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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #75 on: 04:29 AM - 03/17/18 »
Just thought I'd add to this, this is the same method I use on PC games like counter strike and it is also what I use on console with Xim. However, I find that console games with aim assist like Call of Duty require a different sensitivity when aiming at a real enemy and not a random spot on the wall with no aim assist. Ideally you want to be aiming at an enemy player when doing the strafing to emulate the aim assist on a real enemy player. Otherwise if you find the perfect sensitivity looking at a spot on the wall it may be too slow once your aim gets caught in the outer aim assist bubble of an enemy player. I usually either get a friend to stand still while I strafe and keep my aim centered on them or if the game has offline split-screen support like Call of Duty I spawn a second player with controller 2 and do it. This is also great for testing out how the aim assist behaves with different smoothing settings. This may not really be relevant for games with weaker aim assist mechanics, I'm not sure how Overwatch aim assist works as I don't play it.
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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #76 on: 04:56 AM - 03/17/18 »
I'm using 3200 dpi on my g403 now with 20 hip and ads boost 0 no smoothing. 3200 does feel a bit more precise on my cloth pad or it's all in my head compared to 12k. Is 3200 enough?
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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #77 on: 05:06 AM - 03/17/18 »
I'm using 3200 dpi on my g403 now with 13.5 hip and ads boost 0 no smoothing. 3200 does feel a bit more precise on my cloth pad or it's all in my head compared to 12k. Is 3200 enough?

It is.High DPI on most mice add smoothing and/or accelaration.So for best tracking and 1 on 1 movement most manufacturer recommend a max DPI 3500.I would not go higher than 4000 DPI with Xim.
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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #78 on: 05:19 AM - 03/17/18 »
I'm using 3200 dpi on my g403 now with 13.5 hip and ads boost 0 no smoothing. 3200 does feel a bit more precise on my cloth pad or it's all in my head compared to 12k. Is 3200 enough?

It is.High DPI on most mice add smoothing and/or accelaration.So for best tracking and 1 on 1 movement most manufacturer recommend a max DPI 3500.I would not go higher than 4000 DPI with Xim.

I ended up going back to 12k. It's just to smooth and I like it better. I also like knowing I'm using the max dpi my mouse can handle for best precise movement. Boost 0 with 12k/1000hz is very nice
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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #79 on: 05:51 AM - 03/17/18 »
I'm using 3200 dpi on my g403 now with 13.5 hip and ads boost 0 no smoothing. 3200 does feel a bit more precise on my cloth pad or it's all in my head compared to 12k. Is 3200 enough?

It is.High DPI on most mice add smoothing and/or accelaration.So for best tracking and 1 on 1 movement most manufacturer recommend a max DPI 3500.I would not go higher than 4000 DPI with Xim.

I ended up going back to 12k. It's just to smooth and I like it better. I also like knowing I'm using the max dpi my mouse can handle for best precise movement. Boost 0 with 12k/1000hz is very nice

My G502 doesn't like Boost 0 with 12k/1000hz :( i have to run Boost 3, but it works. I'm currently testing out 4k DPI right now. Holy @#$% my settings are high.

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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #80 on: 07:05 AM - 03/17/18 »
Yes I'm so back and forth bro lol I'm testing 3200 dpi boost 0 I think I need to raise my sensitivity a lot lol
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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #81 on: 04:42 PM - 03/20/18 »
Ok I suppose it's time for me to chime in here. I just found this thread, watched the video. Loved it! It's precisely the method I use for PC shooters and have used for the last 15 years of gaming (quake 3 arena > *). That being said, I'm completely new to XIM. I currently have my DPI set to 12k and I use a cloth pad (Steelseries QCK Heavy). I'm noticing a lot of people saying that I should lower my DPI since I'm using a cloth pad. Will this really improve what already feels amazing? Someone mentioned something about curves for up-close engagements, is this something I should concern myself with? So many questions, so little time :/

theres no real difference between 4000 dpi and 12000 dpi when it comes to the quality of your mouse movements with the xim, the only thing that changes is how well your mousepad works with high dpis
some mousepads are just better on 4000 dpi, eg most cloth pads
also a few mice do add inbuild stuff like dpi upscaling or smoothing once you overexceed a certain dpi level

ballistic curves are mouse acceleration, since you come from the PC and you most likely want the 1:1 PC feeling i recommend to not use curves
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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #82 on: 05:34 PM - 03/20/18 »
Ok I suppose it's time for me to chime in here. I just found this thread, watched the video. Loved it! It's precisely the method I use for PC shooters and have used for the last 15 years of gaming (quake 3 arena > *). That being said, I'm completely new to XIM. I currently have my DPI set to 12k and I use a cloth pad (Steelseries QCK Heavy). I'm noticing a lot of people saying that I should lower my DPI since I'm using a cloth pad. Will this really improve what already feels amazing? Someone mentioned something about curves for up-close engagements, is this something I should concern myself with? So many questions, so little time :/

theres no real difference between 4000 dpi and 12000 dpi when it comes to the quality of your mouse movements with the xim, the only thing that changes is how well your mousepad works with high dpis
some mousepads are just better on 4000 dpi, eg most cloth pads
also a few mice do add inbuild stuff like dpi upscaling or smoothing once you overexceed a certain dpi level

ballistic curves are mouse acceleration, since you come from the PC and you most likely want the 1:1 PC feeling i recommend to not use curves

So I've found that first-person shooters are 100% better on 3200dpi, but Fortnite feels much more like PC on 12k. Could be placebo effect, but I'm just going based on feel and experience here. I've been loving playing these Call of Duty games, however! Super fun

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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #83 on: 02:30 PM - 06/07/18 »
So is there a way to Transfer your sens, calculated with this Method, to another Game?
Do all Games behave the same with your calculated sens?


And any Tips how to get this done in Fortnite BR since Storm or other players kill you during the aiming/calculating process?
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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #84 on: 06:27 PM - 06/07/18 »
1. Roll a d20 dice.
2. Take the number and divide by 5 and drop any remainder.
3. Roll the dice again.
4. Stand up and spin around, count the number of complete spins until dizzy.
5. Add the number of spins to the dice roll from step 3.
6. Take the number from step 2 and add to number from step 5.
7. Throw all previous steps out and consult an Astrologist for your magic sensitivity number.

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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #85 on: 09:29 PM - 06/07/18 »
Another high quality post from you.

Will try and give Feedback!
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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #86 on: 06:41 AM - 06/08/18 »
So is there a way to Transfer your sens, calculated with this Method, to another Game?
Do all Games behave the same with your calculated sens?


And any Tips how to get this done in Fortnite BR since Storm or other players kill you during the aiming/calculating process?


yes you can transfer your sensitivity to other games
the best method to do is is to take a ruler and measure your distance on the mousepad that you need to make a 360 turn in the game
eg in CoD your ratio is 40cm per 360, then launch Fortnite and adjust your xim sensitivity so you do a 360 turn with 40cm too

as for your Fortnite questions, the developers will soon add a playground option in which you could find your sensitivity
alternatively once the bus is flying over the map drop out at the earliest movement and fly as far to the left or right that you can
land near the coast, farm a bit of wood and build a small shelter around you
now you can start doing the tutorial for around 5-10 minutes or more depending on how much luck you have with the circle

also using the 20v20 mode is really good for that too as you are basically completely save in your starting area thanks to having 19 other teammates around you
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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #87 on: 06:25 PM - 06/09/18 »
I tried this tutorial multiple times and it seems like it makes my shotgun fights and building worst in fortnite. What I did differently was getting closer to the object, simulating a shotgun engagement, and it helped me tremendously.

After that, use that value for ads and do the tutorial. Value should be smaller and that's how I found my solution to my problem for this particular game.

Just thought I'll share my experience with this method.

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« Reply #88 on: 05:11 AM - 06/10/18 »
I tried this tutorial multiple times and it seems like it makes my shotgun fights and building worst in fortnite. What I did differently was getting closer to the object, simulating a shotgun engagement, and it helped me tremendously.

After that, use that value for ads and do the tutorial. Value should be smaller and that's how I found my solution to my problem for this particular game.

Just thought I'll share my experience with this method.

yes for every game you need to ask yourself what would you consider mid distance for the test target object
while fortnite is a game with a very huge map, the large share of combats are rather mid to close range
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