Gaming mouse drivers for mac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Jennynot, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Jennynot macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I know I may have shot myself in the foot buying a gaming mouse for a mac, but originally I bought it to play GW2 on bootcamp. With the release of the mac client I can now play on my mac os (yet) but I'd still really like the gaming mouse I just bought to work since I can't really send it back now.

    The mouse I have is the sharkoon rush mouse (http://www.sharkoon.com/?q=en/content/fireglider-black).

    I have tried USB Overdrive and Steermouse but neither seems to recognise the input of the extra buttons on the mouse, even though they both recognise the scroll wheel and right/left click.

    Does anybody know any other drivers I can try?
     
  2. Deedolito macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    did you save the macro settings to the onboard memory of the mouse?
    With the Logitech G9x it works, setting it up on Win & use on Mac OS.
     
  3. Jennynot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi,

    thankyou for your reply!

    "did you save the macro settings to the onboard memory of the mouse?"

    how would I do that (on a mac)? On windows there's a driver where I can download settings to the mouse when I change them (the one I linked) but the two mac drivers don't even see the buttons. Or are you talking about something completely different?

    Many thanks,

    Jenny
     
  4. Deedolito macrumors regular

    Deedolito

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    Hi Jenny!

    The idea is setting it up in Windows, saving it to the mouse memory and use it with Mac OS.
    Maybe it helps when I explain how I did it:

    In Windows assign some 'freak keys' you'd not use in your gameplay normally, like keypad buttons to your extra mouse buttons.
    Save them to your mouse memory.

    In Mac OS you assign these freak keys in game to the action bar or direct spells.

    Even if the Mac driver does not show the extra mouse keys; due to the before programmed mouse the Mac will think you're hitting your keyboard and you've got some nice extra buttons for your gameplay.

    Just make sure you don't program things like 'Mousebutton 3'. These don't work, from my experience.

    Really hope it works for you :)
    Good luck!
     
  5. Jennynot thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. Huntn macrumors G5

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    For the OP and future reference, the Razer series of hardware, very capable gaming input devices have Mac programming software. You probably knew this. :)
     

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