GameDog [v5.0] - Chroma for CS:GO and DOTA2

Discussion in 'Razer Chroma' started by WolfspiritM, Oct 26, 2015.


Is it useful and would you like to see more from this Project?

  1. Yes

    500 vote(s)
  2. No

    16 vote(s)
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  1. WolfspiritM

    WolfspiritM Active Member

    Go to settings and make sure the path to the games is set correctly. It can happen when you move the games. You can also try to click on "Reset" which will cause gamedog to try to autodetect the new location, but it's more easier to just set the pathes:
    For example:
    G:\steam\SteamApps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive
    G:\steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta
  2. Masonj188

    Masonj188 Active Member

    Great work @WolfspiritM, it's been fun to play with gamedog!
  3. VitaminTHC

    VitaminTHC New Member

    Hey! So I've been using GameDog for CS:GO since March, and just recently I've encountered a problem. While playing, or when CS:GO is closed, the lighting effects from in-game freeze and stay that way. Closing GameDog or changing the lighting effects in Synapse doesn't help, only a restart does. I've also tried reinstalling both Synapse and GameDog but it's still the same. Oh, and I've had some Chroma SDK issues as well, but it seems to be working fine for now (I know it's the Synapse software team in charge of this).
  4. WolfspiritM

    WolfspiritM Active Member

    Which devices are you using? Does only the lighting freeze or does the device stop responding completly? Can you try going to settings and enable "Keep Chroma focus" that means GameDog doesn't give back control to synapse and you need closing gamedog whenever you finished playing for the chroma effects of synapse to work again but it would help to know if the problem is caused by giving back control to synapse.

    Also when you reinstalled Synapse did you uninstall both the Chroma SDK and synapse before reinstalling?

    Thanks :)
  5. VitaminTHC

    VitaminTHC New Member

    The only Chroma devices I own right now are the Blackwidow and Kraken 7.1. The lighting is the only thing that freezes with the CS:GO effects, either in-game or when exiting the game. I have never tried the "Chroma Focus" settings, as this hasn't been an issue until recently, but I will look into it when I get the chance to play again. I tried ChromaSync and that did NOT freeze my lighting, BUT I uninstalled it because I couldn't customize the lighting effects (at least not to my knowledge). I've actually had this keyboard since March and GameDog's lighting freezes began recently (maybe a couple of weeks to a month ago), whereas I just noticed the issues with my Chroma SKD this week (which seems to be working now, somehow). And yes, when I reinstalled Synapse I uninstalled both Chroma SDK Core Components and Synapse. Synapse has actually been buggy for me, first noticed it when Battlefront came out as it automatically mutes my game and I have to manually unmute it by going into the registry. And I know it's Synapse because it only happens when it is installed. So maybe it's Synapse? Not sure, but I've been trying to figure this out with Razer Support which is taking a while due to me having to send a "Bug Report Feedback" to the Razer Synapse Software team. If you've got anything that could help that would be awesome. And like I said, I will update you once I get the chance to play with "Keep Chroma Focus" enabled (probably in a few hours).

    Thank you for taking the time to help out!
  6. thks mate
  7. Leshikawesome

    Leshikawesome New Member

    Hello! i have a little question..
    Sorry for my bad english..
    That soft work on Razer Mamba Chroma Wireless?
    I'm use Kraken 7.1 usb Chroma and that mouse.
    latest synapse and Gamedog.
    What can I do with my problem?
    Help pls.

    my log:
    1. Download latest Version from the Razer Workshop or the GameDog Thread. Complete
    2. Install GameDog Complete
    3. Open Synapse and make sure Chroma Apps are enabled under the "Chroma Apps -> Settings" Tab Complete
    4. Start GameDog Complete
    5. Make sure your Chroma Devices play a Green Animation and then return back to your default Profile. Error. I opened the program, and no green effects on the mouse are not present. Kraken have green animation, mouse - no.
    6. Make sure under Settings in GameDog the Directory to your Game is set correctly. Complete
    7. Minimize GameDog. It will stay open in the Tray Bar.
    8. Start your Game and GameDog should receive Data and change the lighting accordingly.
    9. After playing GameDog will revert the Keyboard back to your Synapse Profile

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: May 14, 2016
  8. WolfspiritM

    WolfspiritM Active Member

    As far as I know the mamba wireless only works when connected via cord not when wireless. That's a limitation from the Razer SDK. Can you try connecting the mouse via cable and try again then?
  9. Leshikawesome

    Leshikawesome New Member

    yea, nice. With cable it work. thank for info.
    You can do this without a cable? Remove the restriction?
  10. WolfspiritM

    WolfspiritM Active Member

    No sorry. Only Razer might be able to remove the restriction with a firmwareupdate maybe. I however have no idea if that will ever happen.
  11. Leshikawesome

    Leshikawesome New Member

    Thank you for your quick answers! You're a good man =) Now I want to own keyboard Chroma: D

    Please add opportunity make Chroma light for mouse in csgo :)
    If possible :)

    i'm about Killcounter. No have choise my mouse.
    Kill one - red light, kill two - two reg light :) etc.. ))
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 12, 2016
  12. VitaminTHC

    VitaminTHC New Member

    To update, I tried enabling "Keep Chroma focus." Weirdly enough, it didn't freeze at all this time (I only played 2 competitive games). Is this the only solution there might be or could there possibly be a different solution without using Chroma focus? Thanks!
  13. WolfspiritM

    WolfspiritM Active Member

    Thanks for trying.
    What Version of GameDog are you on at the moment? If you haven't tried 2.4 yet, you could try using this one with "Keep Chroma focus" enabled again:
  14. VitaminTHC

    VitaminTHC New Member

    No problem! I was using v 2.1. I uninstalled it, and then installed v 2.4 as you said. I actually disabled "Keep Chroma focus" and it worked just fine throughout one competitive and a few bot games. I'll keep playing when I can and see if it keeps working.
  15. 033663

    033663 New Member

    Is ok now,i reintall razer sdk and fix my problem...thx for he help
  16. highwaysx

    highwaysx Member

    this Is AWESOME!!!
    When i buy my first blackwindow, i am totally going to try it!
  17. jerjergege

    jerjergege New Member

    After playing dota 2, when it is supposed to revert back to my chroma settings it sets it to wave when i have custom lighting.

    Also gamedog is screwing with my orbweaver chroma when i am playing dota
  18. skullsunny

    skullsunny New Member

    Pls help! When I close CS:GO it reset my light to Wave. I have to put it back to Custom everytime. If I turn on CHroma focus, it show spectrum and changing the lighting to Custom doesn't do anything. Help!!!!
  19. GugZi

    GugZi Member

    it is a bug i synapse. i have the same bug :slightly_sad:
    .Score likes this.
  20. Aqilqisti

    Aqilqisti New Member

    Do you plan on making gamedog for mac? Just bought a bw chroma and really want the lighting for DOTA2 :frown_::frown_::frown_::frown_:
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