OS X Analog gamepad for OS X

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  1. Dr. McKay, Apr 14, 2013
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    I'm looking for a new gamepad for my Mac. Currently, I have a Logitech Precision Pro joypad which works great. The only downside is that it hasn't got analog controls.
    I was thinking that this might be a good one (I like Logitech quality) :
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-94...keywords=logitech+gamepad&tag=jupitebroadc-21

    I don't need wireless or rumble features or any fancy stuff, just a good gamepad that just works.
    Anyone have this one and can confirm that it works without problems on the Mac ?

    Edit : I HAVE been searching on Google and it seems it does work when you toggle the switch to Direct Input at the back. However, some more user feedback would be useful before I fork out 30 euros on a gamepad.
     
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    It looks very similar to my Logitech Rumblepad 2, which is plug'n'play and has no issues.

    --Eric
     
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    edddeduck

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    Work perfectly on the Mac as long as you have it in the "D" direct Input mode. We have a number of them in the Feral offices.

    When in D mode they identify themselves as Logitech Rumblepad 2 devices in your System Information USB Section. It's an easy way of telling it is in the right mode.

    Or you can grab one of the new Feral games like Sonic Racing, we actually look for these pads and warn you if the pad is in the wrong mode before you start playing ;)

    Edwin
     
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    Pretty sure that's what I have and it's always worked just fine with no tweaking on my systems.
     
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    Why not just get an xbox 360 controller? Everything I've tried it with in OSX has supported it, and it works wonderfully in bootcamp
     
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    I don't really like the feel of them and I've already got an Attack 3 Joystick and a Precision Pro joypad, both from Logitech and I really like the quality.
     
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    Twimfy

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    PS3 Controller works nicely as well with Bluetooth.

    Install Gamepad companion for the few instances where it's needed and you're good to go!
     
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    Have decided on the Logitech F310, don't need rumble (F510) nor wireless (F710)...
     
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    xbox 360 wired controller with a controller driver for mac
     

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