Quake III Arena

Quake III Arena

Magic Turtle Feb 2, 2013 @ 8:47am
Mouse Lockup
My mouse will randomly lock up sometimes and the weapons will either not shoot for a brief moment, or they will be stuck in shoot mode. Any way to fix it?

Last time I played quake was when i was still using 32bit OS. Can it be related?
Last edited by Magic Turtle; Feb 2, 2013 @ 10:23am
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IndigoJam Feb 2, 2013 @ 8:50pm 
Sounds like netlag possibly, but "sometimes" QuakeIII can have issues if say your mouse batteries went dead & you changed them, plugged in or turned on a joystick ect. it's caused by the older version of dirrect-X that this older point release of Q3 uses, try simply rebooting Q3 to fix it, if your issue persists it's either your mouse, or you need to reinstal Q3
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Magic Turtle Feb 3, 2013 @ 1:07pm 
I'ts not my mouse because it works fine in other games plus it's not wireless. I've already tried a different quake 3 installation and the problem is still there. Restarting the game also doesn't fix it. I was just playing a map vs the bots and every once in a while the game will get really choppy and the fire button becomes unresponsive at that time, then it all goes back to normal. Drawfps doesn't show any drop in the frams. It's constant even when the game gets choppy. Task Manager also doesn't show abnormal using in the CPU.
Last edited by Magic Turtle; Feb 3, 2013 @ 1:48pm
IndigoJam Feb 3, 2013 @ 6:42pm 
Drawfps ONLY shows your FPS... you could try ;com max_fps 60, but I'd bet if you tweak some options (I had to change the colors & textures ect. from default to 32 & GL extensions off on Mine running on Win-7) or a few other things it'd clear up... older games often have issues because they run off of REALLY old versions of dirrect-X (if you feel like doing a little digging the Steam/Steam apps/common/QuakeIII [then I forget which file it's in] has a setup exe. file for quake3 you can tweak the older active-X with])
Magic Turtle Feb 3, 2013 @ 6:54pm 
i'm not sure what you are talking about lol. I used to be able to play the game without a problem on windows 7 x86 and a dual core. Since then I've only changed to x64 and I got a quad core cpu.
Kurai Shidosha May 27, 2013 @ 10:41pm 
You're not alone OP. I am getting the mouse button lockup as well. It happens a lot, almost every other time I go to get in combat. I go to shoot and my mouse just doesn't do anything. I click, no shoot, have to click again for it to happen. Then sometimes it gets "stuck" shooting and I have to click again to unlock it. No idea what's causing it but here's my specs:

CPU: i7 3770k 4.5Ghz
GPU: EVGA GTX 780 +150/+300 Core/Memory
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
PSU: BFG Tech 1200w-EX
SSD: Samsung 830 256GB Sata3
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Count Latchula May 28, 2013 @ 4:23pm 
bind mouse1 "+attack;-attack"
Kurai Shidosha May 28, 2013 @ 4:24pm 
I found the real solution, it's from your mouse's polling rate. Mine is set to 1000hz and I had to drop it to 250hz in the Logitech Gaming Software. This is the proper fix.
DLpnd Jan 26, 2014 @ 10:04pm 
Go to console, type "/in_mouse -1"

Fixed for me
Malice Dec 21, 2015 @ 3:25am 
Originally posted by DLpnd:
Go to console, type "/in_mouse -1"
Thx, it work in OpenArena too.
Hades Dec 27, 2015 @ 3:07pm 
The problem the mouse lockup people are having is called nmouse rollover. Basically the USB input can only handle so many commands at once in a split second so the keyboard or mouse locks up. TO fix the problem you need to put the keyboard on the PS2 port instead. This problem will go away.
Originally posted by ^7Ra3:
The problem the mouse lockup people are having is called nmouse rollover. Basically the USB input can only handle so many commands at once in a split second so the keyboard or mouse locks up. TO fix the problem you need to put the keyboard on the PS2 port instead. This problem will go away.
i have ps2 keyboard and same problem with mouse.
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