Has anybody got any experience using an Xbox controller with a Mac? I know you can run the firmware on a PC. If not, cheap controller recommendations would be welcome!

  • That would be cool. Although I doubt it's possible. You have to install a driver to make it work and the mac clearly won't accept windows drivers.
    – Dave
    Jul 7, 2010 at 19:57
  • It is possible, there is a third party driver for OS X. See my answer below for details.
    – Urs Reupke
    Jun 19, 2017 at 19:08

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I've never used an Xbox controller with my Mac (I don't even own an Xbox), but TUAW says it works.

  • Looks promising! Will give it a go at the weekend and get back to you :)
    – Rowan
    Jul 7, 2010 at 23:11
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    I can vouch for the tattiebogle driver. I have used it with an wired arcade stick and it worked fine.
    – Wilerson
    Aug 23, 2011 at 0:30

Absolutely. There is a driver downloadable free at https://github.com/360Controller/360Controller, an updated version of the Tattieboggle driver mentioned in a comment above. It is the de-facto standard for XBox 360/XBox One controllers on OS X.
Installing it it in your system will add a new pane to the System Preferences, where you can check and configure your controllers.

To install it, download the latest disk image from https://github.com/360Controller/360Controller/releases and open the installer inside.


You can if you connect if with a cable. - you may need to install a driver if you want to use it wireless.

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