Originally Posted by edddeduck
By default the drivers only support the official pads. Your pad can be used on the Mac but requires the use of a third party driver and update script.
Below are some instructions you can follow if you would like try and get your 3rd party device working on the Mac.
1. Install the 0.11 tattiebogle drivers.
2. Download and run the extra pad suppport script.
3. Reboot your mac and plug your gamepad into your Mac
4. Check if the pad is picked up by the drivers. You can do this in system preferences in the "Xbox 360 Controllers" button in the "Other" section of the window.
So I followed this process and was disappointed that it didn't work. Here's the issue... while it "disappears" after I plug in, the computer still registers it's there. It has the bug where if you unplug it the computer resets. The ONLY way I have found to make it work is to plug it in, then restart. My computer will always tell me it restarted because of an error and acts like it had crashed instead of me telling it to restart. The controller HAS to be plugged in before the computer restarts or it won't show up. When the restart has occurred with the controller plugs in, it now shows up as properly connected in the preferences pane. All the buttons work and everything.
I really, really wish there was a way to do this without having to restart my computer just to make it work. It doesn't seem like a big deal but I use the controller for my desktop AND my laptop so I have to reset every time I move the controller to a different computer for various games.
If anyone figures out how to fix this, let me know. Otherwise, if you're still having the same issue I was having before, just try restarting with the controller plugged in and see if that works as a temp fix for you.