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The cursor movement controls the [[Tank]] which is controlled by the operating system the game runs on. The driver are giving different setup possibilities. This article covers some parts of those.
 
The cursor movement controls the [[Tank]] which is controlled by the operating system the game runs on. The driver are giving different setup possibilities. This article covers some parts of those.
  

Revision as of 00:29, 21 March 2007

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Look out for flying tanks.

The cursor movement controls the Tank which is controlled by the operating system the game runs on. The driver are giving different setup possibilities. This article covers some parts of those.

Overview

The acceleration of your tank is controlled by moving the cursor in the little box on the HUD. This determines how fast the cursor is moving on the screen.


Different Mousebox Sizes

Mousebox size Pros Cons
Big Mousebox Driver has more precise control over the tank. Good for climbing on buildings and avoiding falling from buildings. great difficulty and effort
Little Mousebox It enables you to dodge bullets with much less movement, therefore more quickly. It is also much easier to accidentally fall down from buildings.
Middle Mousebox Size A happy- medium of precision and reaction speed. Can be used to dodge bullets relatively well. Falling down from buildings is much rarer than when using a miniscule mousebox You end up getting neither the absolute control nor the best reaction time.

Different Cursor Settings

Cursor movement Pros Cons Good Mousebox in combination
Fast Cursor Very good to dodge bullets. Risky to drive around on buildings. Big or middle mousebox. Only use a small mousebox if you don't jump often.
Slow Cursor Good for doing complicated jumps. Hard to dodge incoming bullets. Small or middle mousebox. A big mousebox is suicide!
Middle Cursor Speed Can be used to dodge much incoming bullets. Driving on buildings is not dangerous. Occasionally you can't dodge or fall down from a building. Big, middle and small mouseboxes can be used.

Platform differences

Cursor Speed

Speed is a linear factor added to your cursor movement. The cursor is constantly faster/slower.

Cursor Acceleration

Acceleration is a multiplier to your cursor movement. High impact to cursor movement when moving the mouse fast, slow impact when moving the mouse slower.

I'm on Mac OS X - Others seem to have an advantage

The only real advantage they have is the agility flag, that is because on other platforms mouse drivers use speed instead of acceleration. The resulting change is that they Find it easier to drive a straight line and then jump with the agility flag so that they can escape easier. With mouse acceleration you gain some other advantages against the player with mouse speed, like you will always be able to react quicker than them and can move more precisely when you move your cursor slower.

Macs use mouse acceleration because it is better than mouse speed - a lot of people say it is strange simply because they are not used to it. Driving on the different platforms is really a rather big difference.

All that talk about acceleration and speed may sound strange to you - with drivers like SteerMouse and USBOverdrive you can quickly get a feeling for the difference.

A good mousepad (more important than the mouse itself!) and a nice mouse change a lot but the cost needs to be considered.