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  1. Hello, I'm a newbie here on the forums and a new user in general but I have an awful lot to say. I can see I'm a little late to the party though, still I hope I can get some feedback myself, maybe help some new users and get others interested. This mouse deserves so much (more) attention and credit, it is entirely unique and utterly remarkable. Anyway, I bought my Swiftpoint Z very recently after much research and deliberation. I've spent a good 48+ hours now (most of that consecutively without sleep 😅) tinkering and eventually setting up my Z. As a result I have some lingering questions as well as some feedback and constructive criticisms. Most of the questions I had were thankfully answered by googling, finding this forum and then reading every single post. It's been a long intense few days 🤯 I can only thank the users, staff and moderators for being so thorough. I mostly bought my Z for a game called Escape From Tarkov, a popular but very complex and demanding online FPS. Most of the games I actually sit at my PC to play are competitive FPS' and I do love when they include advanced mobility options such as the "Lean" mechanic among others. This game, whilst not as hardcore as say ARMA (which I also love) has a lot of mechanics and so many possibilities for key bindings. Honestly, those two games (EFT and ARMA) are alone enough to sell anyone on this mouse, but I'm sure there are many other genres and especially sim style games (World of Warships/Tanks, War Thunder, Elite Dangerous etc) that are just as apt. I will be sharing my setup once I'm fully satisfied with it, but that brings me to my first question. Upon completing my Frankenstein monster I proceeded to enact best practice; I backed up my config, exporting and making duplicates, then I completely reset the mouse and profiles back to stock, deleted everything and finally imported my custom config back into the software. It worked, the memory usage went down significantly and I had a completely fresh setup for my needs. The only issue was that I began all this in the "Global Defaults" profile. That was my biggest error and my first real regret. Second was trying to force my profile into a new custom "EFT" profile. In doing so, I lost my config and had to reset and import again, losing some of my newer changes in the process. After a night of trying to learn how to correctly compose a JSON file myself, I gave up. No matter what I do, the moment I customise the original SPCF file, it refuses to import it. So I cannot import my file without it replacing the "Global Defaults" profile. You might say "Well, just override those with a "Desktop" profile". Alas, this doesn't work. No matter what I do the tilt configurations persist through all the profiles so long as they are set in the global defaults, even when overridden in the sub-profiles. So first question: How do I export my custom "Global Defaults" profile into a completely separate new profile? This all leads me to my first bit of feedback. The Global Defaults profile should only contain Left, Right and Middle Click, as well as Scrolling, nothing else. It should also be hard locked, read-only, uneditable. When you try to edit, it could tell you something along the lines of: "Editing the global defaults is disabled to prevent you from making the mouse unusable". Instead, it should ask you if you would like to create a new profile entirely. Relating to this, a sub-profile does not inherit the parent profiles settings. Instead, the process generates an empty profile, defaulting to the original profiles configuration. The wording of "sub-profiles" is extremely misleading and in fact technically incorrect, so long as profiles continue to refuse inheritance of the parent profiles configuration they aren't sub-profiles. Better to just call them "new profiles" instead, or better yet add the ability to properly clone a profile. This would be another feature request: cloning profiles. Another question or perhaps feature request is: Can I make a reactive curve from/for an input/output? What I mean is that, currently, I am not able to effectively make a non-linear curve and struggle to make a linear one (easily) for a combination of say vibration and pressure sensitivity. For example, I wanted to test having the mouse vibrate increasingly (from 0-100) as the user puts greater pressure on the left mouse button, the output correlating to the input (0-100). It would mean in an FPS it felt like the gun/engine/power was getting stronger the harder you pressed. It isn't really possible, and I did try but it was pretty arduous and the result didn't actually work. It seems the mouse really doesn't know what's going on and what to do, as it output one random vibration and then stopped for the rest of the button travel. A feature request here then, would be adding the ability to use curves and ranges for input/output's. Another quick question (as if any of this is quick 😅) Why is 10 the lowest amount and why are some other vibration/pressure amounts not possible at all? So random numbers like 15, 21, 27 and so on are not selectable in the vibration strength or Deep Click amounts, as well as anything below 10. Related to this, it can be a bit of a pain repeatedly selecting amounts or options. It would be great to be able to always use the keyboard to either type the numbers in manually or to use the arrow keys. Both are not always available or possible to use. Those missing numbers in the ranges do actually lock and stop the arrow keys from working until being moved manually with the mouse. Unfortunately, no mouse' strong point is finesse when it's compared to a keypress on a keyboard. Relating to the tilt/pivot feature, I really wish there was more granularity and control with a sure fire way to lock out other inputs. The problem I'm having here is that trying to activate the furthest tilt also at times activates the intermediate tilts (even when selecting the "Block any further outputs" option, which isn't always ideal anyway). Setting them up to activate only on the return and creating each one as a sub-action or child helps a lot, but that's not possible between the combinations of tilts, sometimes just trying to activate a simple small left tilt will also trigger my forward tilt. Picking my mouse up or moving it aggressively as I'm playing often causes all sorts of tilts to activate accidentally. I have many more questions and ideas but for the sake of everyone's sanity I think I'll leave it at that for now. I adore this little beast, my thanks and applause go to the company, devs and engineers behind this. All criticism is intended to be constructive feedback and in the knowledge that I'm grateful and adoring 🤗 If I am missing things, perhaps some of my feature request are already there but I just haven't figured it out right yet, please let me know. More pressingly I hope someone can help me fix and import my config into a new profile. I don't want to lose all that work. Otherwise thank you so much! I really hope there are future active plans for this mouse, software or the gaming line of accessories. and I look forward to using them in future! As it is, this a phenomenal piece of hardware, pure genius and the software (where so many others falter) absolutely does not disappoint. I would only say that the available tutorials etc should be greater and potentially included in the app. Tooltips, status bars and a information pane with video/images explaining features next to the actual configuration of the features would be very welcome. All the best!
  2. Hi, hello and greetings. As the title implies, I am about to ask why there is only US QWERTY layout for the mouse output. I can see that in the FAQ that is almost 2 years old that people asked about it back then too. I backed the mouse, and I think when I got it I noticed it was kinda wonky back then, but decided not to care too much about it. That is until right now, when I am trying to configure my mouse in a myriad of ways but end up getting cockblocked by the layout barrier. And sure, I can just look at a US Layout sheet to find out what keys to use and all that easily enough. But if I have to do that every single time I want to configure my mouse in special ways, hoo boy it's gonna get old quick. And yo, I'm not gonna sit here and pretend like I know a lot about coding and shit like that, because I know next to jack. And the mouse has a ton of awesome advanced features that I hadn't seen before, and still haven't seen anywhere else, and keeping on adding more cool features that make the mouse even nicer. That is also why I cannot fathom why multiple layouts haven't been added yet, I would think that adding more layouts would be more or less rudimentary compared to some of the features this mouse has and probably will have. So please add multiple keyboard layouts as an option, because I feel like that will make the mouse way more worth it outside of countries that use the US layout. Thanks.
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