Windows 8.1 update fixes mouse control for games

Windows 8.1 update fixes mouse control for games

Microsoft has released a fix for the mouse lag problem that some gamers had after updating to Windows 8.1. Soon after 8.1 was released, people found that when running games like Call of Duty or Counter Strike, the mouse would stutter and lag, making the games unplayable.

The problem occurred because Windows 8.1 changed how it read mouse input. Games that didn’t use ‘Raw Input (or DirectInput) for mouse control then didn’t play properly. The problems was bad enough that we recommended gamers wait to update Windows until the problem had been fixed, and Microsoft has been pretty quick to serve this update.

If you had problems with any of the following games, you should apply the update, which you can download here.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops – Multiplayer
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Multiplayer
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Zombies
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts – Multiplayer
  • Call of Duty: MW2
  • Call of Duty: MW2 – Multiplayer
  • Call of Duty: MW3
  • Call of Duty: MW3 – Multiplayer
  • Call of Duty: MW
  • Call of Duty: MW – Multiplayer
  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • Counter Strike: Source
  • Deus Ex : Human Revolution
  • Deus Ex : Human Revolution Director’s Cut
  • Hitman Absolution
  • Hitman Sniper Challenge
  • Half Life 2
  • Metro 2033
  • Portal
  • Tomb Raider


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