Xbox One Controller will not pair (bluetooth)

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop on a Mac with Apple silicon' started by TimothyG7, Nov 16, 2021.

  1. wmrozik

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    I have a problem with PS5 Controller on M1 Mac mini. On Parallels/Win11 its only paired but not connected. In my fall - what I need to buy: a Bluetooth Adapter or Steam Link Device ? 100 Euros for Parallels 17 and I can't play "It take Two".
     
  2. TimothyG7

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    There is still no fix as far as I am aware, which is very frustrating. As of right now, the only option for using a controller at all I am aware of is to downgrade to 17.0.0.1 and use a USB cable. o_O
     
  3. MacHater

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  4. gilbertc1

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    Does anyone have any news on this? I'm having the same problem
     
  5. JarettB

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    I downgraded to 17.0.0 and I STILL can't connect my PS5 or Switch Pro controller via USB. What the hell is the deal with this software? It's pointless for gaming.
     
  6. SWANDY

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    Have not purchased it yet (don't really play any Windows games that need a controller) but does it actually work easily on M1 iMac/Parallels 17/Windows 11 ARM? Sorry if this should be obvious but don't know your setup. Thanks.
     
  7. GabeZs

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  8. GabeZs

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    Also, for those confused, there are two 8bitdo adapters. Do not buy the orange one. Buy the black one. This is the one you want to look for:
    USB Wireless Adapter 2 | 8BitDo
     
  9. Jim Aloye

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    This appears to have finally been fixed with Parallels Version 18.0.0 (53049). I can now use an Xbox Controller Via Bluetooth on a Windows 11 VM with NO physical wires, via Parallels Version 18.0.0 (53049) directly passing through Mac's Built in Bluetooth adapter without any problem whatsoever. Woot! parallels finally got it right!
     
  10. TimothyG7

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    That's good to hear. unfortunately, I've actually invested in a Windows laptop since I originally posted this because I had so many issues with Parallels, this being one of my biggest annoyances... I won't be renewing my Parallels subscription when it expires in December.
     

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