The New Logitech G5 Laser Gaming MouseMakaveli - April 2, 2007
Installation couldn’t be any simpler. First, plug the mouse into a free USB port. Then pop in the software disc and let Set Point install. The weight tray can only be installed one way, and that’s with the arrow pointing inside the mouse while it is face up.
Follow the instructions on the screen to get Set Point to correctly install on your machine. I enabled the Desktop Messenger because it informs you of important software updates. After the mandatory computer restart occurs, you’ll be able to use Set Point and configure your G5 to suit your preferences.
All of the buttons are customizable. The only ones that I changed were the two buttons on the left side of the mouse. I made the smaller one “Cruise Up” and the bigger one “Cruise Down”. The screen-shot on the right displays the horizontal scroll wheel customization options. For my mouse, I left that untouched.
If you click the pointer icon on the left hand menu, you’ll see the options you have to customize your pointer. I lowered the speed all the way down to 4 because 10 was insanely sensitive to me. When you click the rook icon on the left hand menu, you’ll be shown the options you have for gaming. After all, this is a gaming mouse, so naturally I clicked “Advanced Game Settings”.
Now we see the dpi meter and a “Recognized Games” column. Under the “Recognized Games” column, I clicked “Browse” and added all the major games that I play to the list. Next, I activated all of the five dpi modes you can have. I was stumped for a while on how to increase or decrease each setting. I found that the five dpi modes must be in order from biggest (mode 1), to smallest (mode 5). On the meter, I made all of the modes increase at a 400 dpi rate every mode, until it hits 2000 dpi in mode 1.
I use mode 3 (1200 dpi) for average use and mode 2 (1600 dpi) for gaming. There are 3 lights on the dpi meter. If only the top light is illuminated, then it’s on mode 1. If the top and middle light are lit, then it’s on mode 2; middle light, mode 3; middle and bottom, mode 4; bottom, mode 5.