360 controller - only analog sticks work

Apr 29 at 6:01 PM
I upgraded to El Capitan recently because i got tired of seeing the message.
So, the first thing i notice is i have no support for my 360 controller anymore. I download another updated driver and it connects perfectly. all buttons register and respond.

When i load up PCSXR, I am able to change the buttons in the controller preference pane and it responds to everything. But when i get in game i only have the analog sticks and the D-Pad.
i can move around fine, but i have no triggers or o,x,◻︎,▵ buttons.
at a loss.