GamePad Companion
GamePad Companion
3.3.1

3.9

GamePad Companion free download for Mac

GamePad Companion3.3.1

08 June 2014

Make any joystick compatible with OS X.

Overview

GamePad Companion allows you to use HID compatible devices (gamepads, joysticks, etc..) with Mac OS X. This means that you can use many of the joysticks and gamepads that haven't had their drivers updated for Mac OS X! It should be possible to simultaneously use up to 5 HID devices with GamePad Companion

What's new in GamePad Companion

Version 3.3.1:
  • General Bug Fixes
  • Minecraft bug fix
  • "View Current Layout" bug fix
  • Added "Reset" layout option to fix bug related to layout configurations

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30 Reviews of GamePad Companion

Anonymous
24 October 2001
Version: 1.0

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Froze immediately in 10.1
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4.5
X6205
03 January 2014
Version: 3.3
One of the best apps out there. Finally i can play games on Mac with my Logitech F310 gamepad :)
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gernot66
30 October 2012
Version: 3.1
i've seen a lot dissatisfied users here? well, the hole situation dissatisfies me. the product is good and worth for sure the $8, no question. but to get to the product is a treat. ok, i never bought anything from the appstore, so this would have been the first one, i went to all needed steps, just to find out what i already assumed, i can't pay with paypal. it's simply frustrating, it seems it's not enough that the MAC is badly supported by Gamingdevice manufacturers. you didn't find a good replacement for a "profiler" software at all and if like this one, you have to get over many hurdles, if it works out at all. rating i gave is still good, because the demo has satisfied me. but customer support or how to get to the product is miserable. phew, not to think of, a) "rotten" PC is of course well supported by manufacturers, costs $0 b) you find many replacements on the open source sector for free. which wouldn't be needed in fact, because you get of course the best fitting software from the manufacturer of the gaming device. with games like pioneer in which i'm envolved, there will be more games for the MAC in future, just in advance, if one would say:"the MAC isn't no gaming machine". i have a MACbook in front of me and this little machine is quite good to play our game, but... of course it's also frustrating that the manufacturers handle the MAC neglected, i posted this already even to Logitech.
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Russell-Gleason
05 May 2007
Version: 2.4
FOLLOW-UP - I finally recieved my registration numbers by email. In this day and age where electronic communication and transactions are instantaneous, having to wait as long as I had to for the email registration numbers was (I felt) unreasonable - especially in light of the fact I still have no email address for contact with the developer [this also was NOT included with the registration information]. If I had, had his email address, I certainly would have posted it here. What about the program itself? Works great! Very simple, easy to use, and does exactly as advertised! I'm exceedingly happy with it. I'm using this program to run my 12 button programable Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick [supposedly made for the PC "only", but made totally functionable for the Mac with GamePad Campion v2.4 on OS-10.4.9 on a 2002 G4 Digital Audio Mac]. I can highly recommend this program for all PPC Mac users. I can also highly recommend the developer make publicity known his email address for customer support !!!
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Russell-Gleason
05 May 2007
Version: 2.4
RIP-OFF - Unless you have an Apple Account in order to access their email address for support your SOL. I purchased this program today (May 4 2007) and NEVER (I repeat - NEVER) recieved an email from them with a registration number. And since I don't have an account with "Apple", I can't get access to their email address for support. Their demo works great, but if you like to throw your money away, just purchase this product. Or better yet, send me your money! rsgleason2000@yahoo.com
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SpringheelMac
13 April 2007
Version: 2.4
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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Nannassy
25 April 2006
Version: 2.3
Does Gamepad Companion work with the USB Xbox 360 Controller?
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Anonymous
13 April 2005
Version: 2.2
I bought the Gamepad Companion for my Logitech MX900 BT Mouse. It's up to its' task and allow me to configure all the buttons. However, I found that I need to "Stop/Start" it every time the systam awakes from sleep in order to resume its' function. Which indeed is very annoying! Hope the developer could solve this issue.
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Anonymous
02 March 2005
Version: 2.2
Getting the same preflight thingy error here too. I just bought a Playstation-to-USB controller adapter that is for Windows only. My mac recognises it though and I think this might just do the trick. If only I could install it.
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Anonymous
06 September 2004
Version: 2.2
When I tried to install Version X2.2 on my G4 Powerbook (Panther 10.3.5) I got the following message concerning the installer that could not be opened: The preflight script was either not executable or not readable.
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Anonymous
25 April 2004
Version: 2.2
to John: just select the mx900 program buttons as u like and select 'start' that should do it ! I have programmed the fwd and back buttons, the scroll button switches to next app and 6/8 show all windows in selected app, or expose all windows. works great on pb17' 1gigRAM 7K60 HD
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4.5
18 April 2004
Version: 2.2
I have to say, I am definitely impressed. This program not only found my PS2 adapter perfectly, and had everthing mapped, but it actually WORKED. In fact, I only have one minor gripe: When using my analog stick as a mouse axis, i have to repeatedly tap it.... I may just have it set up wrong. Also, feature request: maybe make it work more seamlessly with Expose? (I had to set Expose to F5/F6, check Use F keys as function keys, map them, then uncheck F keys.... 3 different prefpanes all in all) But this is gonna be fun. :-D Cool app. Contrary to what some have said it's very intuitive (to me) and easy to use.
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Anonymous
07 April 2004
Version: 2.2
I can't get the gamepad companion to work. The MX900 shows up, but I can't program it. Any suggestions?
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5
Anonymous
27 February 2004
Version: 2.2
congratulations to the author for this excellent software! allow Panther to use all 8 buttons of the Logitech mx900 bluetooth mouse in all application, while Expose already did w/o G.C.X 2.2! easily, reliably ! and it works ! this developer deserves *****, and his/her good work doesn't get enough recognition. maybe he/she should contact Logitech and develop for them too ! very very good stuff pb 17', 1 gig ram, 7K69, airportXtreme, Bluetooth
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Anonymous
29 January 2004
Version: 2.2
Version X 2.2 doesnt want to be installed on my G4. I get an error message and cant run the installer.
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UmarOMC
24 January 2004
Version: 2.2
I found this fairly un-intuitive, (not necessarily buggy) and, despite purchasing a license, have removed it entirely and have learned to play games without having to rely on GamePad Companion at all.
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Anonymous
23 December 2003
Version: 2.1
In 10.3 it recognizes my WingmanRumblepad, but that's all. No clickable options in the prefpane.
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Anonymous
28 October 2003
Version: 2.1
Hello. I would like to warn everybody that (at least in my experience) GamePad Companion (ver 2.1) does not work under the new OS (10.3 Panther) just released by Apple. If you have had any different experience (again, under Panther), please let us know.
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Garymcc
17 October 2003
Version: 2.1
I bought this sofware (twice) and never got a serial number from them dispite my many emails. Any one know how to reach them?
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Anonymous
11 July 2003
Version: 2.1
Works for my Firestorm Dual Analog on the Mac. But it still has some problems like moving directional buttons on its own.
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Anonymous
17 May 2003
Version: 2.1
I installed it, but I can't get to the control panel! It doesn't show up in the System Prefs, and when I plug a joystick in, nothing happens. I just want to get my Saitek X36 controller to work.
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3.75
Anonymous
31 December 2002
Version: 2.1
Worked when I used it. But, I no longer need it (plus the time limit is up), so how do I get rid of it? Gave it a 2 in features for not allowimg me to uninstall.
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2.75
Anonymous
12 December 2002
Version: 2.1
Totaly doesn't work with Medal of Honor. I can't get any of the right analog joystic comands to show up. The direction buttons won't work either. Please update this to make it functional.
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Dave
27 November 2002
Version: 2.1
If your looking for a game controller for an iShock with Tomb Raider Chronicles this is definately NOT it. Gamepad falls way short of controlling an iShock by far and definately is NOT ready for OS 10.2.2 since it has been the first application that has locked up OS X. This really needs o be freeware since it is not ready for primetime.
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4.25
Ralph Miranda
01 November 2002
Version: 2.1
X/Y-axis control is very quirky. I attempted assigning the arrow keys to the respective X/Y-axis pad on my Gravis GamePad Pro USB for use with the AWESOME SpaceTripper (http://www.pompom.org.uk/- Mac Update SHOULD list this game!!! Why it doesn't come up via MacUpdate, VersionTracker nor MacGameFiles.com is beyond me!) and the axis values kept "flipping" every time I launched the game! If X-axis worked, they Y was reverse... or vice versa... the rest of the buttons worked fine. Very odd... I figured assigning keyboard values is pretty straight forward... :p
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Anonymous
26 September 2002
Version: 2.1
Oh, if only it worked. After you press "start" a rumbling noise comes from your speakers. Doesn't crash, but doesn't work either. Would not allow me to play Deimos Rising with a Saitek Cyborg 3D or Saitek P750
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4.25
Anonymous
31 August 2002
Version: 2.1
This application means I can play all of my games with a gamepad, without it I can't. Version 2.1 is compatible with Jaguar. What more can you ask?
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3.5
Jeff-Parker
25 August 2002
Version: 2.0.3
Bought this, then upgraded to Jaguar a week later, now it no longer works. Great product while it lasted, but now I feel a bit ripped off. If you own Jaguar don't buy this unless you know it'll work in 10.2. Waiting or a patch...
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Anonymous
18 August 2002
Version: 2.0.3
I've used a previous demo version and it worked flawlessly with my psx to usb link-up, however I refuse to pay $15 for something that should obviously be a native feature of OS X. The developer is, as far as I'm concerned, taking advantage of all of us and quite frankly being a ass in the process. Also, I cannot tell him/her this personally because there is absolutly NO contact information on the website. And I would have to wait 2-3 DAYS for my program to be EMAILED to me?? Oh please. ridiculous. all I have to say is **** *** *******.
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5
aymen hussain
14 August 2002
Version: 2.0.3
ineed update my game pad
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Anonymous
24 October 2001
Version: 1.0
Froze immediately in 10.1
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3.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase

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