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speaking of left click + keyboard button, i tend to do that also since it feels that i can press buttons faster when doing that.
like those stacks at the beginning of kanbu. i tend to press those really slow when using zx.
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Oh yeah, I also forgot, make sure you're not overshooting. Sometimes the rhythm isn't as fast as you think.
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James wrote:

speaking of left click + keyboard button, i tend to do that also since it feels that i can press buttons faster when doing that.
like those stacks at the beginning of kanbu. i tend to press those really slow when using zx.
I use this with deathstacks and deathstreams too (most stacks though). Except I use C and a tablet tap. :P Steams are tougher for that though. Depending how fast stacks or streams are determines whether I use C/V or C/tap. I almost never use C/tap for anything less than 5 beats, and never for triplets (except Kanbu....).
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I can finally say with certainty, I'll never get use to this D:<!
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I have always used Z/X since i found out about it, and think it's much easier. But that's probably from playing lots of Guitar Hero, I think trills (quick alternating between two notes) are also the reason why I use my middle finger as 'primary' finger.
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Practice.
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i used to play with the mouse. then i switched over to z/x. i couldn't even hold them down for spinners. it took some time to get used to z x but yea it's worth it imo because some streams feels like they are impossible with mouse ^^
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Gabi wrote:

i used to play with the mouse. then i switched over to z/x. i couldn't even hold them down for spinners. it took some time to get used to z x but yea it's worth it imo because some streams feels like they are impossible with mouse ^^
Same here.

Switching to the keyboard has been great. My only issue now is jumps (especially those jumps which go left-right-left-right quickly, and up or down, or at whatever angle... yanno) on the keyboard, which I was much better at with the mouse.

I do hold my mouse button down while spinning, though, mostly to keep my mouse gripped better. (I'm a wild spinner.)
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An64fan wrote:

James wrote:

speaking of left click + keyboard button, i tend to do that also since it feels that i can press buttons faster when doing that.
like those stacks at the beginning of kanbu. i tend to press those really slow when using zx.
I use this with deathstacks and deathstreams too (most stacks though). Except I use C and a tablet tap. :P Steams are tougher for that though. Depending how fast stacks or streams are determines whether I use C/V or C/tap. I almost never use C/tap for anything less than 5 beats, and never for triplets (except Kanbu....).
This is what I do. I alternate tablet taps with z or x. If I actually had a mouse for my laptop, I would probably alternate z and x, though :)
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you could use zx for streams and for normal circle is mouse.
Try doing this map

http://osu.ppy.sh/b/20968

you have to use mouse but you can use the keyboard for practice , its not that hard,try it
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Sousei wrote:

Jiongrzzzz
it's 囧rz XD

i use zx to tap steams,and i will adjust my taping speed while playing ;)
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i also use 2 keyboard buttons and in a long stream i watch my mouse carefully - i often move faster than the steam and make a miss ><
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Am I alone in the thought that deathstreams are exceedingly cheap and a really poor mapping utility?

Maybe it's because I still suck at the osu, but I can just not find anything appealing about mashing the surface of my mouse like an idiot just to get to bits of a song that are actually worth the effort..
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^As said in previous posts. Use Z/X for streams if you are having a hard time.
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Easier said than done, especially since I only discovered z/x yesterday..

But even then you're still playing tap-fu, just with the keyboard instead of the mouse which is only slightly easier.
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Of course it will be hard if you're just starting out. Practice makes perfect ;o!
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I ALWAYS use Z/X no matter the situation.

My trick for long streams is tapping my foot to the tempo of the song at the same time as hitting Z/X. Usually the way it works is, There should be 4 Hit circles between each time you tap your foot to the tempo.

So it goes like this:

FT = Foot Tap
# = hit circles
Z/X = Keys Z and X


FT-------------FT-------------FT-------------FT-------------FT-------------FT-------------FT-------------FT-----------
-1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
-Z - X - Z - X - Z - X - Z - X - Z - X - Z - X - Z - X - Z - X - Z - X - Z - X - Z - X - Z - X - Z - X - Z - X - Z - X - Z - X

I'm not sure if this illustration makes any sense to anyone but for some reason I can get through most streams this way.

If you have trouble tapping with your foot, try counting 1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4 to the tempo in your head repeatedly during the stream in question and alternate click 4 times on Z/X between each number you count.

That's my trick to beating those damn streams.
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