Looking for a joystick for my Mac - advice?

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Looking for a joystick for my Mac - advice?

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Loving playing Mame on my Mac, at the moment I use a PS3 Sixasis, which does the job but i don't find it comfortable and there are some issues as i use the left analogue stick for movement as don't like the d-pad buttons.

I am quite taken with some of the arcade-stick setups I see but there are a lot about and they vary hugely in price, so wonder if anyone has much experience of them, and whether they would be compatible with the Mac?
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I use these with my mac mini late 2009:

PS3 Hori RAP V3SA, works without issues
PC Saturn USB pad, works without issues
PC Buffalo Famicom USB pad, works without issues
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Thanks for the post, looks like compatibility may be better than i was expecting - not sure about the NES one but i see they do a SNES style which i fancy, will get one ordered!
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Forgive the shameless plug but......

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1534554513"
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barmskii wrote:Forgive the shameless plug but......

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1534554513"
that is very much what i was after but i have just ordered a SNES pad :(
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I use a MadKatz fight pad for the 360, my only gripe is that the D Pad is a little slippery.

I was toying with the idea of cutting up some fabric plasters to give me more grip ...

It took a lot of faffing around to get the 360 pad to work on Yosemite!

That saturn stick looks nice!
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My madcatz te sticks for ps3 work wonderfully on my macbook.. Plug and play
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