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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #90 on: 11:14 PM - 02/07/19 »
this tutorial should seriously be built into the XIM Managers mouse Sensitivity settings for every game that has a config.

this is incredible.
there's no telling how many millions of gamers are playing on the wrong sensitivity for their unique play style and skill level, and there is a very real chance they will never dial it in without a tutorial like this.

nice to hear that you like it so much :)

it would be quite difficult to implement into the manager but yeah that would be ideal
(maybe as a popup/text guide in the menu with automatic sensitivity calculation)
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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #91 on: 08:18 AM - 04/02/21 »
i usually counter this by either deactivating or reducing the aim assist if the game allows that (eg use aim window 30 in Overwatch) or by adding in some smoothing
the smoothing helps to get into the aim assist bubble without having that barrier trying to push you away or stall your mouse for a slight moment

Mega late to this thread but it's a useful one to this day, so I hope the bump isn't annoying. I noticed on the first few pages there's a lot of talk about smoothing helping with aim assist i.e. cutting through the bubble. It seems like the common consensus these days is that adding smoothing means exacerbating existing AA bubble problems. What are you guys thoughts on this now? Has the general viewpoint been turned on its head over time?

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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #92 on: 05:50 PM - 04/02/21 »
Yes more smoothing will boost the aim assist, but will also smooth out the aim assist bubble around the target. The closer you get to controller movements the more aim assist, and the better aim assist experience you will have. Mouse movements are completely different to controller movements, so without any additional adjustments the aim assist around a target can feel like barrier or obstacle. Smoothing can allow you to enter that bubble rather unnoticed, or say undisrupted.
This is different to the "cutting though" discussion though, which is more about keeping the low aim assist while also reducing the barrier around the aim assist bubble. This would result in a very close PC experience.

So cutting though target: low AA but low AA bubble resistance
smoothing target: High AA with low AA bubble resistance

Nowadays people only talk about the first one while the latter has pretty much not been touched anymore as most people preceive smoothing as something negative, they made bad experiences with it or in general and dont really want to give it a try anymore.
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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #93 on: 06:42 PM - 04/02/21 »
Yes more smoothing will boost the aim assist, but will also smooth out the aim assist bubble around the target. The closer you get to controller movements the more aim assist, and the better aim assist experience you will have. Mouse movements are completely different to controller movements, so without any additional adjustments the aim assist around a target can feel like barrier or obstacle. Smoothing can allow you to enter that bubble rather unnoticed, or say undisrupted.
This is different to the "cutting though" discussion though, which is more about keeping the low aim assist while also reducing the barrier around the aim assist bubble. This would result in a very close PC experience.

So cutting though target: low AA but low AA bubble resistance
smoothing target: High AA with low AA bubble resistance

Nowadays people only talk about the first one while the latter has pretty much not been touched anymore as most people preceive smoothing as something negative, they made bad experiences with it or in general and dont really want to give it a try anymore.

Makes a lot of sense, I totally get it. I've spoken about and become a fan of 250hz on XIM for the same reason. Makes movements a little more controller-like, adds a small amount of delay but in return the AA bubble is easier to work with and the tracking assistance is really strong. Using a higher polling rate with smoothing feels very similar.

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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #94 on: 04:38 AM - 04/03/21 »
Yes more smoothing will boost the aim assist, but will also smooth out the aim assist bubble around the target. The closer you get to controller movements the more aim assist, and the better aim assist experience you will have. Mouse movements are completely different to controller movements, so without any additional adjustments the aim assist around a target can feel like barrier or obstacle. Smoothing can allow you to enter that bubble rather unnoticed, or say undisrupted.
This is different to the "cutting though" discussion though, which is more about keeping the low aim assist while also reducing the barrier around the aim assist bubble. This would result in a very close PC experience.

So cutting though target: low AA but low AA bubble resistance
smoothing target: High AA with low AA bubble resistance

Nowadays people only talk about the first one while the latter has pretty much not been touched anymore as most people preceive smoothing as something negative, they made bad experiences with it or in general and dont really want to give it a try anymore.
I hate Smoothing!
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My problem with it is that it messes too much with microaim at anything over medium range. Yes, it ramps up the AA but as prefer not to feel any AA (in order to have my PS4 gaming feel as close to PC as humanly possible) it really just gets in the way. Having said that, I almost exclusively played CoD on console for the last few years and that franchise has strong, AA so I'm always trying to minimise it.

The only time I used Smoothing as standard, was back in the day when I was playing Infinite Warfare and changed from the 4 to the Apex. I used Sync - Off to get a snappy feeling and used 3 or 4 Smoothing to remove mouse jitter.

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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #95 on: 02:03 PM - 04/27/21 »
Great topic and great Tutorial video, even if the original voice would for sure get you more empathy.
As good as virtual voices are.. it's cold, flat..
looking forward to hear you  8)
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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #96 on: 03:40 PM - 04/27/21 »
Great topic and great Tutorial video, even if the original voice would for sure get you more empathy.
As good as virtual voices are.. it's cold, flat..
looking forward to hear you  8)


Thanks man and i absolutly agree with you! :)
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Re: Tutorial - How to find your Perfect XIM Sensitivity
« Reply #97 on: 08:07 AM - 04/30/21 »

I hate Smoothing!
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My problem with it is that it messes too much with microaim at anything over medium range. Yes, it ramps up the AA but as prefer not to feel any AA (in order to have my PS4 gaming feel as close to PC as humanly possible) it really just gets in the way. Having said that, I almost exclusively played CoD on console for the last few years and that franchise has strong, AA so I'm always trying to minimise it.

The only time I used Smoothing as standard, was back in the day when I was playing Infinite Warfare and changed from the 4 to the Apex. I used Sync - Off to get a snappy feeling and used 3 or 4 Smoothing to remove mouse jitter.

This is why I like 250hz. It has the benefits of smoothing and yet the mouse movements are so clean and precise. I tried 1000hz with smoothing this past week and it just felt so inconsistent, like the AA was just doing all the work for me one day and then the next it just felt so floaty. 250hz requires no smoothing whatsoever and for me allows pretty strong aim assist with plenty of AA bubble workroom.