GTA Vice City

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nicknicknickh, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. nicknicknickh macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2011
    Am I going to need a mouse on my 15.4" Early 2011 Macbook Pro ( the new one ) to play GTA Vice City? I've never played a GTA game before and though 15 bucks for the full game on the Mac App store seemed like a good idea. :cool:

    Or am I going to need anything else? appreciated guys.
  2. Brandon0448 macrumors 6502


    Aug 2, 2011
    Anchorage, Alaska
    I don't believe you need a mouse although it would probably be very difficult to play without one. Any kind of shooter is going to be difficult using a trackpad.
  3. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    I have been playing GTA 3 since launch (yet to buy vice city) and you def. need a mouse. It will be a pain shooting gangs with a track pad (you need to be somewhat fast at aiming before you die). You won't need it for driving but for aiming and looking (when walking), it will really help a lot.

    Well, technically you can aim with keyboard to make life easier but you cannot aim and move at same time on keyboard (unless you set WASD for movement and IJKL for aim but that ain't easy).

    Edit: just bought it, now downloading. WooHoo!
  4. Indy89 macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2009
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    Sorry to jump in on this thread but it saves starting a new one for my question. Does anyone know if the mac versions of GTA support a gamepad like the Windows versions do?
  5. ng7apoc macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2010
    You can but not without a little bit of configuration first. What I use is a great little app called USB Overdrive that allows you to map a button press on a gamepad to a keyboard button so all you need to do is match up the buttons with the corresponding keys.

    Can set it per game too so that configuration works with only that game.
  6. BKF macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    I just downloaded Vice City and my mouse motions are absolutely haywire on it. I can't crank down the sensitivity in the game enough to compensate. Is it my mouse? Do I have the wrong kind of mouse? The wrong settings? Am I missing something? Also I'd really appreciate a clear guide to how to aim, for instance, and other tricks like that.
  7. Adam- macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2011
    PS3 Pad

    I've just bought vice city, and a lot of the reviews say that it works perfectly and easily with the PS3 controller. Does anyone know if there is an easy way to do it or whether it uses the mac bluetooth connectivity?
  8. Adam- macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2011
    Turns out i've answered my own question, yeah its possible and automatic! Finally!! Wish other games would do that too!
  9. fvsucat macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2011

    How did you make the PS3 controller work?
  10. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    You might have to use GamePad Companion (App Store). I haven't used it though. The controls got weird in the middle of a police battle with Vice City for me at least twice. I was using the keyboard and mouse and never had this happen with the PC version.

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