Magic Mouse for Gaming

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Masterfox72, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Masterfox72 macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2012
    So I plan on getting a Mac soon and I also want to get a Magic Mouse along with it for doing work, surfing, et cetera.

    However, I was wondering if it would be decent enough for gaming like Diablo 3 mostly and maybe Starcraft 2. I heard the right click doesn't work anymore with Blizzard's latest patch. Is this true? Can someone try this for me?

    And please no magic mouse is terrible for gaming flaming. I know its not the best. I just want to do work and maybe get a game of D3 in here and there without having to carry around 2 mice.

  2. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    I've played WoW with a Magic Mouse before. Not a fan to use, so I would stick to a 2 button mouse. Also, I think it ate through batteries faster than normal, but I didn't use it enough to be sure.
  3. Panini macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2012
    Palo Alto, CA
    Even if the right click does work, I have a feeling you will be very frustrated with it. My friend games with a magic mouse for TF2 and he has completely disabled right clicking since it's so hard to do out of reflex. He just uses shift+click to be right click, and I have to say it does have a negative impact on gaming performance.

    If you're not that competitive though, and just plan on playing games like Minecraft or Diablo 3 single player, than a Magic Mouse should be fine.

    One other thing I should not is that the scrolling is simply awful when it comes to games, it is way to sensitive and there's no way to change it. The clicky mouse wheel is way better for these kinds of things. It makes a huge difference in games like Crysis/Minecraft where scrolling is to change weapons/items.
  4. sk8r1230 macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2010
    buy a different mouse. magic mice arent good for much especially not games
  5. lannisters4life macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2012
    I use the mouse for gaming and I also shift click for right clicking, it's a habit I've had for years, but lately I've moved mouse 2 to the tab key, which is what I like best. Some games already assign the tab key, so I'll move that to the ~ above it since I don't normally touch the console. The lack of good right clicking doesn't really affect me, but in Windows games the scrolling does annoy the dingo's biscuits out of me. One day I'll spend some money on a proper mouse, but for literally every other computer task the magic mouse is magical indeed, so it's not a massive priority.
  6. Destroysall macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2012
    United States
    Why not just grab a gaming nice? RAZR makes the Naga, which is perfect and made for MMO.
  7. Masterfox72 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2012
    I am mostly just going to use it for SC2 and D3 so I wouldn't worry too much about scrolling. However, I would like to know whether the right click will work with secondary click on because I know the game registers the mouse as a single. Itton mouse. I also heard that games won't register right clicks if your left finger is still on it. Is this true?

    And also, I don't really play any MMOs so I don't really need the Naga. And this is just so I can have a nice work and play mouse.
  8. Beezzy macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2011
    It's okay for D3, I used it but it's still wireless. It can lag from time to time and if you don't properly right click you can mess up. The naga is a good mouse for gaming and regular use.
  9. VPrime macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    Not just games.. This is the standard way the magic mouse functions. That is why it is not recommended for any serious usage. Games, or what ever else. The magic mouse is terrible.

    Though some people find it usable for daily tasks. My brother uses his, but any time someone else uses his computer they give up in a pit of rage because the mouse sucks.

    Sell the magic mouse, get something else. ANY thing else.

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