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Steam Skyrim, on Mac, with an Xbox 360 Controller

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ericringseth Thursday 7 November 2013 at 3:58

So, I bought Skyrim off of steam to play on my Macbook. To do this, i made a wineskin wrapper and it started to work fine.

Next, I wanted to use a wired Xbox controller to play it so i downloaded the "Xbox 360 driver" and the "GamePad Companion" to be able to use the controller.

I was able to make the controller work by mapping key controls on the keyboard to buttons on the controller, but there were problems with the camera movement on the right analog stick. 


1) When I turn the right analog stick in order to turn the camera or my character around, it will turn for a few seconds left or right, then stop turning when the cursor hits the edge of the screen.

2) The computer cursor also appears, along side the game cursor. This makes it so there are TWO separate cursors on screen that screw up gameplay. It will also make the application dock appear which is extremely annoying.

3) Lastly, while attempting to fix these problems myself, the GamePad Companion will sometimes begin to blurt out long error tones. so something must be wrong with that.

ANY people out there who already play [STEAM Skyrim on a Mac WITH a wired Xbox controller] who could help would be immensely appreciated!!!


My Wine Engine:
My Wrapper Version:
My Mac OS X Version:
Mac OS X 10.8.5
My Mac Model, GPU & CPU:
MacBook Pro 15 inch, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 512 MB & 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 
carolinefb Monday 2 December 2013 at 22:46


Sorry I don't have an answer for your problem. Instead I have a question for you.
I just purchases Skyrim on steam and downloaded Wineskin Winery. However, I have no idea how to get the game to run on my mac from here. Could you help a girl out?