2. November 2012 16:33

New Mac beta release (UPDATED)

by richard

UPDATED 11th December 2012 - beta is now in full release

We have updated the beta and this should address the issues that were still affecting R.A.T.3 owners and some R.A.T. owners.  Please update, give it a try and let us know in the comments below.

<Link removed> - click the Downloads link at top of page to obtain latest release version.

ORIGINAL STORY

As you will notice from the version number, we've been through a number of versions now to try and iron out the issues that some of you are reporting.  This release also adds support for the Mad Catz branded versions of the R.A.T.s which are now appearing on the market.  Please provide feedback below in the comments or via our support page at http://support.madcatz.com

 

You can download the beta from this link:

<old link removed>

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18. October 2012 14:50

New Range Announcement: G.L.I.D.E.

by richard

 

If there's a question we get asked a lot by R.A.T. and M.M.O. owners, it's, "Which gaming surface do you recommend we get?"  This is usually because they've bought one already (that's usually black or made from glass - both of which are bad for lasers) and they're having trouble with tracking performance.

We have therefore worked directly with Philips, the manufacturers of the Twin Eye sensor used in the majority of our mice, to develop a range of surfaces that all produce optimal tracking performance for the sensor.

In order to track movement, the laser sensor in a mouse relies on receiving specific information from your gaming surface, obtained through reflections of the laser beam.  Therefore, the surface upon which you use your R.A.T. is very important.  Use it on a dark surface that absorbs light from the same spectrum in which the laser operates and the sensor won’t receive enough information, if any at all, and can’t detect that the R.A.T. is moving.

The surface shouldn’t just reflect the laser like a mirror, known as “specular reflection.”  Instead, a mouse operates at peak efficiency when light reaching the sensor reflects in a broad range of directions.  This is known as “diffuse reflection.” 

 

The entire range of G.L.I.D.E. surfaces meets the requirements of proper reflection. Very specific colors and materials ensure that the R.A.T.’s laser sensor receives an abundance of reflected laser light in order to achieve unprecedented levels of response. 

We've developed four surfaces, all of which will work great with optical and laser sensors and cater to the many different needs that gamers have from their mouse mat.  Check them out along with more details of their performance at the following links:

G.L.I.D.E.3

G.L.I.D.E.5

G.L.I.D.E.7

G.L.I.D.E.9

 

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6. February 2012 16:53

M.M.O.7 Lives!

by Marc

 

The M.M.O.7 has now gone live on our Game Shark store and will be available in other good retailers shortly. Thanks to all the patient Cyborg fans out there, your wait is now over. Good things come to those who check Facebook on a daily basis!

So, you’ve read the feature lists, and you’ve seen the fancy videos, so here is the rest of the vital information you need before embarking on that 36 hour session! 

Let’s start with drivers and software. The download page has been updated with MMO7 goodness. So, whether you are a Windows, or Mac user, the latest versions are available to get you up and running.

For all you WoW players, the custom add-on for the MMO7 can be downloaded from curse.com from this link: 

http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/cyborg-mmo7

To save you some setup time, every profile in our Profile Library (available from our downloads page) has been updated to include support for the MMO7. 

If you need some extra help with software functionality, we have also produced video tutorials for the programming software and the WoW add-on.

For the programming software, click Here

For the add-on, click Here

I think that’s everything, happy grinding!


 

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21. December 2011 18:03

Profile Packs are go!

by richard

 

Right, that’s it, stick a fork in us: we’re done.  We’re coming to the end of another year; one that flew by pretty quickly for us whilst we worked on various new delights for you (more on that soon).  Gaming-wise we were spoilt silly by the sheer level of humour displayed by Portal 2 in April (still the funniest thing in gaming, cinema and T.V. this year) and then basically waited, breathless with anticipation, for Battlefield 3 and Skyrim.  Yes, we dabbled with various games in the meantime but they meant nothing to us (except for our unhealthy addiction to Left 4 Dead 2 at lunchtimes).

So we’ve created profiles for those last two (not for Portal 2 though – seriously, you only need WASD, E, Space and your R.A.T.!) and also added a bunch of M.M.O. profiles in anticipation of the M.M.O.7.  Whilst we were at it we thought we’d reorganise how we deal with our profile packs and add support for the M.M.O.7 back into all the previously released profiles, so here you go (click the name ofd the pack you want to start the download):

FPS Profile Pack
ARMA 2, Aliens Vs. Predator, Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, Bioshock, Bloody Good Time, Borderlands, Brink, Bulletstorm, Call of Duty (all of them – they haven’t changed the controls yet!), Crysis, Crysis 2, Counterstrike: Source, Duke Nukem Forever, Day of Defeat: Source, Front Mission Evolved, Half Life 2, Homefront, Left 4 Dead 2, Metro 2033, Medal of Honour, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, Section 8 Prejudice, Shattered Horizon, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Team Fortress 2

Action Profile Pack
Assassin’s Creed, Batman Arkham Asylum, Dead Rising 2, Dead Space 2, Just Cause 2 Lost Planet 2, Mafia II, Red Faction Armageddon, Space Marine, Transformers: War For Cybertron

M.M.O. Profile Pack
Age Of Conan, Aion, D&D Online, DC Universe Online, Entropia Universe, EVE Online, Everquest 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars, Lord of the Rings Online, Rift, Runescape, Star Trek Online, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Tera, Warhammer Online, World Of Tanks, World Of Warcraft, World of Warcraft profile for M.M.O.7 Plug-in

RPG Profile pack
Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Dragon Age 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Fallout 3, Mass Effect 2, Minecraft, Mount & Blade, Witcher 2

Strategy Profile Pack
Civilisation V, Command & Conquer, Company of Heroes, Dawn Of War, Empire: Total War, Homeworld 2, League of Legends, Napoleon: Total War, Shogun 2: Total War, Sins of a Solar Empire, Starcraft 2, Supreme Commander,  Supreme Commander 2

Non-Gaming Profile Pack
CS5 After Effects, CS5 Dreamweaver, CS5 Flash, CS5 Illustrator, CS5 InDesign, CS5 Photoshop, CS5 Premiere, Firefox, Google Chrome, Google Earth, Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Solidworks, Visual Studio, Windows 7.

 

You'll need to open the zip file and then copy the folder within to your C:\Users\Public\Documents\Saitek SD6 Profiles directory (or <user's home directory>Library/Application Support/Smart Technology/RAT for Mac).  The profiles will then appear in the pop-up list you get when you right click the R.A.T. icon next to your clock.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

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9. December 2011 10:29

Come and see us @ CES 2012

by Marc

Join Mad Catz at 2012 International CES (CES) in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday January 10 – Friday January 13, 2012. Join us at our booth Hilton 564 for sneak peaks and demonstrations at our booth – including some of our CES-nominated products.

See http://www.cesweb.org for more details

2012 International CES
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
Booth - Hilton 564

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