using all the bttons on me intellimouse

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    using all the bttons on me intellimouse

    I've just put together a box with microsoft's intellimouse explorer 4 (tiltwheel + 2 thumb buttons) but nothing except windows seems to be able to see more than just the two default buttons (would really like to be able to use all 5 in games etc).

    I've got the latest version of the intellipoint software installed, and I have to say it's pathetic.... Anyone know of something that will work better?

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    I don't believe it is designed to work with most games. I have the same mouse and I've never had any of the extra buttons work in any of my games.

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    dang..... that's a pain, guess I'll have to swap back to the old mouse for gaming then, unless I can get some generic driver to work - wonder if such a thing exists.... google time

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    it doesn't matter what driver you use, if the game isn't programmed to use it, it won't use it
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    Well, if some hook/driver caused a certain button to simulate other keys on the keyboard...

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    i have one and it works in half life but not americas army

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    I know a game with predefined controls won't, but most PC games allow you to remap controls. Take mechwarrior4 & all its assorted sequels for example, under the mouse controls it uses buttons 1-5 as the default settings, so I would assume it can use 5 button mice. however it only actually detects two of the buttons on the mouse.
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