iMac and gaming with touchpad?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by michial, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. michial macrumors 6502

    michial

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    Just got an iMac i7 and have steam. Want to download some games but have only been a console gamer. I have the stock bluetooth keyboard and bought the touchpad. Is there a way to configure using the keyboard and touchpad combo like you would for two analog sticks on a gamepad? What are the best ways to game on a mac, even a mbp for that matter? What are your favorite configurations?
     
  2. APtalent macrumors regular

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    A touchpad? LOL!

    I game using the default bluetooth keyboard and the magic mouse. I use MagicPrefs to enable the invisible middle button for scoping.
     
  3. biggd macrumors 6502

    biggd

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    Maybe in Mac OS Lion
     
  4. michial thread starter macrumors 6502

    michial

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    By touchpad I mean the magic trackpad. It large enough and would be cool to use instead ofnthe right analog stick on a 360 controller. Anyone try or is it possible?
     
  5. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    While possible... most likely will be a bit frustrating vs a mouse. It will also depend on the type of game your planning to play. The FPS/Action/MMORPG games would be (imo) very difficult if not near impossible to keep up with the pace of things. A game such as a strategy/board game style, say Civ 5, or maybe Starcraft 2 might be possible, but again without using one for an extended period of time it's difficult to imagine it being anything nearly as precise and quick as what a tradition mouse does.

    I use the MX revolution, and have for a few years. I have only messed with the Apple track-pad for probably 20 or 30 mins at a buddies house. Great device for general use, surfing and many non gaming tasks, however I can't see using it as a dedicated gaming device.
     

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