thread to see if there's a bug that can be replicated.

I vaguely recalled an issue with cut and paste in an earlier Apex firmware version, hence my original post. Are you using the latest firmware release?  - https://community.xim.tech/index.php?topic=66767.0

I see this as a microcosm for society at large. Nobody wants to work for anything, they want it delivered on a silver platter. Entitlement is a disease.

ROFL! I couldn't even read the rest of the post after that.
Not this thread specifically, but this desperate need from the majority of younger gamers to be handed a god mode setting rather than work it out themselves.

That's not a problem for us old farts, but these kids...I've never seen so many complaints over nothing than this past few months on multiple forums. Some asshat tried to get a refund on his Titan Two because Fortnite changed aim assist and alanmcgregor's T2 script wasn't as sticky for AA :o

From what Iíve experienced, I donít think you have to up your sensitivity or lower when changing polling rate, Iím sure theyíve changed it
They did, however it still changes based on Sync.

Personally, I go as vanilla as possible and stick to 500Hz, 3200 DPI and Default or Common sync for both HIP and ADS so I can swap my gear around with as little hassle as possible. I don't want to muck around with settings all day, every day to find that extra 1%, so near enough is good enough. I also like sensitivity that roughly equates to the old Xim 4 numbers of between 5 and 30. Common and Default get closest to that.

During Alpha testing we didn't have Sync and everything scaled to Response Rate. I had to use 250Hz for Titan Two compatibility at that time, which resulted in Sens numbers over 400 @ 1000Hz. It's a mental thing because performance didn't suffer, but those numbers felt alien and difficult to convert existing settings from Xim4.

Never read anything into G2G response times, that has nothing to do with a screen's display / input lag. The fastest screen on planet Earth has a true display lag of 8ms.

Note also that display lag is lowest at the top of the screen and increases and you progress downwards, adding up to something like another 4-8ms of variance. Most reputable testers will post the mid-screen result because that's where the reticle is pointed and where our focus is most of the time.

Screen size is irrelevant for display lag, there are 60" 4K TVs with lag of only 12ms. Pick the one that fits your desk and that you're comfortable looking at from your seat. I use a 32" Bravia with 14ms of display lag at about 1.2m and love it. But if you bury your face in the screen from 30-60cm away, 24" is the better option.

Furthermore, if this is just for console gaming, there's little point going above 1080p and 60Hz. 60FPS converts to 16.66ms per frame, so as long as your display lag value is under that, you're gold. 4K isn't worth the outlay and MS's 120Hz feature is a joke. In two years when the next generation launches, it'll be a different story. But for now, there's no value in going above 1080 @ 60Hz.

Long story short, you want to find the display or input lag values of a screen, ignore the G2G response rate completely. Manufacturers never advertise the display lag numbers, so you'll need to research prospective screens on Google.

XIM APEX Discussions / Re: My overwatch settings
« on: 03:44 PM - 09/23/18 »
Stop playing the victim Salty.

No-one posts PayPal details here because no-one expects any form of compensation for sharing game settings. You spent 50-100 hours playing a game and tweaking settings to benefit yourself, not working for free.

Does Xim charge for new game STs? You're piggy-backing off someone else's real life "work" and asking for hand-outs to do it.

Most of the population of planet Earth aren't privileged enough to have your first-world problems. Diaper money, hotel TV and a month long business trip to LV? Mkay, you sound desperate for cash...

Thanks for sharing your settings and I'm glad you're more aware that the issues you experienced were due to the game, not the Xim. But let's not go sticking out our hands for simply helping others.

You can use the controller connected to the Xim. I frequently pick mine up to navigate menus or inventory, or to play games that don't need m/kb.

I see this as a microcosm for society at large. Nobody wants to work for anything, they want it delivered on a silver platter. Entitlement is a disease.

This stuff isn't hard - move the mouse and find a spot where there's a nice compromise between the ability to aim at something, the ability to follow movement and the ability to turn quickly. Tweak from there.

For HIP, turn speed is more important than aim (most of us don't shoot from HIP often). Conversely, aim is more important than turn speed while ADS. So it makes sense to use different settings for HIP vs ADS. Sync for me doesn't really play into this equation as I ADS to aim 99.9% of the time.

No-one can tell anyone what the ideal setting is because it differs by so many variables unique to each gamer (hand size, arm length, fine motor control, reaction time, mouse size, mouse weight, mouse sensor, mouse grip, pad surface, pad size, desk width, desk depth, screen size, distance to screen, display lag, input lag, network lag etc).

If you overshoot, reduce Sensitivity. If you undershoot, increase Sensitivity. If you can't control recoil / adjust to the head, play with YX. You get jitter, change Sync or Smoothing. Want more AA, reduce DPI. Want less AA, increase DPI. Want more control at low speed with the ability to turn fast at high speed, use a Ballistics Curve (not needed for most people or in most games).

We have many variables built into our Xims to customise to our unique quirks, but the majority of it simply isn't needed. Find a speed that works for you and learn to play with it. Constantly changing settings does nothing but create chaos.

There is no magic bullet. Do what feels right, that's all there is to it. If someone is better than you, it's down to a combination of experience and physiology. Some people are just built with better wiring, memory and reasoning. Copying their settings won't turn you into an insta-god, nor will it feel right the vast majority of the time.

I'll post this again, because it's relevant - learn to think for yourselves!

XIM APEX Discussions / Re: My overwatch settings
« on: 03:03 PM - 09/22/18 »
You were very intentionally banned by OBsIV, the creator of Xim, not accidentally by a Mod.

It's an incredibly difficult thing to do (you were nothing short of a massive asshat) and I've only seen it happen to one other guy in 8 years. Coincidentally, he too thought it was a good idea to sell his settings...smart move.

I highly suggest you remove that PayPal address and donation stuff. If you don't want to share freely, leave the forums...again...and setup your own site to ask for payments.

Support / Re: XIM APEX continuous Config curruption
« on: 08:44 PM - 09/21/18 »
Have you been patting black cats under ladders recently? You have the worst luck of anyone I've seen on these forums!

I don't have an answer, but I do hope your problem gets resolved. I've never experienced a corrupt config in over 8 years of Ximming. It may have something to do with the copy and paste operation.

Yes, however PC is an unsupported platform.

Your best bet is to start a game using a 360 (broadest compatibility on PC) or XB1 controller. Disconnect the controller after starting the game, connect it the Xim instead and plug the Xim into PC.

Edit mode activates at 150ms in the latest patch.

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