How do I turn off OSX screensaver when playing games?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by James Beaumont, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. James Beaumont

    James Beaumont

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    I am using a wireless Xbox360 controller for windows (with a USB dongle receiver) and my Mac screensaver kicks in during game playing, which I assume is because I'm not using the keyboard or mouse.

    I don't want to turn off my OSX screensaver - I just want parallels to recognise that the computer is being used when I'm playing a game with the xbox controller.

    I'm using parallels 5 under 10.6.2 on a 27" core i7 iMac.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. James Beaumont

    James Beaumont

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    Anybody??!
     
  3. ddahle1970

    ddahle1970

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    I've run into this when using an console emulator - so it may be more a Mac thing than a Parallels / Window thing.
     
  4. DarrellG

    DarrellG

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    I too have this problem when using MAME and the Xbox wireless controller via the Wireless receiver. Can anyone fix this (other than turning off the OS X Energy Saving and screensaver)?

    Os X Lion 10.7.1, Parallels 6.0 latest build, Windows 7 SP1 x64 guest.
     

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