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kkarb
Mar 21, 2007, 06:50 PM
So I have two wireless controllers for my xbox, and I would like to use one of them with my macbook. My question is, is there something I can buy to make my wireless controller wired? I don't really want to buy a whole new controller, as I don't really need it.

I know with the play and charge kit, it plugs your controller into the xbox, but I'm guessing that is for the battery only, and the controller continues to send signals wirelessly.

I have a feeling there isn't a way, but it never hurts to ask.

sikkinixx
Mar 21, 2007, 06:52 PM
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10084538&catid=

Dunno if it works with Mac but...

TBi
Mar 21, 2007, 06:56 PM
Microsoft have released a USB to wireless dongle specifically for use with wireless pads. Have a look around for it.

kkarb
Mar 21, 2007, 07:24 PM
Hmm, yeah I think I've heard about that before. Thanks. I'll have to look around to see if there's a way to make it work with my mac, or I guess I could just use windows...

applekid
Mar 21, 2007, 07:26 PM
I thought the Play and Charge Kit doubles as a USB cable for the controller... :confused:

MacRumorUser
Mar 21, 2007, 07:30 PM
I thought the Play and Charge Kit doubles as a USB cable for the controller... :confused:

no. it allows you to play whilst your charging. it does not convert your controller into a wired controller - all the usb is doing is sending power.

sb58
Mar 21, 2007, 07:33 PM
this is what you want:
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x/xbox360wirelessgamingreceiver/

iBookG4user
Mar 21, 2007, 09:07 PM
Hmm, yeah I think I've heard about that before. Thanks. I'll have to look around to see if there's a way to make it work with my mac, or I guess I could just use windows...

If you have an intel Mac then you may be able to use crossover (http://www.codeweavers.com/products/download_trial_macosx/) to get the windows drivers for the XboX controller to work under Mac OS X. I have used it to make the windows drivers for my Logitech Precision Gamepad to work and it is flawless for that purpose.

sikkinixx
Mar 21, 2007, 09:47 PM
I posted it #2 :confused: :confused:

kkarb
Mar 21, 2007, 10:50 PM
I posted it #2 :confused: :confused:

:D You did! Some people don't like to read all the posts though, so yeah. But I read yours first, so thank you! +2 gold stars!