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    Hi all!

    Got a Pi3 and freshly flashed 3.6 and it boots fine, gets up to the controller config screen, recognizes my usb connected Sony PS3 controller and from there on it doesn’t work.

    It seems it aknowledges the X button but the dpad and analog don’t seem to give any reaction. Up to and including 3.5 it would boot up and be configured very easily.

    Any tips?

    EDIT: forgot to add I tried 2 different controllers.

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by Profile photo of shoothere shoothere.

    Profile photo of auswear

    PS3 controller isn’t working for me on BT either

    Profile photo of shoothere

    Look in your other post, I linked there to a likely solution to your problem.

    Profile photo of gilbertdaemon

    I’m having the same issue (not able to get the PS3 controller to configure on the Emulationstation GUI) but I got it working in a way that I can use it to play games though you still would have to use a keyboard to access the content on the Emulationstation GUI.

    -On the RetroPie Menu
    -Configure RetroArch / Launch RetroArch RGUI
    -Input User # Binds

    This way you would be able to play the games but still there is the issue with the PS3 controller not working on the EmulationStation Gui.

    Hope this helps a bit.

    RPi 2
    RetroPie 3.6
    Wired PS3 Controller

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by Profile photo of gilbertdaemon gilbertdaemon.
    Profile photo of gizmo98

    Just run input configuration in emulationstation. PS3 controller has an other device name if it is connected over bt. So it is necessary to add a configuration entry for wireless connections.

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    i can reproduce the same problem with my ps3 controller when using the 3.6 Image (tested on PI2 & 3 and two different original ps3 controllers )
    It works on bluetooth on the pi3 but i doesn’t work using only usb

    On another SD Card i have an upgraded 3.6 Version (using since 2.4 or something) on that one everything works fine.

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