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Seriously no way to adjust the cursor?

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Seriously no way to adjust the cursor?

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Zicious
06.22.2019 , 10:31 PM | #1
Hi All,

I haven't played since 2014ish and just returned. Its been a whirlwind of adjusting to most of the changes and fixing the bugs/issues with UI.

I'm now playing on 4K and am stunned there is no way to adjust the cursor size, color, or anything?

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KendraP
06.22.2019 , 10:35 PM | #2
i'm playing in 4k too and while i've gotten used to the tiny cursor, it would be nice to be able to adjust it. i've adjusted everything but that, though.

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Nemmar
06.23.2019 , 01:52 AM | #3
This and a more obvious target marker are 2 of the biggest UI issues on this game. I would really like for the devs to say something about it.

You can get used to it, but it is far from ideal. Especially on PvP. It is not uncommon for your target to be lost when it runs into a group of players. Losing track of your cursor is a common occurrence as well.

Seriously, nothing could make me happier in the new expansion than seeing customization options for the cursor and the target reticle to make them more obvious. Biigger/brighter respectively would already be something great.

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Delvianseek
06.23.2019 , 02:56 AM | #4
I had the same issue and the only way round it I could find is going into display settings in windows and changing the scale and layout to 300% each time before I start the game. The cursor then appears as the normal size for me. Its annoying and I agree in game options would be better though. Hope this works for you.

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Zicious
06.24.2019 , 04:57 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Delvianseek View Post
I had the same issue and the only way round it I could find is going into display settings in windows and changing the scale and layout to 300% each time before I start the game. The cursor then appears as the normal size for me. Its annoying and I agree in game options would be better though. Hope this works for you.
Thank you Delvianseek, I actually have been using this. Even at 300% the cursor is unacceptably small, when I take it to 100% I mine as well completely give up its so small.

I'm amazed that this is something this game hasn't added after being on the market so long. Such a simple accessibility option like tuning the Cursor size should be a priority for any game. What about people who have low visibility? Maybe I'll reach out to Ablegamers and see what their players do or if they avoid the game entirely.

Thanks again everyone for your contribution to this thread.
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denavin
06.25.2019 , 02:41 AM | #6
Try to remember that SWToR uses DirectX 9c. It does not support 4K resolutions. The game does not support 4k either. It does not render correctly for anything over 1920 x 1080.
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KendraP
06.25.2019 , 07:18 AM | #7
I'm hardly the biggest techie around, certainly not claiming to be any kind of expert. But you can adjust everything else, why not the cursor?

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OlBuzzard
06.25.2019 , 08:34 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Zicious View Post
Hi All,

I haven't played since 2014ish and just returned. Its been a whirlwind of adjusting to most of the changes and fixing the bugs/issues with UI.

I'm now playing on 4K and am stunned there is no way to adjust the cursor size, color, or anything?
A number of us have ran into this. IMO there should be a simple fix to this. As someone else said... I'm not that much of a tech person... but the cursor (or at least being able to spot it easily even in 4 K) should be available.
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Xina_LA
06.25.2019 , 08:59 AM | #9
Yep, I stopped using 4k because the darned cursor was too small, even after adjusting in Windows.

Devs, we're not all a bunch of spring chickens here. Give us an option to choose a Large Cursor for the visually impaired, elderly, and drunk?

Seriously though, I hate losing my cursor because I can't see it on the screen.
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JediQuaker
06.25.2019 , 10:54 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Zicious View Post
I'm now playing on 4K and am stunned there is no way to adjust the cursor size, color, or anything?
The engine used for SWTOR predates even a hint of 4K. At that time, 1920x1080 was leading edge. It might not even be possible to increase the cursor size within the engine, and in any case it would probably be too time consuming (expensive) to do so.
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