Non-pro gamer trying to connect SteelSeries Stratus with my MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Sandoranges, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. Sandoranges macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2013
    Hey everyone!

    Bought a SteelSeries Stratus (not the XL) to do some easy gaming on my MacBook Pro.

    Can't connect it to my Mac (iPhone works great). Is it actually not compatible with Macs? Thought Bluetooth had become fairly universal and that, if anything, iOS would be the issue.
  2. Washac macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006
    Think their website comptibility section answers your question.

    • Multi-Device Compatibility - requires iOS 7-9 on one of the following devices:
    • -iPhone 6s, 6, 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5
    • -iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina Display, iPad Air, iPad 4th Gen
    • -iPod Touch (5th Generation)
    It runs under iOS which is for mobile phones and iPads etc.
  3. Sandoranges thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2013
    Thanks Washac.

    Yep. Just thought the MFI-standard was some licensing rules and that as long as it was regular bluetooth it should communicate with Macs easily as well. I'm probably wrong it seems.
  4. wubsylol macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2014
    The only Mac game I know of with MFi support is Divinity Original Sin.
    Even if you manage to connect, what do you plan on playing?
  5. Sandoranges thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2013
    N64 emulators (of games I already have that is!), found a ~10$ controller on eBay , think I'll go with that for starters!
  6. 10Sboi macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2018
    If you really want to get into the correct gaming controller for Mac and other iOS I would highly recommend buying the SteelSeries Nimbus for around $35 USD
    --- Post Merged, Apr 14, 2018 ---
    Again if you want to get onto pro Mac gaming I say buy the SteelSeries nimbus for around $35 USD
  7. Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    I would disagree with recommending a mfi controller for macOS, as the mfi spec does not allow for clickable thumbsticks, which some macOS games require. (Why apple left them out is a mystery to me.)

    On iOS, MFI controllers are your only option, with supported apps.

    If we get iOS apps inside macOS (which has been rumored) for the next macOS version, a mfi controller may become necessary for those crossover games.

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