Using the apple remote as a gamepad?

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

  1. pats-madin macrumors newbie

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    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

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

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    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!

    Uber
     
  4. cruzrojas macrumors member

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    Try with iRed Lite as well.
     

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