XBox HID Driver
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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.
What's New
Version 1.2:
  • Freeware release
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.2.6 or later
  • XBox Controller or XBox remote with USB Adapter



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Lookky reviewed on 13 May 2013
I just found the version 2.0.0 and works great with 10.8.3

BIG thanks to the developers that made the upgrade :)

http://xhd.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/xhd/xhd/Release/xhd_2_0_0.dmg?revision=1.3
[Version 1.2]


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Ikir commented on 20 Jun 2012
It doesn't seem to work with 10.7

This one works great
http://tattiebogle.net/index.php/ProjectRoot/Xbox360Controller/OsxDriver#toc1

I'm using it to play a lot of games.
[Version 1.2]


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Dil356 reviewed on 18 Nov 2011
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.
[Version 1.3.4]

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Springheelmac replied on 17 Dec 2011
Try the XBOX360 Controller Driver above, under similar software (or search here on the site). It works great on every controller I've tried.
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djacidjac reviewed on 26 Jan 2008
Works great. Awsome job guy! And the xbox 360 controllers come in white to match my iBook.
[Version 1.3.4]


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MacEricG commented on 24 Jun 2007
What?!? Use a Microsoft game controller on your Mac?!? What's nextÉBoot your Mac into WindoÉoh, waitÉ
[Version 1.3.4]


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JetFireDX commented on 24 Jun 2007
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.
[Version 1.3.4]


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Nannassy commented on 25 Apr 2006
Does this driver support Xbox 360 USB controllers?
[Version 1.3.1]

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Jim Ribs replied on 30 Jul 2006
No. It will be a long time before 360 controller support is added for mac.
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GozerOnline replied on 24 Jun 2007
Jim Ribs is just plain incorrect. Check out the XBox 360 Controller Driver which has an entry in macupdate.
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Apr 2005
Awesome, now I can get carpal tunnel faster! No longer must I only subject myself to the awful design of the glorified penis extension known as the XBox controller when I play Halo 2. Disability check here I come!
[Version 1.3.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jan 2005
Should be free.

I suppose no one is willing to make contributions anymore.
[Version 1.3]

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Wormwood replied on 03 Jan 2005
Five bucks and you still complain?

Freeloader...
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Anonymous commented on 17 Apr 2005
I agree, paying for drivers is absurd. The hardware should "just work"

I already paid for it why should I pay again because the company is to lazy to properly implement drivers?

People pay for hardware, no one buys software, and even less people buy drivers.
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Anonymous commented on 31 Jul 2005
If you were talking about a Logitech Mouse, then I would agree wholeheartedly, however we are talking about hardware designed specifically designed for the Xbox, and built (by design) to be totally incompatible.

MS don't want you to use this on your Mac, surely this is obvious!
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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Oct 2004
This will not install on 10.3.5

It appears to be an installer issue
[Version 1.2]


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DJG365 had trouble on 11 May 2008
cant get the right stick to work in UT2004 :(
[Version 1.3.4]


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Springheelmac had trouble on 13 Apr 2007
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!)
[Version 1.3.3]


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Downloads:40,213
Version Downloads:13,554
Type:Drivers : Other
License:Free
Date:24 Jun 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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 game/application that supports gamepads, including GamePad Companion and SimpleSoft's XGamePad software.

The full source code is available on the project website.


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