I have a Wacom Penabled Tablet PC running Vista. I've been using ArtRage 2 Starter Edition for several months and it's pressure sensitivity has worked flawlessly without needing special drivers.
Recently however, I installed a photo editing package (the GIMP). In order to get pressure sensitivity working with it I had to install the Wacom drivers. So far, so good--everything seemed to be fine. That is, until I opened up ArtRage and found all the brushes behaving strangely.
Instead of a smooth transition with pressure, I am now getting a somewhat jerky transition from light to hard, which makes it very difficult to get fine mid-range pressure control. I feel like I'll have to adapt to digital drawing all over again. I've tried playing with the options in the driver's control panel, but I can't seem to get things back to normal.
Currently, it seems, my only fix would be uninstall the Wacom drivers and just let Vista handle things, but ideally I don't want to have to make the choice between ArtRage working smoothly and having pressure sensitivity in all other graphics programs. It may come down to that, but I thought I'd ask here first and see if anyone has a solution--or at least get a better understanding of what is going on from someone who knows about the different ways in which ArtRage handles pen pressure with and without Wacom drivers installed.
Thanks for reading.