No Joy For SuperTux

Bored and curious click-through visitors may wonder if I answered my own question—posted to Mark Pilgrim’s website—about gamepad compatibility for the Super Mario-clone SuperTux:

I downloaded the game again a few weeks ago on my old Mac Mini, playing through the first few levels with the keyboard. I was planning to pull the gamepad out this week to check out its Mac compatibility with SuperTux and Lego Star Wars.

I dusted off the gamepad last night. Lego Star Wars recognizes the gamepad, but sadly, SuperTux does not. The gamepad itself is an anonymous piece of green plastic, probably never tested on Linux or a Mac, so I’m glad it’s come this far.

So remember our fallback plan: Space Bar to jump, Control to run and shoot a fireball.


One Response to “No Joy For SuperTux”

  1. kris Says:

    I think most USB gamepads work, if you install padJoy. easier said than done, though.

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