Battlefield 3

More of a tactical team-based player?  Then you probably picked up Battlefield 3 over Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.  Out of every popular game to come out, Battlefield has introduced the most problems to calibration.  As the PS3 version contains horrendously annoying input lag, it has proven very difficult to get a working calibration that operates smoothly.  So here we have a calibration for you that is works very smoothly.  We grabbed these settings from the forum, but I was unable to find the post after testing it.  Thanks to whoever originally made the calibration!


So before starting anything else, you’re going to want to calibrate the mouse to the settings you prefer.  Depending upon the mouse you use, this process may be a bit different between different manufacturers.  You basically want to go out and download the firmware and any adjustment programs for your mouse from the manufacturer’s website.  For Logitech mice, this would be Setpoint.
The most important settings here are going to be your DPI and mouse accelaration.  You can see that I have acceleration set to 3 while my DPI is 1200.  This is just what I found worked best for me, but you should really experiment with it yourself to find what fits best for you.


So now you should have your mouse all set the way you like it.  When you jump in-game, you might want to go back and adjust as needed to make sure that your set.  Before starting in on calibrating though, lets explain some key terms:

Deadzone: A dead zone is basically a number determining how far you have to move the stick for the system to register it.  Each game has a different setting for this, so it should be the first thing you modify on a new game.  You need to eliminate these so that the mouse will move when you move it, rather than arbitrarily wait for you to move it a certain amount.
X and Y axis:  The X axis is your left and right movement.  The Y axis is your up and down movement.
Sensitivity:  The sensitivity is simply how sensitive you want the mouse to move.  The higher this setting, the more space your cursor covers when moving the mouse.
Angle Correction: This setting is to help all of you with shaky hands.  Increasing this setting will make it so the Eagle Eye ignores shaky movement.  Play with this settings, and test your diagonal movement out to make sure that it isn’t up too high.  When it is, the cursor will staircase.
Turning Speed Limit: The turn speed limit was added to compensate for some annoying in-game settings.  Sometimes, when you hold right stick in a direction, the game thinks you are trying to turn around.  It will then double your turn speed to help you do this faster.  Using the turning speed limit will prevent the game from doing this so you can keep better control.

Got it? Ok, so now you want to enter these settings as they appear here on my keymap:
alt You’re going to want to leave deadzones and angle calibration as they are, but feel free to change the X and Y sensitivities to your liking.


So now it’s time to start playing your game.  When you jump on, you’re going to want to go into the game menu and set the sensitivity you want in the in-game menu.  Adjust this as you feel is needed.  We set our sensitivity to about 95% or so.  It’s kind of hard to tell with the bar, but basically just go one down from the max.  The game is set up now!


So now you have a calibrated and working game right?  Right! But heres the thing... This is all set to my play style.  I tend to play with moderately slow movement because I play all infantry and use semi-automatic guns to fire long range.  I don’t know many others that play like that, though.  So here is the thing.  How do you change this to be what you need and find comfortable?

Well, first you can switch around your mouse settings.  These will probably have the most dramatic effect on the feel of your game.  It is VERY important that these settings are played with, or else you end up with those awkward calibrations that look fine, but just don’t feel fine.  There isn’t any right answer for this, getting a perfect setting for you is going to require you to play around.

That’s it though.  Now you have your final calibration.  It works perfect right?  Then simply take your Eagle Eye over to your PC and plug it in.  Open up Eagle Edit and save your calibration.  With that, just start playing!