SteelSeries

A new version of the SteelSeries Engine is out! Check the changelog below.
More information about SteelSeries Engine can be found here: http://steelseries.com/engine.
SteelSeries Engine 2.4.1600 (Windows)
Public Release: July 5th, 2012
New Features:
Added support for Guild Wars 2® Gaming Mouse:
Unique Guild Wars 2 device theme
Over 60 pre-defined Guild Wars 2 macros for quick configuration
Available pre-defined Guild Wars 2 Gaming profile
Actions:
Keypress Macros can no longer be recorded that has a button press without a corresponding button release.
It is no longer possible to exceed maximum character lengths for action names by creating copy actions.
Deleting a key press in the Advanced Editor will now automatically delete the corresponding key release.  Deleting a key release will in turn automatically delete the key press.
Profiles:
Performing other actions immediately after creating a New Profile no longer causes the Engine to crash.
Fixed a minor issue where duplicate profiles would not be sorted in the right order.
Fixed an issue where renamed profiles would revert to their original names.
It is no longer possible to exceed maximum character length for profile names by creating copy profiles.
Settings:
The Tip for mouse illumination has been updated to clarify that “Trigger” mode is not present on all mice with illumination.
General:
Fixed issue with certain texts being cut off.
Included translations for many words/phrases in non-English language settings.
Updated the free space requirement in the installer.
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Firmware Repair Tool 1.19.3.2
Public Release: July 5th , 2012
New Devices:
Guild Wars 2 Mouse: firmware version 257

A new version of the SteelSeries Engine is out! Check the changelog below.

More information about SteelSeries Engine can be found here: http://steelseries.com/engine.

SteelSeries Engine 2.4.1600 (Windows)

Public Release: July 5th, 2012

New Features:

Added support for Guild Wars 2® Gaming Mouse:

  • Unique Guild Wars 2 device theme
  • Over 60 pre-defined Guild Wars 2 macros for quick configuration
  • Available pre-defined Guild Wars 2 Gaming profile

Actions:

  • Keypress Macros can no longer be recorded that has a button press without a corresponding button release.
  • It is no longer possible to exceed maximum character lengths for action names by creating copy actions.
  • Deleting a key press in the Advanced Editor will now automatically delete the corresponding key release.  Deleting a key release will in turn automatically delete the key press.

Profiles:

  • Performing other actions immediately after creating a New Profile no longer causes the Engine to crash.
  • Fixed a minor issue where duplicate profiles would not be sorted in the right order.
  • Fixed an issue where renamed profiles would revert to their original names.
  • It is no longer possible to exceed maximum character length for profile names by creating copy profiles.

Settings:

  • The Tip for mouse illumination has been updated to clarify that “Trigger” mode is not present on all mice with illumination.

General:

  • Fixed issue with certain texts being cut off.
  • Included translations for many words/phrases in non-English language settings.
  • Updated the free space requirement in the installer.

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Firmware Repair Tool 1.19.3.2

Public Release: July 5th , 2012

New Devices:

  • Guild Wars 2 Mouse: firmware version 257

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mejlen

A new version of the SteelSeries Engine software is out today! Grab the new version here: www.steelseries.com/engine.
Changelog:
SteelSeries Engine 2.3.1382 (Windows)
Public Release: June 19th, 2012.
MLG Sensei:
Fixed an issue with communication between MLG Sensei and Windows XP
Sensei Raw:
Fixed an issue where Buttons 6 and 7 were swapped in functionality.
Diablo III Mouse:
Fixed an issue where Button 6 and 7 presses were not recognized.
Shift:
Fixed a UI issue when the user had their Windows font scaling to 125% (Medium) with certain keysets
Actions:
Fixed a bug where you could create multiple actions with the same name.
The names of the mouse buttons have been corrected in the Advanced Editor.
Fixed a bug where Undo Changes did not work properly.
The Engine no longer accepts Mouse Buttons past 5 as inputs for Keypress macros.
Settings:
Clicking away after manually typing in a numerical value will no longer revert the input number.  It will still autocorrect to the nearest applicable value.
General:
Fixed a UI issue that could cause the right side of the main window to be cut off.
Fixed other minor UI issues
Fixed an issue where the Engine window would not restore from the Taskbar after being minimized.
Fixed a bug where button assignments would not work properly when using a profile that had been exported and then imported.

A new version of the SteelSeries Engine software is out today! Grab the new version here: www.steelseries.com/engine.

Changelog:

SteelSeries Engine 2.3.1382 (Windows)

Public Release: June 19th, 2012.

MLG Sensei:

  • Fixed an issue with communication between MLG Sensei and Windows XP

Sensei Raw:

  • Fixed an issue where Buttons 6 and 7 were swapped in functionality.

Diablo III Mouse:

  • Fixed an issue where Button 6 and 7 presses were not recognized.

Shift:

  • Fixed a UI issue when the user had their Windows font scaling to 125% (Medium) with certain keysets

Actions:

  • Fixed a bug where you could create multiple actions with the same name.
  • The names of the mouse buttons have been corrected in the Advanced Editor.
  • Fixed a bug where Undo Changes did not work properly.
  • The Engine no longer accepts Mouse Buttons past 5 as inputs for Keypress macros.

Settings:

  • Clicking away after manually typing in a numerical value will no longer revert the input number.  It will still autocorrect to the nearest applicable value.

General:

  • Fixed a UI issue that could cause the right side of the main window to be cut off.
  • Fixed other minor UI issues
  • Fixed an issue where the Engine window would not restore from the Taskbar after being minimized.
  • Fixed a bug where button assignments would not work properly when using a profile that had been exported and then imported.

Posted by
mejlen

A new version of our SteelSeries Engine and our Firmware Repair Tool is now live. Check out the new updates below, and download the new version right here.
SteelSeries Engine 2.3.1257 (Windows)
Public Release: June 1st, 2012
New Features:
Added support for Sensei Raw
Added support for Siberia v2 Frost Blue
Added support for MLG Sensei
Added new type of macro: “Text Macro”.  This type of macro will copy & paste actual text when it is run, as opposed to sending out keyboard and mice inputs. It is useful for commands that are entered via a console and for quick chat in games.
Added Equalizer (EQ) Presets for gaming, entertainment, voice chat, and music. Now available for Siberia v2 Frost Blue and Diablo III Headsets.
Profiles:
When more than two profiles use the trigger applications (defined in “Properties”), the Engine now remembers the original active profile.
Fixed an issue that could cause the Engine to crash when deleting profiles with certain Trigger Applications.
Actions:
The actions “Browser back” and “Browser forward” have been renamed to “Button 4” and “Button 5” respectively.
Fixed a bug across all devices that could crash the SteelSeries Engine by spamming two different action types at the same time.
General:
Made minor fixes to how New Actions and Profiles are named.
When the main window is resized, all the top category buttons are now equally resized.
Adjusted minimum and maximum widths for side panels.
UI Layout in the Macro Edit Panel has been improved.
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Firmware Repair Tool 1.19.2.4
Beta Released: June 1st, 2012
New Devices:
Sensei Raw: firmware version 261
Siberia v2 Frost Blue Headset: firmware version 274
MLG Sensei: firmware version 513
Sensei (firmware version 246):
Macros for on-board profiles now execute on button press, not on button release
Kana (firmware version 264):
Improved tracking performance at 1600 and 3200 CPI


A new version of our SteelSeries Engine and our Firmware Repair Tool is now live. Check out the new updates below, and download the new version right here.

SteelSeries Engine 2.3.1257 (Windows)

Public Release: June 1st, 2012

New Features:

  • Added support for Sensei Raw
  • Added support for Siberia v2 Frost Blue
  • Added support for MLG Sensei
  • Added new type of macro: “Text Macro”.  This type of macro will copy & paste actual text when it is run, as opposed to sending out keyboard and mice inputs. It is useful for commands that are entered via a console and for quick chat in games.
  • Added Equalizer (EQ) Presets for gaming, entertainment, voice chat, and music. Now available for Siberia v2 Frost Blue and Diablo III Headsets.

Profiles:

  • When more than two profiles use the trigger applications (defined in “Properties”), the Engine now remembers the original active profile.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Engine to crash when deleting profiles with certain Trigger Applications.

Actions:

  • The actions “Browser back” and “Browser forward” have been renamed to “Button 4” and “Button 5” respectively.
  • Fixed a bug across all devices that could crash the SteelSeries Engine by spamming two different action types at the same time.

General:

  • Made minor fixes to how New Actions and Profiles are named.
  • When the main window is resized, all the top category buttons are now equally resized.
  • Adjusted minimum and maximum widths for side panels.
  • UI Layout in the Macro Edit Panel has been improved.

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Firmware Repair Tool 1.19.2.4

Beta Released: June 1st, 2012

New Devices:

  • Sensei Raw: firmware version 261
  • Siberia v2 Frost Blue Headset: firmware version 274
  • MLG Sensei: firmware version 513

Sensei (firmware version 246):

  • Macros for on-board profiles now execute on button press, not on button release

Kana (firmware version 264):

  • Improved tracking performance at 1600 and 3200 CPI

Posted by
mejlen

SteelSeries Software Updates, April13

SteelSeries Engine 2.2.927 (Windows): DOWNLOAD HERE.

Sensei:

  • Profile 1 On-Board has now been preserved for use with SteelSeries Engine.
  • LED colors can now be selected and copied using RGB values, in both decimal and hexadecimal values.

System Tray:

  • Added an option to Exit the SteelSeries Engine.
  • Added an option under Settings to disable the Engine from automatically launching when the PC starts up.
  • Added a check for a new version of the Engine.  These checks are set to “automatic” by default, but manual checks are possible and automatic checks can be disabled.  Customers will now be auto-notified when a new version of SSE is available (unless they disable the check).
  • Add an option to launch the Firmware Updater.

Profiles:

  • Updating the SteelSeries Engine should no longer remove custom profiles.
  • When multiple profiles activate using the same trigger applications (defined in “Properties”), priority is given to user created profiles first, in alphabetical order.
  • Default profiles and custom user-made profiles are now separated by collapsible headers.
  • Fixed a bug that caused importing profiles to fail under certain conditions.

Statistics:

  • Statistics tests continue running even when the Engine window is closed.  A blinking red light will appear in the System Tray icon to indicate a Statistics test is running.
  • Fixed a bug where the “Stretch on” and “Stretch off” options were reversed.

General:

  • Improved response time while Windows is working in 16-bit color mode.
  • Various improvements and corrections were made to the UI (see screen shots below):
  1. Side panels are now collapsible.
  2. Added a Tips section for various features in the Engine (see images attached).
  3. Improved core performance and memory usage.
  4. Corrected a few cases where text was black instead of white.
  5. Graphic elements have been optimized for a “sharper” representation.
  6. Updated UI element state on Macro Editor box to address macro creation confusion based on customer feedback
  7. Fixed a bug where Left-handed mode for mice was reverted after waking up from sleep.
  8. Fixed a bug that crashed the Engine by typing extraordinarily large values into the CPI field for mice.
  9. Fixed a bug that crashed the Engine by setting the font size to certain values.
  10. Fixed a bug where the last skin chosen was not saved on reopen of Engine UI.


SteelSeries Engine 1.0.6.624 (Mac): DOWNLOAD HERE.

Menu Bar:

  • Added an option to Exit the SteelSeries Engine.

General:

  • Added localization for Japanese and Traditional Chinese.
  • Various improvements and corrections were made to the UI.
  • Side panels are now collapsible.
  • Fixed a few minor issues that could cause crashes in rare cases.
  • Improved core performance and memory leaks.


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Firmware Repair Tool 1.17.8.7: DOWNLOAD HERE.

Kana (firmware version 260):

  • Fixed an intermittent issue that caused the cursor to be stuck in movement when the mouse is quickly moved off the surface.
  • Moving the mouse up and down in a perfectly straight line at high speeds no longer cause the mouse to lose its tracking temporarily; the cursor no longer jumps to the left or right.
  • Scrolling the mouse wheel up or down at extremely high speeds can no longer cause a jump in scrolling in the opposite direction.

Kinzu (firmware version 150):

  • Fixed an intermittent issue that caused the cursor to be stuck in movement when the mouse is quickly moved off the surface.
  • Moving the mouse up and down in a perfectly straight line at high speeds no longer cause the mouse to lose its tracking temporarily; the cursor no longer jumps to the left or right.
  • Scrolling the mouse wheel up or down at extremely high speeds can no longer cause a jump in scrolling in the opposite direction.

Sensei (firmware version 244):

  • The Sensei no longer stays powered on while the computer is in sleep mode.
  • Performance Enhancements– Read and Write operations have been dramatically improved. The Sensei cursor no longer “skips” for 1-2 seconds when switching between profiles or saving profiles.
  • In unique certain situations, DCPI mode would get disabled. This issue has been resolved.
  • ExactAim and ExactAccel no longer cancel each other out.

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mejlen

Btw: Software update

Oh yeah - and on the topic of servers and software, and stuff; we just released a new version of our SteelSeries Engine software. More info below. 

Download link: http://cdn.steelseries.com/keyboards/engine/SteelSeriesEngine.exe

Region: INT.

Version: 2.0.374.

Released: 2011-07-08.

Release notes:

  1. A number of blue screens happening when switching keysets, reinstalling or resuming from sleep mode have been fixed. Overall driver stability was significantly improved
  2. The macros with recorded delays are now working correctly with proper timing.
  3. Fixed application crash when changing a key label font or colour.
  4. WoW: Cataclysm keyset - fixed international layout issues.
  5. WoW: Cataclysm keyset - fixed not working /emotes.
  6. Introduced profile and SteelSeries Engine update check.
  7. Added auto-check for updates option.
  8. Overall stability has been improved.

Posted by
mejlen

SteelSeries Engine software update

Behold. An upgrade is now available to the SteelSeries Shift Keyboard users out there.

Download the new software update here.

Changelog:

  • Smart Shift firmware update, only applicable when the update is required.
  • Firmware update fail-safe mechanism, switching to a manual update mode in case of failure.
  • Improved Shift repair tool.
  • Fixed targeting macros in Cataclysm keyset for all regions.

Posted by
mejlen