Why the mouse is jerky

Question

Hello my name is Danny and I was wondering if you could help me with a gamepad problem that I'm having. I bought this game James Bond 007 Nightfire but it is not compatible with gamepads/joysticks. So I have been trying to emulate my mouse using a Saitek p750 gamepad. The only problem is that I cannot seem to emulate the mouse movement but I can emulate the buttons and the keyboard with this software that I downloaded from Saitek's web page. I can sort of emulate the mouse movement but it is very jerky so when I'm playing the game I cannot aim at people because it does not continuously move around it just skips around. If you know of any good emulation software that I would be able to use that would be great. Thanks, Danny P.S. The gamepad is a USB device.

Answer

This question was answered on February 1, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

How to fix it

turn the mouse over and look at for the markings on the hatch that surround the ball In most cases there will be arrows indicating which way to turn it to remove the hatch.

turn the hatch and remove it.

remove the ball and wash it with gentil soap then rinse it thoroughly and dry it.

if the rubber surface has become hard and slippery, and the washing does not soften it, wipe it iwth denatured alcohol.

look in side the mouse case where you will find a number of rollers ( most have three) Remove any debris that have become wrapped around the rollers.

Clean and grime from the roller with a cotton swab and denatured alcohol.

Make sure all the roller turn smoothly If they do not doubble check to make sure that you have removed all the dirt you can allso add small drops of machine oil on the roller shaft.

Reassemble the ball and the hatch, and test the mouse also adjust the setting in mouse a little faster or slower also make sure you have the latest driver and correct OS for that software emulater that you are running using.

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Posted by linda of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 1, 2003