On the final installment of our series on Mac gaming, we take a look at gamepad support on OS X.
I went with a Playstation 3 controller for a number of reasons
- PS3 controllers pair via bluetooth and the driver is already on OS X. The pairing process is a little confusing but there are guides and videos online to make it easier
- I’ve owned a PS2 so I’m used to the basic controller design
- I’ve never owned an XBox and find the controllers are somewhat bulkier, more expensive, require downloading a driver, and to play wirelessly requires buying an adapter. That said, systems like Steam and many games tend to support XBox 360 controllers as a standard
Controller Keybinding Apps
Most articles I read on connecting controllers recommended this app
I went with this one because it was cheaper and had better reviews in the app store