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How To Connect Xbox 360 Controller to Mac OS X Yosemite

 

This article will be quite helpful if you want to connect Xbox 360 controller to Mac OS X Yosemite. You can play games on your Mac with the help of Xbox 360 controller. Follow simple instructions to achieve this objective.

How to Connect Xbox 360 Controller to Mac OS X Yosemite

If you desire to make your Xbox 360 work with Mac OS X, you need to install some drivers, which are called as kexts in Mac. Apple offers a standard set of kexts to support all third party hardware. However, Apple hasn’t provided the driver for Xbox 360 controller. You will have to search somewhere else for that.

Colin Munro developed the code for the driver of Xbox 360 controller. However, it wasn’t updated since Snow Leopard, and it will not work with OS X Yosemite. Some other developer has updated the code now and posted on the GitHub.

For installing it, you just need to download the .dmg file from the GitHub repository. Open it and simply run the installer. You also need to disable kext signing on your Mac. This is automatically forced in Yosemite and will not allow the kext to load. You can easily do this by using the following command in the terminal and using your password.

“sudo nvram boot-args=”kext-dev-mode=1″

You will need to reboot your Mac for recognizing the controller.

Configuration

The aforementioned steps will ensure that your controller is working in most of the situations. If you desire to change the configuration of your controller, then you just need to go to your “System Preferences” and you will find a new option called as “Xbox 360 Controllers”.

From the following menu, you will be able to test your controller whether it is working fine. You can also make the changes to the configuration.

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That’s it. You have learnt how to connect Xbox 360 controller to Mac OS X Yosemite. You are ready to play games with this controller now. You can take part in multi-player games with your friends with the Xbox 360 controller.

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  • Micah Holmes

    I am wondering exactly what I type into terminal in order to allow MAC to recognize the Xbox controller? Excluding the parenthesis, is it (sudo nvram boot-args=”kext-dev-mode=1″) with no spaces?