How To Use An Xbox 360 Controller With Your Mac

How To Use An Xbox 360 Controller With Your Mac
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If you like to play games on your Mac, you may tire of using the keyboard and mouse and not like the available third-party controllers available for OS X. Instructables user fungus amungus shows how you can adapt either a wireless or wired Xbox 360 controller to work with your Mac.

The basic process is the same for wired or wireless controller use with the exception that you’ll need a wireless gaming receiver if you want to be wireless. You’ll use a USB driver utility called Tattieboogle to recognise either the controller or receiver and a $5.49 app Joystick Mapper to get the controllers working. After that you should be good to go, though with games you may have to spend a few minutes remapping the buttons before playing.

Use an Xbox 360 Controller on OS X (wired + wireless) [Instructables]


  • I’ve been using tattieboogle for years with no problems, outside of some games thinking it’s a different controller, and having to fiddle with some settings files to resolve it but I assume that’s what joystick mapper does. If you haven’t tried this and you’ve got a spare minute it’s worth it, lord knows it’s too hot outside so you might as well.

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