3. July 2012 17:55

Mac Software Updated!

by richard

UPDATED November 26th 2012

We have updated to the latest beta - please obtain from the link below:



Yes, we have a new release for all you Mac users.  This should address all of the recent feedback from the community and includes the following fixes:

Fixed Memory leak
Fixed Precision Aim button
Products should now function correctly under Lion
Added support for recent product releases (such as the 3500 DPI Optical R.A.T.3)
Small Graphical Issues cleaned up

Also fixed hover issues for some people that were still getting that problem.

You can obtain it from our downloads page or copy the link below into your browser:

<old link removed>



7/8/2012 7:25:29 PM #

Cyborg mouses are completly bugged under macos. Even with the latest drivers.
I purchased a RAT 3 and it will be the last Cyborg peripheral that I will buy. Many RAT user have this bug, and my mouse is trashable as I can't use it AT ALL under MacOS.



Yendi France | Reply

7/9/2012 10:06:29 AM #


Did you try uninstalling the drivers for the Logitech mouse (and indeed any other mice)?  We have no issues with Hover here when testing in Lion.

richard United Kingdom | Reply

7/9/2012 10:41:42 PM #

I have exactly this issue with my new RAT 7 under 10.6.8.  AFAIK I have no other drivers installed.  I have nothing in the control panel, I just had a generic Dell USB mouse plugged in and AFAIK I installed no software.  I have installed 1.1.42 software.  I only have a few days to RMA this as it is currently useless.  Please respons ASAP.

Craig United States | Reply

7/11/2012 12:29:11 AM #

After talking with the live support, he sent me a driver witch did not solve the issue.
I tried the mouse on different configuration:
Desktop PC - Win7: Working
MacBook Air - Lion: Bugged
MacBook Pro Retina - Lion OR Mountain Lion DP4/GM: Bugged
MacBook Pro Retina under Windows 7: Working
All computers where freshly formatted.

Mac driver tested: 1.1.30 and 1.1.42.

Video of the problem: http://cl.ly/3w220X3r0V141E0R191Y

I would be pleased to help the debs/support to solve this issue, as many Mac Users are having this problem (numerous tickets open on Apple Discussion Support)

Feel free to contact me: bibyfok - A - T - gmail dot com

Yendi France | Reply

7/11/2012 2:52:54 AM #

I'm getting an instant crash when trying to run the profile editor in Mountain Lion GM... is there maybe something I can do to fix this?

stiligFox United States | Reply

7/11/2012 11:30:05 AM #

All your issues are being noted - we'll take further looks and see if we can replicate and we may be in touch via email with further questions.

Just a note as well for certain angry people that I've noticed in the post moderation queue: all comments are moderated and, as such, don't appear instantly when you post - we are not deleting your posts!  90% of the posts we receive are from spam bots so we have to weed those out and prevent them from cluttering up the comments threads.

richard United Kingdom | Reply

7/12/2012 12:44:49 AM #

Hi can you guys make it so us users with 10.5.8 can download the mac software i just bought your guys RAT 5 mouse and the money i spent for it i want to be able to customize it.i don't know how hard it is to make it work for 10.5.8 but if you can give it a try maybe send me the link or file that would be much appreciated thanks, brandon

Brandin United States | Reply

7/12/2012 12:32:50 PM #

Hi.  Sorry, but we have no plans to support 10.5 - it's substantially different to 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 to cause numerous issues.  With the problems that 10.8 is causing as well we need to focus on current and future updates.

richard United Kingdom | Reply

7/17/2012 6:38:30 PM #

Needs Mountain Lion 10.8 support!

Paul United States | Reply

7/18/2012 10:26:58 AM #

When it's properly released, we should have a version update to support it.

richard United Kingdom | Reply

7/18/2012 10:30:32 AM #

The official download link has been updated to version 1.1.43 - this should fix the hover issue that some of you were still getting (apparently not all 10.7.4 installations are equal!).

richard United Kingdom | Reply

7/21/2012 3:20:36 AM #

My RAT 5, has some weird issues, i didn't installed any drivers yet, but if i use mozilla firefox or any other program, i can't use my taskbar, i always need to ctrl+alt+delete, and then i can use, my mouse also go automatic backwards if i'm surfing on the internet

anthony Belgium | Reply

7/23/2012 10:52:24 AM #

"i didn't installed any drivers yet"

That's the problem - install the drivers and everything should behave correctly.

richard United Kingdom | Reply

7/22/2012 2:54:24 AM #

I bought the Rat 7 some weeks ago and did not encounter problems until now recently. Running Lion by the way. The "Status Bar"-icon disappeared and whenever I try to toggle it in the Preferences-pane, it crashes. Not the editor, but Preferences... Also the editor gets weird at random: When viewing the Programming tab, the options display numbers instead of Scroll Button and Scroll left and so on. Tried reinstalling 5 times but doesn't work.

Hoping for update or help Smile

Krane Norway | Reply

7/23/2012 10:52:50 AM #

Which version of our software have you installed?

richard United Kingdom | Reply

7/25/2012 3:13:12 PM #

We've got a newer version available as a beta - if there are any Mountain Lion users out there who want to have a look then please contact me on rneville [at] madcatz [dot] com.

richard United Kingdom | Reply

7/26/2012 7:11:17 PM #

btw, I need the support for RAT9 on Mountain lion asap! Now this almost 180$ mouse working like a shit under Mountain lion OSX. The mouse hover all over the system not working, and all the function button doesn't work at all; profile editor crash...

Please, please, update the Mac SW asap! Thanks a lot!

david People's Republic of China | Reply

7/27/2012 6:54:10 AM #

im using Mountain Lion and the drive cant install n i hv cant use the mouse now.... can u fix the drive

ivan United Kingdom | Reply

7/27/2012 9:12:46 AM #

hi guys i got problem i download mountain lion and i cant use my RAT 7 can you fix that pls or send update i like to use my mouse and i trying to buy and other one because i like this brand can you help with the software guys ?

ramses gabrie Honduras | Reply

7/27/2012 4:47:12 PM #

Hi All - check the latest blog post as we've made the beta for Mountain Lion support public.

richard United Kingdom | Reply

7/27/2012 8:37:29 PM #

Good day.

I was one of the guys informing awhile ago of issue with mountain lion.

The latest version of your app 1.1.45 beta.
I'm not getting the issues from the past so useable now (steer-mouse was my suggestion to you guys in the past for the time being)

Any how i've run into a few things that don't work in this app.
1. Battery percentage shows 0
2. DPI settings don't work
3. precision aim doesn't work
4. Command test does not work.

Thomas United States | Reply

7/30/2012 4:45:06 PM #


Is your mouse hover functionality working? (highlighting in drop down menus)

richard United Kingdom | Reply

8/1/2012 6:33:33 PM #

I had no problems with my lovely new MMO7 in Mac OS X Lion, but when I installed Mountain Lion this week, even my Apple mouse did not work correctly with the dock. I thought the problem was with the dock, opened a ticket with Apple Support, got no help there, reinstalled Mountain Lion today. The dock worked properly for several seconds, then reverted to being broken.

My tiny brain went "Aha!". Something finished loading and screwed up the way mouse and dock function together. Checked your site, downloaded and installed the beta 1.1.43.mpkg after having uninstalled your 1.1.28 software and rebooted. The problem disappeared!

Many thanks, you crazed kittens! All is now well again. Your efforts are much appreciated. You get a thumbs up for this version of your Mac software. You're definitely on the right track. I enjoy the heck out of being able to use my MMO7 in SWTOR in Boot Camp and WoW Mountain Lion.

My suggestion to all who have been having similar troubles is to install Cyborg's latest Mac beta. It worked like a charm for me!

Brian Reedy Sweden | Reply

8/6/2012 9:14:29 AM #

Hi, My RAT3's function buttons do not work in Mountain Lion OS. I have programmed perfectly and I can use them in "test" mode. I have installed "Cyborg RAT Driver 1.1.43.mpkg", could you please help me?


Jeremy People's Republic of China | Reply

8/6/2012 6:48:29 PM #


Have you tried the 1.1.45 beta?


richard United Kingdom | Reply

8/13/2012 10:16:56 AM #

Hi, Im experiencing the same issue as Yendi, the first commenter.
There is an issue with hovering. I cant have the mouse fully functioned.
Im using early 2012 MBA, with Lion OS(10.7.4). Its really annoying..

without clues, its working fine in bootcamp window 7 but not in my main OS.

Jeff Hong Kong S.A.R. | Reply

8/17/2012 3:10:45 PM #

Have you tried the latest beta in the most recent post on the blog?

richard United Kingdom | Reply

9/2/2012 8:40:44 PM #


I have a problem with the acceleration of my R.A.T. 5 in Mac OS X 10.6.8.
I have recently installed the new 1.1.45 Beta Drivers. I do not have anymore hover issues.

The mouse operates perfectly in Windows.

However, the mouse functions in alignment with the Mac acceleration which I then killed using the Kill Mouse Accel app. (You can achieve the same by killing the acceleration in the Terminal).
After seemingly killing the acceleration (my Magic Mouse works correctly and shows no signs of acceleration), the R.A.T. 5 mouse operates somewhat strangely. For instance, when moving the cursor slowly, it will jump every once in a while. After some testing, it now seems the cursor moves with inverted acceleration: that is, it moves more quickly when moving the mouse slowly. The inprecision of the cursor when moving slowly is maddening, especially when the precision on the Windows side of my machine is perfect.

Any advice? ( I have tried USB Override, Mouse Curves, and some other System plug-ins to no avail).



Bryce United States | Reply

9/4/2012 5:53:46 AM #

I have the cyborg rat 7 infection, and i just installed beta 1.1.43 on my macbook air that is running on Mac OSX 10.7.4 and i'm having the hover issue. Makes Diablo 3 pretty much unplayable,..... any thoughts or suggestions? Thank you. Mouse is working fine in windows 7.

j wong United States | Reply

9/4/2012 10:59:38 AM #

Have you tried beta 1.1.45?  It's in the most recent post on the blog.

richard United Kingdom | Reply

9/7/2012 9:22:46 PM #

I have R.A.T. 5 Gaming Mouse that I use on Win7 pro and Mac OSX Lion.

I absolutely love it on my Win7 PC and I hate it on my Mac. Mac drivers are HORRIBLE!!! Mouse behaves like very, very cheap wireless mouse with significant and VERY annoying "rubber band" like lag effect! It is almost unusable on my mac (Mac Mini, i5 (Mid 2011), 16GB RAM, OSX Lion). Thank you for fixing Precision Aim Button.. at least now is somewhat usable but far cry from the Win7 experience.

Can you guys please fix this!?

The main reasons I bought this mouse are performance, ergonomics and quite large middle (wheel) button that I use on regular basis for 3D programs like Maya and 3ds Max.

trifco United States | Reply

9/10/2012 6:30:01 PM #


We don't do anything with the mouse cursor movement: that's the OS.  You can read more details about a skipping bug caused by higher report rate mice (that has apparently been fixed) here:


And what sounds like your lag issue here:


As the guy who writes that blog says, apparently Apple are aware of it but it may take some time to fix.

richard United Kingdom | Reply

9/24/2012 9:05:29 PM #

Thank you for your response. At least this clears the confusion what is the core of this performance problem on OSX.

trifco United States | Reply

10/20/2012 7:03:38 PM #

Apologise for the rant in advance, but I'm REALLY annoyed and disappointed! - I purchased the Rat 5 believing it to be a superior gaming mouse, checked the box and it had Mac logo on it - so I believed OSX was supported. Installed the software. Profile Edit will not accept profiles - click the + button and nothing happens. The movement of the pointer is all over the place in OS X - even browsing with Safari is weird -  Why do you release hardware and software that does not work! I have a 10 year old Dell Ball mouse (no lazer) that's more accurate that this. How do I get my money back. Should have went with reliable Logitech.

Derek Jones Ireland | Reply

10/23/2012 2:41:40 PM #

Sorry to hear you're having trouble.  We're working on a big update to the software which adds support for new products coming soon as well as fixing some of the issues some people have reported recently.

Regarding the issues you're having with cursor movement, read my post back on the 10th September (just above this, in fact) about why you might experience those kind of problems.

richard United Kingdom | Reply

11/10/2012 11:14:46 PM #

I am facing the same issues as Mr. Jones. It has been very frustrating. I would like to know when you plan to fix this and if not, how can I return the product.

Mohak Switzerland | Reply

11/12/2012 5:14:23 PM #

Hi.  Have you tried the latest beta from the newest post here on the blog?

richard United Kingdom | Reply

11/14/2012 3:44:10 PM #

So I just recently purchased the R.A.T.7 and i am having some issues. Firstly no matter how many times i have tried to uninstall and reinstall the rat software it does not want to detect the mouse. and secondly my mac does not detect the mouses entry into the usb port but it does detect its exit. i will supply a log. I am running a macbook pro 13-inch with 10.7.5 and rat 1.1.45. PLEASE HELP ME DX

Adam Perez United States | Reply

11/15/2012 1:41:30 PM #

Hi.  Have you tried the latest beta from the newest post here on the blog?

richard United Kingdom | Reply

11/19/2012 5:16:58 PM #

I have tryed all versions of the driver and software that i can find on the net. and well I'm sad to say NONE of them worked for me. fresh install of 10.6.8 - 10.7.5 - 10.8.1 and I can get nothing to work..

I have been to my mates and he has 3 iMacs doing nothing so i tested it on them all.. NOTHING!!!

I'm not to happy that its advertised for mac yet I have not managed to get it to work..
I'm currently using USBoverdrive as its the only thing I have found that lets me use the mouse..
The problem with USBoverdrive is the precession aim don't work like it should and it now just another button to use. so i have the coolest mouse ever that don't work as well as the £5 mouse i have.. so sad.
the only bit of the mouse that works like the box said is the dpi changer.

Would LOVE to get this working like it should. have tryed this in win7 and it works like it should

Sunda United Kingdom | Reply

11/20/2012 11:03:28 AM #

Hi - which R.A.T. do you have and in what way is it not working for you?

richard United Kingdom | Reply

11/20/2012 5:47:50 PM #

I purchased a R.A.T. 7 mouse probably 8-10 months ago, which stated it was mac compatible. Unfortunately compatible and fully functional are two very different things. I have been checking in from time to time to see if any updates have fixed the issues I have been having but none have made any difference.  The issue I am having is when I start up my computer the mouse's "hover" ability is non responsive (whenever I hover over things the computer does not recognize where my cursor is. For whatever reason if I unplug the mouse and then plug it back in it seems to fix all the issues (programmed buttons begin working, precision aim works, and the hover functionality is restored). I have an iMac and it is quite annoying to have to do this every time I restart my computer. I also have clean macbook air I only use for taking tests and I get the same issues when I use the mouse on this computer. I have Lion installed on both computers.

Cody United States | Reply

11/21/2012 1:03:57 PM #

Hi.  Did you try the latest beta that's in the newest post here on the blog?

richard United Kingdom | Reply

11/25/2012 6:42:33 PM #

Rat 9 precision aim button not working (effect when pressed like wheel scroll)
Mac os 10.8.2 driver version 1.1.53

andrew Russia | Reply

11/26/2012 6:22:20 PM #


Try the 1.1.59 link in the updated post above and see if that helps.

richard United Kingdom | Reply

12/10/2012 7:22:35 PM #

Hello. I am attempting to use the MMO7 on my 15" retina MBP running Mac OSX Mountain Lion, with 1.1.60, which I believe is the most recent software to date. The clicks and scroll wheel work fine, but the cursor does not move. Has anyone had a similar issue and found a way to resolve it? Any help would be appreciated

Briangles United States | Reply

12/11/2012 10:02:47 AM #


If this is a brand new M.M.O.7 then the first thing to check is that you have removed the sticker covering the laser lens.  If you have then give the lens a good clean and try again - if it still doesn't work after that then it needs testing on another PC to be sure, but it might have a fault.

richard United Kingdom | Reply

12/12/2012 12:41:28 PM #

Driver 1.1.59beta seems to be working for me. Mac OS X 10.8.2. Mouse is finally hovering again! Needed to unplug and replug the mouse after installing the driver but everything seems okay now, except for yet another useless and annoying icon in my menu-bar. Thanks.

Ruben Schouten Netherlands | Reply

12/13/2012 9:50:42 AM #

The icon can be removed if you want - just uncheck the box in the prefpane for the software in System Preferences.

richard United Kingdom | Reply

12/25/2012 9:23:21 PM #

This one seems to works perfetly, even if the current 'normal' version (from : www.cyborggaming.com/fr/download.htm) doesn't work at all.

I'm running on Mac OS 10.8.2 Mountain Lion.

Please make keyboards usable on Mac OS X too, and fix that up for everybody Smile

Triakis France | Reply

1/9/2013 1:30:38 AM #

I bought a RAT 3 thinking that it would be nice to have a mouse with up to date software for my Mac. After down loading the software and plugging in the mouse, the curser moved in slow motion pushing the various buttons got it working fairly well. I went looking to see if there was a window to set the buttons like my old Razor mouse and came up with nothing. Spent hours checking web sites to discover what I was doing wrong.

Finally sent an email to the tech department and got "Tick 'Enable access for assistive devices' in the Universal Access pane of System Preferences and this will solve the issue." which the tech guy must have cut and pasted from the web site, which I had read before sending the email. No, this did not fix anything and was not helpful. He did not read my email which was obvious.

Went back to Best Buy and talked to one of their Geek Guys and was told " the mouse works with Mac BUT you can't program the buttons".  WHAT! A programable mouse that you can't program, great! Returned it. What a waste of time. Back to my Razor that is programable even has a window to work from, what an idea.

Wendy United States | Reply

1/9/2013 3:40:22 PM #

Shame that the Best Buy guy misinformed you - the software from our website does enable you to program the buttons.  It adds a scratches icon to the top of your screen, from which you can access the profiler.

richard United Kingdom | Reply

1/9/2013 2:50:32 PM #

Just bought a RAT7 and am fuming, does not work with my new iMac.
no other drives install, fresh from factory booted up and Hovering over menus and dock does not work at all. Going back to Razor mice, dont know why I bothered to try something different.

rehan haque United Kingdom | Reply

1/9/2013 3:35:45 PM #

Sorry to hear that - did you install the 1.1.60 drivers from the downloads page?

richard United Kingdom | Reply

1/10/2013 9:44:16 PM #

I take it all back, have installed the new drivers and so far so good.

thank you

rehan haque United States | Reply

1/19/2013 12:27:33 AM #

Just bought a RAT 7 today and installed the latest software 1.1.60 and it won't recognize the mouse at all. No way for me to make any adjustments. The profile manager shows no device found. Extremely frustrated with this product.

Should I just return it?

Devin Bousquet United States | Reply

1/21/2013 6:20:35 PM #


Which R.A.T.7 is it?  (colour, Cyborg or Mad Catz branded)?

We've been through all versions and they detect fine on 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 so there shouldn't be any issues, but it would be good to confirm which one you have.

richard United Kingdom | Reply

2/7/2013 12:32:02 PM #

RAT 9 un mouse incredibile!!! esaltante il miglior mousegaming in commercio!! very very good!!

flavio Italy | Reply

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