Windows 10: Cursor Slow-- Crawls when playing a game

  1.    21 Nov 2017 #1

    Cursor Slow-- Crawls when playing a game

    I am having this problem playing Backspin Billiards (RealArcade) for the last several weeks. RealArcade has suggested a litany of fixes, none of which has worked, such as:

    Windows 10 automatically sets the system DPI to 150%. If you manually turn it back down to 100%, this should help. If you don't know how to do this, please go to Control Panel>Appearance and Personalization>Display. There you will see the option. If this doesn't work, check your resolution, if it's set to high, it may prevent the game from working. We recommend 1680 X 1050.

    Also, Windows 10 doesn’t always install the manufacturer’s drivers when upgrading. One thing you can do is check the manufacturer for drivers.

    HP has their own update software, which tells you if the drivers aren’t from them and has a link for easy installation. Other company’s system aren’t always as straightforward.

    To get details on your video card, right-click on your desktop and choose Display. Then choose Settings. Your video card manufacturer, make and model should be listed here.

    You can usually get the latest version of your video driver software from the manufacturer of your computer; try the support page of the manufacturer's web site.

    *NOTE: When starting your game, try closing all other applications. These games can use up a lot of RAM, and the more applications you have running at the same time, the more likely that you will encounter errors.

    Lastly, is all else fails, try troubleshooting the compatibility:

    Right-click on the game's icon and choose "Troubleshoot compatibility.” When prompted, choose “Try recommended settings.”

    The change to the application's properties must be done while logged in as an administrative user. Alternatively, you can right-click the game's program icon and select Run as administrator.

    Does anyone know what else might be causing this? It started after I slowed my cursor for another purpose, then set it higher and rebooted. Hope this helps.
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  2. Masterchiefxx17's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       21 Nov 2017 #2

    Is this the only game it happens on? I would assume you followed all of their fixes?

    How do you play the game? Through Steam, Web Browser, Facebook, or Downloaded?
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  3. Gordon7's Avatar
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    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       22 Nov 2017 #3

    Change batteries in your mouse! Check your mouse settings again and test it while using the desktop (no game running).

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  4.    22 Nov 2017 #4

    Thank you Masterchief and Gordon 7 for your responses. Yes I followed their recommendations as best I could. This is the only game it happens on. I play the game downloaded. I just recently changed the battery in my mouse and it is working perfectly. Not sure which mouse settings I should check. Not sure if the "fill in the info you have" applies to me or to the person with the hibernating issue.
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  5. Masterchiefxx17's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       22 Nov 2017 #5

    Just to rule out a fault with the game, could you please redownload and install the game again? Or could you test the game on another PC?
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  6.    23 Nov 2017 #6

    Thank you, masterchief. In fact, Gordon 7 had the right solution. I checked my settings and sure enough, the cursor speed had reverted back to slow. All is well now. Thanks again!
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