Joypad not working properly with San Andreas

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Roc P., May 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I just bought Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on my iMac and I am using a wired
    XBOX 360 joypad. However, it's not working properly. I can't control the camera and also the screen just keeps rotating sometimes and there is nothing I can do to stop it. Anyone else come across these issues? :(
     
  2. Roc P., May 8, 2012
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    thread starter macrumors regular

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    Man I was really tired when I made this thread. I meant to type gamepad*

    Also, this was an impulse buy. I originally bought 2 Xbox 360 wired gamepads so that I can play Streets Of Rage Remake on a Compaq laptop I have that's running windows 7. Worked out great. Then I thought to myself "Hey let me get a game on my iMac"! I am terrible at using a mouse and keyboard to play games and the Xbox 360 gamepad doesn't work on my iMac properly so I am going to just delete the driver for the gamepad and delete the game. $15 lesson learned. Don't buy games on impulse.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Yes, I had those issues too. The Xbox 360 gamepad just doesn't work very well for many games; the only game I've seen that could use it properly is Cave Story. If you really want to play GTA (or many other games) on your Mac, I suggest investing in another gamepad.
     
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    Thank you for the reply. Honestly, I don't think I care enough to get a new gamepad. Will just take it as a loss and delete the game and driver and call it a day.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Yeah, that game was never optimized to use the xbox360 controller. I ran into the same problem also and there are a couple of threads with people who had the same issues on various forums. The only solution was to use a type of game controller mapping program where the buttons of the controller would be represented as a button you clicked via keyboard. An example would be http://www.orderedbytes.com/controllermate/ . The only bad thing is that it costs money and more than San Andreas itself lol.
     

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