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Saturday, February 23, 2013

FPS Tip: Turn Off Enhance Pointer Precision

I'm kind of pissed off that I'm only finding out about this right now, but apparently there's this setting in Windows that, if you turn it off, your aim in FPS games instantly gets better.

The issue is that the distance your cursor travels is affected by the speed at which you move your mouse, which is great for a desktop where you're browsing a web page or something and you're whipping all over the screen without any accuracy, but it screws you up in an FPS because there's an extra element at play that makes developing proper 1:1 muscle memory almost impossible.

Control Panel -> Hardware -> Mouse

And if FPS games are your thing and you want to go a little further down the rabbit hole then I'd recommend starting at this video.


  1. What?! This is actually a THING that EXISTS? I feel like my computer gaming experiences have all been a lie.

    This is going to take a while to get used to, though :/

  2. Apparently, this doesn't necessarily remove it, as some games will turn it back on when they load.

    This fix claims to resolve the problem for all circumstances.