game controller for mac AND pc?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by backinblack875, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. backinblack875 macrumors 6502a

    backinblack875

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    i recently ordered the first few harry potter games for mac(ones that are available) and PC(ones that were only for PC) and i dont generally like non-RTS or non-RPG's for computers....so i was wondering if there was a game controller that worked for Mac AND PC...i have windows via bootcamp on my mac.....thanks!!

    ALSO if possible, but not a priority at all, comes last....if there's a controller that's compatible with Mac, Pc, AND PS3....cuz i have one of those and wouldn't mind having an extra ps3 controller that works with mac and pc also....but i dont expect it to...

    preferably wireless/bluetooth too.....again lol i know im asking for the fricken world here but ya.....thankyou!!!
     
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    There are drivers for the PlayStation 3 pad on both Mac and Windows. You could also used a wired or wireless (& special USB dongle) Xbox 360 pad, as you can use that on both OS's.

    I use a wired Xbox 360 pad myself, along with the Tattieboggle driver. Awesome controller, even better when there's no battery pack to get in the way and I've always disliked the Dual Shock.

    :apple:
     
  3. backinblack875 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    playstation 3 pad??? so it works with all 3?? is that the regular ps3 controller?? or something else?
     
  4. bmb012 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, just download the drivers. Plug the ps3 controller in with USB, Bluetooth starts up, then you can unplug it and go wireless. I use a wired 360 controller plugged into my Mac Pro, myself, but also have the wireless dongle that works just fine. You can also use DarwiinRemote to bluetooth in Wii controllers, which is especially good for the Classic Controller, best classic style controller out there.

    Basically, all PC specific gamepads are horrible and should be avoided like the plague. Same goes for 3rd party gamepads.
     
  5. Madd the Sane macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Mac OS X can use virtually all game pads/controllers. The only place where it falls apart is force-feedback. Only a few select controllers are supported. If you really want force-feedback, get a Logitech controller.
     

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