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I'm currently playing through Mass Effect 2 on the Xbox 360 and it is probably the best gaming experience I've ever had. Now that it's coming to an end and I get to eagerly anticipate ME3 with other fans, it was highly recommended that I check out Diablo II and Starcraft 2.

Since those titles are not available on the Xbox 360, I was curious what caveats would one have playing them on a Mac using a mouse with one button (the magic mouse)? Is it do able? Is there another peripheral/mouse I can purchase to make the game play more enjoyable? I got a brand new core i7 iMac with a 2GB graphics card and 16GB of ram, so I'm not worried about sheer performance. I'm more or less worried about the usability of the game when playing with a one button mouse and what I can do to resolve any inconveniences that might come with it.

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The magic mouse isn't a one button mouse "Magic Mouse functions as a two-button mouse when you enable Secondary Click in System Preferences". – Joe Gauterin Jun 1 '11 at 16:35
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Two-button click

Magic Mouse functions as a two-button mouse when you enable Secondary Click in System Preferences. Left-handed users can reassign left and right click, as well.

Most games will allow you to configure the controls anyways, so there shouldn't be a dire need for a right mouse button. And of course, you can absolutely buy another mouse or other peripherals.

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