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NewsPoster Apr 20, 2013 03:34 PM
Logitech updates gaming software drivers, enhances Mac compatibility
As part of Logitech's <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/283884==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/03/20/new.devices.tailored.for.comfort.and.extended.play .sessions/<br>" rel='nofollow'>rebranding initiative</a> for its gaming products, the company has revealed that the Logitech Gaming Software (LGS) has been updated to support Max OS X for the entire G-line of gaming peripherals. The new versions allow gamers to "enjoy the same great personalization and customized control our PC customers have come to reply on" according to the official <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/283885==http://blog.logitech.com/2013/04/19/logitech-g-products-now-support-mac-os/" rel='nofollow'>Logitech blog</a>.<br />
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Compatible products include the G100/G100s, G300, G400/G400s, G500/G500s, G600 MMO Gaming, G700/G700s, G9/G9x, and the MX518 gaming mice. Keyboards included in the software fix are the G103, G105, G110, G13 Advanced Gameboard, G11, G15 versions one and two, G510/G510s, G710+ Mechanical, and G19/G19s. <br />
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Prior to the reveal of the rebranding, Logitech claims to have "studied the interaction between hand and device during gameplay" and enhanced the devices with fingerprint-resistant coatings, hydrophobic materials and durable switches, allowing for long product life. In most cases, the hardware had limited compatibility with OS X -- but the new software package corrects that problem, and adds customization of input, and macro control to newer devices.<br />
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<em>Electronista</em> reviewed the G710+ mechanical keyboard <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/283883==http://www.electronista.com/reviews/logitech-g710--gaming-keyboard.html" rel='nofollow'>last year</a>, and found it lacking due to it being "completely incompatible with Macintosh hardware." We have evaluated the new software with the keyboard, and have found that it rectifies our concerns regarding Macintosh compatibility.<br />
 
panjandrum Apr 22, 2013 01:39 PM
This is excellent news
This is nice to see. Logitech FFB Wheels also seem to be supported directly via. the OS as HID devices. At least, my old G25 was supported in the one racing sim that used to be available for the Mac (can't even remember what the title was!). Logitech is getting out of that business apparently, but hopefully other FFB wheel companies will see this push by Logitech and follow suit (For those who don't know, racing simulators are a large high-profit speciality market. People spend thousands on the feedback-hardware alone. Without platform support for the FFB devices a platform simply cannot be considered viable for racing sims...)
 
Flying Meat Apr 22, 2013 04:21 PM
Proof reader
"Max OS X" and "reply on".
 
Flying Meat Apr 22, 2013 04:27 PM
Meh, I'll give you partial
credit, as the "reply on" error is a direct quote from the Logitech blog. ;)
 
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