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BlackWidow Ultimate, Synapse 2.0, online stuff

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by pir0zhki, Nov 26, 2014.

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  1. pir0zhki

    pir0zhki New Member

    When I install and run the driver, the first thing it asks me for is my razer ID and password. I believe this is a bug, because normally drivers aren't supposed to care about things like interweb wobsite accounts, so someone must have accidentally coded a login page in that talks to razer when I just want my driver to make toast and do driver things that don't need the internet. You'd think someone would've noticed by now.

    I want to use my keyboard's macro stuff without my driver having me login to use the thing, because that is absolutely friggin' bonkers, yo.

    Does synapse still offer no fully-offline mode? Is there no alternative that doesn't do crazy stupid whatwereyouthinking internet things and also supports macro keys? The legacy driver claims I don't have a blackwidow connected, despite the fact that I'm typing on it right now.

    In the meantime, I have disabled driver signing in my Windows install, installed python, PyUSB, libUSB, and AutoHotKey, and am working on fixing a broken script I found to manually enable and control macro stuffs.... Thanks razer, I thought I bought a keyboard but what I actually got was a job. My company pays me to do stuff like this, but this time I paid razer for the privilege >_>;;

    // tongue planted firmly in cheek, but the scorn is real.
     
  2. ThePsyciopath

    ThePsyciopath Member

    I believe that once you log in, you no longer will need to. The online feature I think is great, because it will save your profiles for all of your peripherals. Once it is saved, you can log onto synapse on a different computer and have all your settings ready to go. I just got my black widow, and I see no problem with having to log into synapse. Synapse will keep you logged in, so there should be no problem there.
    As for third party drivers such as auto hotkey, I have no experience with them and no idea how much work it takes. Once you log into synapse, you should be able to customize and be ready to go.
     
  3. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    You are not alone in thinking that it shouldn't need to connect to the internet, my husband felt the same way initially and grumbled quite a bit. lol

    However, as we mentioned, you shouldn't need to be connected after the initial set-up unless you want to upload / download your profile settings so that they could be retrieved on a different computer. (ie: you set them up at home, but then happen to visit an internet cafe and want your settings there as well)

    If you do happen to use a computer that isn't your personal property, though, just remember to log out of Synapse so others can't use your account after you're gone. :)
     
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