real racing 2 with game pad on mac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by xxcysxx, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. xxcysxx macrumors 6502

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    hello folks,
    does any one know of a way to get real racing 2 to work with a game pad like logitech rumble pad or sony ps3 six-axis. i have apps like gamepad companion but that does't help either. is there any unofficial hacks to get the game to work with game pad. i really don't like the feel of the game playing with my iPhone, the latency is horrible.

    thanks all
     
  2. xxcysxx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    good news folks, real racing 2 version 1.1.0 now has support for usb game controller. i'm downloading the update right now, i will be testing it with ps3 game pad and logitech rumble pad 2 and see how it goes.

    good to know the developer is listening.
     
  3. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    That is very cool. Thanks for coming back to share that bit of good news. I looked at that game but decided against it because it didn't support a gamepad. I have a Logitech F-510 usb rumblepad myself so hopefully that would work okay.

    Please do let us know what you find when testing out the pads!
     
  4. xxcysxx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i tried both logitech and ps3 controller, and also the microsoft xbox 360 controller using the usb wireless receiver. sadly, the microsoft wireless receiver is not supported by the mac, and the 360 controller wouldn't bind to it.

    firstly, i tried the ps3 controller using the the bluetooth connection since this is the most cleanest arrangement. the ps3 game pad steering controls feel smooth and i used the buttons for the throttle and brakes since i'm a thumber. i played around with the trigger for the steering and brakes but did not give it much thought on the proportionality of the control since i did not feel comfortable playing racing games this way. during the selection menu the directional pad and the left stick act as a mouse input and the action buttons act as the back and select buttons.

    the logitech rumble pad 2 has a similar steer feeling like the ps3, or perhaps a better feeling than the ps3. maybe its because the heft and robust built of the gamepad give it this precision feel. the problem is the throttle and brake buttons on the logitech are in a backward arrangement compared to the ps3 controller. and since the buttons are not customizable in the game, you wil use have to live with it if you want to use the logitech gamepad. the pause button are also weird as well. basically the throttle, brake, pause, back button are all mapped wrong on the logitech game pad.

    perhaps an option to customize buttons mapping would be better.

    the ps3 controller is by far probably the cleanest arrangement for this game in my opinion. with bluetooth enable it quickly binds to the game pad and stays connected.

    cheers folks
     
  5. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    Well as long as it supports the gamepad I could probably live with whatever button arrangement alright. Thanks for reporting back. I may give that a try now.
     
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