How To Use An Xbox 360 Controller With Your Mac

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.

    This should work for a PS3 Controller?

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