Whats the status of joysticks and gamepads under OS X?

in Mac Software edited January 2014
I see that Logitech wheels with force feedback now work under 10.2.3.

I need to know if joysticks and pads now work under games like Tony Hawk, Bugdom 2, etc.

My brother is the one who needs to know. I use a PC for my gaming.

I do use the Mac for mostly everything else so don't kill me.


  • Reply 1 of 6
    ibrowseibrowse Posts: 1,749member
    They're supposed to be supported fairly well now, I think the easiest route to go is to get GamePad Companion (check versiontracker.com). I wish I could use mine with Medal of Honor though.
  • Reply 2 of 6
    Do you know if the Microsoft Sidewinder USB works in X now then?
  • Reply 3 of 6
    logitech needs to get their stuff in gear

    & release a driver that works

    its extremely annoying to plug in a mouse on

    a powerbook & have that work as well as the trackpad....if i use the default osx drivers

    then the trackpad is disabled when the mouse is

    plugged in but then i cant program the buttons

    another extremely annoying issue is mouse accelerartion in osx....apple needs to provide

    a pref to disable that or something....

    its impossible to play mohaa if the mouse accelerates...makes turning & aiming really difficult...

    if anyone knows of a way to disable that please

    post here
  • Reply 4 of 6
    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    Currently the best, affordable, joystick for OS X is the Saitek Cyborg 3D Gold.
  • Reply 5 of 6
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    Loved mine under 9... do they have X drivers now?!?
  • Reply 6 of 6
    Cyborg... isn't that the thing thta looks like a RoboCop dildo? Does it have force-feedback 'buzzing'



    <a href="http://www.saitekusa.com/usa/prod/cyborgold.htm"; target="_blank">http://www.saitekusa.com/usa/prod/cyborgold.htm</a>;

    hee hee

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