Best gamepad for mac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by ugr, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. ugr macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2012
    Hey, I'm new here. I just have a question. What gamepad should I buy for my Mac? It's a Macbook Pro with Lion. Because I have Lion, I have had troubles with previous gamepads because the CDs contained PowerPC applications, so please recommend something with recent software. Thanks!
  2. Ddyracer, Jul 24, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2012

    Ddyracer macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2009
    Most gamepads will work in fact all I would say should work if you use a control mapper like this:

    Should work fine with the Xbox 360 controller.


  3. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
  4. Renzatic Suspended


    Aug 3, 2011
    Gramps, what the hell am I paying you for?
    That's not really a gamepad. It's more one of those keyboard analog stick thumb hybrid...things. Works well if you're big into MMOs and sims, but for fast paced games that need a gamepad, it sucks.

    I say get the Xbox 360 pad. It's the best controller I've ever used. It's nice, responsive, and fits comfortably in your hand.
  5. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000


    May 17, 2012
    The Logitech F-510 is an excellent X-Box compatible controller (X-input) that with the flip of a switch also supports the older Direct Input standard for older games. You don't need any disc for it. Just plug it in. It is shaped like a PS2/PS3 controller which personally I like. It has a rumble feature if you like that (can be turned off also). This is a corded controller which I prefer myself.

    In my experience, Logitech makes quality peripherals that hold up to a lot of use. I'd highly recommend this gamepad that I enjoy using myself.
  6. ugr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2012
    Hey, I heard you can use a PS3 controller as a gamepad, but I've heard about a 'pass code' that you have to use that many people have problems with. I'm kind of skeptical about using my PS3 controller on my Mac because of this. Is it a good idea to use it?

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