2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 19, 2010 7:46 PM by Entegy
appleaka Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
I am new to steam but is there a way to have a 360 controller plug into your Mac via USB (do u need a special commuter controller or a adapter?) and use it to play games with steam? Also with steam can u plug in a 360 headset to talk or even get a Bluetooth for the computer to work with steam, any help would be great.

iMac Late 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iMac, iPod Touch 2nd Generation w/ OS 3.1.3, iPod Nano 3rd Generation
  • 1. Re: Wired xbox 360 controller with Mac (steam)
    satcomer Level 4 Level 4 (1,105 points)
    When you plugged in that headset dId you go to System Preferences->Sound, Input & Output tab and select that headset?
  • 2. Re: Wired xbox 360 controller with Mac (steam)
    Entegy Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
    This guy has made a great driver package that works with both the 360 wired and wireless+receiver controllers: http://tattiebogle.net/index.php/ProjectRoot/Xbox360Controller/OsxDriver. After install, there's a preference pane in System Preferences which you can configure and test the controllers. However, the 360 wired headset (the one that plugs into the controller) doesn't work. I dunno about the wireless 360 headset (the one that directly connects to the receiver) but I imagine it wouldn't.

    As for other headsets with Steam, any microphone that the system recognizes will work. Go into Steam's settings and configure which mic you want to use with Steam. Unfortunately (this is my major annoyance with Valve's stuff on both Mac and Windows) you cannot configure voice to come through another speaker. So if your headset has a speaker, it won't be used. Voice will come out the same speakers as the game's sound. Annoying.