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  1. Version 1.0

    67,093 downloads

    What is this? This fix makes Dead Space 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. Overview Description The mouse controls in Dead Space are notorious. While many players report issues with positive or negative mouse acceleration or overall sluggish movement, others state that the controls are not that bad. This is because the engine applies a lot of transformations to the input that are based on frame time. This leads to movement that is generally better when the frame rate ist stable. The problem gets worse when activating V-Sync. This is why popular workarounds recommend to disable V-Sync and cap the frame rate to avoid fluctuations. Unfortunately, this also means that playing at higher frame rates is often not feasible, which also prevents users from taking advantage of GSync, FreeSync, Fast Sync or similar technologies. This fix attempts to circumvent those problems by acquiring raw mouse input and injecting it directly into the game's camera functions, making the controls as independent of the frame rate as possible. While the movement is still not as perfect as in other games -- e.g. DOOM -- it should be a huge improvement to the default behavior. Features 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 Note: Although the input is pretty raw when aiming, it may still feel a little bit sluggish when moving and turning the camera at the same time. This is because the game applies calculations based on the momentum of the player character to the input. Instructions Supported Versions Important: This fix relies on the latest, fully patched executables of the supported versions. Older versions or ones that otherwise have been tempered with might not work. Steam GOG Origin* *The Origin version might crash on start when the ingame overlay is enabled. If that happens, disable the overlay in the game properties in Origin. If the game still crashes the problem might be unrelated to the fix as this is an ongoing issue with the Origin version. In that case uninstall the fix and try to resolve the issue first before installing the fix again. Install Note: The fix does not make any permanent changes to the game or the system and can easily be removed (see below). Extract the file dinput8.dll to your main game folder*. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dead Space" Start the game like you would normally, for example directly through Steam, Origin or GOG Galaxy See Loading Other Fixes/Mods/Injectors* for information on how to use the fix with another fix, mod or injector that uses a DLL file with the same name. Uninstall Remove or rename the dinput8.dll from the folder of the game. How To Use After the installation the fix does not require any additional treatment. Just launch the game as usual. To change the sensitivity just use the ingame settings like you would normally. The fix also incorporates the x- and y-axis inversion settings. Loading Other Fixes/Mods/Injectors To increase the compatibility with other fixes, mods or injectors that are also using a dinput8.dll, this fix offers a remote loading feature of additional DLLs. This can be done in two ways: File method: The fix DLL will automatically load a DLL that has the same name as itself with the postfix _Remote added to it. For example dinput8_Remote.dll. Just rename the DLL file you want to load accordingly. This is the simplest way if you only have a conflict with one additional DLL Folder method: The fix DLL will also automatically load all DLL files regardless of their name in a sub-directory that has the same name as itself with the postfix _Remote added to it. For example dinput8_Remote. Just create a folder with the corresponding name in the install directory of the fix. This is the only way to load multiple (conflicting) DLLs Note: There might still be compatibility issues between the different fixes, mods or injectors that have nothing to do with the loading process. Additional Information What You Should Know This fix is essentially a hack and relies on the layout of the specific executable. There may be crashes or unexpected issues. Feel free to provide feedback so that the problems can get fixed. Since this fix consists of an executable DLL-File, I could have put any harmful shenanigans in there. You just have to trust me that the file is clean. If you don't -- and why should you -- feel free to use a meta online virus scanner like VirusTotal to verify the file. Be aware however, that because the fix uses "hacking techniques" such as injection and hooking, it could trigger anti-virus software without being harmful. Known Issues There are currently no known issues with the fix. Acknowledgments I would like to thank Magmarock (Steam/gog) 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, you can find more information on my website. There you can also find out more about other fixes that I have done and means to contact me if you have a question, want to provide feedback, bug reports or suggestions.
  2. Version v1.0

    91,080 downloads

    TL;DR The DirectInputFpxFix fixes an input related FPS drop/slowdown problem that occurs in FEAR, its expansions, Condemned: Criminal Origins and other games. It is easy to install and does not require manual disabling of HID devices. Quick start guide: Extract the file dinput8.dll to the folder containing the executable of the game. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FEAR Ultimate Shooter Edition" Start the game like you would normally, for example directly through Steam or GOG Galaxy. Features The DirectInputFpsFix fixes a bug that causes the FPS to severely drop after a few minutes of play. This problem is probably most widely known in regards to the game FEAR and often occurs in conjunction with the usage of Logitech devices. However, the problem also crops up in other games using the same engine, such as the FEAR expansions or Condemned: Criminal Origins and with non-Logitech hardware configurations. A similar problem has also been reported to occur in other titles, like Prototype. Although this issue can often be fixed by disabling most/all HID-Devices in the device manager, it is bothersome to do so and lately some people reported that that solution does not even work at all anymore, especially on machines running Windows 10. Instructions Supported Games The fix is agnostic towards the game that uses it and should therefore work with all versions of a supported game, including the Steam, GOG and retail versions. Confirmed:FEAR and its expansions Condemned: Criminal Origins [*]Supposedly: Prototype Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Feel free to provide feedback if the DLL works on other games as well. Install The fix does not make any permanent changes to the game or to Windows and can easily be removed. Extract the file dinput8.dll to the folder containing the executable of the game. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FEAR Ultimate Shooter Edition"* Start the game like you would normally, for example directly through Steam or GOG Galaxy. *Note that for the FEAR expansions the fix also has to be installed into the corresponding sub-folder of the game Uninstall Rename or remove the dinput8.dll from the folder of the game. Known Issues There are currently no known issues with the fix. 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.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 sub-directory. Just create a corresponding folder in the install directory of the mod. This is the only way to load multiple (conflicting) files. How This Works The fix is implemented using a common technique known as DLL hooking. User input in games like FEAR can be realized via DirectInput, an API by Microsoft for interacting with HID-Devices. The library is ancient and should no longer be used today, because there are other ways to get mouse and keyboard input, especially for games. The FPS drops happen because the thread that runs DirectInput massively slows down after a while (as can be seen in tools like ProcessExplorer). If an application uses a library like DirectInput, it needs a so-called DLL (dynamic-link library) where the functionality of the library is stored. In many cases, especially for libraries provided by Microsoft, these DLLs usually reside in the Windows folder. However, there is an order of how an application searches for the DLLs it needs. Since the DLL of the fix gets copied into the main folder of the application and has the same name of a DLL needed by the game (the one of DirectInput), it gets loaded instead of the one in the Windows folder. This means that all calls to DirectInput go through the Hook-DLL and can either be directed to the original DLL in the Windows folder or changed as necessary. This also allows some insight in how exactly the library is used by the game. It turned out that some games not only unnecessarily register all HID-devices, they also call several functions every frame that usually only should be called once during initialization. The latter seems to apply only to devices that are not keyboards or mice. This eventually leads to circumstances where a lot of time is spent opening and closing device connections. The fix changes the DirectInput initialization in such a way that only keyboard and pointer devices get registered. 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.
  3. Version 1.0

    265 downloads

    Ai Yori Aoshi official patch for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.
  4. Version 1.0

    916 downloads

    This is for the GOG.com version of the Quake: The Offering ONLY This pack contains a fix for the incorrect CUE sheets for both Quake 1 and Mission Pack 2: Dissolution of Eternity. Unpack both of these files to the main folder of the game.
  5. 165 downloads

    Default configuration files for Rekoil. Source: http://steamcommunity.com/app/243320/discussions/0/627456486883241047/
  6. Version 1.11

    1,942 downloads

    This modification fixes improper alpha blending based on certain objects designed to use additive alpha such as the green arrows seen in Power Plant. To use, copy the executable into the main game directory and other items including the dff models, one archive edits and the texture dictionary fixes (which some of them without alpha caused the issue) into your dvdroot folder. There are optional graphic mods to enhance the visual effects made along with this mod. Copy the MasterEffect or SweetFX files into the directory where your executable is located. The last thing is the third warp effect used in haunted levels of the game can now be used anywhere in the game by setting the byte in offsets "1ADAA" and "1ADEA" to byte "04" as an optional effect load function based on an object used for teleporting somewhere else in the level.
  7. 2,637 downloads

    A control fix for the multi-gamepad bug in Darksiders. VirusTotal report: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/65b2922def343ec143945d049009aa002180ff71a09ec316a425538c23cdbf1a/analysis/1458412897/ Source: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2592206
  8. Version 1.5

    458 downloads

    No One Lives Forever 2 Multilingual GUI Patch ver.1.5 for No One Lives Forever 2 contains 6 European languages GUI. Original file here http://www.mediafire.com/download/5mzmggva7f8226p/Nolf2_GUI_1_5.zip Contains: ---------------- 1. English / Russian / German / French / Italian / Spanish GUI and Subtitles Corrects errors: ---------------- 1. Russian, Italian and Spanish ver. work online now 2. For the German version included all the options. Installation: ---------------- 1. Make the game "No One Lives Forever 2" upgrade to version 1.3 2. Unzip and Run the patch. The patch will update the files in the folder with the game: NOLF2.exe and Lithtech.exe Also the file Update_v1x3_GUI will be added. How to play. ----------------- For the Game "No One Lives Forever 2" set the compatibility mode to Windows XP SP2 Right-click on the icon of the game - Properties - Compatibility Remove: --------------- To return to the original graphic interface, run the patch mode "Reset Default" Note --------------- 1. The title page of the English. 2. Your old file NOLF2.exe and Lithtech.exe is not saved. Archive it (if necessary) on their own.
  9. Version 1.3

    643 downloads

    No One Lives Forever 2 - A Spy In H.A.R.M.'s Way ver.1.3 Package_Online_1_3 ver.1.3 Author : BahamutZero, URA Original file: Package_Online_1_3.zip 9.7 MB http://www.mediafire.com/download/5vi00gru4ac5xin/Package_Online_1_3.zip Modes and patches for online games NOLF, NOLF2, Contract J.A.C.K. after July 2014 Automatic installation in the game folder. All mods and patches automatically install into your game folder Warning : Some antivirus software can block the work of Multiplayer_Launcher and Patch_hosts. Files for NOLF ----------------------------------- Patch NOLF_NOL2_ContractJACK_hosts_Patch_1_1.exe Files for Contract J.A.C.K. ----------------------------------- 1. Patch NOLF_NOL2_ContractJACK_hosts_Patch_1_1.exe 2. CD-KeyGenerator Files for NOLF2 ------------------------------------ 1. LivesForeverPlus Mod 1.0 (by URA) http://unityhq.net/forums/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=109 2. LivesForeverCoop Mod 1.0 (by vertigo) [added 43 skins to play in Сo-op, including 4 female] http://unityhq.net/forums/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=50 3. Multiplayer Launcher & Server Mod Beta 0.3.1 [by URA, Launcher modified: disable selection of non-standard display resolutions and disable write them in the register.] http://unityhq.net/forums/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=55 4. LivesForever Mod 1.0 (by ßahamutZero) http://unityhq.net/forums/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=8 5. Patch hosts_patch_1_1 http://unityhq.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=6173 How to play Multiplayer NOLF2: ------------------------------ Install all modes, run the game, press the button with a circular arrow to search for servers. Select a server, specify the mode of the server. Then press the "Custom" button, check the selected mode, Ok. Then click on the selected server, Play - Ok If you created your server, then connect to your server need only via the LAN. You can also connect to the servers Nolf, Nolf2, Contract JACK via the browser game servers Qtracker http://www.qtracker.com/ Note ------ Nolf_Nolf2_CJ_hosts_Patch re-translates requests from the games NOLF, NOLF2, Contract J.A.C.K. on the master server Qtracker instead of the master server GameSpy (disabled now) with the same protocol.
  10. Version 1.9

    520 downloads

    Useing this dll to over write the one in the games folder should fix no audio in cutscnces
  11. 3,397 downloads

    Since PunkBuster dropped support for Call of Duty: World at War, any fresh install of the game won't have the necessary files to play multiplayer and will be kicked from every server with various error messages. This fix contains the last supported PB update for Call of Duty: World at War. Extract the "pb" folder from the zip file and copy to the game's install folder, overwriting the original "pb" folder and its files and subfolders. This fix was originally found and downloaded from a thread on the Bad Karma clan forum site, which itself pointed to a MediaFire link.
  12. Test on i7 4770k 16gb ram Nvidia gtx 970 driver 353.62 Duke Nukem Forever steam version To reduce or eliminate the stutter try this : Option Graphics: Shadow Only world If this don't work disable vsync I hope to help
  13. Test on Intel i7 4770k 16gb Nvidia GTX 970 driver 353.62 Windows 7 pro 64bit Wolfenstein The Old Blood Steam version To fix stuttering try this settings: Vsync: off (It's broken in game ,force on AMD\NVIDIA control panel) Force triple buffer on AMD\NVIDIA control panel Shadow buffer: 2048. Page frame max vr texturing: 16 subsurface scattering : OFF Run on max detail , aliansing 2x 1920x1080p 60fps . I hope to help
  14. Version v3

    2,859 downloads

    Author : Wobak Original file: http://www.mediafire.com/download/v2hhut4112nj9mv/Nolf2_WidescreenPatch_v3.rar Features: -Pick supported widescreen resolutions in the display menu. -Set horizontal FOV in display.cfg, vertical, menu, weapon and cutscene FOV are calculated automatically. -Splashscreen, Menus and HUD elements are scaled and positioned properly and dont stretch anymore. -Automatic crosshair scaling and manual tweaking. Previously it had a fixed resolution and didnt scale at all. Installation: 1. Put the "WidescreenPatch" folder in "Custom\Mods" in the NOLF2 directory. 2. Run the launcher, click on "Custom" and check "WidescreenPatch" 3. Start the game, go to display and select the desired resolution. 4. Open the display.cfg file. If you havent previously launched the game with the patch enabled, the lines mentioned below wont be present and you can add them manually. 5. The line "FOV" controls the horizontal FOV,you can set it however you want. For 16:9 I suggest "90.0". [optional] 6. The cutscene letterbox scales automatically, if you are unsatistfied with the size, change the "LetterboxPercent" value. 7. Open then the autoexect.cfg file. 8. The line "CrosshairSize" changes the crosshair size. 9. The Line "RightHUDPush" can be used to offset the HUD elements on the right to the edge of the screen. For 16:9 "30" is a good value. Enjoy the game! Known Problems: -With a large display width the loadingscreen text may be cut off at the side. This is due to the text being scaled with the resolution and background with the FOV. -With a larger display width Kate will freeze before walking and afterwards disappear. This is because the user was not expected to see such a wide region of the menu. -Some menu elements dont line up with the box they are supposed to be in. This is because their positions are calculated differently. That might be fixed in the future.
  15. 12,310 downloads

    http://steamcommunity.com//sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=232805014 Download the ZIP and drag the contents called "link.exe, Manhunt Fix.bat, mspdb80.dll, patchrun.bat" into you're Manhunt folder. Once the "link.exe, Manhunt Fix.bat, mspdb80.dll, patchrun.bat" is in the Manhunt folder run Manhunt Fix.bat and another command prompt will show up, press enter.
  16. Version 2.01

    4,822 downloads

    Original source: Game Front This is the Medieval: Total War Gold Edition v2.01 Crash To Desktop (CTD) Fix. It will prevent the game from crashing when starting a new campaign or campaign tutorial. To apply the fix, just extract the contents of the download into the game installation folder.
  17. 5,175 downloads

    Article: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Original download Instructions 1) Make sure you have a vanilla, clean, unmodded version. 2) Run TTDISAV1 installer (compatibility setting should not be needed) 3) Place TTDISA_EXE_2_MODDED_HOODLUM patcher in the game root folder and run it. 4) Use either Alt's stable EoL fix, or Silent's unofficial patch (check readme. The first is recommended)
  18. 3,561 downloads

    Fix for Harry Potter 2 transparencies. Based on WineD3D. Requires OpenGL-compatible video card and drivers. Extract into game's System folder and replace existing files. Make sure to select Direct3D as renderer in the game launcher. Tested on Italian version, but should work in English aswell.
  19. If you are experienced PC player, you have probably came across a broken or malfunctioning mouse. We are going to look at the unwanted double-click problem and provide detailed guide with many macro photos and video how to fix it regardless of mouse model. Without any soldering and with just basic tools you can bring back to life your older or aging, but once expensive, gaming mouse. The problem Double-clicking in single click, inability to create continuous line in paint application, difficulty to move camera in RTS, iron sights not sticking in FPS - these are all symptoms of a broken mouse button. Culprit in majority of cases is a component called miniature snap-action switch, or micro switch. This switch contains three leads and a metal with little spring. This metal is jumping between two contacts thanks to the spring and bridging connection between contacts. This spring can become tired so it isn't providing pressure necessary to maintain connection. With combination of dirt (dust) and oxidation on the contact areas, it is a perfect recipe for unstable connection and unwanted double clicks. Fig. 1 - types of micro switches Tools and tips You will need: screw driver (type depends on your mouse model, Phillips and flat head should be enough tweezers safety pin, nail scissors or something pointy contacts cleaner or rubbing alcohol any type of glue camera (cellphone will suffice) little bit of time Tips: Make several photos of each step, it will help you tremendously in reassembly. Don't use much force, there can be hidden screws or latches and you will break something if you are not careful. Disconnect your mouse from computer and pull out batteries first. Take your time, you do not have be finished in ten minutes. Every photo in this guide is in high resolution, visit gallery for additional details. And as usual, PCGamingWiki is not responsible for any damages caused by following this guide. 1. Mouse disassemble This step is unfortunately rather vague, because of each mouse having vastly different design. Be extra careful and look for hidden latches and screws when pulling parts apart. First of all you have to find screws on your mouse. Usual places are under rubber feet, in battery compartment and under stickers. Consult Google with a name of your mouse and word "disassemble". Fig. 2 - possible screw locations After getting rid of all the screws, upper part of the mouse should come apart. Now it is a good time to clean any oil and dirt from many crevices in the upper cover with rubbing alcohol or soap water (in case upper cover does not contain any electronics). Let it dry thoroughly. Example of mouse insides are displayed on figure 3. Fig. 3 - Logitech MX700 without cover Now look for micro switches that needs fixing. You have to have clear access to them in order to properly fix them so additional disassemble could be required. Usually there are few screws, that holds everything to the plastic base, internal connectors, scroll wheel, that can be easily put away etc. In some cases there can be hard connection between boards that cannot be non destructively disassembled. Again take a lot of photos during your work for future reference. For example in figure 3, Logitech MX700 is very complicated mouse with three layers of PCB's, two of which has soldered hard connection (4 pins directly above scroll wheel and on the left of D-3 component) and soldered flat cable between two other (upper right corner, white cable). There are five fixable switches on this mouse and three unfixable. Vast majority of manufacturers are using Omron type switches for main buttons (see figure 1 and 4). There is a possibility of finding smaller, four pin surface mounted switches, that cannot be opened and repaired without soldering. These can be also found in Xbox 360 controller. Fig. 4 - Omron type micro switch 3. Opening the micro switch So you have located faulty switch and ensured enough access to it. Opening it is fairly straight forward. There are usually two latches, that has to be lifted separately (figure 5). Some manufacturers has these latches on the long sides of the switch (figure 1). Fig. 5 - location of latches on the Omron micro switch Insert your open safety pin or point of scissors under the latch to unlock it and lift one side of the switch cover slightly (figure 6). Do not try to lift whole cover up just yet, you'll break the second latch. Fig. 6 - one latch unlocked and cover slightly lifted Do the same on the other side of the switch so you'll get situation displayed on figure 7. Rotate the mouse (or part with the switch) so the white pin on the top of the switch is pointing down. Fig. 7 - both latches unlocked and both sides of cover slightly lifted Now you can pull cover away from the base. The white pin is loose in the cover and can be easily lost if not handled upside down. At the end, you'll end up with situation displayed in figure 8. Fig. 8 - uncovered switch and detail of the white pin 4. Metal spring fun You can see insides of the switch. The part, that needs fixing, is the long metal with spring in the middle and It needs to come of the rest of the switch. This is another not very difficult task, lay the switch flat, as shown on figure 8, hold the part without the spring with two fingers and twist the metal to the side. It should go fairly easily and you'll end up with bare metal with spring (upper left side of figure 9). Fig. 9 - Metal with spring and prying spring As the fix itself you'll need to pry the spring little bit. Lay the metal piece flat, hold it as flat possible with tweezers and pry the spring up just a little bit. There is very little strength required, just fraction of a millimeter should be enough. Clean the contacts on the metal with alcohol, do the same with pins on the base of the switch. Now for the tricky part: you have to put it back together. See figure 10 in full resolution for more details. There are two grooves on the two metal pins on the base of the switch (numbered 1 and 2 on the figure 10). These grooves are corresponding with cutouts on the metal, also numbered 1 and 2. The hammer needs to go between two most right pins. Fig. 10 - grooves on contacts and metal spring detail The easiest way I've found is to place the hammer first, then place the metal into the groove 1. Spring is resting on the middle pin, just above groove number 2. Situation on the top left, top right and bottom right part of figure 11. Fig. 11 - reassembling metal with spring on the switch base Now for seating the spring into its groove. Take the tweezers or small screw driver and push the spring down into its place (rest of figure 11). This is especially tricky move, as you have to push with enough force to push it down, but not enough to over push. If you over do it, you'll have to start over. When you manage to seat the metal properly, try to click it few times so you know, it is working OK. Seated metal is displayed on figure 12. Fig. 12 - properly seated metal spring on the switch base Whole process of opening and fixing the switch is captured on a video. Be sure to turn on HD for best details. 4. Testing and reassembly Close the switch and make sure, you are putting the cover the right way. White pin should not be directly above the spring. Consult your photos for proper orientation. Unfortunately you have to fully reassemble your mouse to do proper testing. Screws are putting the right amount of pressure on the micro switches and without them you could get another faulty clicks. Sometimes sound of the click and force needed to achieve button press can change slightly depending of force used on prying the spring. Try to open it again if you are not satisfied with results. The best way to test success of the fix is in any paint application. Create a blank document, pick any color and create any random shape with the button, you've just fixed. You should get continuous line if the fix is successful. Glue back the rubber feet and enjoy your fixed mouse. View full article
  20. The problem Double-clicking in single click, inability to create continuous line in paint application, difficulty to move camera in RTS, iron sights not sticking in FPS - these are all symptoms of a broken mouse button. Culprit in majority of cases is a component called miniature snap-action switch, or micro switch. This switch contains three leads and a metal with little spring. This metal is jumping between two contacts thanks to the spring and bridging connection between contacts. This spring can become tired so it isn't providing pressure necessary to maintain connection. With combination of dirt (dust) and oxidation on the contact areas, it is a perfect recipe for unstable connection and unwanted double clicks. Fig. 1 - types of micro switches Tools and tips You will need: screw driver (type depends on your mouse model, Phillips and flat head should be enough tweezers safety pin, nail scissors or something pointy contacts cleaner or rubbing alcohol any type of glue camera (cellphone will suffice) little bit of time Tips: Make several photos of each step, it will help you tremendously in reassembly. Don't use much force, there can be hidden screws or latches and you will break something if you are not careful. Disconnect your mouse from computer and pull out batteries first. Take your time, you do not have be finished in ten minutes. Every photo in this guide is in high resolution, visit gallery for additional details. And as usual, PCGamingWiki is not responsible for any damages caused by following this guide. 1. Mouse disassemble This step is unfortunately rather vague, because of each mouse having vastly different design. Be extra careful and look for hidden latches and screws when pulling parts apart. First of all you have to find screws on your mouse. Usual places are under rubber feet, in battery compartment and under stickers. Consult Google with a name of your mouse and word "disassemble". Fig. 2 - possible screw locations After getting rid of all the screws, upper part of the mouse should come apart. Now it is a good time to clean any oil and dirt from many crevices in the upper cover with rubbing alcohol or soap water (in case upper cover does not contain any electronics). Let it dry thoroughly. Example of mouse insides are displayed on figure 3. Fig. 3 - Logitech MX700 without cover Now look for micro switches that needs fixing. You have to have clear access to them in order to properly fix them so additional disassemble could be required. Usually there are few screws, that holds everything to the plastic base, internal connectors, scroll wheel, that can be easily put away etc. In some cases there can be hard connection between boards that cannot be non destructively disassembled. Again take a lot of photos during your work for future reference. For example in figure 3, Logitech MX700 is very complicated mouse with three layers of PCB's, two of which has soldered hard connection (4 pins directly above scroll wheel and on the left of D-3 component) and soldered flat cable between two other (upper right corner, white cable). There are five fixable switches on this mouse and three unfixable. Vast majority of manufacturers are using Omron type switches for main buttons (see figure 1 and 4). There is a possibility of finding smaller, four pin surface mounted switches, that cannot be opened and repaired without soldering. These can be also found in Xbox 360 controller. Fig. 4 - Omron type micro switch 3. Opening the micro switch So you have located faulty switch and ensured enough access to it. Opening it is fairly straight forward. There are usually two latches, that has to be lifted separately (figure 5). Some manufacturers has these latches on the long sides of the switch (figure 1). Fig. 5 - location of latches on the Omron micro switch Insert your open safety pin or point of scissors under the latch to unlock it and lift one side of the switch cover slightly (figure 6). Do not try to lift whole cover up just yet, you'll break the second latch. Fig. 6 - one latch unlocked and cover slightly lifted Do the same on the other side of the switch so you'll get situation displayed on figure 7. Rotate the mouse (or part with the switch) so the white pin on the top of the switch is pointing down. Fig. 7 - both latches unlocked and both sides of cover slightly lifted Now you can pull cover away from the base. The white pin is loose in the cover and can be easily lost if not handled upside down. At the end, you'll end up with situation displayed in figure 8. Fig. 8 - uncovered switch and detail of the white pin 4. Metal spring fun You can see insides of the switch. The part, that needs fixing, is the long metal with spring in the middle and It needs to come of the rest of the switch. This is another not very difficult task, lay the switch flat, as shown on figure 8, hold the part without the spring with two fingers and twist the metal to the side. It should go fairly easily and you'll end up with bare metal with spring (upper left side of figure 9). Fig. 9 - Metal with spring and prying spring As the fix itself you'll need to pry the spring little bit. Lay the metal piece flat, hold it as flat possible with tweezers and pry the spring up just a little bit. There is very little strength required, just fraction of a millimeter should be enough. Clean the contacts on the metal with alcohol, do the same with pins on the base of the switch. Now for the tricky part: you have to put it back together. See figure 10 in full resolution for more details. There are two grooves on the two metal pins on the base of the switch (numbered 1 and 2 on the figure 10). These grooves are corresponding with cutouts on the metal, also numbered 1 and 2. The hammer needs to go between two most right pins. Fig. 10 - grooves on contacts and metal spring detail The easiest way I've found is to place the hammer first, then place the metal into the groove 1. Spring is resting on the middle pin, just above groove number 2. Situation on the top left, top right and bottom right part of figure 11. Fig. 11 - reassembling metal with spring on the switch base Now for seating the spring into its groove. Take the tweezers or small screw driver and push the spring down into its place (rest of figure 11). This is especially tricky move, as you have to push with enough force to push it down, but not enough to over push. If you over do it, you'll have to start over. When you manage to seat the metal properly, try to click it few times so you know, it is working OK. Seated metal is displayed on figure 12. Fig. 12 - properly seated metal spring on the switch base Whole process of opening and fixing the switch is captured on a video. Be sure to turn on HD for best details. 4. Testing and reassembly Close the switch and make sure, you are putting the cover the right way. White pin should not be directly above the spring. Consult your photos for proper orientation. Unfortunately you have to fully reassemble your mouse to do proper testing. Screws are putting the right amount of pressure on the micro switches and without them you could get another faulty clicks. Sometimes sound of the click and force needed to achieve button press can change slightly depending of force used on prying the spring. Try to open it again if you are not satisfied with results. The best way to test success of the fix is in any paint application. Create a blank document, pick any color and create any random shape with the button, you've just fixed. You should get continuous line if the fix is successful. Glue back the rubber feet and enjoy your fixed mouse.
  21. Version 1.0

    16,183 downloads

    Found solution here: http://www.thps-mods.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=655 These files is this solution compiled by me. For some reason, on Windows Vista and later, blur (in main menu, during Focus and so on) is bugged, making it nearly impossible to see anything during that blur. The solution to this is to remove blur functions from script files. But it looks like the game is reading compiled scripts files first. So you need to replace them with dummy files. Instructions : Unpack this archive in any folder Don't forget to make backups of files you will replace! Copy dummy qb_scripts.pr* files from archive's Data\pre folder to the same folder in you game's folder, replacing original files. The path to the folder should be like this: C:\path_to_your_game\Game\Data\pre Copy script file skutils.qb from archive's Data\scripts\game folder to the same folder in you game's folder, replacing original files. The path to the folder should be like this: C:\path_to_your_game\Game\Data\scripts\game
  22. 8,358 downloads

    Extract the files to the same folder as BGE.exe and edit the included .ini file to achieve your desired resolution. Don't forget to set the game's resolution to the same values as you did in the .ini, failing to do so will result in resolution glitches in most cases.
  23. seems like space marine crash whole system in about 20 seconds of actuall gameplay with current amd gpu beta driver. seems to be fixed by profile installation. anyone else got this problem?
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