Playstation 2 Emulator Mac Lion
Gaming on the Mac can be a rewarding experience, but there aren’t a great deal of Mac game controllers available (especially that you know you can rely on). Plus, if you’re already used to a Playstation 3 controller (the $40 Dual Shock 3 ), using something different can be a confusing experience. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about it – you can use your existing PlayStation 3 controller with your Mac via Bluetooth!
I’m trying to do this in 10.8.3, and it’s just not quite working. I’m not getting asked for the passcode, so I’m never entering 0000. I skip past that and finish the instructions, and everything looks okay in the settings, but the red lights on the dualshock keep blinking and it’s not able to interact with my game (LEGO Star Wars III: Clone Wars). Any ideas?
I have gone through this tons of times. First off the lights start flashing right when I plug in the USB. Sometimes I get the pairing prompt but after I put in the 4 zeros it just comes up again. Yes I made it a favorite. Sometimes I go through all the steps and then nothing even happens. Any ideas? Is there something else I might be missing? If there IS a PS3 driver that I downloaded, would it mess me up? How could I disable it? I am usually pretty good with this stuff, but I’m having a rough time here.
What I was meaning by mentioning the logitech was there is two modes that gamepad can be in.. dinput mode and xinput mode. The analog triggers only function in xinput mode. Perhaps the dualshock drivers are only written to support dinput mode. I’m just guessing here.. I know for a fact that analog triggers work with xinput (xbox compatible) controllers and input mode. The tattiebogle 360 drivers for example map the analog triggers to analog joystick axis and games support that.
I’ve used it in SDL MAME (command line version), Sonic Generations under the Wine API in CrossOver Mac, Steam’s Big Picture, many other emulators, many Mac compatible games that accept game pad input. Many don’t. Some may give you guff about some buttons like And Yet It Moves which only allows some buttons for some reason, but overall it should work fine.
i’ve successfully paired it under mavericks without going through steps 5-12. just plugged into the usb using a mini usb cable (used the one that came with the ps3 if that helps at all…). other than showing as a connected device on the bluetooth notification bar, there are no lights indicating it is paired with the mac. but you should know it’s working if you press the ps button when steam is active and it engages big picture mode
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I am currently using mavericks and have connected my ps3 controller a couple of times if I see the steps above I would be kind of worried to have to put a paperclip in my controller I so happen to know a much easier way to connect the controller to a mac(book) without having to stick a paperclip in it i think this also works on snow leopard all you need is the usb cable that comes with the controller and of course the controller itself. step 1: make sure bluetooth is switched on on your mac(book) step 2: connect your controller to your mac(book) using the cable step 3: hold the PS button for ±10 secs (the controller is now connected with the cable and will work with controller supporting games if you want to use your controller wireless continue with step 4 step 4: unplug the cable from the controller and your mac(book) step 5: press the PS button again If you look at the bluetooth menu (in the menubar at the top of your screen) you will see PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller the controller is now connected HAVE FUN
hey guys it works for GTA San Andreas just add the controller to favourites, mess around a bit and follow the instructions until the green light is next to the controller name in Bluetooth settings, then see if your game has a “joypad” or “controller” setting and then it should work! NO SOFTWARE TO DOWNLOAD AND NO NEED TO ENTER ANY PASSWORD(e.g.. 0000) i don’t exactly know what i did just get that green light and a compatible game!