Wireless Xbox 360 Controller On A Mac.........

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Modacke, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Modacke macrumors member

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    Ok so I have an Xbox 360 wireless controller and I wanted to know if it is possible to use it on a mac? I have the play and Charge cable, which is basically a cable that connects to my controller to my Xbox 360 via USB. Do u think if I use this cable plus some software, will I be able to play games such as Team Fortess 2 and COD 4. Also does it matter if I use Boot Camp or Just regular Mac?

    Also what software can I use for this to work, so all buttons work...

    ****Update: Also the controller doesn't use bluetooth, IF the cable doesn't work I have to buy a wireless adapter.*****
    ****Second Update: Ok so I have to either buy a wired controller or buy a wireless adapter. What software can I use?*****

    Thanks
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It should just connect wirelessly. Do they use Bluetooth? Just pair it through that.

    I know that the Xbox 360 wireless controller does work wirelessly, I just don't know how.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i know the wired version works with osx

    however, as far as cod4.......i have it on windows and it does NOT support gamepad support

    I have no idea if the mac version does but id venture no
     
  4. Modacke thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope it doesn't use bluetooth..
     
  5. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    Ew, why would you want to play an FPS with a controller.... PC games let you play with a mouse and keyboard, the mouse gives you far better accuracy than a gamepad... This is why most games dont give you an option of controllers, especially when there is a console variant.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    because some, including myself, enjoy controllers and sitting back than hunched over a keyboard and mouse maybe? not to mention i have grown up playing games with a controller and a keyboard feels wrong imo
     
  7. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    The wireless xbox 360 controller uses wireless for data. The USB cord in the play & charge kit only is used for power, the data is still only transmitted over wireless.

    The xbox 360 controller does not use bluetooth. It uses a unique signal.

    In order to use a wireless xbox controller on you mac, you need the microsoft wireless receiver, and the home made drivers (microsoft produces drivers for windows use, but not mac.)

    I wired controller will work without the wireless receiver, you just need the mac drivers.


    Here is the hardware you need for the wireless controller:

    Wireless Receiver only:
    http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-Wireless-Gaming-Receiver-Windows-Pc/dp/B000HZFCT2/ref=pd_bxgy_vg_text_b

    Wireless Receiver bundled with a controller:
    http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Xbo...5T6A/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1232798796&sr=8-2

    Homemade mac drivers (for wired or wireless controllers):
    http://tattiebogle.net/index.php/ProjectRoot/Xbox360Controller/OsxDriver
     
  8. Modacke thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, a lot for the links and also explaining me what I can do. Is there any other software besides this one, so I have a choose?
     
  9. endpool macrumors newbie

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    because it gives most people a bad neck nd upper back when hunched up over a mouse and keyboard.
     
  10. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    The poor guy just wants to know how to get his Xbox 360 controller working on a Mac... Not why he shouldn't or where to buy controllers...

    You can get info on how to get your controller to work here. Good luck and happy gaming.
     

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