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Old 27-05-2009, 02:17 AM   #1
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Exclamation My cursor is screwed up

Whenever I try to play some PC games, my cursor gets messed up. Like, when I play Runescape or Insaniquarium, the cursor blinks rapidly and sometimes disappears. In Battle for Middle Earth, the cursor disappears so much that I can't even play the game. Generally, when this happens, the cursor is only shown by every other row of pixels, or there is a boxy shape around it that is multicolored with every other pixel row shaded grey.
This is really pissing me off.
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Old 27-05-2009, 04:32 PM   #2
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Re: My cursor is screwed up

This most often has something to do with the game itself. Look for any patches available.
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Re: My cursor is screwed up

As he says it happens to many games...
update your grafic drivers and your Operating System (Windows XP)
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Old 27-05-2009, 09:07 PM   #4
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Re: My cursor is screwed up

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As he says it happens to many games...
update your grafic drivers and your Operating System (Windows XP)
...no idea how to do that. Is there somewhere where I can get this easily and for free? How do you check exactly what your graphics card is without taking apart the computer? I think it's a Nvidia but don't know exactly what I need.

As for Windows, my computer does the automatic updates thing... Is there something else that I need?
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Re: My cursor is screwed up

Open Device Manager, expand Display Adapters and your graphics card/chipset model will be mentioned. Double click on it and check the driver version installed.
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Old 29-05-2009, 01:02 AM   #6
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Re: My cursor is screwed up

Not the driver. I downloaded the new drivers, even tried using my previous drivers, tried changing the screen resolution, going back to the default cursor... nothing. Why do computers like to do stuff like this?
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Re: My cursor is screwed up

It simply might be an issue with the game. Does it happen with all/any games you play ?
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Re: My cursor is screwed up

As was stated before, this happens with several different games, made by different companies.
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Re: My cursor is screwed up

but do you have any game where the cursor does not blink ?

Go to Control Panel -> Keyboard, under Speed tab, lower the cursor blink rate or set it to none and see if the problem persists.
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Re: My cursor is screwed up

Didn't work.

Yes, my cursor is fine with other games I've played... It's a little crappy in Harry Potter, though.
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