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How To Connect An XBOX ONE Controller To A Mac

By   McDonald, T.    | Date 30th of May 2020 This is much simpler these days than ever before. All you need is your controller, your mac and an app from the app store that is free. Go to the app store Search for Game Controller Tester Download the app Open the Bluetooth app on your Mac and make sure the Bluetooth is on. Open the app and turn on your controller. Press the little button on the front of your controller and hold it down, see figure 1. The XBOX button should start flashing. You should now see your controller in the list of Bluetooth devices, see figure 2. You might need to click on connect when you use it again, but it usually connects automatically after the first time. Figure 1, small button in front of controller will find a connection when held down. Figure 2, Bluetooth device list If you want to see what i did, here is the video. Happy gaming! Please like and subscribe.

How to play spectrum games on a Mac, Windows or even GNU/Linux.

By McDonald. T |  July 14th 2018   The 80s was a great time for gaming. For a while, gamers had been able to alleviate the boredom with dedicated gaming devices such as Asteroid and Donkey Kong. However, things really got going when gaming consoles like Atari 2600 hit the market. Even so, nothing compared to the new home computers like Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k. These computers not only had tons of games, but also you could program your own software including games.  Sign up to my blog for more fun stuff! The gaming consoles had the advantage of instant loading from a cartridge while the home computers needed to load games from a tape in a tape recorder, which was not always successful. This could take 5 minutes or more and the sound level had to be just right or the game would fail to load. Despite the loading issues, the home computer won out and steadily advanced into the powerful machines we have today. Now that we have our wonder rigs, some of u