How is the new force touchpad for gaming?

sofakng

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Dec 5, 2008
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Does anybody have any experience using the new force touchpad for gaming?

I was wondering about RTS games that have you click, or click-and-drag a lot. The old touchpad could only be pressed towards the bottom of the pad, but since the new one can be "pressed" anywhere, it seems like it would make gaming a little bit easier?

I normally use tap-to-click (instead of pressing the touchpad down), but it doesn't seem to work in all games.
 

Ovedius

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Oh, good question.
I'd like to hear if the Force Touch makes a difference while gaming as well!
 
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RoboWarriorSr

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Feb 23, 2013
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For click and drag, Apple has had a three finger hold function that does the same as click and drag. I assume most OS X games support this functionality (at least on the Mac App Store). Have you tried that? Ars mentioned on their Macbook Pro 13" 2015 review that they did encounter a few issues with click and drag being recognized as a force click.
 
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Kauai

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I use to play League of Legends with my old 2012 rMBP quite well (made it to Gold with a trackpad), - while force touch is great for most tasks, it's much worse when it comes to gaming. No depth, which leads to two-finger and single clicks becoming finnicky and overall just sucks tbh.

I got a gaming mouse (G502) and suggest you do the same.

For games that don't require a lot of fast/precision clicking, it's fine.
 
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Ovedius

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Seems like I'll be keeping my trusty old, loud-as-all-hell mouse at the ready.
...I hate that pustulous peripheral.
 
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