Left 4 dead on MacBook?

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  1. jimbeam

    jimbeam Active Member

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    I have a MacBook 2.53Ghz with 6GB of ram and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics. I have windows 7 running with bootcamp. I'm sure it can handle it. My question is how hard will it be to play using apples multi-touch trackpad?

    I was also thinking about getting some kind of wireless controller. So I can hook it up to my TV and play. Anyone know of a good one?

    I'm not really a PC gamer. I just really want to play this and don't want to get an xbox just for one game.
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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Pretty hard. I tried it, and wasn't keen at all. Not many games do work well, in my opinion.

    That's why I have a wired 360 controller, which I use to play games when it's not in my 360

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    It's cool, I have an adapter. I'll buy one if it doesn't work. I'm just going to use it for gaming under windows anyway.
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    Just curious...

    How do you use these game pads as a controller / input?

    I have a Logitech RumblePad 2 USB controller.
    I prefer the Mouse + Keyboard, but my friends are never able to play anything when they're over X_X
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    I wouldn't doubt the poor OS X support, but I'm pretty sure that 360 controllers don't use bluetooth. The other thing that's pretty cool is that if you buy a wireless 360 controller for Windows, it includes a USB dongle.
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    360 controllers do use bluetooth because they work with linux running PS3s
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    Sure? http://tattiebogle.net/index.php/ProjectRoot/Xbox360Controller

    Also, @Jimbeam. If you're playing a PC FPS game, do NOT use a controller, unless you're super used to it and think that you can move faster than a PC user with twitch movement. You stand no chance against a Mouse & Keyboard. My advice? Get a mouse.
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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes. I have that installed and have been using it for my games. To get it working under snow leopard, you need to use the experimental version, and even then it's buggy as hell. Halo under OS X is absolutely unplayable, and only Bioshock seems to work to some degree, but it's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination.

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