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Post by Twisted on Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:00 pm

My Dr. has told me I need to start using a track ball instead of a regular mouse.
Has anyone tried to use one with ET?
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Re: Trak balls

Post by Friedrich on Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:56 pm

I have not tried it but think it would be almost impossible.
 Another option is to set up a game controller on your computer.
  I have a ancient logitech wingman cordless controller I do not use, but I do not know if there is new software for windows 7 or 8 for the device.   Research it and if you want mine let me know.
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Post by OneOldMan on Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:58 pm

I think trackballs would be super sensitive for this game, wouldn't they?

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Post by NeroQC on Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:45 pm

That's what I think too OneOldMan.
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Post by Twisted on Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:54 pm

This is twisted. I found one on Ebay with 4 buttons. I have a 5 button now. That means I'll lose one and have to rebind the 5th to a key.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Logitech-Trackman-Marble-Mouse-for-Computer-Tablet-PC-Trackball-910-000806/201159483493?_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109&_trkparms=aid%3D555012%26algo%3DPW.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D25879%26meid%3D806b7df102b94f13b1582ccb40242f73%26pid%3D100010%26prg%3D10819%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D24%26sd%3D321530475599
 I got a wrist Orthosis today and find I cannot use my 5 button mouse with it on. This really sux. I love to play and have been most times playing even with my pain. It has a lot to do with why I suck so bad in game.
 Thanks for the offer Friedrich. However if I remember correctly, there is another thread about using game controllers with ET. And it said that ET well not use a game controller. The game is set up for a mouse with up to 5 buttons.
It would be nice though. Oh and cordless creates lag.
 I really don't know how the track ball mouse well help. I'm thinking about just keeping my old 5 button.  Because once I get the surgery on my neck the pain in my arm well be gone. And I'll have full use of it. I Hope! The corporal tunnel, well I'll have to live with. I'll have to think about it more. My wrist does not hurt any wheres near as bad as my arm. And I may be able to get me a mouse pad with a wrist cushion on it. And that may help a lot. Yea I think a new mouse pad well be my first thing to try.
 Thanks for all your replies my friends.
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Post by BAMA on Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:17 am

I've never used a trackball, but a gaming controller will work for ET,mine does anyhow, but i cannot get used to it.
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Post by daijizai on Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:23 pm

My friend uses a trackball thingy, but he isn't an especially brilliant player. I think it's probably just a matter of getting used to it. I mean, it should be as accurate/stable as a decent mouse.
Btw, does anyone know what's happened to Bama? 
He ain't been around recently, and I miss his mass-slaughter lessons, lol.
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Post by Yazoo on Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:32 pm

Haven't seen Bama, or Maria come to think of it, around for a while. Maybe they eloped?
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Post by daijizai on Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:06 am

Lol, maybe. Maybe they're on honeymoon right now!

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Oops!  I forgot to say that my friend uses his trackball for 3D shootemups.
It seems to be as good as a mouse when you get used to it, but I hate trying his.

He got trackball for more or less the same reason - he has to use a mouse quite a lot at work.
Using a mouse at home also was too much for his wrist, so he got a trackball to kinda even-out the wear and tear.


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Post by obituary on Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:34 am

Yazoo wrote:Haven't seen Bama, or Maria come to think of it, around for a while. Maybe they eloped?
Yeah what happened to them, I was wondering that too.

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Post by daijizai on Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:33 am

Bama was recently witnessed in FBY Beginner, conducting his usual round of slaughter Smile
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Post by [FL]Dr.Phlox on Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:58 am

I am using a Logitech Trackball for ages, and I love it.
After tossing a few glasses over the keyboard with rapid mouse-movement and destroying my keyboard I tried the trackbal and got used to it so fast, I miss them when I am at work....

Using a Logitech Wireless Trackball M570 at the moment.

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