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Old Jul 11, 2011, 02:31 PM   #1
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Which of these Mac games work with a PS3 controller?

I repeat, these are running on MacOSX Leopard, not Windows via Bootcamp.
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Trine
  • Braid
  • Portal 2
  • Team Fortress 2

Thanks.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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You mean Snow Leopard, right? Portal 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 require it.

Braid and Trine have controller support on the Mac, so I assume it would work. If you play the other games online with a controller your teammates will murder you.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 09:50 PM   #3
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With GamePad Companion from the Appstore they all do. Got both L4Ds going and Portal setup myself on my iMac. Even have Torchlight going too.

Wirelessly at that.

Was well worth the 8$.

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Old Jul 11, 2011, 11:56 PM   #4
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With GamePad Companion from the Appstore they all do. Got both L4Ds going and Portal setup myself on my iMac. Even have Torchlight going too.

Wirelessly at that.

Was well worth the 8$.
What is Torchlight?

Also, how do you find playing L4D 1 & 2 a well as Portal 2 via a PS3 controller?
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Old Jul 12, 2011, 12:03 AM   #5
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What is Torchlight?
Torchlight is an action RPG similar to Diablo II (made by many of the same developers.)

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Really? So, it's a bad idea to play Left 4 Dead or Portal 2 with a controller? Seriously, now... why?
Because a keyboard and mouse is far more accurate. You will only hinder your team. Since Portal 2 is largely single player, and a puzzle game, it doesn't matter so much.
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Old Jul 12, 2011, 12:22 AM   #6
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Torchlight is an action RPG similar to Diablo II (made by many of the same developers.)



Because a keyboard and mouse is far more accurate. You will only hinder your team. Since Portal 2 is largely single player, and a puzzle game, it doesn't matter so much.
Hm. You're saying it is not at all possible to attain a degree of accuracy with a PS3 controller that is commensurate with the degree of accuracy afforded by a mouse and keyboard?

Since the GamePad Companion app is only $7.99, I might as well purchase it and see what feels most comfortable...

Also, FYI, despite everyone laughing at the very notion of using a trackpad for gaming, I find it works wonderfully. I've been using the trackpad and keyboard to play Team Fortress 2 and it grants a certain comfort and ease that I don't get with a keyboard... moving the mouse around doesn't feel as great or effective as simply moving my fingers about on the trackpad.

I'll see if the PS3 controller is an improvement, though.
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Old Jul 12, 2011, 12:23 AM   #7
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Yeah, you lose SO much accuracy with a controller, it's next to impossible to aim well. Remember that console games have a lot of auto aim, whereas PC's have none too.

And he is right, it is impossible to get as good accuracy with a controller. Microsoft once tested it, they got average PC players to play against pro xbox players. The xbox players got absolutely smashed.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:01 PM   #8
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With GamePad Companion from the Appstore they all do. Got both L4Ds going and Portal setup myself on my iMac. Even have Torchlight going too.

Wirelessly at that.

Was well worth the 8$.
please please PLEASE let me know what your Gamepad Companion layout is for torchlight. In particular the movement. can't seem to get the joystick to function as movement.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:01 PM   #9
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please please PLEASE let me know what your Gamepad Companion layout is for torchlight. In particular the movement. can't seem to get the joystick to function as movement.
I don't have it setup as movement but have a trigger button setup as mouse click to move. So the joystick moves the mouse and use the trigger to click to move.

Will double check when I get home.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:48 PM   #10
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I don't have it setup as movement but have a trigger button setup as mouse click to move. So the joystick moves the mouse and use the trigger to click to move.

Will double check when I get home.
i would greatly appreciate it. i can't seem to get the controller to control the mouse...it just flies off toward the corner as soon as i turn it on.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 11:55 PM   #11
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You mean Snow Leopard, right? Portal 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 require it.

Braid and Trine have controller support on the Mac, so I assume it would work. If you play the other games online with a controller your teammates will murder you.
Really? So, it's a bad idea to play Left 4 Dead or Portal 2 with a controller? Seriously, now... why?
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