Recently, we showed you how you can use a PlayStation 3 controller to play games on your Mac. But what if you prefer using the Xbox 360 instead? Not to worry – you can use an Xbox 360 controller with your Mac as well! The process isn’t quite as simple as setting up the PlayStation controller, however…
I picked up Borderlands 2 for OS X in the recent Steam sale because friends of mine would NOT shut up about the game. So I fired it up only to find out that I needed to use a keyboard (lots of keys) + a mouse (carpal tunnel = no) to play. That sucks. I was hoping that I could use a borrowed Xbox 360 controller to play through, but Aspyr doesn’t support that. Grr.
So after some research I found a way to use both a wireless Xbox 360 controller as well as a wired third-party Xbox 360 controller. This worked for Borderlands 2 and other games I’ve tried so far. The cost for this is $5 for the wired controller and $20 for the wireless. Here are the two setups that worked for me.
It’s not terribly complicated to get this working. One method is to purchase a wireless gaming receiver for $15 on Amazon, and using a pair of apps called TattieBoggle and JoyStick Mapper to make the magic happen. He also shares how to make things work using a third-party Xbox 360 controller.
Check out the full details over at Instructables. Enjoy – and happy gaming!
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