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Introducing XIM's "Smart" Mouse System Preview
« on: 07:54 PM - 05/16/09 »
Fellow XIMer's, as you may heard that I've been working on a new mouse translation system. XIM is already the most advanced and precise mouse input system for the Xbox 360 in existence, so, you may be wondering why I'm working on this. It's pretty simple: I'm obsessed with this stuff (hence my name :). I always want more out of XIM, and, with this new system, I've achieved something products like XFPS can only dream of accomplishing.

I refer to the new system as "smart" because it actually learns the look mechanics of the game it's targeting. Obviously, this learning phase happens "offline" on my machines where a specialized application I created painstakingly analyzes the game automatically without manual interaction. The entire process takes more than half a day to complete. The end result is a system that is 100% crafted to the target game. The mouse-to-stick look feel is the highest quality result that can be achieved given the fundamental constraints of the game. Meaning, it's amazing! Even better, because the system learns the mechanics of the game automatically, it only requires a single setting to function: sensitivity. All other settings (dead-zone, dead-zone shape, translation exponent, smoothness, etc.) no longer exist. So, not only is the feel improved, it's much easier to use too!

Because the new system is game-specific, of course, not every game will be supported. This means the existing system (knob-based) will always be around and most games will continue to use it. Game candidates for the new system will be chosen based on two criteria: 1) difficultly to configure, and 2) popularity. Given this criteria, the first game I chose to target was an obvious one: Halo 3. Over time, I'll add support for additional games where it makes sense.

Please note that this is a technology preview of the great work going on in XIM and there is no guarantee that support for your favorite game will be added to XIM2.

All you Halo 3 players out there, make sure to upgrade to the latest software drop dated 5/15/2009. Go and configure your settings, and, change "Game" to "Halo 3" in the drop down (notice how all the other knobs disappear!). Set your Sensitivity (30 works well for 2000dpi mice). Then, get online!

New software drop at: http://xim360.com/?page_id=8

Enjoy!

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OBsIV
« Last Edit: 10:34 AM - 06/09/09 by OBsIV »
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Re: Introducing XIM's "Smart" Mouse System
« Reply #1 on: 08:17 PM - 05/16/09 »
Gorgeous!

Now both my analog sticks will work?  ;-)

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Re: Introducing XIM's "Smart" Mouse System
« Reply #2 on: 08:33 PM - 05/16/09 »
I feel like a little school girl in a candy shoppe!!! :D

I can't wait to finally try this out!

Keep doing what you're doing man. Your hard effort is very much appreciated, and I respect you for being so devoted to this project. :)
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Re: Introducing XIM's "Smart" Mouse System
« Reply #3 on: 08:36 PM - 05/16/09 »
oooooo Asecondary Sensativity! Skippy Mcgee!!!!










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Re: Introducing XIM's "Smart" Mouse System
« Reply #4 on: 08:42 PM - 05/16/09 »
OMG, AWESOME!!!  I love you!
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Re: Introducing XIM's "Smart" Mouse System
« Reply #5 on: 08:48 PM - 05/16/09 »
I think I'm just going to sit at the downloads page, pressing F5 for the next 48 hours. :)
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Re: Introducing XIM's "Smart" Mouse System
« Reply #6 on: 09:23 PM - 05/16/09 »
COD 4 please!! I know it works fine as is but, if it worked even better!! OMG  :-*

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Re: Introducing XIM's "Smart" Mouse System
« Reply #7 on: 10:19 PM - 05/16/09 »
Yes Obsiv cod4 would be awesome man. Please do that next. Also will this version work if i use it with cross battle adapter for the ps3?

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Re: Introducing XIM's "Smart" Mouse System
« Reply #8 on: 10:34 PM - 05/16/09 »
Two days off and the new software is being released, gonna be a great couple days.

Thanks again OBsiv and the Xim team.

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Re: Introducing XIM's "Smart" Mouse System
« Reply #9 on: 10:38 PM - 05/16/09 »
is it any different from the beta as far as how it feels in game?

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Re: Introducing XIM's "Smart" Mouse System
« Reply #10 on: 10:57 PM - 05/16/09 »
No Ub3r.  It's just gonna be a public release...and now configurable!

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Re: Introducing XIM's "Smart" Mouse System
« Reply #11 on: 11:18 PM - 05/16/09 »
Just got in to work and reading this, great work guys!  :o

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Re: Introducing XIM's "Smart" Mouse System
« Reply #12 on: 11:45 PM - 05/16/09 »
Just got in to work and reading this, great work guys!  :o

At first glance, I read "Just got it to work...great work guys!"

You had me all excited.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 11:56 PM - 05/16/09 »
Just got in to work and reading this, great work guys!  :o

At first glance, I read "Just got it to work...great work guys!"

You had me all excited.
 


I thought i would give you a tickle, spok has just communicated with me from a distance galaxy and forsees a launch date at 05/17/09 - 1.09am earth time.
« Last Edit: 12:50 AM - 05/17/09 by Tarun »

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Re: Introducing XIM's "Smart" Mouse System
« Reply #14 on: 11:57 PM - 05/16/09 »
if you're already a 50, I dunno how much you're gonna benefit from this...knaww mean?