I have had this problem under Windows XP and now Windows 7 Ultimate. I don't believe it has anything to do with the OS or my particular hardware.
The problem concerns my mouse pointer when playing some games. With most games, there is no problem. However, with some games, the pointer is very unstable and tough to control. It doesn't respond properly. It sort of floats over the screen and doesn't move right away when I move the mouse. With most of the games, there is usually an option to: USE HARDWARE POINTER. Whenever I select that, the problem is resolved and the pointer works perfectly in the game.
Unfortunately, I have a few games where the mouse pointer behaves erratically, but there is no option to use Hardware Pointer, so the game is virtually unplayable, at least by playing with the mouse.
The million dollar question is if my mouse pointer isn't behaving properly in a game and there is no option to use Hardware Pointer, is there a workaround or a free standalone program I can use to make the game use the Hardware Pointer, so it behaves properly?
Again I don't think it has anything to do with the mouse itself because I have had this problem with different mice. Right now I am using the Soyo optical Dragon Mouse. The mouse pointer works perfectly everywhere, except within a few games.
Again, whatever it is that causes my mouse to behave erratically in a game, is fixed if the game has the option to use Hardware Pointer. What do I do if the mouse is erratic and the game doesn't have the option to use Hardware Pointer?
Any help would be appreciated.