Playing Diablo 3 using Apple's Magic Mouse

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by karnashuk, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. karnashuk macrumors newbie


    Jan 7, 2011
    Guys, I need help with this. I'll be buying a new iMac this year, 27''.

    ..and I'm thinking if the Apple's Magic Mouse for games such as upcoming Diablo 3 will be the right choice.

    I'm using an old Mighty Mouse, and I'm sure it would be a great improvement.

    So.. how good is Magic Mouse as for gaming? Anyone tried playing SC2 or any other mouse intesive games?

    Regards, Karnashuk
  2. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    As much as I love the magic mouse, its not for gaming. I would suggest something like maybe a logitech or razer mouse.

    And for diablo 3, I;ve given up on it. Blizzard is getting annoying with their ridiculous development timelines. I know their excuse is "Quality takes time" and its true to an extent but other companies are able to pull of excellent games in a reasonable amount of time.
  3. PatrickCocoa macrumors 6502a

    Dec 2, 2008
    Magic Mouse: Unsuitable for Precision Games

    I liked the Magic Mouse for non-game use (web sites, iPhoto, iMovie, etc.). But for games it's not acceptable to me.

    The main problem during gaming is that the mouse appears to recognize a right-click by checking what fingers are resting on it when the (single) front physical button is clicked. That is, there's one button on the Magic Mouse. When it's clicked, the surface of the mouse is checked to see where your fingers are.

    Which is great and all, but if you press the right click with your middle finger, some percent of the time your index finger will be gently resting on the mouse. When that happens, the Magic Mouse will have to decide if you meant a right click or a left click. This imprecision is not acceptable in games.
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    Case in point: Torchlight (ironically, made by the same people who developed D1 and D2)
  5. CalBoy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    Agreed on all counts.

    I like the look of the Magic Mouse but I don't think it would be a good gaming mouse.

    As for Diablo 3, let me know what decade they're planning to release it. :rolleyes: Every year it seems like it's "next year." I haven't decided if there is some genuine obstacle that Blizzard is encountering, or if they're just trying to see how long they can string us along before we give up.
  6. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    I did enjoy Torchlight. I didn't get a chance to finish it but I was really impressed with that game. I got it on Steam for 50% off.
  7. Venkman90 macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2009
    Logitech everytime for gaming.

    And yeah, I think the devs of Torchlight were right when they said TL3 would be out before Diablo 3. It's supposed to hit late this year though.

    Blizzard are in no hurry, they could shut down all but WoW right now and not lose a wink of sleep over it. It's frustraing as no one has done the isometric loot crawl anywhere near as well as they did:

    Sacred 2: Buggy, lacked polish, too "open"
    Titan Quest: No atmosphere, combat felt off
    Torchlight: No depth, lack of classes and armour / weapon models (but cheap!)

    Dungeon Siege 3 looks interesting, but I don't have a huge amount of faith in the dev team and the fact it's built for the 360 then ported (obvious as all builds shown so far are the 360 version).

    Torchlight 2 has alot of promise though.
  8. Ainze macrumors regular


    Feb 28, 2010
    Same back story. I used a Mighty Mouse, and now use a Magic Mouse. I play a lot of RTS games like SC2 and the C&C series, as well as most other genres, and find the magic mouse to be a great little mouse. I have no problems with it for any of my gaming.

    I would recommend downloading BetterTouchTool. Then you can add missing buttons/features/etc, but even without that (like gaming in bootcamp), it's still a great mouse.

    Obviusly, that's a personal preference. I notice that a lot of people hate it for gaming. I guess it depends on hand shape/size/position and other factors, but there's at least one person that loves using their magic mouse! And one thing's for sure, it's better than the mighty mouse. Just be careful playing FPS games with the scroll acceleration on!
  9. SuperMatt macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2002
    I believe the delays in Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 can be traced to one common source: World of Warcraft. It's making the lion's share of money for Blizzard, so most of their effort is going towards that. That leaves less time for the other projects. I don't doubt that Diablo 3 will be released soon, but World of Warcraft has really slowed development of everything else at Blizzard.
  10. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    I've said this before I'll say it again.

    Diablo 2
    Warcraft 3
    World of Warcraft
    Starcraft 2
    Diablo 3
    World of Diablo
    Starcraft 3
    World of Starcraft
    World of Blizzard (all three universes linked)

    Think about the possibilities!

    I'm just totally guessing there, making things up; but it seems logical and we have heard that Blizzard is already working on another MMO.
  11. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    They've revealed that the new MMO is a new IP––not Starcraft, Warcraft, or Diablo. I think this is a good thing.

    This isn't true. They have separate teams. Blizzard games just have very long development times. Right after they finished The Frozen Throne, the RTS team started on Starcraft II. WoW development was going on simultaneously. Diablo III is another team.
  12. SuperMatt macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2002
    That may be true. However, which team has the most people? Which one gets the most money? Which is the highest priority for the company?
  13. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Obviously, WoW, it cost $100M. An MMO by design needs more resources. But that's not to say Starcraft II was "slighted" in any way. It still made a pretty penny, over 3 million sold the first month. I think it's safe to say that both WoW and SC2 are "priorities" at Blizzard.
  14. Gasu E. macrumors 601

    Gasu E.

    Mar 20, 2004
    Not far from Boston, MA.
    In spite of what the current US Supreme Court may say, a corporation is not just like "a guy". A corporation can actually do multiple independent things in parallel. WOW is a huge cash-generator, and can easily fund other major efforts in addition to its own continuing evolution.
  15. karnashuk thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jan 7, 2011
    Thank you Ainze, most likely Magic Mouse should be enough for me. I'm pretty satisfied with the old Mighty Mouse, beside one thing, you cannot push two button at once, which in some games it's really needed.

    As for Diablo 3 gentlemen, I bielieve it will come out Q4 2011. Otherwise, lets just wait, don't be interested in the game until it's out, and maybe then you'll be suprised that it came out so quickly :) That's my receipe for staying 'healthy' in this matter/topic. Blizzard have never dissapointed me, and I'm sure they will entertain me once again. I'm beginning to see the potencial of D3. Let them do their job until it's polished and ready to rumbble.
  16. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Depends on how you game also. I've played SC2 with no problems at platinum levels. If you're picky though, the magic mouse would not work for gaming.
  17. karsten macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2010
    haha then after that it's just World :)

    the magic mouse is terrible for gaming though. anything that requires a right click then a left like zooming in a fps won't work, and same for a middle click and hold
  18. gdeputy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    New York
    to play sc2 competitively anything less than a mechanical mouse won't do.
  19. Fynd macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2010
    Not being able to right-click and left-click at the same time ruins the mouse for gaming IMO.

    Also... Diablo is a click-heavy game. The ergonomics (or lack there-of) of the magic mouse would mess your arm up pretty good i'd think.
  20. akdj macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2008
    Sorry...just butting in here;)

    I like reading Diablo threads....My first PC I purchased (150MHz) was split equally amongst the three of us bachelors sharing the house at the time...8 hours each, an exact third of the play the game:)

    Very funny actually...I'm 40 this year, and it seems like 20 years ago now...empty Mountain Dew and MGD cans, Dorito bags and Pizza boxes, etc.

    Wow! I can't imagine D-3 not being a HUGE hit for Blizzard...are they really still going to release it though? Seems like it's been a couple years since they released the "Coming Soon...." website! I forgot all about it:)

    Sorry, once again...back to the Magic Mouse!

  21. logandzwon macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2007
    I played SC2 with the magic mouse. it was great. If your a hardcore gamer, or even a performance gamer you will want a gaming mouse.
  22. awwebber macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2011
    Dont, Im playing it right now. The only problem is I cant figure out how to use the right-click function (Cmd+Click doesn't do anything and you cant key it in manually) so I cant purchase from stores. It is definitely cool although I cant quite understand what the huge obstacle was, it isn't re-inventing anything drastically so far. No character customization, which really felt like a let down. Anyway, it is real.
  23. Erasmus macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    Hiding from Omnius in Australia
    Doesn't Control-Click (Not Command-Click) do right click for all Blizzard games?

    If so, using a Magic Mouse would not be so much of a problem.

    Now, using a trackpad would be hard :p
  24. cerote macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2009
    I have both the trackpad and the magic mouse. But it is a must to use the logitech mouse I have for gaming. Far easier on clicks.

    BTW @awwebber: Lucky!!!!
  25. blunti macrumors 6502a

    Mar 15, 2011
    MM for gaming isn't too good. Check out the WoW mouse. I love that for gaming!

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