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SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse Review (Page 5)

By Chad Sebring from Jan 15, 2018 @ 2:40 CST
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: SteelSeries

SteelSeries Engine 3 Software


Once the software is downloaded and installed, you are initially greeted with a smaller window open on top of the software. Not only is it a written welcome to the SSE3 software, but is also where you can look into their latest headphones, or opt in to use Cloudsync or Gamesense features.


After clicking past the initial popup, we can now fully see what is going on inside of SSE3. Every time the software is opened, the My Gear tab is open and is where you select from a list of currently connected SteelSeries devices. This way, all of the peripherals can be addressed with a single application running.


Once the Rival 600 is selected, we are taken directly to the settings tab. It is here, where you can reassign, turn off, or add Macros to any of the buttons. There is a top and side view to ensure you are selecting the proper button, as when they are selected on the left, the number next to the button is highlighted. On the right is where we can set the two levels of CPI, from 100 to 12,000, and below that is the LOD slider. Further right, we can adjust the acceleration and deceleration, mess with angle snapping, and even change the polling rate in four steps.


For 6those who wondered, when a button is selected, a secondary window shows up. While each section may have additional options under the sections, this offers a glance at some of the ways in which the Rival 600 can be programmed.


The Macro Editor is simplistic, but gets the job done. Click on the tab marked new, name the Macro, and when ready hit the start button. At this time, press the commands you need to, and you do have the option as to how the Macro will run, with or without time delays.


Illumination is straightforward. With various ways of selecting which of the LED zones are addressed at the time of programming, each zone can be set to any of the modes seen in the white drop-down menu. After configuring the way you want it, save the settings, and the saved file will show in the history section.

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