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Old 06-22-2010, 09:42 AM   #1
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Mac with a controller

I just began playing TF2 on my mac, but playing with a keyboard is awkward, so Im in the market for a controller.
Does anyone know if it is possible to configure the mac to play wit a controller?

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Old 06-22-2010, 09:46 AM   #2
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Check this out:
http://www.apple.com/games/hardware/
They have a gamepad link which send you to:
http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/Ar...?ArticleID=309

Also found this application that looks like it takes Keyboards, Mice, Gamepads, etc.. and allows them to work on the Mac, even though they originally are not compatible.
http://www.usboverdrive.com/USBOverd...formation.html

I'm sure there are more Mac OS X compatible game pads, just gotta do the searching :/

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Old 06-22-2010, 10:00 AM   #3
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Technically, any USB controller should work with Mac OS X. Where you would find issue is Force Feedback. Try looking at Logitech's stock: there is a Force Feedback driver pre-installed.

As for game controllers and Source games: I don't think they are natively supported yet.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:24 AM   #4
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Technically, any USB controller should work with Mac OS X. Where you would find issue is Force Feedback. Try looking at Logitech's stock: there is a Force Feedback driver pre-installed.

As for game controllers and Source games: I don't think they are natively supported yet.
I would be very happy if I could connect my xbox 360 USB controller to the mac, But I've tried it and it doesnt work. So I need to buy a different one.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:17 AM   #5
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if you have a ps3 you can use the ps3 remote through bluetooth and use controllermate to configure it all. theres tons of vids on youtube, its pretty cool
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:35 AM   #6
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I would be very happy if I could connect my xbox 360 USB controller to the mac, But I've tried it and it doesnt work. So I need to buy a different one.
Try checking out http://tattiebogle.net/index.php/Pro...ller/OsxDriver
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:53 AM   #7
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If you don't learn to use a keyboard and mouse on FPS shooters on the Mac/PC platform, you will get PWN'd. I understand it's an awkward switch coming from consoles, but trust me you need to learn how to use the keyboard and mouse for shooters. There are plenty of other games that do better without the M/KB (All Racing Games, GTA, Batman), and you won't be at a disadvantage. Honestly, if the CS:S people find out you are playing with a controller, it's game over.
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:31 PM   #8
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A normal Logitech controller with dual joysticks does me more than enough. Try it.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:14 PM   #9
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if you have a ps3 you can use the ps3 remote through bluetooth and use controllermate to configure it all. theres tons of vids on youtube, its pretty cool
I've been doing something similar with the Wii remote and OSCulator. Good times.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:58 PM   #10
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Valve as of yet has no plans to add gamepad support for Source: Mac. You will have to add the functionality yourself, such as through tool like ControllerMate.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:28 PM   #11
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Learn to use mouse and keyboard.
I'll never go back to consoles for first person shooting.
(save for Bioshock)
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:55 PM   #12
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Learn to use mouse and keyboard.
I'll never go back to consoles for first person shooting.
(save for Bioshock)
Let the man do what he wants with his computer.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:55 PM   #13
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Also found this application that looks like it takes Keyboards, Mice, Gamepads, etc.. and allows them to work on the Mac, even though they originally are not compatible.
http://www.usboverdrive.com/USBOverd...formation.html
I'm using that piece of software to make a PS2 dual-shock work with my Mac. Using a usb->PS2 controller dongle to connect the joypad. Works fine with emulators (been playing Final Fantasy VII in a Snes emulator with it). Don't know if it would ever work with Steam though, if they introduced support for gamepads?
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