I am not sure if this is a gaming question or a hardware question because it concerns both. So if this is not the right place, please move it to where it should be.
I have a MS wireless IntelliMouse Explorer 2.8 & until now I have had no complaints with it. But I bought Bejeweled 3 & this mouse drives me crazy because I can't seem to do anything fast enough with this mouse. You only have 1 minute and 30 seconds to clear a board of all its jewels and that means you have to grab the jewels fast and move them or the time runs out before you clear the board. I find a lot of times when I grab a jewel it just does not move and only spins and every split second counts. It is as if the mouse does not hang on to the jewel when I grab it and slips off the jewel. Do they make a mouse that is especially good for games--especially fast action games--and this game is very fast!
It is very late here on the East coast so I will check back here in the AM when I get up. Going to bed now. Thanks for any and all suggestions.
I tried you suggestion about changing my mouse pointer to move faster and my mouse does seem to move more smoothly over the game board--not sure if it is any faster, but it feels less like it is dragging. I only played 1 short game with it because I had a more major problem with my computer to work on, so only time and a few more games will tell me if this mouse is going to do what I want it to do. For now I have to go and post a very big problem I am having with FF. Thanks a lot, and I will mark this problem as solved.
I finally discovered the real culprit and it was not the mouse--it was the mouse pad! I know with a wireless mouse you do not need a mouse pad but my desk where my computer is located has gotten pretty old (even though still solid) and has obtained some small nicks & other "bumps" on it so it was making it difficulty to move the mouse around. Using a mouse pad was OK as long as I was just doing simple stuff like surfing the web. The problem I had did not seem to start until I bought this game and that was when I could notice the difference on how well the mouse seemed to behave. I am now using the mouse on the desktop with no pad and now my mouse seems to take off when I try to move jewels around! Takes a little getting use to now that it is so super fast. I still have a problem with the rough desktop but will figure out something about that--thought the pad was the answer before.