I have the MX700 and it's soooo nice. Since the MX500 is basicly the same mouse but with a cord I voted for that one. Never liked MS optical mice, so plastic, so "cheap". Their new cordless seems nice though.
Sorry about the late reply, but last night the connection kept timing out. Anyway I think ill go for the MX500. Your right taurus the MX700 is too expensive and i havent heard much good of cordless mice for gamng. Thanks for the replys people
I've already downloaded this file, and despite what it says in the page you'd given, when you run the file it says it is only for Win95/98 and NT4.
The way this file works has, I believe been addressed in the new drivers released 27th Nov. 02. The drivers monitor which application is launched, and if the file is added to the Registry, the EM_EXEC file will not translate any input from the mouse.
The following is from an email I received from Logitech Support regarding this issue
Logitech Mouse Gaming compatibility
What is it?
We have found that the Logitech assignments in MouseWare are not generally accepted in games. Therefor we no longer provide MouseWare functionality, (button assignments) when you are playing a game, (em_exec is disabled), then we fully re-enable it when you go back to non-gaming applications. This is done by detecting which components are used by the application. The main components we look for are Direct Input and OpenGL, which should cover about 80% of the games. Please note that only 5 buttons on the MX700 or MX500 can be used in games. Buttons 6, 7, and 8, can not be programmed.
Look for added support on these buttons in MouseWare 9.80 (Due to the nature of software development a date is not available).
We do have the flexibility to list other components in case some very popular games don't use these libraries.
How do I support a new game?
By adding a string value with the name of the games executable file name (exe file) in the registry:
or restart the system. Then go to the control panel and restart em_exec by double clicking the mouse icon, then run notepad and you will find the you just get the native buttons, all button assignments are now disabled in
NotePad. Other apps will still receive button assignments.
As new games are released, entries can be added if the game does not use one of the standard libraries or is not listed in the "GamingCompatibility" key. We hope in the future to either offer a .REG file you can download and double click on to update the list of game entries in the
"GamingCompatibility" or a easy to use utility. MouseWare 9.80 will
further improve this system and will add additional button support for the MX mice.
So to recap, MouseWare will be disabled in a game if one of following things happen:
1. The game uses one of the libraries listed below.
2. There is an entry for that games exe file in the "GamingCompatibility" key in the registry.
How do I turn this scheme off?
If you are using the button assignments and did not want em_exec to be disabled while playing the game, you could do this by adding the following entry in the registry:
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