Halo...What gamepad to use...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by fiercetiger224, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. fiercetiger224 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2004
    Eh...I'm just curious...Can you use a "PC" based controller with Halo for Mac?

    I just purchased a Nyko AIRFLO PC controller and I have to say it's one of the most "refreshing" controllers I've ever used...I like the "keeping your hands from sweating" concept...

    Oh well!!! Help would greatly be appreciated!!!
  2. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    yeah, i'm pretty sure any PC gamepad will work if you just want the basic functions. but if you want to have every button enabled you'll probably need the drivers.

    i'm got a MacAlly iShock 2... it's not the best. it's really clunky but it's alright to use. well i've spent the money now so i'm going to use keep using it.

    my advice is to try anything out before you buy.
  3. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop

    IMHO I find the Belkin Nostromo N52 damn fine with Halo.

    ... ok downright wicked.
  4. topicolo macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2002
    Ottawa, ON
    I still wonder why people use anything other than a keyboard and mouse for first person shooters. I mean, what's better than being able to easily free-look and not have to have auto-aim help you out like it does on the xbox?
  5. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop

    I couldn't agree more. That's why I like the Nostromo. It's a special keyboard/grip for the left hand specifically for FPS's.

    Nostromo Speedpad N52
  6. dudewheresmymac macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2004
    i love my nostromo... its soo great and if you also have a pc it can be used to play other fps too.. when i first started to use it i noticed an immedate increase in kills in games like battlefield 1942 and counterstrike (i still have a pc for gaming)
  7. dvdh macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2004
    Speed pad N52 for modelling

    I was wondering if anyone out there has used the speed pad n52 for 3d modeling. When it was release I couldn't help thinking . . . great for games . . . but why couldn't I set this thing up to replace my keyboard for modeling apps like Maya and FormZ? Anyone have any experience with that?

    Plus . . . imagine writing off a gaming controller as a business expense . . . lol!

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