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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:43 pm 
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Hi all,
Just wondered if someone could help, is there a way to get usb controllers to work with Sheepshaver? I try to use one on my Intel Mac running Sheepshaver, (a usb logitech one that actually really works on native os 9 on a old powerbook.) and it doesn't recognize it on Sheepshaver. I am trying to use MacMame on Sheepshaver with a game controller, and when I try to use it, it only appears to recognize the mouse, but the mouse pointer freezes then and the only way to exit is to push enter. Is it possible to use a usb game controller with Sheepshaver? Any luck?
Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:59 pm 
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SheepShaver is not aware of USB ports. The emulator recognizes mouse/trackpad and keyboard as if they are ADB (Apple Desktop Bus) devices.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:37 pm 
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Ok, oh well, thanks for your help though! Now I know!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:30 pm 
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For those who have been wondering if there's a solution, I found "Joystick Mapper" in the Mac App Store. I have set it up perfectly for MacMame, using keyboard input to my Logitech game controller!
Problem SOLVED! And it's only $4.99!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:10 am 
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Thank you! This will be useful for playing many games in SheepShaver or BasiliskII on OSX.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:06 am 
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May I ask which versions of OSX you have tried?
Apple changed USB core services over time, some hardware working fine in 10.6 is almost useless in 10.12.
The German user Rille reported issues with Joystick Mapper 1.1.3 in El Cap. about a year ago.


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