What is the best possible gaming mouse for an IMAC

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by JSmoove05, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. JSmoove05 macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2007
    The mighty mouse is so bad its ridculous. I loved to play warcraft 3 on my old vista computer but now it seems like the thrill is gone because I cant find a good mouse to play it with. The mighty mouse is terrible, my razer copperhead is not compatbile. I have not tryed these mouses with world of warcraft anyone know how they do. Can anyone recommend me the best possible mac gaming mouse thanks.
  2. voyagerd macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2002
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    I was going to say the Razer mouse. What do you mean it is not compatible? Mac OS X will read any USB mouse. If you are having trouble assigning buttons, maybe try USB Overdrive?
  3. G-Force macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2006
  4. iLao macrumors member


    Dec 26, 2007
    Logitech LX8 Cordless optical mouse. I have it, and it's good.

    And yeah I agree...Mighty mouse is terrible.
  5. CJM macrumors 65816


    May 7, 2005
    I use the Logitech Revolution mouse. It's laser, has plenty of buttons and SteerMouse works as an excellent driver.
  6. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2007
    London, UK
    Either a Logitech MX518 or a G5. Many buttons, adjustable sensitivity, and adjustable weight on the G5. Plus they are wired mice, so no lag. :cool:
  7. iFizz macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2008
    Third planet from the star called "Sun"
    Second that.
    Also, and you probably know this, gaming on OS X is not the most optimized experience.
  8. baadtaste macrumors member


    Mar 27, 2008
    I've got a Logitech G5 - good tracking and wired - tried others but this is my best yet :) Use it for Halo wow etc - but I'm only a casual player. (although lvl 59):rolleyes:
  9. pianoplayer1 macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2005
    New York
  10. tom. macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    I use the Razer Deathadder and Logitech MX Revolution. Razer for gaming, Revolution for media and browsing.

    They both work in OS X with USB overdrive, which is great, however the razer is significantly jumpier than it should be. Tracking isn't perfect.

    Hope this helps.
  11. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    Microsoft make good mice (about the only thing good they do make).
  12. kaltsasa macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2002
    Kellogg IA
    Agree on the Microsoft Mice, the Microsoft Optical Wheel mice are very comfortable. We deploy them with all our Macs at work now instead of teh mighty mice. We get them in 5 packs for like 50 bucks so it's not a big cost for the pleasure of our users.
  13. tom. macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Sounds like a good plan. I hate the mighty mouse so much!

    Others should take a leaf out of this persons book.
  14. siorai macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2007
    I used to use the MX Revolution. Great mouse. Then one of the thumb buttons partially died a little while ago. On a whim I decided to try out the Logitech G9. I know.. I know.. It's a horribly uncomfortable looking mouse. It's not. It's probably the most comfortable mouse I've ever used. That might be due to how I hold my mouse though. Since I started using computers before mousewheels and middle mouse buttons, I'm used to using my index and middle fingers for the mouse buttons. I just shift my index finger over to use the wheel. The width of the G9 makes this very comfortable. All other mice have felt somewhat narrow. The G9 also comes with two different outer casings and weights so it's very customizable to your specific needs. With Steermouse, I'm pretty much in love with the G9. :D
  15. Echinda macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2003
    Thirded on the execrableness of the mighty mouse. Who passed its right-click through QA?

    I finally convinced my wife to play WoW with me (I know, awesome isn't it?). But she is using a mighty mouse and was getting hugely frustrated because she couldn't get the hang of reaching almost to the very front of the damn mouse to reliably get a right click in combat.

    So thanks for the thread. You've inspired me to pick her up a new mouse.
  16. hankolerd macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    if you are just for a gaming, get a gaming mouse, i would suggest one from logitech. if you want something to streamline everything you do on your computer, get the logitech mx revolution.:apple:
  17. p.luik macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2008
    Faribault, MN
  18. Heliconsoul macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2008
    Birmingham, UK
    Seconded, get the mouse pad to go with it too. So smooooth :D
  19. maxshanly macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2007
  20. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    Yup. I have the MX518 - 8 buttons, perfect shape, 1600 dpi (the new version has 1800 I believe). It's pretty much the perfect gaming mouse, IMO. It can't do weight adjustments like the G5, but it does have one extra button, and since I use steermouse, every button becomes supremely useful, both in games and for everyday use. :cool:
  21. redsteven macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2006
    I'd just like to clarify something about the mighty mouse... about the right click.

    You don't have to do anything special on the RIGHT side of the mouse (somebody said you had to reach to the top of the mouse).

    The problem is, you can't be touching the left side of the mouse at ALL. Shortly after buying my Rev A intel iMac I discovered that the mighty mouse will register EVERY click as a left click if there is any contact on the left side of the mouse. In other words, you must lift up your left finger when you click with your right finger.
    I went back to the store and explained this to an employee there, and he confirmed what I was afraid of: that this was simply how the mighty mouse works, and there really isn't any way around it : \

    I've gotten used to it, and I love the scroll ball for most things, however, I will admit that it's still not my choice of gaming mouse.

    Another issue is that you can't right click and left click at the same time because of the reasons I listed above... as long as you're left clicking, u can't right click... at all. That makes it a no-no for games like Halo where you want to toss a grenade in the middle of shooting.

    Also, the scroll ball, though, like I said, great for most work, doesn't do great with games. Many shooters allow you to scroll through weapons or perform other actions by moving your scroll wheel one click at a time. Problem is, the scroll ball is so sensitive that it's nearly impossible to move it only one click forward or backwards. I also accidentally brush against it sometimes.

    Lastly, the squeeze buttons on the side aren't great. I'd much rather have two separate buttons that I can click. You can't use them independently (you have to click both at the same time), and it's too awkward an action to be able to do it quickly in a game.

    I've been using a cheap Kensington Optical Elite mouse in a box. It's nothing special... just your standard left/right clicks with a scroll wheel (which is also a button, of course), and one extra button on each side of the mouse.

    The mighty mouse is a great concept, but it's just not very practical for games : \
  22. piranhaofeden macrumors newbie


    Feb 7, 2008
    If you're looking for top-of-the line, you would want to look at the Razer ProClick 1.6, shown here:


    The Pro Solutions are specifically Mac-compatible versions of existing mice and keyboards that Razer makes - in this case, the ProClick 1.6 is a variant of the Diamondback 3G, shown here:


    The only differences between the mouse you're using currently and what you'll see in the ProClick 1.6 is a slightly lower accuracy (dpi, fps, etc) but a faster tracking speed (from 45 in/s to 60-120 in/s).

    However, choosing a gaming mouse is largely about feel - while the stats may be good, you're not going to play well if you're using a mouse you don't like. Go to a Best Buy or other computer store near you, see if the have any mouses on display...I happen to like specifically right-handed mice because i like the feel of them. Of course, you're only playing warcraft 3 (which does not require headshots) which means that you could probably get something you are just as happy with for much less than a Razer mouse. Check the websites I put in out, as well as logitech, microsoft, places like that. Best of Luck!
  23. Xeem macrumors 6502a


    Feb 2, 2005
    I've read online that the Razer Pro|Click v1.6 drivers/software will work with the Copperhead in OS X. I'd give that (and, if that fails, Steermouse or USB Overdrive) a try before buying a new mouse.

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