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XBox HID Driver extends and improves your XBox controller's compatibility with your Mac.

With an adapter, the XBox controller (and other XBox peripherals) can be plugged into a PC or Mac's USB port. However, the XBox controller is not HID-compatible, so it is not usable by games or applications without a special driver. For some time, these drivers have been available for Windows and Linux. This driver is the first to support the XBox controller on Mac OS X.

This software installs a kernel extension (driver) that turns the XBox Gamepad into first-class HID citizen. Translation: it will work with any Mac OS X more...

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Version 1.2:
  • Freeware release


  • Mac OS X 10.2.6 or later
  • XBox Controller or XBox remote with USB Adapter

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Turquoise Member IconComment+99

Does this work with an Xbox One controller too?

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Version 1.2
Lookky Member IconReview+12

I just found the version 2.0.0 and works great with 10.8.3

BIG thanks to the developers that made the upgrade :)


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Version 1.2
Ikir Member IconComment+198

It doesn't seem to work with 10.7

This one works great

I'm using it to play a lot of games.

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Version 1.2
Dil356 Member IconReview+0

I downloaded this software excited that it would actually work but it won't pick up my controller. I used an afterglow wired controller. X Box doesn't make wired controllers anymore; most of them have gone third party. I'd appreciate any help on this. Thanks.

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Version 1.3.4

Try the XBOX360 Controller Driver above, under similar software (or search here on the site). It works great on every controller I've tried.

DJG365 Member IconComment+0

cant get the right stick to work in UT2004 :(

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Version 1.3.4
djacidjac Member IconReview+0

Works great. Awsome job guy! And the xbox 360 controllers come in white to match my iBook.

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Version 1.3.4
MacEricG Member IconComment+23

What?!? Use a Microsoft game controller on your Mac?!? What's nextÉBoot your Mac into WindoÉoh, waitÉ

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Version 1.3.4
JetFireDX Member IconComment+34

Well I am so glad I supported this dev by paying for the driver a couple months ago. Granted, it was only $5 or something but to have it go free now just seems like I wasted my money. Oh well.

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Version 1.3.4
Springheelmac Member IconComment+96

I can't seem to get my XBOX controller to work with MacMAME or MAME OS X. Is it compatible? Also, NANNASSY, I couldn't find a 360 driver here, but there is one at Versiontracker.com. (Too bad I don't have a 360 controller!)

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Version 1.3.3
Nannassy Member IconComment+0

Does this driver support Xbox 360 USB controllers?

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Version 1.3.1
Jim Ribs

No. It will be a long time before 360 controller support is added for mac.


Jim Ribs is just plain incorrect. Check out the XBox 360 Controller Driver which has an entry in macupdate.

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 41,673
Version Downloads 15,014
Type Drivers / Other
License Free
Date 24 Jun 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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