Possible to play without a mouse?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by powpow, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. powpow macrumors member

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    Hi there. I'm new to Mac gaming and I would like to play games on an upcoming road trip. How feasible is it to play games (via BootCamp on new alu. MacBook 2.4ghz) without a mouse? I'm thinking Fallout 3 or Jade Empire. Thanks.
     
  2. Huntn macrumors G5

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    You need a two button mouse or maybe a small trackball. I'd avoid Apple's mouse. I'm not saying it's impossible to play, I just don't think it will be satisfactory trying to use the track pad.
     
  3. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    This is the same regardless of laptop brand, Apple, Dell, etc. Gaming on a laptop without a mouse is rather difficult. However, the lack of the buttons on the new AMB does pose an even more difficult issue. Regardless, I'd say get a small BT mouse or even a small corded mouse and a laptop lap table (you can find them at staples pretty cheap) and use that while in the car.
     
  4. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    I believe there is a kensington mouse where the trackball can be used as a mouse, so if you are tight on space you can use that.

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  5. gman901 macrumors 6502a

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    You could always use the xbox 360 wireless game pad. It works great with the Mac with Bootcamp. I use to use the gamepad, but I now prefer my MS Bluetooth mouse.
     

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