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I'm running System Shock Portable v1.2 and when I increase the resolution to 1024x768 or higher the mouse pointer speed slows down incredibly making the game nearly unplayable (I have to move my mouse 3-4 times to get the pointer across the screen).

Is there some config file setting to increase the speed of the mouse pointer? I am using Malba Tahan's mouselook mod as well as Gulikoza's DOSBox build if that makes a difference.

Edit: In XCYB.CFG I decreased the hmousemul and vmousemul to 1 which makes it playable but is there any other tweak that can be done to increase the speed of the cursor even a little more?

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wait wait wait System Shock... Portable? Please tell me what this is and where I might acquire it. I am long overdue for a SHODAN fix. – LessPop_MoreFizz Nov 8 '10 at 22:35
@LessPop_MoreFizz Portable, as in you can put it on a USB stick, doesn't require an "install". Also has a few patches and improvements to make it playable on modern systems. – thelsdj Nov 8 '10 at 22:59
You can check out my video on it: using Mouse Look mod. – Solivagant Apr 3 '11 at 4:13
@Solivagant If it were possible I'd slap you through TCP/IP for saying System Shock is the "granddaddy of BioShock" in your YouTube video info. – I take Drukqs Jun 24 '11 at 22:26
@I take Drukqs Well, it has audio logs! And Shock in the name... :P – Solivagant Jun 27 '11 at 15:11
up vote 4 down vote accepted

In DOSBox, the mouse sensitivity can be altered by changing the setting "sensitivity" in section [sdl] in the file "Dosbox.conf".

The default value is 100 and can be changed up to 1000.

I don't know if this is helpful for you in this situation but it might be worth a try.

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After a quick test this seems to work. I'm not sure how I missed this before, maybe I thought 100 was the maximum. A value of about 800 seems to be good to be good on my system with the xcyb.cfg changes I already made. – thelsdj Jul 17 '11 at 18:26
Glad to help. Being new to this community, every accepted answer makes me throw a party. :-) – mmmattias Jul 17 '11 at 23:14

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