What is a good game controller for the Mac?

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  1. jacobj macrumors 65816

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    I finally have an MBP and therefore have a mac that is capable of playing games to a decent level. So now I need to know what is a good game controller for the mac. I am specifically thinking of trying doom 3. Any advice would be much appreciated as I am new to all of this.
     
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    :eek:
    you want to play doom 3 using a controller? wow....to each his own i guess.
    logitech makes some nice ones, i have their $15 model and i use it on my pc for n64 and nes emulators. it's basically a ps2 controller with a usb header--no vibration or anything but it works nicely.
     
  3. jacobj thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm not a gamer... what is the best way to play Doom 3?
     
  4. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    a lot of (most?) people prefer playing it with a keyboard and mouse (me included) because they feel it gives them more control than a gamepad. some people like the controller though--i was just surprised :p not meant to be an insult or anything :)
     
  5. jacobj thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The last time I played a game seriously it was the original Doom.. seriously... so maybe I need to invest in s great mouse
     
  6. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    I also find the Keyboad and mouse "difficult" for FPS, which is why i only play them on console's.

    Been gaming since the Spectrum and still find it unnatural and weird.
     
  7. N10248 macrumors 6502a

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    The best controller for the mac is the Xbox 360 Wired one, you can get a driver for it here:

    http://tattiebogle.net/index.php/ProjectRoot/Xbox360Controller

    it works great in games like halo, and asuming mac doom can be played with a controller at all it should be quite good as the xbox version of doom is easy to control without a keyboard and mouse.

    As long as the controller has 2 sticks, 1st person games are as easy to move about in as with a kb / mouse.

    bye
     
  8. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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  9. colinp macrumors member

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    anybody know of a list of mac games that support controllers? Just having trouble thinking of games that I might want to use a controller on, but then I've only got Diablo 2, Star/Warcraft, and Rise of Nations.... Are there good racing games for mac?
     
  10. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    I think a list of games with an arcade slant to them would be more useful.

    shoot em ups, racing games, platformers that sort of thing.
     
  11. jacobj thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That sounds great. Thanks v. much.
     
  12. DISCOMUNICATION macrumors 6502a

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    Kickin' it old school

    Controllers? There's always a healthy market for the wealth of console emulators. My personal favorite was always the Sega Saturn controller. I'm a big fighting games fan from way back. You could always use these with this. Check out the pure white version. I own both a black and white versions to match the colors my US and Japanese PSTwos. I'm thinking of picking up the USB versions now to go with a new Mac Mini, the ultimate emulation machine, it even looks like a game console.
     

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  13. supermario2 macrumors newbie

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    ?

    How do you play doom 3 with a controller? There are no options for it.
     

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