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    • By Osprey
      Tomb Raider Mouse Helper
      v1.2
      for Tomb Raider 1-5 (1996-2000) by Core Design
       
      This Windows utility for the first five Tomb Raider games (I, II, III, The Last Revelation and Chronicles) runs in the background and provides mouse control in those games by converting mouse movements into key presses. This allows you to move the mouse to turn left and right and, while holding the right mouse button, look all around. It also enables firing with the left button, drawing weapons with the middle button and easily setting up WASD or ESDF control schemes.
       
      Features:
      * Move the mouse to turn left and right (also can be used to rotate menus).
      * Press and hold the right mouse button to look around (without moving).
      * Press the left mouse button to fire and grab ledges (also can be used to select from menus).
      * Press the middle mouse button to draw (and re-holster) weapons.
      * Use the WASD (or any) keys to run, go backward and sidestep left and right.
      * Scroll the mouse wheel or press left/right on it to rotate menus.
       
      Instructions:
      Simply run TombRaiderMouseHelper.exe and then run the game.
      (Optional) Create a shortcut that will run the helper and game together:
      1. Click on the "Create shortcut" button on the helper's main window.
      2. Drag and drop either the game's shortcut or its .exe file onto the next window.
        (This will create a new shortcut that runs the helper, then the game, then exits the helper when the game exits)
       
      Configuration:
      There are a few options that you can configure on first run, via the tray icon or via in-game hotkeys:
       * Whether to minimize the GUI to the tray on launch. Default: Off. Applies only to running the helper by itself, not via shortcut.
          Toggle on to launch the helper silently to the tray.
       * Whether to exit when the game exits. Default: On. Applies only to running the helper by itself, not via shortcut.
          Toggle off to leave the helper running.
       * The sensitivity of the mouse. Default: the middle mark.
          It's recommended that you don't adjust this unless you find that you really need to.
       * Whether to invert the mouse's Y axis. Default: On (because the game defaults to that)
          Toggle off to make panning up look up and down look down. Apples only to Look mode (holding the right button).
       * Whether to map keys to movement controls and other actions. Default: On.
          Toggle off or edit if any of the mappings are unwanted.
       
      Notes:
       * If the game is run as administrator, the helper must also be run as administrator in order to work. If you created a desktop shortcut from the helper's menu, then try running the shortcut as an administrator.
       * All features will work as expected only if the game is configured to use the default keys. That's because this helper maps buttons and keys to those specific keys. For example, the left mouse button is mapped to the Ctrl key, which is the default key for Fire. If you change Fire to be a different key, then the left mouse button will stop working until you assign the Ctrl key to something else. If you want to disable these mappings, you can do so in the helper's menu. For example, if you've already configured the game to use WASD (or you prefer ESDF), you'll want to disable the WASD mappings.
       * This helper works with the original DOS version of the first game (Tomb Raider I), but works better with the Windows version, which you can convert the DOS version to with the following instructions: https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Tomb_Raider_(1996)#Run_the_game_without_DOSBox
       
      Modification:This utility is simply a compiled AutoHotkey script. If you're not satisfied with the given mappings or functionality and would like to tweak them, the source script (TombRaiderMouseHelper.ahk) is in the "src" folder. You will need to download AutoHotkey from www.autohotkey.com to compile it. In the folder where you installed/extracted AutoHotkey will be a "Compiler" folder. In there is Ahk2Exe.exe, which you can use to compile your modified TombRaiderMouseHelper.ahk into a new TombRaiderMouseHelper.exe. An icon for you to use is in the folder with TombRaiderMouseHelper.ahk. You don't need to compile or worry about TombRaiderMouseHelperGUI.ahk (which mostly has code related to the GUI, not the game). It'll be included automatically when TombRaiderMouseHelper.ahk is compiled. For help with using AutoHotkey, see the help file (AutoHotkey.chm) that comes with it.
       
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      Dune II Mouse Helper: https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/955-dune-ii-mouse-helper/
      Warcraft Mouse Helper: https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/954-warcraft-mouse-helper/
      All (and any newer) uploads: https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/profile/3342-osprey/content/?type=downloads_file
       
    • By Methanhydrat
      TL;DR
      This fix makes Dead Space 2 use raw mouse input without any additional smoothing or acceleration. It works with VSync and high frame rates and is easy to install without having to fiddle around with FPS limiters or config files.
       
      Quick start guide:
      Extract the file dinput8.dll to your main game folder. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin\games\Dead Space 2\".
      Start the game like you would normally, for example directly through Origin or Steam


      Features
      Even though the mouse controls in Dead Space 2 are better than in the first one, it still suffers from many of the same issues. Most notably, it has negative mouse acceleration and a sensitivity that is dependent on the frame rate, which leads to inconsistent movement when the performance is not stable.
       
      This fix circumvents those problems by acquiring raw mouse input and injecting it directly into the game's camera functions.
       
      Its features include:
      Raw mouse input independent of FPS or VSync
      Reasonable sensitivity range
      Same sensitivity in each direction
      No dead zone for slow movement
      No additional smoothing or positive/negative mouse acceleration
      Improved mouse cursor
      No automatic camera re-center
      Configuration via the ingame settings as usual
      Simple installation and usage without any external configuration


      Instructions

      Supported Versions
      This mod is designed for the latest, fully patched versions of Dead Space 2 and might not work when used with older or otherwise modified executables.
      Origin/Retail
      Steam


      Install
      The mod does not make any permanent changes to the game or to Windows and can easily be removed.
      Extract the file dinput8.dll to your main game folder. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin\games\Dead Space 2\".
      Start the game like you would normally, for example directly through Origin or Steam


      Uninstall
      Remove or rename the dinput8.dll from the folder of the game.


      Known Issues
      There are some short sections in the game where the fix does not work properly, for example the zero-g areas. I am currently looking for savegames close to those locations, so I can investigate the issues.
       
      The fix is also currently not compatible with latest version of ReShade, due to raw input conflicts, which result in the fix not receiving any mouse data.
       

      Additional Information

      Antivirus Software
      Since this mod consists of an executable DLL file that uses "hacking techniques" such as injection and hooking, it could be classified as malicious by antivirus software. In that case, it might be necessary to add an exception rule to the scanner.
       
      If you lack the trust in random people on the internet -- and I would not blame you -- feel free to use a meta online virus scanner like VirusTotal to verify the file.
       

      Loading Other Fixes/Mods/Injectors
      To increase the compatibility with other mods or injectors that are using a wrapper DLL, this fix offers two methods for remote loading of additional files. Note that there might still be compatibility issues between the different fixes, mods or injectors that have nothing to do with the loading process.
       
      File method:
       
      The mod will load another dinput8.dll automatically if it has the name dinput8_Remote.dll. Just rename the DLL you want to load accordingly. Using this method will lead to an error if the renamed DLL is not itself a dinput8.dll.
       
      Folder method:
       
      The mod will also automatically load all DLLs regardless of their names in a dinput8_Remote sub-directory. Just create a corresponding folder in the install directory of the mod. This is the only way to load multiple (conflicting) files.
       

      Acknowledgments
      I would like to thank Kaibz for his detailed bug reports and testing for the v1.0 version of the fix.
       

      Contact And Support
      If you like this fix and want to support the development or show your appreciation with a donation, you can find more information on my website. There you can also find out more about other mods that I have done and means to contact me if you have a question, want to provide feedback, bug reports and suggestions.
       

      Version History

      v1.2.1:
      Fixed Steam version support
      Fixed a launch issue on Windows 7


      v1.2:
      Updated address system to increase compatibility with modified versions of the game
      Added support for remote loading of additional DLLs to increase the compatibility with other mods (see Loading Other Fixes/Mods/Injectors)
      Fixed compatibility issues with certain mods and tools


      v1.1 (unreleased):
      Internal changes


      v1.0:
      Initial public release

    • By Methanhydrat
      IMPORTANT
       
      Since game version v1.09 this fix is no longer needed, because the game received an official option to enable XInput support.
       
      If you are interested in using PS4 button prompts, you can find a corresponding option in the most recent version of the PRIC mod.
       
      ---
       

      TL;DR
      This fix resolves controller issues in Prey that were introduced with patch v1.05, by forcing the game to use XInput instead of the Steam Controller API by Valve.
       
      Quick start guide:
      Open the archive and choose the button prompts you want to use by opening the corresponding folder
      Extract the file dinput8.dll to the release sub-folder of Prey. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Prey\Binaries\Danielle\x64\Release\"
      Start the game like you would normally, for example directly through Steam or Big Picture mode
      Important: If the fix does not work, make sure that you have turned off the usage of the Steam Controller API (see below)


      Features
      While Prey originally offered good controller support, patch v1.05 introduced various issues. Instead of choosing either XInput or the Steam Controller API based on the user settings, the game always uses the latter. This results in problems with the movement as well as certain controller settings or the controller not working at all if the user has disabled the usage of the Steam Controller API in game's properties in Steam.
       
      This fix re-enables XInput support and forces the game to use it, regardless of the settings.
       

      Instructions

      Supported Versions
      This fix is designed for the latest, fully patched version of Prey and the Mooncrash DLC and might not work when used with older or otherwise modified executables.
      Steam v1.08

      Note that the fix currently does not work with the demo version of the game.
       

      Install
      The fix does not make any permanent changes to the game or to Windows and can easily be removed.
       
      Important: When using a non-XInput controller such as the DS4, you will need a XInput emulator like DS4Windows for this fix to work
      Open the archive and choose the button prompts you want to use by opening the corresponding folder
      Extract the file dinput8.dll to the release sub-folder of Prey. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Prey\Binaries\Danielle\x64\Release\"
      Start the game like you would normally, for example directly through Steam or Big Picture mode
      Important: If the fix does not work, make sure that you have turned off the usage of the Steam Controller API (see below)

      Although the fix forces the game to use XInput, it is necessary to disable the usage of the Steam Controller API in the game's settings.
       
      The safest way to do this is the following:
      In the Steam client go to the menu Steam -> Settings -> Controller -> General Controller Settings
      Make sure PS4/XBox Configuration Support is checked
      Go to Big Picture mode and find Prey in you library
      Click Mange Game -> Controller Options and uncheck Use Steam Configuration for Non-Steam Controllers
      Uncheck the setting from step 1 again, depending on whether it was checked in the first place


      Uninstall
      Remove or rename the dinput8.dll from the folder of the game.


      Known Issues
      There are currently no known issues with using the fix.
       

      Additional Information

      Antivirus Software
      Since this fix consists of an executable DLL file that uses "hacking techniques" such as injection and hooking, it could be classified as malicious by antivirus software. In that case, it might be necessary to add an exception rule to the scanner.
       
      If you lack the trust in random people on the internet -- and I would not blame you -- feel free to use a meta online virus scanner like VirusTotal to verify the file.
       

      Loading Other Fixes/Mods/Injectors
      To increase the compatibility with other mods or injectors that are using a wrapper DLL, this fix offers two methods for remote loading of additional files. Note that there might still be compatibility issues between the different fixes, mods or injectors that have nothing to do with the loading process.
       
      File method:
       
      The fix will load another dinput8.dll automatically if it has the name dinput8_Remote.dll. Just rename the DLL you want to load accordingly. Using this method will lead to an error if the renamed DLL is not itself a dinput8.dll.
       
      Folder method:
       
      The fix will also automatically load all DLLs regardless of their names in a dinput8_Remote sub-directory. Just create a corresponding folder in the install directory of the fix. This is the only way to load multiple (conflicting) files.
       

      Contact And Support
      If you like this fix and want to support the development or show your appreciation with a donation, you can find more information on my website. There you can also find out more about other mods that I have done and means to contact me if you have a question, want to provide feedback, bug reports and suggestions.
       

      Version History

      v1.1:
      Fixed launch issues for users that do not own the Mooncrash DLC


      v1.0:
      Upgraded the fix to game version v1.08


      v0.6:
      Added support for Mooncrash DLC


      v0.5:
      Upgraded the fix to game version v1.06


      v0.4:
      Controller movement no longer gets stuck on interactive items when using PS4 prompts


      v0.3:
      Added a separate version that shows button prompts of the PS4 instead of the XBox controller
      Added more detailed instructions to the readme file


      v0.2:
      Added support for demo version of Prey
      Added measures to make the fix more robust to updates of the game


      v0.1:
      Initial release

    • By Methanhydrat
      TL;DR
      This fix makes Mass Effect use raw mouse input and removes the game's mouse acceleration. It is easy to install and use and does not require any external configuration.
       
      Quick start guide:
      Extract the file dinput8.dll to your main game folder. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Mass Effect\Binaries\"
      Start the game like you would normally, for example directly through Steam or Origin

      Features
      While the mouse controls are pretty responsive, the first Mass Effect suffers from mouse acceleration, which cannot be turned off via the ingame settings or with the usual approaches for other Unreal Engine 3 games. This fix removes the acceleration by acquiring raw mouse input and injecting it directly into the game's input function.
       
      Its features include:
      Raw mouse input
      No additional smoothing or positive/negative mouse acceleration
      Configuration via the ingame settings as usual
      Simple installation and usage without any external configuration

      Instructions

      Supported Versions
      This mod is designed for the latest, fully patched versions of the game and might not work when used with older or otherwise modified executables.
      Steam
      Origin
      Retail v1.02

      Install
      The mod does not make any permanent changes to the game or to Windows and can easily be removed.
      Extract the file dinput8.dll to your main game folder. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Mass Effect\Binaries\"
      Start the game like you would normally, for example directly through Steam or Origin

      Uninstall
      Remove or rename the dinput8.dll from the folder of the game.

      Known Issues
      There are currently no known issues with the mod.
       

      Additional Information

      Antivirus Software
      Since this mod consists of an executable DLL file that uses "hacking techniques" such as injection and hooking, it could be classified as malicious by antivirus software. In that case, it might be necessary to add an exception rule to the scanner.
       
      If you lack the trust in random people on the internet -- and I would not blame you -- feel free to use a meta online virus scanner like VirusTotal to verify the file.
       

      Loading Other Fixes/Mods/Injectors
      To increase the compatibility with other mods or injectors that are using a wrapper DLL, this fix offers two methods for remote loading of additional files. Note that there might still be compatibility issues between the different fixes, mods or injectors that have nothing to do with the loading process.
       
      File method:
       
      The mod will load another dinput8.dll automatically if it has the name dinput8_Remote.dll. Just rename the DLL you want to load accordingly. Using this method will lead to an error if the renamed DLL is not itself a dinput8.dll.
       
      Folder method:
       
      The mod will also automatically load all DLLs regardless of their names in a dinput8_Remote sub-directory. Just create a corresponding folder in the install directory of the mod. This is the only way to load multiple (conflicting) files.
       

      Contact And Support
      If you like this mod and want to support the development or show your appreciation with a donation, you can find more information on my website. There you can also find out more about other mods that I have done and means to contact me if you have a question, want to provide feedback, bug reports and suggestions.
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