Inverted Mouse

1 : Anonymous2021/05/06 16:37 ID: n6bh0n
Inverted Mouse
2 : Anonymous2021/05/06 19:49 ID: gx6tkxd

rotates wireless mouse all the way around

Oh no... im a murderer

ID: gx7kyyn

I've always wondered why we don't have mice with two sensors so they can detect when we rotate.

Think of all the different ways you could implement that in a game.

ID: gx7m0b8

I think you just reinvented the wiimote

ID: gx7mxj9

There's a 200$ gaming mouse that does that. I think it's just not how the default equipment works so it's not really implemented a lot. You can use it in flying games

3 : Anonymous2021/05/06 16:55 ID: gx64d2u

I was thinking of that when playing on controller

ID: gx6w98p

Same here, can't use the controller without it being inverted

ID: gx6zpbw

Oh no no i just thought about that. I'm playing straight.

ID: gx744ti

you're completely losing that analogy unless you also invert the x axis

ID: gx7a2an

I might invert y-acid of I'm flying a plane. It resemble an aircraft control stick and that's also how Star Fox 64 did it.

ID: gx7ghmo

It's weird, I can't fly anything in-game without the stick inverted, but can't play inverted when not flying.

ID: gx7gcgt

I play inverted but this doesn't explain why because I never invert X axis.

I'm pretty sure most people don't invert X.

4 : Anonymous2021/05/06 16:53 ID: gx646kn

Wow that's kinda twisted. I used to play a lot of flight sims so I got used to flight controls.

I should probably note that I use inverted y-axis on controllers but not on mouse. Wouldn't feel right on mouse imo.

ID: gx6gsk5

I use inverted Y on everything, and it's all thanks to Starfox. It was the first game I played that it mattered and I simply cannot do it normally.

ID: gx6u79d

Holy shit, same here with Star Fox! A friend and I played the hell out of it one summer as kids and I've never been able to play non-inverted ever

ID: gx71ayi

Yep! Star Fox 64 is the reason my friends hated me for having to pause the game and turn on inverted y-axis during halo Lan partys.

ID: gx6vn4j

I might be going back a little further than that.

1st game I can remember playing with inverted flight controls was Zaxxon

first on the upright arcades, then Commodore 64

ID: gx7el2s

Yeah it’s weird that we all grew up inverted but at some point the majority just decided up is up and that we’re the weird ones. Pretty sure GoldenEye was inverted.

Instead of picturing a head like OP’s picture, I explain it to people as theyre moving the barrel and I’m moving the stock

ID: gx74gno

And Goldeneye.

ID: gx67bcy

Same here. I hate switching back and forth and having to change the options even for the simplest "lemme just do this one bit from the keyboard."

ID: gx6twqz

I started off on space/flight sims on PC and couldn't afford a joystick back then so inverted mouse it was and it's stuck to this day. Thanks TIE Fighter.

ID: gx75s4e

Yup! X-wing 95.

ID: gx7qshr

Tie Fighter is the best flight combat game I've ever played.

ID: gx765yz

When I first played flight sims as a kid it confused as to why you'd press up to go down.

When I realised that it was how actual flight controls worked, I figured it was a bit like in the picture here.

ID: gx6mk3l

I thought I was the only one in this boat. For some reason, I have to invert the Y on a controller but have to set it to normal with the mouse.

ID: gx7ii4j

With mouse the idea is that mouse is effectively your eyeball/vision when looking around.

Eyeball up, view goes up.

Eyeball down, view goes down.

ID: gx78it2

Same here, almost all the first person games I played were simulators until Wolfenstein 3D. Pulling back to look up is something I'd been doing since the 80s.... Actually, come to think of it, I think Red Baron from the late 70s had inverted Y.

ID: gx6bota

I feel you man, I got used to the flight controls too

5 : Anonymous2021/05/06 17:10 ID: gx66im1

There was a game in the early 2000's, and the fact that I can't even remember the name says a lot about how quickly I stopped playing and thinking about it... but it had inverted mouse only. I just couldn't make my head wrap around the concept. It didn't compute in my brain.
I spent a few hours trying to get used to it, and even longer trying to figure out if it could be changed, before giving up on it.

More power to you if that's how you play. That's how I play on Consoles... but for PC I need the mouse movement to be a representation of the cursor.

ID: gx6ufxb

>for PC I need the mouse movement to be a representation of the cursor.

Is anyone inverting cursor controls?

ID: gx77gch

I do it to co workers

ID: gx7ghx7

Most fps games in the 90s use inverted schemes....or rather, they weren't 'inverted' because they were the default.

Why it got switched around, I will never understand.

ID: gx7h2zm

I think it stemmed from old joysticks, which were based off fighter jets. Pulling back on the joystick tilts the plane upward, and that carried over to video games until people realized how little sense it made with dual-joystick controllers.

ID: gx74c5o

So this happened to me. It was a cabelas hunting game. And I liked it and got used to inverted and now I can never ever go back.

6 : Anonymous2021/05/06 17:04 ID: gx65omb

Flying games always are weird for me, I’ll start not liking inverted so I’ll change it but then I’ll struggle without it somehow.

7 : Anonymous2021/05/06 17:00 ID: gx652zd

you're completely losing that analogy unless you also invert the x axis

ID: gx77d9c

People who invert x are monsters.

ID: gx7fwzb

Wind Waker on wiiu gave you the option to invert X but not y. I couldn't play it

ID: gx77fv3

This is my wife's preferred setup. She's had to adapt to non-inverted x-axis playstyle though as some games don't support x-axis inversion (looking at you, Skyrim for Nintendo Switch...).

ID: gx7mucs

If you need to invert the X and Y axis, you can just hold the mouse or nunchuck upside-down

8 : Anonymous2021/05/06 16:42 ID: gx62kd3

And the X axis doesn’t matter, because inverted or not you’re ripping their head off to look left or right.

ID: gx71rkm

I mean by that logic moving the mouse forward and back would just be ripping the head off and pushing it forward or backward

9 : Anonymous2021/05/06 18:46 ID: gx6ki7c

Also, I am old and can remember when there "inverse Y" was the default option.

ID: gx7ildl

Some N64 and PS1 games doesn't even have the option to switch to normal

10 : Anonymous2021/05/06 19:49 ID: gx6tl4h

Explain how looking left to right works with this model? Wouldn’t you invert left right two if on your mind you are putting your hand on the back of someone head?

ID: gx765a1

that's why it's a bad example. You also don't pivot your wrist like the illustration shows.

11 : Anonymous2021/05/06 17:27 ID: gx6905r

I never thought I would ever see this imagery.

12 : Anonymous2021/05/06 20:10 ID: gx6wpl7

I played inverted mouse on PC for a couple of decades. Then I played a game on console, I don't even remember what game now, and after that game, inverted mouse felt funny. I've played normal mouse in games ever since.

13 : Anonymous2021/05/06 21:32 ID: gx78koc

This is the way

14 : Anonymous2021/05/06 23:45 ID: gx7pm5m

I appreciate it, but respectfully you're wrong

15 : Anonymous2021/05/06 17:09 ID: gx66g0g

Now, invert your hand, and jam it through at the base of his neck, until it bursts through and protrudes just under his chin, which you shall firmly grab. Now, when you push the mouse AWAY from you, your hand extends, tilting his chin - and therefore his eyes - upwards, and when you pull back, you reverse the direction and pull the chin and eyes downwards. This also solves for the x-axis, so they co-exist in harmony.

This is much more natural to me than gently guiding his head from behind.... please help me.


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