win81-lagFor those of you who happen to use the PC as your gaming platform of choice, you might read this with a bit of trepidation. Microsoft’s recent update to Windows 8.1 might actually upset your gaming mojo, depending on the type of games that you happen to have residing on your SSD/hard drive, in addition to the brand of mouse that you own. There has been some online reports going around that claim the update to Windows 8.1 might render some games unplayable, and it was attributed to an “improvement” in handling DPI for multiple monitors.


Apart from that, the changes in the DPI framework have resulted in games which do not rely on Raw Input or DirectInput to get hit with a huge amount of mouse lag. Some of the games listed which were allegedly affected are Deus Ex: Human Revolution, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Prypiat, Metro 2033 and select titles in Activision’s Call of Duty series. Not only that, it also seems to affect hardware, where among them are mice products with a high polling rate and high DPI. So far, Microsoft has yet to respond officially on this issue, and hopefully they will have a workaround pretty soon as gamers can grow to be a pretty impatient bunch.

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