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Windows 8.1 causing mouse lag in video games

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#1 pcHuntqwerty

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 12:41 PM

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Windows 8.1 is causing terrible mouse lag in a number of PC games, including Call of Duty, Metro 2033, Deus Ex, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat and many more! Until the is resolved, don't upgrade to Windows 8.1!

 

Windows 8.1's new dpi scaling feature has put a polling limit in place for gaming mice of under 200 hz. Gaming mice with previous OS's, are capable of being polled up to 1000hz. This polling rate is available in most decent drivers, e.g selectable for mice from Razer and Logitech. If the polling is reduced, it brings in input lag into games.

 

Read about the issue here:
 
A purported fix has been put forward over on Reddit, though it doesn't seem to work for everyone. It goes like this:
  1. Right click the EXE of the game in question
  2. Go to properties
  3. Go to the compatibility tab
  4. Tick the box marked ‘run this program in compatibility mode for’ and select ‘Windows 8’
  5. Tick ‘disable scaling on high DPI settings’
  6. Tick ‘run this program as an administrator’

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#2 USG Ishimura

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 02:05 PM

Whoa, this is serious!



#3 D7777

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 02:28 PM

I'm glad I didn't upgrade. I'll wait for a patch.



#4 Darren 54

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 02:31 PM

I'm using Windows for gaming only and they broke the gaming with the upgrade, GREAT!

 

Edit: So the issue is with gaming mice only? Generic mouse will work, right?



#5 Jatin

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:12 PM

I've yet to upgrade my Gaming PC to Windows 8.1. I hope the patch will be released soon.



#6 CAS91572

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:11 PM

And I thought I needed a new mouse! I'm having this problem in World of Warcraft.  :angry:



#7 Ultimate John

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:50 AM

Deus Ex Human Revolution is unplayable for me too. Damn you Microsoft, now fix this shit ASAP!



#8 ~{/^OoMoO^\}~

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 03:09 PM

Statecraft 2 and Dota 2 are playable with Razer Naga mouse. The lag is noticeable in shooting games.



#9 K.L.Devine

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:37 PM

This trick solved the issue for me:

 

Locate the game executable file, right-click it and click on Properties.

Go over to the Compatibility tab, check the Run this program in compatibility mode for: and select Windows 8 from the drop-down menu.

Then enable the Disable display scaling on high DPI settings at the bottom of the screen.



#10 ThunderROM

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:41 PM

Another Workaround: If the game supports raw input from the mouse, enabling it may solve the issue.



#11 FalseAgent

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 09:04 AM

FIXED! http://support.micro....com/kb/2908279



#12 Ultimate John

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 09:25 AM

Finally! :D



#13 ~{/^OoMoO^\}~

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 07:38 AM

FIXED! http://support.micro....com/kb/2908279
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#14 P.McGinley

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 08:11 AM

List of games which have been fixed:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops - Multiplayer
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Multiplayer
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Zombies
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts - Multiplayer
  • Call of Duty: MW2
  • Call of Duty: MW2 - Multiplayer
  • Call of Duty: MW3
  • Call of Duty: MW3 - Multiplayer
  • Call of Duty: MW
  • Call of Duty: MW - Multiplayer
  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • Counter Strike: Source
  • Deus Ex : Human Revolution
  • Deus Ex : Human Revolution Director's Cut
  • Hitman Absolution
  • Hitman Sniper Challenge
  • Half Life 2
  • Metro 2033
  • Portal
  • Tomb Raider

You have to fix other games by editing registry. Click here and scroll down.



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