MacOSX vs Gamepads

Posted on | March 20, 2007 | 2 Comments

First of all: ive been neglecting this blog worse then any pet i ever
had. Sorry ive been ignoring all your “are you dead!?!” emails but
ive been busy filling my precious sparetime on important activities like
drinking bananasmoothies and watching AquaTeenHungerForce.

But seriously: since i am actionscripting games right now i figured it
was about time to get them to work with a gamepad on the mac.
As i recently found out, using gamepads in osx can be quite a hassle..
Since it seems there is no standard mac compatible gamepad, there
are solutions to make it work with an external application.
After some quick googlesearching i got to install Gamepad Companion,
an app that can be used to map game controllers. Some hinches though,
the Gravis Gamepad Pro simply wouldn´t work, a little more succes with the
Trust Dual Stick Gamepad but then i could only map either an x or an y
controller, not both. In other words, i could only go up or down OR left or right.
Obviously i need a controller that can go in all directions.
Who here on the interweb has experience with using gamepads on osx
and which gamepad do you use?

+ Some fun links: turn your NES controller into a USB Joystick, Remote Control,
Optical Mouse, Mp3 Player or Alarmclock,
… im still waiting for a NES Timemachine controller ^_^


2 Responses to “MacOSX vs Gamepads”

  1. eric dht
    March 21st, 2007 @ 6:18 pm

    hi marieke – your not the first one complaining, really strange that apple does not support any gamepads. But try a Sony Playstation Pad with USB, a buddy of mine uses that on his powerbook with max/msp

  2. marieke
    March 24th, 2007 @ 7:39 pm

    The Logitech Dual Action Gamepad + Gamepad Companion works ^_

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