OCZ Behemoth Double-Laser Gaming Mouse Reviewgotdamojo06 - August 24, 2009
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The software that comes with the OCZ Behemoth Double-Laser Gaming Mouse is very simple to use. In fact, it is so simplistic that there is no installation of any software to your computer's hard drive; it all runs from the mini-CD that came packaged with the mouse itself. To launch the program, open up the My Computer folder, then go to your optical drive and select it. Once you open your optical drive's folder, you are going to double-click the only file located on the disk; it is called Behemoth, with a description of OCZ Gaming created by OCZ. Once you have done this, you will now have the main screen opened up for the OCZ Behemoth Double-Laser Gaming Mouse's configuration.
Now that we are into the OCZ Behemoth software, it's time to take a look around and see what features we have to play with. The first feature that I noticed is the ability to program what each button does when it is pressed down. This feature is pretty common when it comes to a majority of gaming mice. When you choose a button to change (in this case I picked the first button, the "R-Button"), you are going to see a picture of a finger with yellow circles around it on the image of the mouse to the left, indicating which button you are configuring. The next thing that I noticed is all of the arrow buttons pointing all over the place. The two at the top are going to be how you load and save from the Edit menu and the Mouse itself. The set of arrow buttons at the bottom of the window is how you are going to be able to save your presets to a file located on your hard drive. The third set of buttons is how you are going to be able to directly upload a preset file from your computer to the mouse without having to reset all the buttons again.
One of the options you can choose from the dropdown menu is called the "Emulated Hid" where the "Hid" stands for Human Interface Device. The options under this that you can choose from are, Web Browser, Email, Media Player, Play/Pause, Stop, Next Track, Previous Track, Volume Up, Volume Down, Mute, Calculator, and My Computer. The other neat feature of the Behemoth Software is the fact that you can create a script to run at the press of a button. You have the option to create a 256 or a 512 byte script; the Behemoth software also has a built-in script editor for you to use. In the Script Editor, you have the option to set the script to single fire, loop, or keep firing, which can be helpful in a few different FPS games.
Under the Configuration screen is where you are going to be able to adjust all your DPI levels. As you know, you can change the DPI preset from the button located on the top of the mouse, but this is where you are going to be able to change the resolution of each DPI setting. First you can choose if you would like one, two, three, or all four DPI presets enabled. Once you have made your choice, all you need to do is select the radio button next to the setting number you wish to change and drag the red flag to the desired resolution anywhere from 200-3200 DPI. The final setting that you can change on this screen is going to be your USB report rate, which is how quickly the mouse and your computer are going to be able to communicate. You can change the reporting rate anywhere from 125 Hz to 1,000 Hz.
Now that we have our mouse configured, it is time to take a look at all the specifications of the Behemoth and see how this baby will perform when it is put up against two other mice.