OS X LEGO:Batman - Controller ?

Washac

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Recently purchased LEGO:Batman for the Mac and using an XBOX360 controller to play which all works very nicely I have a question. In game when it tells you about button pushes etc it calls them Button 1, Button 2 etc etc, is there anyway to get it to show these as what they should be as in A, B, Y, etc etc ?

Just wondered.

LEGO Batman 2 is OK it shows the controller buttons correctly.
 
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bmac89

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Recently purchased LEGO:Batman for the Mac and using an XBOX360 controller to play which all works very nicely I have a question. In game when it tells you about button pushes etc it calls them Button 1, Button 2 etc etc, is there anyway to get it to show these as what they should be as in A, B, Y, etc etc ?

Just wondered.

LEGO Batman 2 is OK it shows the controller buttons correctly.
I had the same question a while back. Every lego game I have played on mac shows button 1,2,3 etc. I would love to get it to display the buttons correctly.

I believe the Mac Lego games only work in directinput mode and not xinput. In Windows I can use Xinput and the buttons are displayed properly. Other (non lego) mac games work in xinput and display the buttons correctly.

I emailed feral regarding this but I can't remember the exact response. It may be worth emailing them. I would be interested to know what they have to say.
 

Washac

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I had the same question a while back. Every lego game I have played on mac shows button 1,2,3 etc. I would love to get it to display the buttons correctly.

I believe the Mac Lego games only work in directinput mode and not xinput. In Windows I can use Xinput and the buttons are displayed properly. Other (non lego) mac games work in xinput and display the buttons correctly.

I emailed feral regarding this but I can't remember the exact response. It may be worth emailing them. I would be interested to know what they have to say.
Have mailed them this morning, LEGO Batman 2 shows the buttons A, B, X, Y etc
 

bmac89

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Have mailed them this morning, LEGO Batman 2 shows the buttons A, B, X, Y etc
I have just tried out Lego Batman 2 on my mac and it shows button 1,2,3... like all the other Lego games I have played. I wonder why it is works for you on that game.

I guess you use the tattiebogle Xbox 360 Driver? Do you use anything else for the controller?

Please give an update when you hear back from Feral.
Thanks!
 

Washac

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I have just tried out Lego Batman 2 on my mac and it shows button 1,2,3... like all the other Lego games I have played. I wonder why it is works for you on that game.

I guess you use the tattiebogle Xbox 360 Driver? Do you use anything else for the controller?

Please give an update when you hear back from Feral.
Thanks!
I use the Tattiebogle Xbox360 driver, Xbox360 wireless controller and the microsoft USB wireless gaming receiver.
 

Washac

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Ferals response.

Thank you for your purchase of LEGO Batman.

This game was developed before we implemented specific on-screen prompts for the Xbox 360 controller, so unfortunately there is no way to force the game to use the specific prompts for your controller.

I hope that this is not too discouraging and hope that you enjoy the game.
 

bmac89

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Ferals response.

Thank you for your purchase of LEGO Batman.

This game was developed before we implemented specific on-screen prompts for the Xbox 360 controller, so unfortunately there is no way to force the game to use the specific prompts for your controller.

I hope that this is not too discouraging and hope that you enjoy the game.
Hmmm! Well I wonder when they actually started to implement the on-screen button prompts.... because every single Lego game I have played shows buttons 1,2,3 instead of the correct prompts - X,A,B,Y etc
I have played many lego games on the mac including the oldest lego game (Star Wars) and the newest lego game (Jurassic World).

Out of interest - have you tried any of the newer Lego games (after Batman 2) on mac with your controller and does the button prompts show correctly for you?
 

Washac

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Hmmm! Well I wonder when they actually started to implement the on-screen button prompts.... because every single Lego game I have played shows buttons 1,2,3 instead of the correct prompts - X,A,B,Y etc
I have played many lego games on the mac including the oldest lego game (Star Wars) and the newest lego game (Jurassic World).

Out of interest - have you tried any of the newer Lego games (after Batman 2) on mac with your controller and does the button prompts show correctly for you?
Sorry I do not have any later LEGO games on the Mac as yet, but maybe somebody else here has and can answer that question.