Unless you don't mind the fact that they are not plug and play and may not work at all for a new game, then you should not get on XBOX ONE or Dualshock 4 controller today to use with a Mac. I've only tried it with Hitman: Absolution and Batman Arkham Origins. My guess is in the next year or so both the DS 4 and the Xbox One controller will get good support, but fo now you should go with an Xbox controller. How do you go about pairing the PS3 controller to the Mac? And the Wii controller? Any chance? I suggest the controler, there are great tutorials on how to set it up It's probably the games fault though since it works perfectly in Steam in Big Game Mode via Bluetooth.
It works with few of my games on Steam. Thanks to everyone for the advice. I've been surprised how much trouble I've had with this. I was told everything was easy with a Mac and always worked perfectly. One thing that didn't work for me was using a generic wired PS3 controller.
I couldn't get it to do anything but rumble, which it did for as long as it was plugged in. Hopefully I'll have more success with the wireless version. Thanks for the good info! The GitHub driver got it working, but annoyingly not for the game I wanted to play; Steam could use it, but not Dirt3.
It would work the Big Picture menus, but refused to start the game, or work with the game at all. Tried everything, remapped buttons, no joy. Works perfect, dual rumble and all, works great with DiRT 3 and Portal 2. And unfortunately, the left stick on my new controller is slightly misaligned, pulls right constantly.
You can see it in the driver test utility; when the stick is neutral position, it is giving some right input. YMMV, good luck! I never had tested this with clone controllers — good to know thought that they are not all equal interfacing wise. It could be that you need separate configuration of the D-Pad buttons. Its says no device found though. When I plug the USB controller into the mac the Flashing circles appear on the controller for a second then stop.
What have I done wrong? The circle around the Xbox button should light up one quarter of the circle indicating the controller number. Which Mac OS X version are you running? Any ideas, suggestions, or answers. Hi I am using an official wireless controller. This process:.
Press the big XBox logo button a. Press the button on the USB receiver. Press the Connect button on the game controller. From the Microsoft FAQ:. If you have an Xbox controller, try rebinding your controller to the console by pressing the bind button on the console, and then the bind button on the controller.
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The LEDs will flash and become solid when the binding is successful. If your controller does bind, you have isolated the issue to the Wireless Adapter for Windows. Unplug your adapter, reboot your device, and then plug it back in to another port if possible , and try again. Maybe this Forum topic might be helpful as well. But in the xBox control panel it says that no device is found.
When I plug in my controller the lights flash for a sec and then stop. Any solutions yet? I do not have a wired controller, so I have not been able to test this. You could also try this alternative. Hope this helps. Thanks for posting a confirmation …. I was having this exact issue as well, running sierra. What did you download from GitHub to get this to work?
You can download pre-compiled releases from this link at Github. I noticed that a new release has been made available less than 2 weeks ago — I have not yet tested that one though, but it may address one or the other bug. If you decide to test it, please let us know how that went! I think in theory this could work. The same process yet not as detailed can be found on the app store, look for Joystick Doctor. It too says the controller drivers can be downloaded from GitHub. I downloaded the driver, to complete installation I restarted my mac.
Upon logging back in I checked system preferences the controller icon was there. I started to notice my mac was running slow, web pages took mins to load before it was seconds. I would advise people to look elsewhere for controller drivers, that being said I highly doubt my comments will be posted on this site. Of course your comment will be posted …! On my Mac it runs just fine thought, no slow downs or anything weird.. Did scan with Avast for Mac as well — no infections in the file hosted on Tweaking4All. Everything works fine, I can control de steam menu Big Picture mode.
I just wanna play CSGO with my xbox wireless control. Please, Help me.. This is however a game specific issue — support by Steam does not mean automatic support in Steam games. I saw a lot of people saying that can play csgo with a Xbox control however I just saw in windows computer.
In the steam forum I saw one guy saying that he could just enabling the controller option in csgo menu.
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The only way i found that works is using the Game Companion, but still not so good to play, the jogability is freak. Thanks again for the answer! No problem, your English is good enough for me to understand. Let us know how things work out! I used to play CS GO on my macbook pro with a wired controller no problem. It was wonderful but when I updated to El Capitan it stopped working.
Ive tried every configuration in the console and multiple drivers and. I just want to play cs go with my controller again. Keyboard and mouse is just to alien to me. Please help! Well, not sure what to say besides: I have not ran into this issue. My controller still works under El Capitan. I have an Afterglow controller and am trying to use it with my Mac which is running Yosemite.
I have all the right things downloaded as far as I can tell and the controller lights up when plugged in. I opened the. Any idea what the problem could be? Am I missing a step? More details here. In all honesty, I have only tried the wireless controller, and that worked with the Steam games I tested. In that case, you could try temporary hooking it up to a PC and see if you get pairing to work. Which link are you using to download? From Tweaking4All or from one of the original sources recommended. Or after trying to open a file in the DMG? Any ideas how to get my controller to be found?
One thing is for sure though; your Mac is not seeing the controller. Either the cable is not suitable for this kind of use can anyone confirm this? Ehm … could you be more specific? You mean in games? Or specific games? I hvae done everything right! I installed the drivers, I bought the receiver, and I have a microsoft licensed xbox remote, but it will not connect at all.
Please help? Did you controller connect to the dongle?
If not and in case you do not get it to connect; try using a Windows PC from family or a friend, to sync controller and dingle first. Normally that would not be needed, but I have heard of one other users experiencing issues with the initial sync as well, and this approach seems to fix it. Hope this helps …. Has someone successfully tried this? Thanks in advance. I would assume it would work, but I have not been able to test it. Most have shady reviews on Amazon, even the originals. As for buying a controller; my advise would be to buy a genuine Microsoft. The 3rd party controllers are known to have issues when it comes to working with the Mac and sometimes even Windows.
I still have to try my XBox One controller with my Mac, then newer white models are said to work with Bluetooth. I have not yet seen anything based on the Bluetooth option. Anyhoo … tested the latest Controller 0. Both worked right away without any issues. I even switched while the Controle panel was visible and it just picked both of them up within seconds.
Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback! Much appreciated! From the download here? If so; which one? I finally managed to reproduce the issue. I right away updated to the latest version 0. I tested this on my Mac, and this one should work correctly. Please give it a try! Hi , Thanks for your work, it works great on mac os x Very good to hear that! Does running OSX I tried my receiver and and the controller on my Windows BootCamp , it worked fine and it was easy to setup.
Any help? Interesting and good! Which driver version did you install on your Mac? Hi Hans, I tried driver version 0. I did some reading in the issue list, and noticed that folks with non original read: Microsoft XBox controllers show issues, and some folks seem to have issues in Not to mention quite a few folks with XBox One controllers that run into issues.
According to one issue listed there, you might run into connectivity issues under Sierra. Did you look in this list to see if there is an issue listed that resembles yours? I have the wired readily available this one , just have no clue were I left the wireless one the picture above is the picture I took of the wireless one I had bought. But then again; it worked under Bootcamp. And just for reference for others: Is there any way to make my wired controller work on this computer? Give that one a try and see if it works for you as well.
In the end it is unfortunate that games do not always use hardware in the same way. I am using GeForce Now and trying to play Destiny 2. The Mac recognizes the Xbox controller through the driver, but when I try to use it in the game it does not recognize it. Any ideas what I can do to get this working? Haha, I just found this post on the nVidia website, very cool that they mention my website! All credit goes to the guys that did the real hard work. As far as I recall, they allow you to map actions to keyboard actions.
Not sure if that helps …. I think there may be a problem with the Steam in Geforce Now not sensing outside apps or drivers. Thanks Jay for chiming in! Maybe Geforce Now is somehow looking for the Steam part straight at the keyboard? How is the performance? First I tested it with regular mouse and keyboard and that worked surprisingly well — impressive. Same controls, etc. Everything worked fine. Maybe in the next update…. The only other controller I could find in my pile of stuff was a wired XBox controller — which worked as well.
I assume that in the control panel System Preferences — Controller your controller is being detected and you can see the response to operating the controller? If you head to nvidia forums there are some posts about it. Thanks for posting a confirmation — I did some more testing and I have to say that both work very well wired. I just ordered a nVidia Shield, curious how well that works with Geforce Now …. You can find instructions here or you may be able to use an app like Joystick Mapper which makes it much […]. If I take the same controller and plug it into a PC, the controller lights in Controller 1 position Top Left like it should.
If I then immediately unplug it and plug it into my MBP it goes back to flashing all 4 lights again. Some things I found;. Just wish I could find my wireless controller to test. The last release was April and there are issues going back a few months now. Apologies if I listed some of the obvious things — just figured it would be good for other users if they try to resolve issues, I agree that there are a lot of bug reports in GitHub. Silly idea; did you try another USB port, and did you check if the controller [dongle] is listed in the USB device list?
Every time I press the connect button on my Xbox remote the light on the receiver goes off and I just end up with the controller flashing as it does when you initially turn it on. I bought the xbox wirless … I did these steps all … but then I open the app and it does not detect the controllers in the app. I assume it worked just fine under Windows ie.
BootCamp or another computer? Hello there! The controller works with other steam games I have and other non-steam games in my inventory but not with TF2.
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Any thoughts on what could be happening? Thank you for this amazing guide by the way. What is the possibility of using 3rd party generic Xbox wireless receivers for this? I want connect my Xbox wireless controller to my iMac. Actually what I want to try is a 3rd party receiver. I got a wireless Xbox controller already. If you know brand and model of your receiver, and you get it to work; please feel free to post the steps to get it to work.
I just received the 3rd party wireless receiver. My Xbox controller works like a charm with it with no issues. Do you happen to have a link to the working 3rd party receiver? AliExpress link: The latest feedback is from mine there. Since you posted a mobile link, here a search result link: Thanks for posting the link Kasun! Any ideas? Honestly not a clue. I never had 2 controllers so I have not been able to test it. My suggestion: Just a thought: If so; consider connecting the 2nd controller to another USB port? Might be worth a try. As an alternative, you can assign keystrokes to controller moves or clicks.
Maybe that helps. We already do this, and still crashes at sleep. Did you check the GitHub page — I know the developer is not always quick in responding, but another user might have found a work-around? Maybe you can find something in the power settings ie. Since multiple folks run into the same issue with the wireless controller assuming you all use the original Microsoft controller ; consider opening a support ticket on the GitHub page link.
Always check your controller with the preference pane found at: If the controller works in this menu, then the driver is operating as intended. Remember that wireless controllers must be connected using a wireless adapter. If that works well which I assume it will , switching to the Mac may or may not work as well.
I have seen a few users that seem to run into issues though. So make sure you can return the product in case you run into issues. Hello there.
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I have bought both items for this to work. My controller lights start to spin around in a circle like its trying to connect. Then the spinning circle goes back to a blinking circle and the receiver light goes off. What do I do? If anyone could do this is would be much appreciated: Hi Mr.
I have restarted my mac and after 15 minutes, it is still loading. I have the latest of version high sierra and clicked on the download link given. Is or has anyone had the same problem and knows how to solve it? I have not encountered this problem. What I would try: Folks reading this article should be aware that Wireless Controllers and specifically, the Wireless Xbox controllers using the Receiver, official or otherwise are explicitly NOT supported with the referenced open source driver.
Details here: This issue cannot be resolved with minor changes to the driver, and requires that the driver be re-written from scratch to resolve the issue. Due to an excess of caution, we have disabled Wireless Xbox controller support as of 0. If you want to use a wireless controller, download 0. Alternatively, you can revert to a macOS version before Excellent find Thomas — thank you for posting it here.
I myself do not use the controller on my Mac all that often, and I use a wired controller XBox One , so I had not noticed the issue. Thanks again Thomas! Are you using a wired controller eg. Or a wireless controller? With either controllers: Does anybody have any advice? Not sure if this will work of course, since I do not have Skyrim.
I did find this post — not sure how helpful this is since I do not have Skyrim. I suspect it works kind-a like the additional tools mentioned under Step 5 -Configuring for All Games. Its running High Sierra. The lights on the home button flash, but thats it. I cant see to get it to work. You may get lucky though and it may or may not work with yours. If none of these drivers work probably should not have multiple drivers installed! So I have the Xbox controller and I bought a wireless receiver but when I try to pair the receiver turns off.
I already installed the driver so I dont know what is going on. With both options drivers , the use of not genuine Microsoft hardware, things may or may not work properly. Support us by doing your shopping at Amazon. Content may not be reproduced without explicit permission of the author s. You can contact us through the "Contact Us" form. Linking to our page s however is very much appreciated. Tweaking 4 All. XBox Controller on Mac. Search for: Easy - With careful reading, anyone should be able to do this. Related Articles - Jump straight to an overview of related articles if any Google Plus - Share this page Getting the hardware for XBox Controller on Mac The required hardware, besides a Mac of course, is straight forward.
Any XBox controller will work. The software used will also work with a wired controller. A USB receiver is still needed! Mac OS X Filename: XBox Controller — Get Connected. Joystick Mapper — Create a new Preset. Joystick Mapper — Enable your Preset before starting your game. Related Articles. Apr 28, - 4: Apr 29, - 2: Comment Link. Thanks Wonka for the tip. Nov 8, - 9: Nov 9, - 7: Jul 9, - 1: Jul 9, - Jul 15, - 1: Jul 15, - 3: Jul 31, - Aug 1, - 3: Dec 27, - 9: Really thank you man!!
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