Enable the use of joystick controllers on your Mac. Connect a compatible device and scan the ports to identify it. Access the settings and control movement recognition, commands, etc. Alternatively, assign hotkeys and mouse gesture functions to control applications.
Download of Joystick Mapper 1.2 for Mac was on the developer's website when we last checked. We cannot confirm if there is a free download of this app available. The program lies within System Tools, more precisely Device Assistants. We recommend checking the downloaded files with any free antivirus. This Mac application was originally developed by Chibata Creations.
From the developer:
Joystick Mapper is an application that allows you to configure your joysticks or gamepads to simulate keyboard keys/mouse movement/mouse click/mouse scroll, so you can control any app or game using them, even the ones without built-in support. A very good companion for First Person Shooters, Flash Games, Media Players, for example.
You may want to check out more software for Mac, such as Tangent Mapper, Joystick Show or Function Keys Mapper, which might be similar to Joystick Mapper.