Magic Mouse for gaming?

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  1. SCOLANATOR macrumors 6502a

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    About to get my first mac, long time PC builder and user and finally decided the rMBP was for me.
    I'll be mainly using OSX and gaming in it but I'll also be bootcamping with W7 x64 and playing the odd FPS.

    I just wanted to know peoples thoughts on A, how is the Magic Mouse to use every day in both OSX and Windows? B, how is it to use in Strategy like Civ V and FPS like BF3, CSS and CoD (the good old school ones).

    I know its not perfect for gaming, I just wanted to know if it's acceptable?

    Any views on the Magic Mouse are appreciated :).
     
  2. mslide macrumors 6502a

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    It's personal preference but I don't like it due to its lack of ergonomics and real buttons. Others, however, really like it. I've never used it in Windows so I can't comment on that.

    It might be ok for certain games but I'd never use it for FPS games. I'd stick with mouse made for gaming or at least something with actual buttons on it.
     
  3. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    DONT use it for FPS. The left and right "buttons" on the magic mouse can not be clicked at the same time, meaning you can't aim down sights and fire. I have almost 1000 hours on CSS and Magic mouse is good enough since there are no sights in that game. You can also get away with it on Bioshock Infinite.

    It's a dream games like Civ V, where it's optimized to take advantage of the multi touch features of the Magic mouse (IIRC)

    In general, however, I carry two mouses(One for gaming, one for browsing and productivity) as the magic mouse is excellent and a dream for working in projects in AutoCAD for Mac or browsing the web, but a standard mouse would do you much better in gaming.
     
  4. SCOLANATOR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds good! So I take it Civ V is optimised for the Magic Mouse when playing on OSX rather than bootcamp?

    I've seen the shortcuts but looks a little confusing, or is it quite intuitive?

    Seems like a bit of an oversight for Apple not to figure a way to click both simultaneously, although I can understand why with the single piece.
     
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    I got a razer taipan for gaming, quite like it although it can be a bit too light sometimes. I can't imagine that gaming with the Magic Mouse is nice because that weighs even less.
     
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    I use MM to play CS1.6 by Wineskin. It's very usefully.
     
  8. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    The MM is awesome at productivity stuff.

    As for gaming, I don't have much experience, but like others have said it may cause some issues. You can always get that and then if it doesn't fit your need get a "real" gaming mouse. I know there were sometimes when I'm trying to left or right click it wouldn't register properly. Mostly it was still me trying to get used to that but if I'm in a high intensity game that could get very annoying.
     
  9. SCOLANATOR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have other mice, I just wondered if I would be happy with using the MM as I really like the design and this is my first Mac.
     
  10. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    It's awesome. Especially for just every day tasks. And such. Trackpad might be better though.
     
  11. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    Magic Trackpad is awesome for productivity/daily tasks. Get a mouse with actual buttons if you want to game.
     
  12. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    Oops, sorry for the late reply!

    Civ V used to run terrible on OSX, but it's much better now so I can recommend it. You also get both Windows and Mac versions on Steam so you can see for yourself.

    Haven't really used shortcuts in that game, so I can't comment. I only really use shortcuts in productivity software like AutoCAD for Mac since I need to be fast and get projects done.

    I wouldn't call it an oversight per se. The lack of two real buttons was unavoidable. The top of the mouse is a single touch sensor piece. It would make it very difficult to make it multi-touch using a traditional mouse chassis with buttons. Plus, clicking both buttons at the same time is really only a gaming issue, and an FPS-only issue at that. This mouse wasn't designed for gaming anyway.
     

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