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GamePad Companion

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GamePad Companion enables you to configure your gaming device to act as a keyboard or mouse. With GamePad Companion you can use your gaming devices with most games and apps, even if they don't have built-in support for those devices!

GamePad Companion works with gaming devices that conform to the USB HID (Human Interface Device) standard. For more information on devices you can visit GamePad Companion support.

*Some gamepads may require drivers not built into OSX before they will appear in GamePad Companion.

*Please visit for important information regarding XBOX 360 and PS3 gamepad support.

What's New in 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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Customer Reviews

worked great until it started crashing.

I used this program for about 30 minutes before it got stuck in “activate mode” and I cannot deactivate the program to change settings to my gamepad or the program will crash. I initially set it up for play with l4d2 and after I tested out the initial settings I decided to go back into the program and tweak the mouse sensitivity some. Unfortunately when I try to make changes the program crashes. There is absolutely nothing I can do to fix this. I have tried to reinstall the program, remake the .plst file that contains the preferences, and I have even emailed tech support three different times but received no reply. My advice is just to stick with mouse and keyboard since thats what you will have to do anyways after shelling out $8 for a program that does not work.

A must-have...

This is a tool-of-the-trade for those that use their computers as gaming platforms. I had one when I used a PC to play games on, and now I have one for my new Macbook Air (I use it with an Xbox 360 USB controller). This one is a little more refined than most, and works very well.

I have to think that the problems others are having with this app are on their end; I use it all the time and nerver had any trouble with it.

With some of these key-binding apps, performance issues start to emerge when mouse movement is assigned to either of the thumbsticks - not here.
Update: It stopped working out of the blue, What’s more, the thing never shuts off. Something went wrong here…
Re-edit: Everything’s fine now. I had an unrelated system crash a few days ago, and somethings needed to be reinstalled.
(Unrelated, but useful) Tip: Do NOT ignor the “Sartup disk full,” warning. You will need about 9GBs free for buiness-as-usuall performance.

Serious waste of money and time

In the past hour that I’ve had this app, it’s crashed AT LEAST 10 times. I can’t imagine how some people are getting it to work, but I have had no luck at all. Even if I get past all the crashes, the mapping for joystick to mouse scrolling is absolutely horrendous. The mouse continuously slides downwards even when I’m not moving the joystick. I originally bought this to use a controller with guild wars 2 but all it did was make the controls (on the keyboard too!) in gw2 stop working (I don’t even know how that’s possible). Anyway run far away from this app. It’s wasted an hour of my life I’ll never get back.

GamePad Companion
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  • $7.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.3.1
  • Size: 2.2 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later

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