Joypads on OSX

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by godslabrat, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. godslabrat macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2007
    Hi all,

    Just set up some basic games on my Mini (running Tiger). I'd like to get some basic joypads plugged into this thing, and I found a few I like (at Wal-Mart of all places!). Thing is, they only list the Windows compatibility. It seems that most of the USB joypads I look at only list Windows compatiblity. I found this a bit odd.

    Is this something I actually have to worry about? Do I need to hunt down special OSX joypads, or is this like mice and keyboards, where they just work, no matter what the box says?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

  2. amiga macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2006
  3. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2006
    Port Pirie, South Australia
    Any pad should work. The Windows stickers you see on boxes are just to sell it to idiots who don't know any better. For example, my TV is compatible with Vista apparently.
  4. nanvinnie macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2007
    i have the logitech dual action game pad... it was like 12.99 at best buy... it works well on both windows and osx. if you're used to the ps gamepad, it's exactly the same thing. it's cheap and it works well.

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