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User Info: Blk_Mage_Ctype

Blk_Mage_Ctype
1 month ago#1
Lately I've been having this annoying issue when I play games in 4K in which the in-game arrow is rendered practically microscopic and very difficult to see.

However, I've been able to increase the size of the arrow on my desktop and make it use inverted colors so that it doesn't blend in with the background. Is there some way to force games to use the desktop arrow?
PSA: The acronym PSA stands for Public Service Announcement, not Petty Subjective Assertion, as it would appear that many posters believe based on common usage.

User Info: Killah Priest

Killah Priest
1 month ago#2
maybe play around with windows scaling settings, IDK because it all seems the same to me.

but yea some games render their own cursor vs just windows native. otherwise thats what we have to deal with... graphics can scale but they design UI etc to a certain resolution and it doesn't scale properly.

Tons of PC games I can easily make 4k but the UI doesn't scale with it... it is what it is.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
1 month ago#3
Some games (but not many) will give you the option to use the software cursor vs hardware cursor.

There may be another way to force it.
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User Info: KillerTruffle

KillerTruffle
1 month ago#4
Yeah, only option I've seen is if the game allows you a checkbox in the settings to "Use hardware cursor." A lot of games do that, but not all. I don't know any other way to force it.
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User Info: Blk_Mage_Ctype

Blk_Mage_Ctype
1 month ago#5
Yeah, that's what I thought. It's understandable why older games don't scale properly for 4K, but it's honestly kind of pathetic just how many games there are which where developed during/since 4K UHD monitors/TVs hit the market.

I just recently made the upgrade from 1080p to 2160p and I purposely waited this long because I still recall just how long it took for games to actually natively support true 1080p, so it's really surprising that even after waiting this long there still isn't all that much native support for 2160p, especially considering that this generation even Consoles have stepped it up with "Pro" models which support 4K midway through their respective lifecycle, so developers don't even have the excuse of console hardware holding them back anymore.

Granted that it obviously takes more time and money to render models in 2160p or higher resolution, but there's no excuse not to properly scale the in-game UI up to UHD Resolutions.
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User Info: Exiled_Opinion

Exiled_Opinion
1 month ago#6
Lol, its been a very long time since I've seen someone refer to the mouse cursor (pointer) as an arrow.

User Info: Blk_Mage_Ctype

Blk_Mage_Ctype
1 month ago#7
Exiled_Opinion posted...
Lol, its been a very long time since I've seen someone refer to the mouse cursor (pointer) as an arrow.


Sorry, I don't follow the current lingo and prefer to just call it what it is and mitigate the risk of being misunderstood/causing confusion.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
1 month ago#8
Blk_Mage_Ctype posted...
prefer to just call it what it is

But the thing is, it's not always an arrow. Like right now it's a text cursor, then it's an arrow until I hover over something I can click and then it's a hand, and if the software takes a long time to do anything then it's a busy cursor telling me that it has gone unresponsive and I'm gonna have to click a button to shut the program down or wait for it to finish.

If you really want to call it what it is, then it's right there in windows settings: a mouse pointer. https://i.imgtc.com/OB4f6nS.jpg
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