4. June 2010 16:14
Acceleration is something that a lot of gamers aren't even aware of and they need to be because it can result in inconsistent behaviour with their mouse. Put simply, acceleration increases the speed of your mouse cursor based on the speed you move your mouse. This might sound like a good idea but it causes problems - if you move your mouse from point A to point B then you'd expect your cursor to do the same thing each time you move the mouse between those two points; with acceleration enabled it won't because you'll vary the speed that you move the mouse between those two points and end up with inconsistent aiming.
To combat this we've created a simple utility that you just need to run once and this will change various settings in your Windows registry to remove acceleration completely. Download it here:
One other thing that you need to do is to disable something that Microsoft calls 'Enhance Pointer Precision'. Open the Mouse icon in your Windows Control Panel, click the Pointer Options tab at the top and then uncheck that box