Wireless Gamepad (Bluetooth, USB, whatever)

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by GimmeSlack12, Jun 13, 2007.

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    GimmeSlack12

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    I have setup my Mini on my TV and I have all my emulators on it. The mini is situated a good 20 feet from the couch and I would love to play NES and SNES on it. Are there bluetooth gamepads? Or otherwise a good wireless gamepad? USB RF or something like that?

    Please advise.
     
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    Dagless

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    Xbox 360 Wireless controller might be useful. But pricey. Controller + reciever + emulation controller nonsense (or not if you're going to use Windows)

    Theres always the Wii controller option, but AFAIK this only works under Windows.
     
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    GimmeSlack12

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    Nonsense? What do you mean, NES and SNES work great on Mac. And I can use USB Overdrive to program the controller. I have a wired controller that works great, but that isn't sufficient for my living room.

    A 360 controller might be doable if I get an Xbox, but otherwise no.
     
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    Dagless

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    I think you misunderstood. The 360 controller works with Windows perfectly, and with an extra driver (a free one) you can get it working in OSX. However if you get the Wireless controller (RF) you will need to purchase a USB reciever. The cost mounts up, you could probably get 2 wired controllers instead of 1 wireless in the end.

    The nonsense I referred to was the Emulation Plus or whatever it's called, built into all them emulators to use features that should be (and are under Windows and Linux) free. It was very much a stab at the money grabbing person who wrote them.
     
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    GimmeSlack12

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    Oh. Right. Well all of that sounds too complex for me at the moment. Anyone else?
     
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    speakerwizard

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    you could use wii controller, its bluetooth, and you can get remote buddy, this will allow you to activate the emulator and play it with the wii remote
     
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    Why not go for the simple option - like a logitech gamepad. mac friendly and much cheaper.
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