08-16-2010 02:08 PM
I am very interested in getting the Logitech G700 mouse for my Mac Pro to play Warcraft and Steam games. I noticed that the logitech website states that the G700 mouse requires Windows. ( Spec Sheet ) My assumption is the mouse will work fine with a Mac, but the Logitech Control Center for Macintosh doesn't have all the features enabled to customize the buttons etc.
Here are my questions:
1. Does Logitech plan to update the LCC software to support this mouse?
2. Since the mouse has onboard memory to store the settings and profiles ( Onboard memory Profiles ) Can I boot into Windows 7 on my Mac, configure the mouse buttons and macros I want then use the mouse on the Mac with the button customizations and macros? Is windows only required for initial configuration of the profiles?
08-18-2010 04:01 PM
Mac user here.
I can confirm that you can set macros and preferences on a PC then transfer over to your mac.
I currently use the G700 for SC2. Works great. Just a pain in the butt if you need to change macros/fine tune setttings as I need to go to my windows PC.
08-19-2010 12:59 PM
Thanks BadgerBalmer, much appreciated!
Might be a pain in the butt, but worth it imo. You could always boot Windows under VM Ware, Parallels or an alternative to quickly change the settings.
08-23-2010 12:43 PM
Some of the default mappings are a bit weird. If you are looking right at the 4 thumb buttons, the upper left / front one is mapped to mouse-wheel up on mine, which is just odd. Not much you can do with that.
BadgerBalmer - which software are you using? Setpoint on Windows 7? So all I need to do is load the software, plug the mouse in, re-map the buttons to more obscure keystrokes (likely 1 or 2 modifiers like command + option)?
Oh, that raises a question. What are the equivalent keys on Windows for Option, Command, and Control?
09-19-2010 03:36 PM
Just ordered the G700 this morning, and the thought of there being no Mac drivers never even crossed my mind.
Anyway, when you say all macros and preferences transfer over the mac, does that include tracking speed (dpi) settings? If I do set it up on a PC, and move it to my Mac, are there any other gotchas?
And it would be nice to know if there are Mac drivers in the pipeline.
09-20-2010 03:31 AM
I use my G700 on Mac and here is my experience so far:
- I mapped for example all G Buttons on Control+ALT+Shift+<number> for Games - just works as standardbutton option isn´t recognized on mac side.
- it seems all prefs are stored inside mouse ( buttons, dpi... ) - it is very convenient using same mouse on laptop and desktop without need to configure it again.
- There is an option "use OS native drivers for pointer speed and acceleration". On mac side it feels different while this option is disabled in SetPoint on windows side. I think accel option is also stored inside mouse and it somehow affect Mac side, too ( I uninstalled Steermouse and it works fine for me without any third party driver after playing with options! ) - maybe Logitech can give some infos about this?
09-20-2010 01:23 PM
We currently do not have software for the G700 to be configured on Macs, but it's entirely possible to use the onboard memory to set a profile, and then use that profile natively on OS X.
Quick point RE: the pointer settings: You'd want to check the box "Use OS drivers for speed/acceleration", and you'll want to set the report rate at 125/sec. I think OS X does some mouse smoothing that seems to cause tracking aliasing to occur at higher report rates, and putting the mouse to 125/sec will allow the mouse to play at the speed that the OS is expecting.