N64 games with GC controller

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  1. Dr. McKay macrumors 6502a

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  2. blesscheese macrumors 6502a

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    I have that adaptor, and I haven't really played around with it...:eek:

    What happened was, I got the MayFlash adaptor for the N64 controller to play Zelda OoT in Project64, and it worked so well I then got a MayFlash Wii Classic Controller to use with my regular PC & Mac Games, and to use with Dolphin with GC games....and I thought, why not get the 3-in-1 Magic Joybox for use with Dolphin?

    Well with all this fiddling around, I've never gotten around to using it or setting up Dolphin. I can give it a whirl sometime soon, and let you know...

    BTW, the others worked *really* well, and the PC (and even the Mac) see it as a general USB joystick, so it works great in both emulators and regular games, EXCEPT when newer games (like Skyrim) are set up for an XBOX controller only.
     
  3. musicpenguy macrumors 6502a

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    I've never liked emulators for N64 games - the carts are cheap enough on eBay to still play the originals on the original console.

    N64 games were built for the N64 controller and I can't imagine playing them any other way.
     
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  5. musicpenguy macrumors 6502a

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    If you use the Wii or Wii U you could always pick up one of those Club Nintendo SNES controllers for the Wii (for use in the Virtual Console). Those are around $60-$70 - kinda pricey, but pretty cool
     
  6. blesscheese macrumors 6502a

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    In general, I agree with you, but playing OoT:Master Quest on my MBA (while lounging in my chair) *with* the N64 controller was a blast! The screen on my MBA makes everything look better.

    Plus, it saved me from having to break out the GC-cdrom and try playing it with a GC controller (never was a huge fan of that) or a Wii-Classic controller, which is decent, but not as good as the original N64 controller!

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    Ok, rummaging around in my closet, I remembered what my original hare-brained scheme was with the GC adaptor was...I had given my GC and both wired controllers to my nieces, but still had my Wavebird wireless controller. I wanted to see if it would work with the adaptor, and sadly, it did not.

    I'm still trying to dig up my original PS controller, and let you know if that worked.

    If this helps, without realizing it, I had my Mayflash Wii Classic Controller adatpor plugged in, along with the Wii Classic Controller, and it recognized the controller automatically, and seemed to work ok (I didn't want to mess with any keybindings, since I spent some time getting it to work with my N64 controller).
     
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    Long story short: The 3-in-1 Magic Joybox is *not* working with the mac! :confused:

    I guess they never officially wrote drivers for it...I thought it would be one of those universal USB HID interfaces, but for what ever reason, it isn't working.

    Full details: I couldn't find my PlayStation controller, so, I bought a used GameCube (which I've been wanted to do anyway...I can't ask my nieces for my old one back :eek: ) plugged the controller in, and ...nothing.

    When I plugged it into my PC, it recognized it immediately, and started working as expected.

    That's too bad...now, as I hold the old GC controller in my hands, I forgot how comfy it was! I've also tried it with other emulators and other programs, and the same thing. I guess I am confused, because their other Nintendo joystick products work fantasic...maybe the 3 ports complicate things.

    HTH!
     
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    Interesting, apparently this fellow has gotten the 3-in-1 MJB to work with his mac in 10.8 with Dolphin.

    I don't use Dolphin with my Mac's, because my PC is much faster. At some point I may try.
     
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    UPDATE: I went ahead and bought the GameCube *only* controller adaptor by Mayflash, and it worked! It recognized my GC Controller in both SixtyForce and in BSNES, as well as a computer game. So, it seems that you may have to buy a separate adapter for each controller; these multi-controllers seem to have something special about them that requires additional driver support not found in the Mac.

    Here is the link to the Amazon US Mayflash Gamecube Controller adapter I purchased.
     
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    Great news!
    From what you wrote, I assume that there are no problems with it being recognized by Dolphin emu.
    May I ask you which version of Mac OS X are you running?
    Did you try it with two GC controller connected?
    Does it recognize the Wavebird?
    Thanks! :)
     
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    I had no problem with Dolphin recognizing the Mayflash adaptor with the wired GC controller.

    I never could get it to work with the WaveBird.

    There should not be a problem with connecting two controllers, but I never tried it.
     
  12. CAdavid macrumors member

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    where is the driver? i just bought the same adapter and i have a gamecube controller. i need to find a software that makes it recognize it on mac. thanks for any help! i really want to start playing some gamecube and n64 games on mac
     
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    What programs/emulators are you specifically trying to use?

    For me, it has "just worked." In other words, plug and play, and the game/emulator just reads it like a regular USB gamepad.

    Keep us(I guess, me!) posted...
     
  14. CAdavid macrumors member

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    Works fine for Dolphin and Sixtyforce. My problem is with Open Emu which uses mupen64 plus.

    When I go to configure controls it doesn't work. Also, very sad, when I try to play Kirby 64 and Yoshi's Story 64 the games have unfixable texture bugs that make the games not playable and it's sad because I paid money for sixty force.
     
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    I popped over to their website to check out OpenEmu...2 things:
    1) they only seem to support certain controllers...the game controllers they supported or the modern 3rd party versions of old controllers, with usb connections...which I detest...

    HOWEVER

    they do support the Wii Remote, and the Wii U Pro Controller, so maybe you can make do with those?

    Also,
    2) N64 is still experimental, so ,who knows what exactly is going on?

    So short answer, is, nope, it doesn't look like that will work, currently.
     
  16. CAdavid macrumors member

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    is open emu and sixyforce really the only mac emulators out there? for majora's mask, sixtyforce plays it but sometimes fps snarls down to 6. and for open emu, every other text box it fast skips and then I cant use my controller with open emu. whats a guy to do for his loz fix?
     
  17. CAdavid macrumors member

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    i started the collectors edition right now on gamecube through dolphin. seems to be running alot better with a steady 20 fps during gameplay and a little less during some videos. i will try it for ocarina of time too as well.

    too bad sixty force isn't more polished or updated. for $15 you'd it would be.
     

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