Question about Ideazon MERC Gaming Keyboard (DHMERC)

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I've had my zboard merc for over three years now, and for a year or so now, it just isn't working. The regular keyboard works, but the special keys on the side do not change according to the mods I set on the program, so I end up just using the normal keys. Can't find any zboard website, what's up? I will be so thankful for some help.

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Steelseries bought them out. steelseries.com will have the drivers(zengine) for any zboard users

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

  • guru2tx Oct 04, 2010

    Due to the Starcraft II mod release, along with the release of the new zengine software, the WoW mods are not working. I opened a trouble ticket with steelseries and they are expecting the corrected software to be available shortly with an ETA of no later than Oct. 15 2010 according to Mike S. from steelseries.


    Eric,
    There is an underlying development level issue with the mod due to the Starcraft II mod release and SteelSeries Engine release. Unfortunately there is not a fix that we may provide at this time.
    We've logged your email and will contact you as soon as our developers release a fix along with any corresponding troubleshooting steps. The current ETA is no later than October 15.

    Regards,
    Mike S
    SteelSeries Support

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