Gaming mouse, OSX compatible?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Porsche1209, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. Porsche1209 macrumors newbie

    Porsche1209

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    With the post-chistmas gift card overload, I'm looking to buy a good gaming mouse to play Battlefield 2142 in OSX. Most of the mice I've been looking at, including the G5, don't have OSX drivers (that I know of). My wireless mighty mouse doesn't have a reliable right click, so I'm looking for a replacement, be it just for gaming or permanently.
    Please reply back with suggestions and, if possible, a link to the product page.
    Gracias!
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Mice work out of the box, and if all the buttons etc aren't working properly (relatively likely if there are more than a few), Steermouse is great :)
     
  3. newboy4128 macrumors newbie

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    G5

    When I went Mac over a year ago I brought my G5 mouse over and have been using it to play WOW and Bf2142. My G5 is an earlier version than what Logitech is selling now, but I am sure they will work all the same. I have been very pleased with my G5 on a Mac.
     
  4. f1 macrumors 6502

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    Make sure you buy ur mouse from a place with a good return policy. If you're using your mouse with Leopard, some non mac compatible mice do cause Kernel Panics...
     
  5. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    How?!!?! Its a USB device.
     
  6. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

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    Using a new Logitech MX518 here, the updated one with 1800dpi. Works like a charm with no 3rd party drivers. :cool:

    I have assigned the forward/back thumb buttons for Activate Spaces and Expose All Windows, and the "Window" button on top to Show Desktop. DPI switch still works and I change sensitivity depending on task.
     
  7. f1 macrumors 6502

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    I had a Logitech S510 Keyboard and Mouse Set, it would kernel panic everytime i plugged in or unplugged the USB Dongle from my macbook. One time, I accidentally unplugged the wrong USB device from my macbook, turned out to be the damn keyboard and mouse set, it kernel panicked my macbook during a time machine backup, which completely effed up my "volume structure" on the startup disk, and eventually my macbook would no longer startup, requiring me to reinstall Leopard. Lesson: if you get a mouse and it kernel panics while plugging it in, stop using it and return it and buy something new.
     
  8. Nermal Moderator

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    If a USB mouse is KPing your system then I'd say there's something wrong with it and you should replace it. On the other hand, if you've installed some sort of third-party mouse driver then I'd blame that instead.
     
  9. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    The Razer Pro Click v1.6 is a gaming mouse designed for Macs; it essentially is just a Razer Diamondback that comes in white to match your Mac. I absolutely love mine.
     
  10. Porsche1209 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Gracias

    Thanks for the help- I think I'll head over to best buy tomorrow and see what they have to offer.
     
  11. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    I've got a Razer Diamondback as well, it's fantastic trust me you wont be disappointed.
     
  12. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    I've been a long time Razer supporter. I had their first product (The Boomslang), and then I've boughten a few other mice since then from them including the Diamondback, which I used until I got my mac.

    If they would ever come out with a bluetooth diamondback (or better) I'd get that in a heartbeat.

    That being said, Razer's stuff kicks ass. :)
     
  13. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    That would have to be Razer's weakness, no wireless gear. I think they would do better if they introduced some good wireless mice and keyboards but with that said their stuff already kicks ass.
     
  14. sabesh macrumors regular

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    I just bought a Razer Diamondback and setup the latest Pro|Click Leopard drivers. However, I'm unable to setup the buttons via the Razer s/w: I can only adjust some settings via the existing wireless mighty mouse drivers. Have you been able to get the Razer s/w to function? I'm running Leopard on a new iMac. Thx.
     
  15. tango554 macrumors member

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    If you get the G5, use steermouse or usb overdrive.

    It kinda sucks you have to pay a bit more for the software, but its worth it IMO.
     

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