Does anyone know where to find OSX drivers for the Razer BlackWidow keyboard (official or otherwise)? I bought it on a whim (love clicky keys), but can't find any drivers for my Mac to make use of the hotkeys on the left of the keyboard.
There are no official Razer drivers available on their site. It seems they announced drivers 6 months ago though.
(user comment on a Razer facebook page)
Try using USB Overdrive, a commercial third-party USB device utility.
(emphasis by me)
I am a Mac OS X user, currently 10.6.8. I have the regular, Windows-layout, Razer Blackwidow keyboard and have been using it on my Mac, hoping Razer would eventually come out with drivers.
I have tried everything I could to get the macro buttons to just be recognized, but gave up. I now understand that you need the Razer driver on your computer to get those to work, so now that there is a Mac layout keyboard and a driver for it that is made for OS X, I decided to just try it after reading the above post.
I tried flashing the firmware just now to no avail. I have concluded that my problem will most likely never be solved because razer released their Mac layout keyboards and drivers for those, so they have probably aren't making drivers just for me on my Mac with old, non-Mac keyboard.
P.S. USB Overdrive allows you to program the media keys (the
I never should have installed the Mac driver...
On windows, there seems to be a separate driver for the macro keys, and the keys are not detected on windows. I've tried a few things on linux but i've not had luck.
There does seem to be a driver for the mac versions at the razer site that might be worth a shot.
Edit: from a quick messabout - using the driver for the OS X variant of the black window ultimate, with a regular black widow ultimate , on the fly macro editing and creation, as well as Key remapping,seems to work.
I would warn that some keys are mismapped, and it may take some trial and error to work out what key is what
F13 on the configurator maps to M1, F14 to M2. f15 to M3 and and so on (so all 5 macro keys do seem to work ) and i have not been able to work out where the physical scr lk and pause break keys map to (wierdly, game mode is toggled by fn f1 as well as fn f11 and fn pausebreak seems to open the shut down menu) - so the image on the driver/configurator is incorrect with a 'pc' model blackwidow. I'll need to poke to actually work out which is which, but the functions DO seem to work for most part - i tested reprogramming keys, and launching software.
EDIT: As per Tyler's answer - this is not fully supported, and DOES NOT WORK PERFECTLY. DEBUGGING REQUIRED. DO NOT ATTEMPT UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO REVERSE ENGINEER THE KEY LAYOUT.
There are official drivers for the Mac-layout of the keyboard here. As far as I'm aware, there aren't any official drivers for the Windows layout. I had some luck using the Mac-layout drivers with my Windows-layout keyboard, but there were admittedly some odd behaviors for the keys that aren't matched up properly.
Even without full functionality, it's a glorious keyboard.