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If you're a Gamer, Designer or a Power User, The Z lets you interact with your computer in a faster, more precise & intuitive way.
If you're a Gamer, Designer or a Power User, The Z lets you interact with your computer in a faster, more precise & intuitive way.
3,069 backers pledged $514,140 to help bring this project to life.

Mac and new PC Drivers Released

Posted by Grant Odgers - Swiftpoint (Creator)
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Hi Kickstarters!

It’s been an amazing and busy week with most of you receiving your Z’s - we ‘ve really loved hearing your feedback, thank you!    

There are some of you still waiting for your packages, and we hear and share your frustration. The service supplied by our freight providers has been painfully slow in a lot of cases. We wish there was something more we could do, but the only thing that can really be done at the moment is for you to continue to hang in there.  

With the Z’s landing we’ve had a huge increase in the number of incoming emails with you providing feedback and seeking advice on functionality. This increase in traffic means that our response times to your emails could be up to 3 - 4 days until we get over the spike.  

Today, we are excited to launch a new version of the PC Driver with many new enhancements and fixes. I’ve included a summary of ‘what’s new’ at the end of this update. There are new ‘starter mappings’ in this update, and I really recommend reading the Tech FAQ about the starter mappings (link below) as they are a great way to learn about the mappings you can create.  

The PC Driver is designed to automatically update after a period of time but, to get the update right away, just click on the 3 bar icon (top left), and select ‘check for updates’.

Along with the PC Driver upgrade, we are also pleased to release the Z Driver for Mac – for this first release we have integrated with the excellent Better Touch Utility (BTU). Our next Mac version (under full development now) will operate as a standalone app. Download the Mac driver here: https://www.swiftpoint.com/support/download-z-drivers.

We’ve also set up a Technical FAQ for The Z – please check this out for troubleshooting, and hints and tips, https://www.swiftpoint.com/technical-qa-faq-swiftpoint-z. We’ll be adding a lot of content to this FAQ over the coming days and weeks. 

Dan and I are at E3 next week and we’ll send out another update from the show floor. If you happen to be there, please drop in to see us, we’d love to see you!  

Grant and the Team  

Summary of what’s new in PC Driver Release 

1.1.75 New Features  

* Changes to starter mappings (visit the Tech FAQ, to see what these do)  

* Extended available function key bindings to F1- F24.  

* Tilt inputs automatically map to the most likely axis when joystick output is selected 

* Improved error reporting and logging.  

* Pivot actions can now be mapped to an analog Joystick (check starter mappings on how)

* Starter mappings file re-created if accidentally deleted.  

* Moved output action tips to '?' icon.  

* Analog range for deep clicks can now be bound to joystick and slider output.  

* General UI improvements  

Bug Fixes  

*Added a fix for the ‘something went wrong’ message some people are seeing when upgrading the Firmware (Note this will fix many occurrences of this error, but not all – we’ve added some more logging to this release to help identify the issue that is occurring for some users)  

*Adding additional "Logo Backlight" action on profile swap no longer corrupts config.  

*Volume up/down media controls no longer cause an invalid profile.  

*Scroll outputs now function correctly when bound to inputs other than the scroll-wheel.

*Improved driver response to a lack of internet connection when launching or updating the driver/firmware.  

*Upon profile deletion in the driver settings are saved to mouse to avoid inconsistencies. Such as mouse using a profile which does not exist in the driver.

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      Mei Hung on

      I got my double mouse yesterday and trying 1, I am impressed. At work I can't do any driver installs/mappings, but last night I spent a fair bit of time to map the mouse for "corporate" use. I would love the old tilt and drag for scrolling, similar to the swiftpoint GT but right now i am compensating for it with just the buttons. Love the resolution, no more skipping my desktop which is super annoying!

    2. FD Wei on

      waiting for track number.

    3. Danny Samson Peters
      Superbacker
      on

      I'm very happy with this mouse. Good build quality. I don't use many of the advanced features. I do like having the word "Balls" on the OLED screen, though.

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      Zispinhoff on

      Still waiting for a tracking number here. Other backers, how's it feel?

    5. Grant Odgers - Swiftpoint 3-time creator on

      @Lokki007, the support guys are unfortunately buried at moment, but they are starting to get on top of the backlog, and catching up. However if you sent an email 4 days ago, you should have had a response by now. Unfortunately we are in the weekend now in New Zealand, if you haven't had a response by Monday, please let me know... again sorry for the delay, you, and all of the backers have been super supportive and patient, and I really appreciate it.

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      Lokki007 on

      Grant, I believe that Support can help me with my problem. However, they just don't respond. Sent them 2 email already - one 4 days ago, one - yesterday. No response.

    7. Grant Odgers - Swiftpoint 3-time creator on

      @Backers, please contact support@swiftpoint.com for any technical issues

      @Lokki007 sorry to hear about the 'could not authenticate issue' - the support team can definitely resolve that for you

      @Josh as the mappings are sending a single left click down and up, this will unselect any selected text (meaning nothing copied). If you remove the clicks, should be good to go.

      @Jonas, there haven't been any reports of bricked mice. Our friend on Facebook, we think, might work for Logitech?! :)

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      Lokki007 on

      Your fixes for "Sorry, Something went wrong" did not wrong. Tried 4 different computers, Windows, and Mac ("Could not authenticate the mouse" error). I don't use any USB-hubs, I am connected to the internet and 80% of the buttons are unusable and non-remappable. Disappointed AF.

    9. Josh Geller
      Superbacker
      on

      I've received mine and the hardware is high-quality and feels really good in my hand. I'm very pleased overall with the quality of the mouse and the software interface.

      I am, however, having a little trouble working out the macro logic. I have bound a button press to Left Click Down, and its release to (Left Click Up|Control Press|C|Control Release). This is allowing me to highlight text, but isn't triggering Copy as a function. Do you have any examples to base further attempts on?

    10. John Shim on

      @Jonas - they are working on this. I'm one of the individuals that had an issue with the update that caused my mouse to not function. I think that the # of people that are having this issue is few and far between that it's not a huge concern but definitely something to keep watching. I have confidence that they will eventually get this sorted out but it's just a matter of having patience as they continue to deal with people that don't even have their mouse yet. I'm honestly not that concerned and I know that if they can't fix it, they'll most likely replace it.

    11. Lincoln Sell on

      Thanks for the updates, its great to have the worlds best mouse !! All your hard work and continued software updates continues to give me more functions to learn and use. Keep up the good work.

    12. Jonas Christian Laukemper on

      This sounds very nice. However, do you have any thoughts on driver updates potentially bricking the device? One user in the Facebook community has reported such a case.

    13. Absolarix on

      Can confirm the frustration. I got my mouse on Monday, and FedEx didn't have a bloody clue what was going on with the package. I only found out when I, very conveniently, ran into the person who was delivering my package that day in a FedEx outlet, who explained to me that FedEx was basically folding in on itself over my package, making him an hour late leaving the Distribution Center and leaving him with mixed messages on what to do with the package.