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Synapse 3 Mac OS X Support


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It would be great if we could get some traction on adding support Mac OS X for Synapse 3. I just purchased my Blackwidow Elite and would like to use it for work too which is Mac. I am disappointed there isn't cross platform support, will there ever be cross platform support or should return my keyboard for another?

Are newer devices also compatible with Synapse 2?

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Having upgraded to Sonoma and messed with the M1 chip. It’s kinda silly that Razer isn’t making a Synapse 3 for Mac. It’s actually a very powerful machine. And Mac hasn’t done this in nearly 20 years so, Razer’s missing out.

A Github User made it work, it helped me with the Basilisk Pro V3!

DMG here from his Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qd6k43lu8seaet3/Razer%20macOS-0.4.10.1-universal.dmg?e=1&dl=0

 

Original post:https://github.com/1kc/razer-macos/issues/778#issuecomment-1937464398

Thank you soooooo muchfor this! I can finally see the battery level and change the light pattern. This + Mac mouse fix app make the mouse useful 

A Github User made it work, it helped me with the Basilisk Pro V3!

DMG here from his Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qd6k43lu8seaet3/Razer%20macOS-0.4.10.1-universal.dmg?e=1&dl=0

 

Original post:https://github.com/1kc/razer-macos/issues/778#issuecomment-1937464398

Up To Date, current RAZER peripheral primary focus is towards "gaming".

Apple needs to level up the playing field.

No further explanation required

Concur, Apple needs to level up the gaming capabilities. Regardless, I guess my M2 Pro Mini, which can play any games I want on max graphics and maintain over 100fps, doesn’t qualify me as a “gamer.” Too bad for me that I want to be able to do my work on my Mac, which is more user friendly and runs more smoothly than any PCs I’ve used, and then use Razer’s awesome peripherals to play some games when all the work is finished. I guess just because I’m not a PC loyalist and don’t care to play YOUR preferred AAA games I shouldn’t be allowed to access all of the features built into my Basilisk V3 Pro, eh?

I agree that Apple needs to make a bigger effort to participate in the gaming community, but what’s more relevant to this thread is that RAZER needs to understand that their primary focus should not be towards “gaming,” it should be toward CUSTOMERS who like to game. Period. “No further explanation required.”

It’s unbelievable that such powerful machine as a MacBook Pro doesn’t being considered as gaming hardware. I just bought a Basilisk v3 pro mouse and I can’t explain how infuriating is to not be able to fully use it. Not even the workaround apps are able to manage light settings. Thank God there’s a way to bind actions for the keys but man this sucks 

I  also just bought a Razer Basilisk V3 Pro on a Macbook Pro M1. Unfortunately, even the razermacos from Github is not compatible with this mouse, so it just cycles through all colors all day draining the battery in one day. Super disappointing I can’t do anything with this expensive mouse. 

Please bring Synapse 3 on Mac!!!!!

Please bring Synapse 3 to the Mac and be sure to support BOTH  Apple Silicone (arm64)  and Intel (x86_64) CPU architectures.

I’m able to use Parallels with Windows 11 to install and configure my peripherals, but as soon as the VM is shutdown, the peripherals lose their configuration and revert to the standard configuration / effects.

Thank you for the phenomenal ecosystem of products!  Keep it up and keep parity with Mac!

Disclaimer: Im swedish which will mean my language might convey possibly words that might sound abit wonky.

So some time ago, about hmm 3months + i bought i razer basilisk v3 pro for my mac. I play via geforce now on my mac so figured ill get myself a sick setup. The mouse cost 3000sek+ at the time (300+ dollars). At them moment i use my logitech pro from about 10 years ago instead which works just perfectly. And my razer if ever used works more in line with at 20 dollar mouse… or less.  All becasue of synapse v3.. WHICH BTW was not, NOT imparted to me at time of purchase that it was mandatory to be able to use the mouse. 

 

I seldom have the energy to even complain about these things but saw more ppl had problems with this and wanted to share my experience. 

 

This is for me bordering in fraud/extreme greed/ or some term i cant express in english (therefore might come across too harsh of wording)

300 bucks is alot of money for a mouseshaped decoration with some lit razerlogo. 

 

Anyway, just my few cents.  Cheers from sweden. 

So long story short; if you have a lower version of Mac OS Sonoma It will work as long as is not m1 or higher; just change the date settings before 2019; and install Synapse 2.; on the other hand if my computer with Sonoma I couldn't find a way to make the device visible. Tartarus V2

I’m a software engineer switching to the ridiculously superior macbook pro. It’s a shame you have to choose between a good laptop - windows ones are useless without a power source - or good peripherals


SteerMouse fixes the button issue quite well on osx (read the faq if something is not detected). After installation it sits on the bottom of System Settings.  it took me a long time to find this software, too long to be deprived on a mac of a power tool I had used daily on PC. and I’m not even a gamer, I feel crippled without many keyboard shortcuts and macros.I cannot even use any other mouse than a Razer Naga anymore, on mac I switched to the touchpad and ended up with a nerve pain in my forearm ;P If a likely single one programmer can make a software that lets us program the buttons, why would it be not possible for Razer? At least release a tool, separate from Synapse, that would let osx users configure the buttons. Who cares about RGB anyway? it’s the buttons that make this mouse powerful.

In the meantime folks, until Razer exec’s realise that Mac owners actually have money to spend you can use this for device support on a Mac. This was linked earlier in this thread, this the download.

https://github.com/1kc/razer-macos/releases/download/v0.4.10/Razer.macOS-0.4.10-universal.dmg

Sorry about the camera’s folks, the closest thing I can find is Xsplit vCam for Mac which appears to support it but not sure if that is device specific support.

The macOS Sonoma focusing for gaming

 

Hope Razer can develop new Synapse for mac

I’m a software engineer switching to the ridiculously superior macbook pro. It’s a shame you have to choose between a good laptop - windows ones are useless without a power source - or good peripherals

Synapse doesn’t work well at all on Windows machines.  You want it to be broken on 2 operating systems?  Just saying… 🤷

How can you ignore so many opinions and complaints?

I bought razer products because the razer described that you support configuration software (synapse 2) for MacOS. But you just notice  last year that you don’t support it anymore. You didn't give a convincing reason, you stopped without asking the consumer for understanding, or making future promises.

 

Are you deceiving the consumer?
This is a case that can be sued as a group for false advertising or non-compliance with promises.

When will Razer Synapse 3 be supported on Mac OS??? I do not own a Windows machine! :-( 

Razer what is going on? I love your products and just recently got a Basilisk V3 and now find that I can't configure it the way I want because I'm a Mac user.

Unfortunately it doesn't work via Parallels over Windows for ARM either. Then give us the opportunity to offer a good macOS software.

We all support you as a company and buy your products.

I have owned around 5 Razer mice, 4 Razer keyboards over the years and several Razer headsets. I am one day out of my mouse return date and just got my new Blackwidow TKL. I use both PC and Mac computers. Now I find out that Razer has f’d over Mac users. Last Razer products I will ever own. 

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Up To Date, current RAZER peripheral primary focus is towards "gaming".

Apple needs to level up the playing field.

No further explanation required

Concur, Apple needs to level up the gaming capabilities. Regardless, I guess my M2 Pro Mini, which can play any games I want on max graphics and maintain over 100fps, doesn’t qualify me as a “gamer.” Too bad for me that I want to be able to do my work on my Mac, which is more user friendly and runs more smoothly than any PCs I’ve used, and then use Razer’s awesome peripherals to play some games when all the work is finished. I guess just because I’m not a PC loyalist and don’t care to play YOUR preferred AAA games I shouldn’t be allowed to access all of the features built into my Basilisk V3 Pro, eh?

I agree that Apple needs to make a bigger effort to participate in the gaming community, but what’s more relevant to this thread is that RAZER needs to understand that their primary focus should not be towards “gaming,” it should be toward CUSTOMERS who like to game. Period. “No further explanation required.”

For real.  The fact that Apple is more than ¼ of the market and growing and Razer is just fully ignoring those users is insane to me.  All they’re doing is making sure apple users spend their money somewhere else.  It's just so dumb.  

Disappointing, looks like my Deathadder V2 X Hyperspeed on Macbook M1 is as useful as mouse for 10EUR, Synapse 2.0 is not supporting this mouse model on mac. I wish I knew it earlier, I would have bough Logitech.

i love razer,i also have a lots of davices of razer for my pc,but i love my macbook too! so i wanna they work well on mac please!

When will we see Razer synapse 3 on MacOS and why isn't it already a thing? I'm not talking about the chroma part and light managing side, I'm talking about the shortcuts switching automatically when you switch programs
Just switched to a Logitech G815 and G502 X keyboard and mouse, sadly leaving behind my Razer equivalents. Swore I'd never go back to Logitech after their mice developed the double-click failing on me, but here I am. I will miss my Basilisk, but at least Logitech hardware and software is made available and supported on Mac.
Fingers crossed they will bring us back in the loop someday. I can't imagine its a hard task to make a MacOS driver, i'm so confused as to why they wouldn't roll out with this stuff with every update?!
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Up To Date, current RAZER peripheral primary focus is towards "gaming".

Apple needs to level up the playing field.

No further explanation required

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