Vice City Academy: Episode 2 – Mouse settings (ENGLISH SUBTITLES)
Welcome to Vice City Academy. This is Episode 2 of the series and today we are gonna be looking at mouse settings. When you first launch Vice City a settings file is created. Inside this settings file is your mouse settings. However, by default… these aren’t very good. The aim of this video is to show you can improve these settings. …and hopefully improve your aim overall. So when it comes to mouse settings, there is 2 areas we look at. Theres the X-AXIS which controls the camera (red) and there is the Y-AXIS which controls the camera up and down (yellow) The problem that the with the settings file that Vice City creates is that there can be a big imbalance between the X and the Y axis. This can lead to feeling very clunky ingame when using the mouse and trying to aim. (ie mouse jumps pixels) Depending on your mouse and how much DPI it has the default settings file can be a nightmare to use. Check out the following video where I try to aim at some players (with default settings). You’ll see that my crosshair jumps all over the screen and I am unable to stablise it. Let’s take a different look at the ways you can fine tune your mouse settings. The first and most obvious way to change mouse sensitivity settings is through the options menu. You can do this by going to… Escape>Options>Controller Setup> Mouse Settings and here we have the sensitivity value. By default, it’s set to 8 bars. Since my sensitivity is really high at the moment I will try to aim… You can find out how your sensitivity is by aiming at something in the distance, for example this tree. and trying to perform a circular motion. As you can see it jumps alot at the moment… … and i’m really unable to do a smooth circle. So let’s go back to the options. You can try and improve this by lowering the sensitivity. In this case i’m going to lower it by 1/2 to 4 bars. This time it’s a little bit smoother… but still not quite what we want. It still jumps a little. So again we’ll 1/2 it. This time to 2 bars and we’ll try again. Yep! This is much better it’s alot more smooth as you can see. Keep tweaking the mouse value until you find something that is comfy and natural to use. Mine is set to 2 bars. However, you may find that yours is more comfy at 4 or 5 bars depending on the mouse you have. You want to find a sensitivity where you can aim at targets at long range without the cursor jumping… but at the same time have enough sensitivity to move the camera left and right quickly for targets at close range. This is important because overtime your hand will begin to develop “muscle memory” in regards to the mouse. So… the more natural the mouse feels to you at the moment the quicker and easier it will be to build “muscle memory” The last thing you really wanna do is build muscle memory on mouse settings that are very uncomfy to use. In the end you will probably just make your aim worse and frustrate yourself. as we previously mentioned there is 2 AXIS. The X-AXIS and the Y-AXIS The big problem with this here… is that changing THIS value only effects the X-AXIS and doesn’t effect the Y-AXIS. This can lead to problems such as being able to look left and right very fast… but up and down are too slow… Another way to change the mouse sensitivity value would be to do it directly through VC-MP. We can do this by a command which is… if you open the chatbox. / /setconfig game_sensitivity then the value… For example: As a base value I will try to use 0.0005 As you see in the chatbox it tells you that the sensitivity has been changed. You can play around with this by opening the chatbox again. Pressing up arrow on the keyboard. and that will bring the last command which you typed in. Then we can delete 5 for example then change it to 4. See this is a little bit less sensitive now. Again we try it this time to 3 (instead of 4) and even more less sensitive. Say I wanted it to be much much more sensitive. Instead of 0.003 I could put it to 0.0003 (with two 0’s this time) As you see that is EXTREMELY sensitive. That’s really bad, we don’t want that, but you get the idea! The good way about doing it this way is opposed to the options menu here. If the game crashes or you quit. You have to set this value everytime you come ingame. However, if you do it via command. vc-mp will save it then everytime you join/launch the game then your settings will be stored. So that’s the good thing about that way. So another command that we have is the “mouse ratio”command. This let’s us set the balance between the X-AXIS and the Y-AXIS. To use this command we open the chatbox again and type… /setconfig game_sensitivity_ratio The acceptable values for this are between 0.5 – 2.0 For this we are gonna try 0.5 Which should… which should put the y-axis to half the value of the x-axis. Look left and right quite fast and then y-axis up and down should about half of the x. As we can see. Now let’s try 2.0 and you should see that the y-axis is moving up and down very fast… and the x-axis is quite slow. Whatever you prefer is a personal preference to you. So whatever feels comfy for you just use that. I personally prefer 1.0 as I think it is quite balanced and it’s just the most comfy for myself to use. but like I said… Try what works for you and use that. Now, the third and final solution is to configure your mouse through driver software. Usually driver software is only available for some mice (ie gaming mice) (So this might not be suitable for you, sorry!) Here i’ve got the Razer software because I have got a Razer mouse. So i’ll be using this as an example. To begin with we want to create a “New Profile”. I’ve currently got a default desktop profile which I use at the moment. So make a new one and we will call it “VCMP”. Now that the profile has been created. We go to “Performance”. and here we have sensitivity options. There is a checkbox that says “Enable X-Y Sensitivity” Basically, this means you can set individual values for both the X and Y. Let’s tick this. and we can set the X up to about… 2600. and the Y to about 2300. We want the Y to be just a little bit lower than the X. So now that we have got a base sensitivity set up. We can also add a “Mouse Clutch” feature. A “mouse clutch” feature basically lets us press a button on the mouse and whilst that button is held in another sensitivity profile will be applied. So at the moment we have this high sensitivity value here. and then we will have a “mouse clutch” sensitivity for lower sensitivity. So essentially what is going on here is that this sensitivity here… the base one… Is for when the button IS NOT held. and this is for a high sensitivity for weapons at close range such as shotgun, spaz, stubby. and then we will have another profile on the “mouse clutch” which will be a low sensitivity for more precise aiming at long range such as M4, M60, Sniper. So to do this we go up to “Customize” Then we select a button which we want to clutch to go on. So for this we’re gonna use number 5 which is on the side of the mouse for the thumb. Then we select the “Sensitivity” option. Sensitivity Clutch is already selected (but if it isn’t just select it). and then we pick a low sensitivity this time so something about 600. This time they can be quite balanced in terms of the X and Y axis because the sensitivity is so low. We click “Save”. and now we go ingame and see how it is. So here is the base value which is VERY sensitive. …allowing you turn very fast when up close. and, here is the clutch value. which is very slow and precise. which is what you want for aiming at long range. So because there is no recoil on Vice City you will get a much smoother line when going left and right. This will allow you to get those headshots much easier. Here is a bit of gameplay showing both base sensitivity value and clutch value. Notice how much smoother the crosshair is and that I am much more able to cover the area that I want to. Here is the base value which is without holding the clutch in. It allows us to turn quick and sharp allowing us to fight up close. I realise that this is not a solution for everyone as it requires a “gaming” mouse which can be quite expensive. However, I do suggest that this is highly reccomended for the clutch feature alone. Hopefully this tutorial was helpful in someway, shape or form. If you have any questions please PM me and I’ll try get back to you as soon as I can or feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks for watching.