looking for a good PS3 controller for the mac..

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by proverbs, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. proverbs macrumors 6502

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    well, i am anticipating the release of Madden 08 and TW 08, which are supposed to come out this month. i was looking for a good controller, preferably the style of the new PS3 controllers. i found some on eBay, but non of them say that they are compatible with Mac.

    anyone know where i can find a good one?
     
  2. SiCbe macrumors member

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    I'm just using my old ps2 controller. I bought this ps2-to-usb port adapter thingy and hooked up the old ps2 controller with my mac :). works great.
     
  3. kaltsasa macrumors 6502a

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    You absolutely cannot go wrong with the xbox 360 wired controller. Those things are comfortable as I've seen since the Gamecube controller.

    You can find a driver here.

    But if you're dead set on Playstation style carpal tunnel (sorry but Playstation controllers are some of the most uncomfortable trash I've seen in a long time) Red Octane makes a PS2 to USB adapter you can find here. Might be able to find cheaper ones elseware.

    Otherwise Logitech usually makes solid controllers, and as long as they are USB should work fine on your mac.
     
  4. Dagless macrumors Core

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    360 Wired :)

    I'm using it now, powerful motors, better shoulder buttons/triggers, comfier. Only £17 online too.
     
  5. proverbs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    cool, thanks for the suggestions.

    honestly, i never played an XBOX 360, so i never used the controller. i will look into it tho.
     
  6. rspd macrumors newbie

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    Logitech USB RumblePad 2 Problems?

    Hello to all. I am a 1st time MacRumors member and I could really do with your help. I have purchased the Logitech USB Rumblepad 2 but I cannot get it to work even with the use of USB Overdrive X. I tried to get it to work on Stuntcar mania, a demo game available to the Mac but nothing doing. I bought this so I could play old C64 games on my mac. I also tried to get it working on a Jets n Guns game demo and although I got the directional buttons working on the pad with the USB overdrive, I cannot get the shoot or action buttons to function at all. Please, is there anybody out there that can help me?

    Thanks for your help,
    rspd
     
  7. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    Is using software really necessary? I was using an old (c.2001) Microsoft Sidewinder game pad with some games playing inside DOSBox. All I had to do with plug it in before launching DOSBox and it worked fine, although I could only use two buttons. In the game, it didn't need more than 2, so it really wasn't that big of a deal, and I may need software to overcome that. But in regular games, do you need some software to make it work?
     
  8. rspd macrumors newbie

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    Hi David
    I originally tried to make it work without any software cos supposedly you don't require software with this device...nothing doing. I don't know if it is a faulty pad I've bought or why I cannot get the action buttons to work on it. I am at a total loss. Perhaps you could tell me of some freeware games that definitely worked for you with a USB pad so I can try them out before I ask for a refund on the gamelpad. Thanks for the reply.

    rspd
     
  9. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    I was playing Commander Keen under DOSBox. It takes some time to get it set up if you've never messed around with DOSBox, so you may want to look at something else. I would try some other games, but I'm cleaning up in here and I don't have any place *safe* to set my MacBook, so it's tucked away nicely for now.
     

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