How to connect your Xbox 360 controller to a Mac on OS X Yosemite




In many games on the Mac can not only play with the mouse or keyboard, but with a gamepad. In this regard, many gamers are interested in the ability to connect to a computer joysticks Xbox 360 and PS4. In fact, there are several ways to realize our plans.


On the back side of the Xbox 360 gamepad has a mini-USB port for the initial connection to the console. However, this same connector can be a connecting link between the gaming device and Mac: connect a USB cable costs to the two aforementioned devices, and the joystick is ready.

Interaction with the controller can provide a free driver. The site is available to GitHub unofficial package 360Controller 0.13.1 . After installing the driver settings can be found in the standard settings OS X.

Immediately it is worth mention that there are games that will not react to a game controller, for example, Portal and Portal 2. In this platform game can even “recognize” the connection gadget, but management is not available. In this case, the fault lies with the developers who are not corny provided support for external controllers.


Remedy the situation in several ways. First – application installation Joystick Mapper . The cost of the program in the Mac App Store is 169 rubles. This software allows you to remap the keyboard keys and mouse buttons on Mac selected joystick.

The second way – buying utilities GamePad Companion . In essence, the goal of this program is the same, but only the latter is able to provide support for all HID-controllers, while Joystick Mapper has several limitations.


The result of the above steps will be able to use a game controller with a Mac and cheering makovodov gamers.

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