Ah, you’ve just reminded me of something I’d read somewhere earlier d3v. If I recall correctly, UHCI won’t work with USB 1.1 devices on a mac running windows 7. The bootcamp drivers default to some other protocol when a USB 1.1 device is plugged in, so you need at least a USB 2 device. Strange but eh.
Anyway I booted into Windows just now and my 360 T.E. works just as fine as it ever did. (Windows still runs, I just don’t wanna screw around with my install.) Unfortunately this is going to be on more of a program by program basis, as the joystick only registers as a PoV hat under windows. Sooo Melty Blood works but Touhou doesn’t. That’s quite why I wanted to run Joy2Key earlier actually, so I could map the PoV hatswitch to activate the arrow keys. Also make sure you set the selector switch to d-pad mode too, otherwise you won’t get anything at all.
Yeah, I have both xBox and 360 T.E.s I figured that they were on sale for $100 a piece and I might as well future proof myself. Paid shipping on most of them though, 'cause Amazon didn’t discount them until after I ordered from Dell and the MvC ones I bought later had inflated in value… =\
As for installing XP, you can do it with some hackery or so I hear but trying to proceed with an installation as par normal, you’ll get rejected. The only version of Windows that’s supported on macs built after the 2010 Macbook Air is 7, which is the only reason I upgraded from X.P.
Also, I love my PS3 VLX… it never gave me any trouble running on my macs at all. Neither my 2008 iMac running 10.4 XP or my 2011 Macbook Pro. I’d prefer a 360 one thanks to the Kitty and all the old console support it could bring me but I don’t need one.