Tutorial Video: Gamepad Pairing with macOS: Xbox One Controller

Astrogun games support MFi Gamepads, like the Steelseries Nimbus, and, on macOS, additional gamepads from major consoles.

Here, we’ll cover pairing the Xbox One Controller with macOS to play our debut title ‘VAST – Cosmic Treasure Hunters’, available now on the macOS App Store. It is also available on the tvOS App Store and as ‘VAST – Pocket Edition’ on the iOS App Store.

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Wireless Pairing

For macOS, first, power on a charged Xbox One Controller by pressing the Xbox button.

Then press and hold the Pairing Button to enter pairing mode.

Go to the Bluetooth menu item up at the desktop Menu Bar and select Open Bluetooth Preferences.

If this menu item isn’t displayed, you can find it by going to System Preferences and selecting ‘Bluetooth’.

We recommend clicking the checkbox to ‘Show Bluetooth in Menu Bar’ so you can easily access and manage your connected devices, handy for turning them off later.

Under the Bluetooth Preferences window, the Xbox One Controller and a Connect button next to it will appear. Click ‘Connect’. This is only necessary if this is your first time pairing.

You can now close the Bluetooth window. It is important to always turn on your paired gamepad first before launching the app.

You can now launch the ‘VAST – Cosmic Treasure Hunters’ app and play.

Next, enjoy the game!

Disconnecting & Powering Off

When finished playing, quit the game to return to the macOS desktop.

Then, simply press and hold the Xbox button for six seconds to power it off.

It’s that easy.

Repeated Play

The next time you play is even easier. You can simply turn on your Xbox One Controller by pressing the Xbox button, and it will automatically remember and connect with your Mac. Be sure to do this before launching the app each time you want to play this way.

Wrapping Up

This tutorial with more detail is available as an article on A link to it is also in the video description below.

Other Videos

We provide video tutorials on our YouTube channel and for pairing our games on macOS with the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4, the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons, the MFi Steelseries Nimbus, Gamevice for iOS, and more.

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Also be sure to give VAST a five-star rating on the macOS App Store or on the App Stores for the tvOS and iOS editions.

Have fun!