Using the apple remote as a gamepad?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by pats-madin, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. pats-madin macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2007
    I've been playing a few old gameboy games on my mac using emulators and i was getting tired of using the keyboard as controls. I was just wondering if there was any way i could use the apple remote input as the controls? I would want to have the remote held horizontally in my hands so that the controls would be:

    Volume up = Left
    Volume down = right
    Skip forward = up
    Skip backward = down
    Play/pause = A button
    Menu = B button

    I do not know how to write script or even know where I would start. But i was thinking it would be a pretty simple script to write to do this. If anyone thinks they can find a way to do this please let me know
  2. steven0113 macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2008
    izzit the remote can use as gamepad?sorry ya..coz i'm juz a new user for mac..
  3. UberMac macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2005
    Mira fits the bill...

    I think Mira would fit the bill. It's an extra preference pane which goes in system preferences and allows you to customise what the remote control does on a per application basis. It does cost to get the full version, but I believe there is a trial version...they were giving it away at one point last year so look out for deals like that!

  4. cruzrojas macrumors member


    Mar 26, 2007
    Try with iRed Lite as well.

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