Frequently Asked Questions
Sentinel III

How to calibrate surfaces using Application?

Please make sure to download and install the latest firmware and application from our download section at:
http://www.coolermaster.com/peripheral/mice/sentinel-iii/

Sentinel III Surface Calibration Using Application SW.

Sentinel III allows for HW surface calibration

1. Push front(profile) button (in front of the mouse wheel)
2. until "Calibrating" is shown in the OLED display
3. Press and hold left button then quickly in a zigzag fashion repeatedly
4. until "Complete" is displayed. Repeat the calibrating process if "Failure" is displayed instead.

Using Application SW
Under Main Control and Sensor Tab, find the Surface Calibration option



Click the Add a New Mousepad button





Click New to add a new surface calibration or EDIT current profile by Holding down Left click to start Calibration process.



After new profile is added, start calibration process



BEGIN calibration by holding down the left button, and start moving fast in a Zigzagging fashion repeatedly until the OLED shows COMPLETE.







Click OK to exit.

Sentinel III How to setup Angle Snapping and Angle Tuning

Please make sure to download and install the latest firmware and application from our download section at:
http://gaming.coolermaster.com/en/products/mice/sentinel-iii/

Sentinel III Sensor Setting



Angle Snapping Explained



Angle Snapping will automatically correct small deviation for us, allow us to draw perfectly straight lines. Allow everyone to have almost perfectly steady hands.

See below illustration by the same person to draw straight lines with/without angle snapping.



Angle Tuning Explained



Not everyone hold their mouse perfectly straight. Personally, I hold my mouse with a slight leftward bend of 10 degree, as a result, when I move my mouse upward, the cursor will move to the right with a 10 degree bend.

With angle tuning set to the orientation of your mouse, it will automatically correct this deviation, and make the cursor move as if the mouse is held straight.


 

How to Setup DPI using AP?

Please make sure to download and install the latest firmware and application from our download section at:
http://gaming.coolermaster.com/en/products/mice/sentinel-iii/

Sentinel III Sensor Setting

DPI Explained

Dots per inch (DPI) is a measurement of how sensitive a mouse is. The higher a mouse's DPI, the faster the cursor on your screen will move linearly. A mouse with a higher DPI setting detects and reacts to smaller movements.

For example, when playing FPS game, a change in DPI will allow you to change between sniper rifle and assault rifle without loss of performance.

Usually, you would prefer a low DPI setting if you are playing FPS with a sniper rifle.



Polling Rate Explained

A mouse's polling rate is how often it reports its position to a computer. Polling rate is measured in Hz. If a mouse has a 125 Hz polling rate, it's reporting its position to the computer 125 times every second. In other words, 125 Hz polling rate means the mouse is reporting its position to the computer every 8 milliseconds. A 1000 Hz rate would mean that the mouse is reporting its position to the computer every millisecond



Higher DPI and Polling Rates for Better gaming?

The perfect combination of DPI and polling rate depends on the type of game you play, as well as your play style. So there is no clear answer to what you should choose. However, Sentinel III allows you to make that choice!

How to Setup LED?

Please make sure to download and install the latest firmware and application from our download section at:
http://gaming.coolermaster.com/en/products/mice/sentinel-iii/

For the LED settings, Sentinel III can store up to 5 profiles, and each profile linked to 4 DPI settings. Each DPI profile in turn can be associated to a LED display mode.

The LED color can also be fine tuned by adjusting the RGB values. So that every DPI settings can be associated with a unique color.



For Basic LED color selection:
1. Select a DPI profile that the color scheme will be customized and associated to.
2. Adjust the RGB slider to the RGB setting for the color desired.

For quicker adjustment:
Look up the RGB chart for the RGB value, from any RGB chart online, for ex. http://www.rapidtables.com/web/color/RGB_Color.htm



For Special effect:
Sentinel III also has several color scheme effect that you can set the LED to.

Spectrum: Once selected, the LED will cycle through the RGB color spectrum.
Rapid Fire: LED will show the customized color you selected, and will flash white light with every click.
Breathing: LED will cycle slowly from Off to the customized color.

Press apply after every change to save it to the mouse.

How to Setup LOD using AP?

Please make sure to download and install the latest firmware and application from our download section at:
http://gaming.coolermaster.com/en/products/mice/sentinel-iii/

Sentinel III Sensor Setting
LOD Explained

LOD refers to the distance a mouse has to be lifted before the sensor stops tracking. Some gamers prefer a mouse with a very low lift-off distance because they play at a very low sensitivity, and often have to lift their mouse off the pad to bring the mouse back in a position where they can continue swiping. With a low LOD, the cursor isn't going to be moved when the mouse is lifted up.

It used to be that FPS gamers had to use a tape to obstruct the sensor aperture a little bit to reduce the LOD, as optical mouse used to have 1 or 2 cm of LOD.
To setup LOD, go to Main Control>Sensor> Lift Off Distance and select the settings you prefer.
On our LOD setting, 1 is the lowest and 5 is the highest setting.
Usually for gaming purpose, you would set the LOD to the lowest setting, to allow for faster movement, if you need to bring back the mouse to the center of mouse pad a lot.



 

HOW TO USE Storm TactiX Button?

Please make sure to download and install the latest firmware and application from our download section at:
http://gaming.coolermaster.com/en/products/mice/sentinel-iii/

HOW TO USE Storm TactiX Button

Main Control



Make sure KEY 5 is set to Storm TactiX



To Activate Storm TactiX functions, Key 5 must be set to Storm TactiX.

Once Key 5 is set to Storm TactiX, go to Storm TX page, and assign the keys that will be used in conjunction with Storm TactiX button.

For example, once the key 1 is set to Calculator and option (red Square) enabled, and Apply button clicked to save change. Now when Storm TactiX button (Key 5) is pressed while Left Click is also clicked, Windows Calculator will pop up.


 

Quick Setup Guide for LOD and DPI

Please make sure to download and install the latest firmware and application from our download section at:
http://gaming.coolermaster.com/en/products/mice/sentinel-iii/

How to adjust LOD (Liftoff distance) by HW?
LOD adjustment:

1. Press and hold the top button (the right set up button beneath the mouse wheel)
2. Until LOD is displayed in OLED
3. Adjust LOD# (higher the # means higher LOD distance) by scroll up and down the mouse wheel
4. Push same button to save to profile

How to adjust DPI by HW?
DPI adjustment:

1. Press and hold the down button(the left set up button beneath the mouse wheel)
2. Until "X/Y DPI" is displayed
3. Adjust DPI# (higher the number more sensitivity) by scroll up and down the mouse wheel
4. Push same button to save to profile


 

Quick Setup Guide for surface calibration and profile change

Please make sure to download and install the latest firmware and application from our download section at:
http://gaming.coolermaster.com/en/products/mice/sentinel-iii/

How to quickly change profile without the Application software.
Quickly change the profile by pressing the profile button in front of the mouse wheel to quickly rotate through the profiles.

How to calibrate for different surface environment?
1. Push front(profile) button (in front of the mouse wheel)
2. Until "Calibrating" is shown in the OLED display
3. Press and hold left button then quickly move in a zigzagging fashion repeatedly
4. Until "Complete" is displayed. Repeat the calibrating process if "Failure" is displayed instead.