Driver and Firmware Updates

The Swiftpoint Z, armed with it’s powerful mouse driver, is easily the most configurable mouse on the planet! The team are developing remarkable new features and innovation that redefines the overall user experience. Every Swiftpoint software release strives to deliver new features, better performance and stability improvements. Here you can read the changelog for each release.  If you have any support questions please visit the customer support page. To upgrade, simply click the three bar button (top left), and select check for updates.

PC Driver Release V 1.2.56 & Mac Driver Beta Test

Here’s the summary of what’s new in the PC Driver Released June 18, 2019

Improvements and bug fixes

Driver intro prompt will now open tutorial videos and the change log in your default browser, and display correctly on driver launch until it is disabled. It will also be displayed once whenever a new version of the driver is installed.

Mac Driver Beta Release

We are also preparing for the release of our Mac version of the Swiftpoint Driver.  

So if you’re a Mac user and are interested in helping us ensure we catch any remaining bugs, and provide early feedback. Please check this thread on our community forum for details on how to access the beta.

PC Driver Release V 1.2.55

Here’s the summary of what’s new in the PC Driver Release April 3, 2019

Default Profile

Instead of the profile that was active when settings were last saved being loaded when the driver connects to your Z, the default profile can now be set manually via a checkbox on the Profile Settings page.


Auto Profile Switching

Applications can now be linked to profiles via the Profiles Settings page, or the profile right click menu. When an application which is linked to a profile gains focus in Windows, its linked profile will be set as active automatically. Or if an application gains focus which is not linked to any profiles, the Default Profile with be set as active.
Multiple applications can be linked to a single profile, and multiple profiles can be linked to one application. When more than one profile is linked to an application, the most recently used profile linked to that application will be set as active when it gains focus. This allows you to return to the correct profile when you alt+tab out of a game and back in if you use more than one profile for that game (e.g. on-foot and vehicle profiles, or separate class profiles).
Auto Profile Switching can be enabled from the Active Profile menu, or disabled by selecting any other profile as active.


Active Profile Menu items added to system tray menu

You can now also switch profiles by right clicking the Swiftpoint Driver icon in the system tray and selecting a profile. Auto Profile switching can also be enabled from this menu.

Restore “Base Input” Button.

Base inputs that have been removed from triggers, scroll-wheel and tilt can now be restored without clearing other mappings on these inputs using the “+RESTORE” button, which has been added beneath the mappings list.

Bug Fixes

Resolved an issue which prevented some valid numerical values from being entered in regions that use comma as the decimal separator. Comma and period can now be used as the decimal interchangeably regardless of regional settings in Windows. 

Firmware Changes

Update to allow for seamless profile changes with the new Auto Profile Switching system.

PC Driver Release V 1.2.54

This one is just a minor release to add driver-side support for a polling rate option, since firmware support for this was added in the previous release. Work on the following update is already well underway and will include the oft requested auto-profile switching feature. 

Here’s the summary of what’s new in the PC Driver Release October 15, 2018

User configurable Polling rate

The Z’s polling rate can now be capped at 1000, 500, 250, or 125 Hz with the “Maximum Polling Rate” setting which has been added to the profile settings screen.

UI Changes/ Bug Fixes

  • Minor UI tweaks to the Profile settings pane.

PC Driver Release V 1.2.52

Here’s the summary of what’s new in the PC Driver Release August 10, 2018

Keyboard Input recorder

Instead of manually selecting every keyboard output using several drop-down list you can now record outputs directly from your keyboard using the new record button on the output list screen.
While recording press and release outputs will be added to the output list as you type for all standard keyboard keys and media controls like volume, play/pause etc.
Tap outputs will be created automatically if a press output is immediately followed by its own release. So if you want just a press or just a release either start the recording with a key already held down (to only record the release), or stop the recording before you release a key ) to only record the press).
You will also be given the option of adding the release output to the release input when you are just mapping a single key with the recorder.

Option to disable or enable “Tilt Auto-Zeroing”

“Tilt Auto-Zeroing” is a firmware feature of the Z which works to prevent the gyroscope’s tilt readings from drifting over time. In general it does its job well; but in some use cases it can cause more problems than it solves.
So if you find that you are frequently needing to re-calibrate your tilt angles for your tilt functions to work correctly, try disabling this feature from the profile settings screen.
Just note that since disabling “Tilt Auto-Zeroing” will mean that your Z is not trying to auto-correct for the natural drift in the gyroscope, your tilt values will drift over time. But this drift will be slow, so doing a manual re-zero (with the default right trigger pull function on the global profile, or your own custom mapping) should mean you don’t have any problems with tilt for even an extended gaming/work session.

Auto-Release Inputs Toggle

By default there is a fail-safe enabled in the Zs firmware which prevents keys from being left held down if the Z is not currently processing any user input. So a press command will automatically release if the Z is not tilted, no buttons are physically held down, and no macros are running.
This means that if you accidentally forget to add a release for one of your press outputs, the key wont be stuck down permanently, which is generally a good thing. However it is a problem if you actually want a key to be left held down after you release a button.
For example, the mapping below which starts holding down ‘W’ when you first press the Left Fingertip button, then releases it when you press it again will not work correctly with the Auto-Release fail-safe enabled.
So if you want to make use of these kinds of functions in any of your profiles. Just disable the new “Auto-Release Inputs” setting from the profile settings screen.
If you do, just make sure that all of your press outputs have releases or they will remain stuck down until you change profiles, or unplug the mouse.

New Outputs

Added Caps Lock and Application/Menu key under the “Modifiers and Actions” category. These will also work with the new keyboard recorder.

UI Changes/Bug Fixes

  • Added Spanish translation.
  • The “Output ID#” setting on “Repeat From” functions now updates correctly when outputs are re-arranged, and also displays the correct number of options on the profile settings screen.
  • The correct side of the slider is now highlighted when modifying analog toggle inputs.
  • Removed ‘{0}’ text from the DPI output label.
  • Resolved issue where ‘+ADD’ button would sometimes be displayed on analog inputs which are set to an analog output (e.g. deep click analog range). Which allowed the creation of invalid mappings.
  • “Stop Further Outputs” flags are now correctly maintained on the global profile when it is exported and imported.

UI Changes/Bug Fixes

Updates to scroll-wheel ‘de-bounce logic’ which will resolve the issue of ‘reverse scrolling’ that a few users are experiencing.

PC Driver Release V 1.2.48

Here’s the summary of the changes in the PC Driver released May 23rd, 2018

Improvements and bug fixes

  • Added Chinese translation.
Swiftpoint Z PC Driver v1.2.46.0

PC Driver Release V 1.2.46

Here’s the summary of the fixes in the PC Driver released December 8th, 2017

Improvements and bug  fixes

  • Further changes to ensure the introduction video can be viewed, particularly on Windows 7.
  • Resolved an issue with the “Profile Settings” page, which was causing customs outputs to be displayed incorrectly, and preventing the creation of new custom outputs which trigger on profile change.
Swiftpoint Z PC Driver v1.2.41.3

PC Driver Release V 1.2.43

Here’s the summary of what’s new in the PC Driver Release September 22th, 2017

New Features

  • New functionality that allows The Z to calibrate its tilt angles to your desk; improving the tilt functions stability.
  • Added Japanese translation.

Improvements and bug  fixes

  • Introduction video now displays correctly on initial launch.
  • Fixed an issue caused by special characters in OLED display custom messages.
  • Resolved problem with keyboard commands not working on Windows 7 if the Z was plugged in after the Swiftpoint Driver had already been launched.
  • Resolved bug with mouse movement outputs which caused them to only trigger the first time they were used.
  • Resolved an error which occurred when changing profile on a Z which is not connected to the driver.
  • Deleting a profile without a Z connected no longer causes an error.
  • Fixes to prevent the creation of invalid DPI level, and loop configurations.
  • Resolved issue preventing the reordering of output actions on the profile settings page.

Firmware Updates

  • Lowered the force required to reach 100% deep click on middle mouse button. To reduce the risk of damaging the scroll mechanism.
  • Resolved an issue on older motherboards where The Z would not connect correctly on boot, and needed to be unplugged then reconnected.
  • Resolved a bug which caused the main mouse buttons, OLED and vibrations to stop functioning until The Z was unplugged and reconnected.
  • Improved reproduction of fixed colors by the LED backlight.
  • Further changes to resolve firmware update issues.
Swiftpoint Z PC Driver v1.2.32.0

PC Driver Release V 1.2.32

Here’s the summary of what’s new in the PC Driver Release August 2nd, 2017

For this release we spent a lot of time under the hood making the Z Driver and Firmware rock solid with improved performance.

New Features

  • You can now import and export individual profiles. Sharing mappings with other Z owners just got a whole lot easier!

  • Added the option to bind left and right modifier keys separately. “Left Ctrl”,  “Right Ctrl” etc.
  • Profile settings (DPI, RGB, OLED etc.) are now optional which means you can have global default settings that carry through to all Profiles, while still having the option to override settings in individual profiles if you choose.
  • The “+ADD output action” button is now positioned just below the last output in the list, it’s a small change, but really makes it a lot easier to add actions!
  • You can now ‘right click’ on profile names to perform options such as renaming, deleting and creating sub-profiles.
  • Numerous other general User Interface improvements.

Improvements and bug  fixes

  • Resolved crash from deleting DPI level below the currently active level.
  • Resolved problem entering decimal values due to regional settings where comma is used for decimal point.
  • Unplugging the Z and plugging back in while the driver is running no longer causes the “Connect to Mouse” toggle to go out of sync.
  • Resolved problem with UI not updating correctly after deleting a tilt mapping.
  • Resolved problem where deep click functions set to 10% would only trigger once, then stop working.
  • Many other performance stability improvements.

Firmware Updates

  • Updated firmware ‘de-bounce logic’, this will resolve the issue of ‘double clicks’ that a few users are experiencing.
  • Update to resolve the issue of unexpected clicks when slamming / tapping the mouse on to a table.
  • Changes to timing, and retry logic to help with firmware update issues.
swiftpoint z change log

PC Driver Release V 1.1.75

Here’s the summary of what’s new in the PC Driver Release 9th June 2017

Application Enhancements

  • 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

Fixed Issues  

  • 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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