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October 9, 2010 10:43 AM   Subscribe

I have a Macbook Pro running Visualboy Advance, and I have a USB Xbox 360 controller. As far as I can see, there's no controller option in the program itself. Is there any way for me to use the controller to play anyway?
posted by Rory Marinich to Grab Bag (4 answers total)
I've only had experience with the Windows version. Can you throw in a screenshot of what the menu looks like?
posted by griphus at 10:58 AM on October 9, 2010

Response by poster: Here's the screen for mapping keys. I've got my controller plugged in, but I get no response when I'm hitting keys. I have no idea if I'm supposed to somehow "register" the controller with the Mac so it recognizes hitting keys or what. On my Windows side it's all plug-and-play, because the instant you plug in it hunts down a driver. I think the Mac might require individual programs to have built-in controller awareness, but I'm not sure, and if it does I need to find a way of making it register anyway.
posted by Rory Marinich at 11:25 AM on October 9, 2010

I would assume that VBA is designed to accept USB HID devices, so it's only a matter of getting OSX to recognize your controller as such. Here's a driver last updated in 2009 for snow lepord for that purpose.
posted by pwnguin at 11:41 AM on October 9, 2010

You might also want to look at USB Overdrive, a very good shareware driver for USB gamepads. I paid for a copy ages ago and felt it was definitely worth it, but you can use it without paying for it if you don't mind the nag screens.
posted by bcwinters at 11:52 AM on October 9, 2010 [1 favorite]

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