How to disconnect gamepad controller?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MacNuBe, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. MacNuBe macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2011
    I am using my wired Xbox 360 controller to play COD4 and MW2. But when I go to unplug the controller it freezes my whole system. I use GamePad Companion and I have tried closing it first then disconnecting and vise versa! Anyone has a solution for this? Thx very much!!
  2. Joeysan24 macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2011
    Same issue

    I'm having the same problem with my 2011 MacBook Air. Anyone know how to fix this?
  3. Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2011
    If the computer crashes by just plugging/unplugging the joypad without starting any 3rd party software first then it sounds like a bug with gamepad support in the USB stack in the OS itself.

    If you can unplug the pad OK, but the crash occurs after first starting this Gamepad Companion thingy then it most likely is the cause and needs to be updated. You don't happen to have access to any non-xbox 360 gamepads to check with if the same thing happens by any chance?

    Workaround 1:
    Try putting the computer to sleep first, then unplug the joypad, see if it crashes then too.

    Workaround 2:
    Real men (and women, too) use mouse and keyboard to play shooter games. Not a fricken joypad. :p
  4. Joeysan24 macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2011
    The driver that I use for my 360 wired controller is the recent one. I did however try to put my computer to sleep and then unplug the controller, and it didn't crash! Thanks for the help!

    Oh, I grew up as a console gamer and I'm already use to a controller. So for the most part I'm not a big fan of mouse and keyboard for shooters :)

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