By Robert Pearce posted Sep 21st 2012
The Vengeance® M90 Performance MMO and RTS Laser Gaming Mouse is a great piece of hardware which can help you automate repetitive tasks and take your gaming to a whole new level! But first you need to know how to take advantage of all those extra buttons and the first step to doing that is making profiles. I'm here today to show you how to do just that in a few simple steps! After reading this you'll be on your way to a whole new way of getting things done. =)
By now you should have already downloaded and installed the latest firmware and software for your M90. If not you should read my blog post titled "Downloading and Installing the Latest Software and Firmware for Vengeance Gaming Keyboards and Mice" before going any further. Go ahead and open up the Corsair Vengeance Gaming Software if you haven't already and ensure you're on the appropriate page for the M90 and click on the “Manage Profiles” tab at the top.
The first thing I recommend doing is renaming “Profile 1” to “Default”. This is always a good idea in case you're running in “Hardware Playback” mode or you somehow re-mapped a critical button in a profile you're working on and need to get back to normal. Simply “Right Click” on “Profile 1” and choose “Rename” from the dropdown menue.
This will open up a new dialogue box. Highlight the existing text and rename it to whatever you want. I simply call mine “Default”.
The next thing we're going to do is create a new profile to associate with our game. Click on the “New” button in the lower left hand corner of the program and viola you've created a new profile you can use to associate with a program or game. Go ahead and repeat the process for renaming a profile like you did before, this time using the name of the program you wish to associate the profile with. For the purposes of this tutorial I'm going to call it “Guildwars 2”.
Now that the profile is created you may want to assign it to an application so that the profile will automatically work whenever you run the application. To do this we simply “Right Click” on the profile you wish to associate and select “Assign Application” from the dropdown menu.
This will open up a browsing window. Locate the application you wish to associate, select it, and click on “Open”. Congratulations! You've successfully created your first profile and associated it with an application! =)
There's a couple more things you can do from this page while you're here. The first is from this window you can “Lock” an application. This is useful for when you have multiple programs running at the same time and don't want the software switching profiles on you constantly. Simply “Left Click” in the area under “Lock Profile” immediately to the left of the profile you wish to lock. Once that's done you can open as many other programs as you want but your profile won't change.
The next two are the “Notification” and “On-Screen Display” boxes. With the “Notification” box checked (on by default) the Corsair Vengeance software will minimize to the system tray whenever you close the application. The On-Screen Display box will turn on the OSD which pops up a text box in the lower right-hand corner of your screen whenever you change DPI or software profiles. This is unchecked by default as it causes some games to kick out of full-screen mode whenever it pops up.
Another thing you can do from this screen is “Import” and “Export” profiles. These are useful for sharing profiles you've created with other M90 users or importing a profile shared by someone else. They are both pretty straight forward in functionality so I'm not going to go into detail here.
And finally you will also find a “Delete” button which is for deleting profiles. Simply select the profile you want to get rid of and press that button.
The last thing on this page is the “Hardware playback” checkbox. One of the best features about the M90 is its ability to store and run up to 6 profiles from its onboard memory. But, just like the seasons last episode of your favorite show I'm going to keep you hanging till the next episode to explain that! ;-)
Now you know all about creating profiles and assigning them to applications. You're well on your way to making full use of your M90 in your bid to conquer the world!
That's all for now! Peace, I'm out!