01-21-2009 07:32 AM
Do me a favor and Gamepad Companion and see if you can get it to work. I can't. I have a demo that says it is expired, even though it is new. I presume you are on an Intel Mac? Only version 2.4 is supposed to work. I've tried on my new Intel and my old G5 and the demo does not show the pad, but I can't tell if it is because it is expired or if it is not compatible. I've emailed the owner of the software, but he never responded...
01-21-2009 01:54 PM
01-21-2009 05:06 PM
01-21-2009 08:33 PM
You may not be able to recommend them, but can you list them? The only one I can find is Gamepad Companion and USB Overdrive, but the first doesn't recognize the pad and the latter is limited in how many buttons it can recognize from what I've heard... the joysticks don't work properly...
01-22-2009 10:07 AM
01-22-2009 11:14 AM
What does HID stand for ? You'd think someone with a modicum of programming skills could figure out how to do it..
I'll try those two today, and if it works I'll report back, otherwise I'll return the Dual tomorrow.
01-22-2009 04:27 PM
I installed HID Wizard, but it is only supposed to support Input Sprockets. That is old tech and I couldn't get it to show up. I was able to use USB Overdrive but unfortunately, it is almost unusable for a FPS... You can use the joysticks to turn (left stick) and look up and down (right stick), although that is difficult with the two sticks, but you can't turn, look, aim AND MOVE. You'd need 3 hands to do all the motion a free mouse movement does: 1 to operate the hat to move, 2 for the joysticks to turn and point.
To work correctly as an FPS controller, the left stick would have to act both as a movement controller and pointer, [or if you could move the DUAL pad around in the air to change your point angle, it would work, but I guess the Dual has no gyro to mimic a mouse movement]. The cursor control, if turned on in USB Ov, turns off the movement on the left joystick. So you just get a slow moving, almost uncontrollable cursor movement with the left stick, and to point and shoot, you need a fast moving, precisely controlled cursor movement. You can only get one or the other: a cursor mover or movement mapped to keyboard keys...
The good news I guess is that USB OD will work with the Logitech, but not with a First Person Shooter. It does not have a way to set a joystick to mimic a mouse's directional turning movement. :-( Too bad, because if it did that, it feels nice in the hand.