What is a good gamepad for the mac?

#1 Posted by iamtirrrred (111 posts) -

I need a gamepad to play Super Meat Boy, I can't play it with a keyboard. 

#2 Posted by iamtirrrred (111 posts) -

No one knows?

#3 Edited by Zidd (1838 posts) -
@iamtirrrred:  A wired xbox 360 controller. There are drivers freely available you can download and install at  http://tattiebogle.net/index.php/ProjectRoot/Xbox360Controller/OsxDriver
#4 Posted by Bernoulli (155 posts) -

My ps3 controller works without installing anything (I dont have a supermeatboy though).

Plug ps3 controller into mac with USB.
Unplug and press the PS button, check your bluetooth devices, PS3 Controller connected!

#5 Posted by JoeyIA (662 posts) -
@Bernoulli: That's cool.  Do games like, auto-config for the PS3 controller?  Lots of games have a default config when they detect a 360 controller, which is really nice, but the PS3 has a way better D-pad.
#6 Posted by NickLott (793 posts) -

PS3 and 360 both work through bluetooth and usb respectively.

#7 Posted by Bernoulli (155 posts) -

Actually I just did this for the first time yesterday. I had to config it (what each button does) for this snes emulator, but after that it worked like a charm. In all my years of playing emulators I've never played one with a controller before.

The only other game I tried it on is Killing Floor (First Person shooter), it almost worked perfectly but the game is an indie game and doesnt' have an in-depth controller set up guide in-game...so I messed around with an .ini file but never could quiet get the right stick to move the head/view of the character.

#8 Edited by Jeaz (60 posts) -
#9 Posted by FlamingHobo (4479 posts) -
@Zidd said:
@iamtirrrred:  A wired xbox 360 controller. There are drivers freely available you can download and install at  http://tattiebogle.net/index.php/ProjectRoot/Xbox360Controller/OsxDriver
I'd recommend this option.

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