Gamepad for OSX

#1 Posted by Pullarius_Capax (79 posts) -

I have a Macbook Pro and I was curious how I get around to playing some of the few mac games on Steam with a gamepad, what gamepad do I use? do I need to buy one specifically or can I use either my 360 0r PS3 controllers? What kind of steps do I need, drivers etc.?

#2 Posted by TruthTellah (8409 posts) -

@Pullarius_Capax: Do you have a wired XBOX 360 Controller? It's what I use, and I'd highly recommend it.

#3 Posted by Pullarius_Capax (79 posts) -

@TruthTellah: I just have a wireless xbox 360 controller, If I just plug in a wired controller will it just work with a macbook Pro?

#4 Edited by NegativeCero (2973 posts) -

@Pullarius_Capax: Yep, just download the 360 controller driver for it and you should be good to go.

You can find it here: http://tattiebogle.net/index.php/ProjectRoot/Xbox360Controller/OsxDriver

Edit: I should be clear, you need a wired controller or you'll need to have a wireless game receiver for a wireless controller. Although, I wouldn't recommend the receiver because apparently Microsoft doesn't make them anymore, and the 3rd party versions aren't reliable from what I've heard.

#5 Posted by pepperzz (160 posts) -

I have a Mac Mini hooked up to my TV that I once attempted to use a PS3 controller with. After a frustrating day, I just decided to give up on playing Steam games entirely :P

#6 Posted by Lavos (66 posts) -

Playstation 3 SixAxis/DualShock work immediately. Plug 'n play indeed.

#7 Posted by TruthTellah (8409 posts) -

@Pullarius_Capax: Yeah, download that driver that NegativeCero mentioned and plug in the wired 360 controller. It works great.

#8 Posted by Amafi (518 posts) -

@NegativeCero said:

@Pullarius_Capax: Yep, just download the 360 controller driver for it and you should be good to go.

You can find it here: http://tattiebogle.net/index.php/ProjectRoot/Xbox360Controller/OsxDriver

Edit: I should be clear, you need a wired controller or you'll need to have a wireless game receiver for a wireless controller. Although, I wouldn't recommend the receiver because apparently Microsoft doesn't make them anymore, and the 3rd party versions aren't reliable from what I've heard.

They make them, they just don't sell them on their own anymore. They do still make and sell the Wireless 360 controller for windows bundle with a wireless black controller and a reciever though, just bought another not too long ago.

#9 Posted by Pullarius_Capax (79 posts) -

I got my wired controller today and works well (although the preferences screen shown on the drivers website is missing) thanks for all your help? I can finally more comfortably play games on my laptop!

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