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I have a intellipoint 3.2 optical mouse i am trying to slow it down in my old dos games when i move to the right or left up or down it flies i adjust the speed in control panel has no effect on game in dos  win 98se playing steel panthers 3no mouse adjustments in game for speed
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by:SysExpert
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I would use hte game from a Bootable DOS diskette and use a DOS mouse driver that has switches to change the speed.

Since this is a microsoft product, you might check the MS site for more info on how to do this.

I hope this helps !
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by:billster
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Don't know how to change it in dos either Billy
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by:SysExpert
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I would read the documentation on the Intellipoint Driver CD regarding DOS etc.

I hope this helps !


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by:rayt333
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Are you playing this game in a DOS window or in a pure DOS mode?  You may want to try installing a generic DOS mouse driver instead of using the intellipoint drivers.
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by:billster
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I tried both pur dos i can't even get it to run more then 30 seconds it runs well in windows though i will try a generic mouse driver if i find out how to do it its been along time. Thanks Bill
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billster
try simply uninstalling the MS intellipoint software, then go into Device manager and click on your mouse and select remove (you will lose use of the mouse) then shutdown and restart, let it find your mouse and install generic drivers.

You can always reinstall the intellipoint software later if you want it, personally I did not like the MS software with my  intellimouse and instead just use a generic PS2 mouse driver. You lose some features but for the most part it works just fine without any of the problems of the MS software.
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by:wlennon
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Chanses are your Optical Mouse is using a USB slot, as I have done before, use your old mouse in conjuntion with the optical, it does not reneder either mouse in operable, but it will work in Dos mode.
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by:billster
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thanks rayt333 worked fine
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how do i accept rayt333 answer?
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I have taken care of this

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