Dead Space mouse lag

If you’re playing the PC port of Dead Space 1 you might run into the Dead Space mouse lag issue. This is usually presents itself as ~1 second or more of delay in response time to mouse movements. The most common steps to get around this problem are:

  1. Turn on VSync in your control panel. Load your NVIDIA Control Panel and under manage 3D settings change your Vertical sync option to “On”. You can do this either in the Global Settings (force on for all programs)  or in the Program Settings under the Dead Space entry.
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  2. Turn off VSync in game. Start Dead Space, go to to options > visuals and toggle VSync off. If you can’t start the game to disable VSync see this post for some potential solutions to startup crashes.

If you’ve followed the above steps and are still having issues with Dead Space mouse lag, please post in the comments below. To increase your chances of a solution being found include as much detail as possible (which version of the game you’re running, what operating system you have, what video card you have and steps to reproduce the issue). Screenshots are also very useful!

Sources: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4

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