Gamdias Demeter Gaming Mouse Software
Now we get to the heart of the Gamdias Demeter with the Hera software. The Hera software is used for all of Gamdias’ keyboards, mice, and some of their other hardware. Each product has its own profile that can be downloaded through the application. The Hera software can be downloaded from the Gamdias website. Once you download the program, you run it, and then it will detect what piece of Gamdias hardware you have installed and download the appropriate software.
This is the main page of the Hera software. You can select this page anytime by clicking ‘Hera’ in the bottom left. This page allows you to select languages, keyboard map, OSD options, configuration notices, and auto save on exit. The OSD for profile change and DPI settings is nice. You can even select a prerecorded male or female voice to accompany the profile or DPI changes. I’d recommend to just use the OSD notifications as the recordings are very loud. When you are done with your settings you just click on your device to go back to your mouse settings.
This is where you can choose between basic and advanced modes (at the top right) for your mouse settings and profiles. There are profiles along the right side you can toggle through and set each profile to your liking. There is also an option to assign hot-keys to each of the profiles as well, for even faster access to a your profiles. From the basic page you can control most of the functions of the mouse for quick access.
In the advanced mode of the Hera software you can assign functions to your keys. In this example, I have the back button set up to run a macro and the middle mouse button to run a timer. The color coding let’s you know if you have a macro or other function assigned. Hovering over each key will highlight it as white and selecting it as yellow.
Down to the macro management section you can manage and setup macros. This simple macro I made to test it, just simply opens up my start bar, selects computer, then closes it. You can add delays between each function and also record mouse movement and key clicks, or manually add destination coordinates and key presses yourself.
In the mouse control section you can set your cursor speed acceleration, DPI level, polling rate, vertical scroll speed, and double click speed. This feature comes in handy if you need to slow the mouse down, or speed it up, for certain games or applications.
The mouse luminance section is where you can control the colors and intensity of your scroll wheel LED. This is a pretty cool feature. You can select from various colors or use the slider to make your own custom color. At the top of the page, you can choose the level of intensity for your LED. The last option to the right (highlighted in yellow above) is to have a slow strobe effect.
In the assign sound and timer section of the Hera software you can manage your sounds and timers. There are 5 sounds included for use when assigning a sound. Or, you can use your own sound file. The timer section allows you to assign timers created from the timer settings tab.
The timer settings section is where you can create and edit timers. You have options for on screen display (OSD) for a visual queue that your alarm/timer is about to go off. This is a nifty option if you throw a pizza in the oven and go back to gaming. The alarm timer will remind you so you don’t burn that pizza! I’m sure with some imagination other uses will become available.
The muscle memory section is just a record of your mouse usage and statistics. As you can see with the thousands of mouse clicks so far I have been putting the Gamdias Demeter through it’s paces. You’ll notice the color coding is done by scale of 5K, 100K, or 10 million. Since I took these screen captures, I have gone over 126k clicks on the right mouse and over 66k on the left mouse button. At the bottom you can see other stats, such as burst speed, which is how fast you click in milliseconds between successive clicks.
On the update/support section of the Hera software you can check for firmware and software updates. Clicking the product forum will take you to the Gamdias website.
The best part about the Hera software is that there is no need to install it. You just run the program when you need to change settings. Once you save your profiles you can shutdown the application and everything is stored in the on-board memory. This makes the Demeter a nice mouse to use on multiple computers and not have to worry about getting it just right on a different PC or laptop.
One thing to keep in mind, if you do plan on using The OSD, macros, or timers, you will need to leave the Hera software running. It can be minimized to your system tray, and only takes up about 40 to 45 megabytes of RAM. I noticed the macros do not work correctly without Hera running. The OSD and timers will not work at all without the software.