W. Ian Blanton
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Wraithe commented on 11 Jun 2010
Just so no one is turned off by the earlier comments - works fine under Snow Leopard 10.6.3.
[Version 1.0]



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Wraithe reviewed on 25 Jun 2006
Well, true to my word, I uninstalled SteerMouse and installed the latest (1.6.5) drivers.

I remove all my previous complaints. Well, O.K. no, I don't, so I guess I should say "They finally got it right".

As I have said before, this is an excellent mouse, and it now finally, has a Mac OS X driver worthy of it. I'm impressed that they actually stuck with it and did the work, rather than licensing someone else's existing driver.

This mouse drive A) fixed all the issues that I've been complaining about, and B) provided you with all the smoothness and accuracy that this mouse is capable of. (I'm back to being accused of cheating in online games again :))

I have seen none of the problems I originally had, and have had no new ones raise their heads. I still find myself somewhat unimpressed by the breadth of the options for the buttons, but being able to set them to "pass through" from Mac OS solves that handily.

Good work, guys!
[Version 1.6.5]



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Wraithe tipped on 18 Jun 2006
So, for the big stack of people who have been disappointed with the Razer drivers, I thought I would update my previous comments/review with something to help, potentially.

SteerMouse
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/19058

I've been completely happy with my Razer since getting this software, what's more you can really get the feel between the Razer and a "regular" mouse.

Note: I have not tried the latest update to the Razer driver, and based on past experience, have no urge to, although maybe I will, just to be "fair". I'll report back if I do.
[Version 1.6.5]



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Wraithe reviewed on 01 Jan 2006
First off, if you game, run out and buy one of these mice. NOW. I'll wait.... O.K. now...do NOT DL this software. Or if you do, be prepared to uninstall it.

Sadly, I can't agree with the previous posters review.

While I do like the ability to change the sensitivity of the mouse on the fly, it simply doesn't make up for the deficiencies of this software.

If you install this software, you will not:

Be able to use the center button as a CMD-click, which is useful in most web browsers to spawn new window. Weirdly, this is what Mac OS X does by default, this will override it

Be able to assign the mouse buttons to Exposé. Again, OS X sees it, doesn't work.

Be able to assign ANY kind of click to the buttons that involve a click+anything else.

This is just sad. While I love my Razer, their software reeks of Windows, not for the interface, which is very nice, but for the limited mindset. I wonder if their Windows driver is this bad?

Seriously, get the mouse. Do not install this software unless you can live with the limitations. Go buy USB overdrive (Which is what they used to recommend), or live with the default OS X mappings.

As soon as I hit "post" on this, I'm deleting the driver off my system...again.
[Version 1.6.2]



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Wraithe reviewed on 27 Mar 2005
Well, so the previous poster had no clue.

This is an _updated version_ of "Kill Dr. Cote" from Freeverse and the _original author_. It was worth it, the graphics are a bit slicker and the sound is addictive. I'm kinda immune to these simple games nowadays, but this one sucked me in for quite a while.

Good gameplay, a bit rough to play on a powerbook. I love the laser, and the fact that the weapons "powerups" stack, so the more you pick up the same powerup, the more powerful it becomes. Sucks when you run across a different one. :)

Only problem I've had so far, is a weird sound drop-out after playing for a while.
[Version 1.0.1]



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Wraithe commented on 17 Jun 2004
Working fine now, looks like. VERY interesting idea, something that Apple used to have in betas of OS X, nicely implemented. I can see a LOT of useful things to do with this prefpane!
[Version 1.0.1]



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Wraithe tipped on 28 May 2004
Be aware that Mac OS X starts up very slowly from CD's if you have the full OS (ie: something like BootCD) installed on the CD. This is relatively normal.
[Version 0.6]



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Wraithe reviewed on 12 Oct 2003
Well, with this update, it's pretty much done. This is also great for the light-sensitive.
[Version 1.1]



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Wraithe commented on 17 Jun 2003
I specifically did not pay for this program when it came out at an introductory price. I _specifically_ waited until he jumped the price, simply because this is the kind of software that Mac users should be proud to have on their platform. It does a great job (several of them in fact), and not only is it updated regularly and improved (not just bug-fixed), it's almost updated too often. :) Worth the price, _every penny_.
[Version 1.0.3b1]



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