How to Use an Xbox 360 Controller Headset on a Mac OS X

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One of the things a lot of gamers like about games consoles is the specialised controllers for them that aren't matched with a computer. If you are a Mac OS X user, however, then with the use of an unofficial driver, you can use the Xbox 360 controller to control your games on your Mac. The headset support is much harder to implement, however, and only the Xbox HID Driver supports headsets. Drivers can be found online at sources such as, CNET and TattieBogle.

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Things you need

  • Xbox Controller Adapter

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    Possible Drivers

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    Download the Xbox HID Driver for Mac OS X. Double-click the disc image. Double-click the "XBoxHIDDrier.pkg" file to install the driver. Click "Continue" throughout the installation. Connect your Xbox Controller Adapter to an USB port and then plug in the Xbox 360 Controller. Open Xbox HID Driver for Mac OS X from the System Preferences folder and choose "Create New Configuration." Follow the wizard to create a new configuration.

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    Download Xbox 360 Controller driver for Mac. Double-click the disc image and then the installer package. Follow the onscreen set-up. Connect your Xbox adaptor and controller to your Mac and load the driver up in System Preferences. Click each button, then press the corresponding keyboard key you want to enable for it.

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    Download the TattieBogle Driver. Double-click the disc image and then installer. Follow the set-up. Open the driver from the System Preferences. Connect your Xbox adaptor and controller. Press each button and then choose the relevant keyboard button to adapt.

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