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Need to find profiles for Corsair Vengeance k95 gaming keyboard

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I bought a new Corsair Vengeance k95 gaming keyboard and I have been looking around the web for game profiles to download. I can't seem to find anyplace to download a database of them like I could with my old Logitech G11. Can anyone help with this? Something simple, not like the totally confusing message boards on the Corsair site. Logitech made it simple because you could download hundreds of game profiles within their software, not so with Corsair.
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Even though these keyboards have been available for over a year now there really isn't any significant user base developing shared macros for them in the way you describe for the Logitech.  Those that do exist are mainly on the Corsair forums and are ported from K70 macros so currently the "database" consists of about a dozen mainly focussed on variations of LoL gameplay.

To add to the problems there's a, as yet unresolved, bug in the macro store (the .cue file that indexes the individual game profile .prf files) which seems to have a memory leak somewhere.

This thread in the Corsair forums - which I would guess you've found already, is your main resource right-now.
http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133248


It seems all is not well in the world of Corsair's pretty colored keyboards right now :(
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To clarify, I own the brand new just out k95 RGB.  I am more interested in the actual games keyboard command part of the profile as opposed to lighting
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OK - do you need help programming macros for the G and general keys or are you just looking for a library of pre-written code for games to download?  

If you're looking for a list of macros all on one site that doesn't exist yet.  

The replacement RGB version of the KB has only really started to ship in any quantity and although the build quality is great support is still lacking.  The change by Corsair from using the keyboard itself to manage the macro profiles to using software on the PC instead hasn't helped either.

You'll need to wait until a critical mass of boards are out there and in use before macro sharing becomes commonplace. At the moment the K95 is going though a difficult birth and may not survive as anything other than an experiment in showing how many separate MX switches it's possible to put on a single board.

For the time being you'll need to scour either the Corsair forums or individual games fora to find those files which have been published.

For someone who's come from a macro-enabled KB with a large user base you are going to find the K95 like starting from the beginning.
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I guess I will have to let it go thru it's birthing pains. I just replaced the old logitech becuase it was getting beat up. There are many things cool about this KB.  I did find finally a youtube vid from a user that goes thru the software. I'm not at my main computer now, but I will post it here later.
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Please do, I'm interested to know where you can download macros from too - there are lots of tutorials on using CUE to write your own though.  There's no doubt it's a well built keyboard but the programmable parts are still a little flakey for my liking.
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MASQ here is the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT9oT8jrANc

It is K70 RGB but the software is the same.  Let me know what you think
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AFAIK you still need to do some conversion from K70 to K95 CUE macros but it's not rocket science, as the videos describe all you are doing is recording a keypress macro, binding it to a key and then tweaking it later to alter timings.  My personal feeling is apart from the build quality the Logitech is still better at this and has a wider user network to support sharing.

My feeling is Corsair have over engineered the board in terms of MX switches making it a more complex build, increasing their costs in production and putting a huge reliance on Cherry to supply them.

Although I'd like this to succeed I think it's a good idea poorly executed and the market will eventually kill it off.

Let's revisit the thread in 12 months and see...
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