Joystick Assuming Control of Mouse

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  1. TPA5, Apr 10, 2012
    Last edited: May 21, 2012

    TPA5 macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2012
    Hey all,

    I purchased one of these little numbers:

    I want to play some old SNES games I have, without actually pulling out my old SNES. It's in my crawlspace which is dark, cold, scary, and I'm fairly sure there's a hobo living in it. So I purchased one of these guys instead.

    Problem is, when I plug it into my iMac and stick a controller into it, my mouse no longer works and the adapter says "Assuming direct control of this form*" and proceeds to try and control my cursor.

    This is less than convenient.

    Is there any sort of joystick calibration/control software for the iMac? Am I missing something? Have I lost my mind and am actually living in an alternate universe where joysticks are supposed to control cursors?

    Any help/insight is much appreciated!

    With thanks,
    Trevor A.

    *I feel like I should note, the adapter doesn't actually say that. Just a Mass Effect reference...Nothing to see here.
  2. TPA5 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2012
    No one's had this problem ever? I've seen a few threads about joysticks, but no one has mentioned any issues. Perhaps I am missing something?
  3. TPA5 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2012
    Resurrect, thou lost thread; bring fruit to my life, and reveal to me thy secrets contained within!

    Seriously though, this is getting frustrating. I'd like to think I have at least average intelligence, but I just cannot figure this out.

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