Using the Xbox 360 wireless controller on... a Mac?

Discussion in 'Games' started by yadmonkey, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. yadmonkey macrumors 65816

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    Check out the Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows

    MS has only made this Vista compatible - no Mac OS, no XP. But what would it take for someone to make Mac drivers for this thing? I love the 360 controllers and they'd be really fun to use on a Mac.
     
  2. Chone macrumors 65816

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    What made you think its not XP compatible? Because it actually is...

    As for Mac drivers... they'll be released... eventually.
     
  3. stagecustom macrumors regular

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    why would we even need a receiver (once the drivers come out) i mean isn't there already a IR receiver on all the intel macs (sans mac prO) or is that different.
     
  4. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    You're thinking of the Wii triangulation system (or, quite possibly, nothing at all) - it's a proprietry 2.4Ghz system (unlike the BlueTooth Wii and PS3 controllers)
     
  5. savar macrumors 68000

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    I don't think the controllers are IR, they're some kind of RF.
     
  6. yadmonkey thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You're right... I mis-read something from the IGN review.
     
  7. paintballer macrumors regular

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    The wireless controllers arn't compatible with XP. The wired ones are but not the wireless.

    Edit: Oops I didn't realize they released that adapter.
     
  8. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    What if you use the cable for charging the controller?
     
  9. paintballer macrumors regular

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    It won't work. All that it is doing is sending electricity to the controller. The controller still communicates with the console/PC through wireless.
     
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  11. Josias macrumors 68000

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    Does this mean, I can plug my 360 controller into my Apple USB Power Adapter, and have no wires between me and the Xbox?

    (I have two wireless, but my wired is useless, since it can't reach my couch:p )
     
  12. paintballer macrumors regular

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    Do you mean the wired one or the wireless? The wired controllers send the info through the cables but the wireless ones don't.
     
  13. Dagless macrumors Core

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    that's a bugger. When them controllers are working on a Mac then I'd love to get one. Almost got a wired one recently, but found a lovely DS/PC controller hack which offers quasi-wireless controlling.

    On a side note, the wireless 360 controller is 35 quid here, same price as the Wii controller. Wonder how they long they get away with that for...
     

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