Problem with original PS3 controller

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  • #112756

    giustino
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    Hi to all,
    I’m trying to use my original PS3 controller with last version of retropie but I have some problem:
    1-the controller works only in emulationstation (by USB cable, see point 2), when I enter in game I can play only with keyboard;
    2-I can’t match the ps3 controller with BT dongle. I follow the youtube tutorial mentionated in wiki section but when I try to hold PS button the controller start to vibrate and all four leds start blinking in sequence.
    Thx in advance

    #112767

    shoothere
    Participant

    Hi Guistino,

    did the pairing from the terminal work as per the tutorial?

    For step 2: did you remove the USB cable after the pairing as per instructions? What I found is I press the PS button once, it starts vibrating/cycling lights and I press it a second time (both times a short press) and it works. Let me know if this works for you!

    #112768

    giustino
    Participant

    Hi shoothere,
    yes I did….I have followed the tutorial but my controller doesn’t appears in the menu “configure input devices from retroarch”, there is only keyboard. About point n.2, I have tried by pressing the PS button two times as suggest by you but nothing happens.
    One questions: the tutorial starts with ps3 controlled plugged to rasp by usb cable, then I must insert the BT dongle in rasp, push PS button and then unplug the USB cable, is it right?

    #112770

    gizmo98
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    The video tutorial is a little bit outdated. Just install ps3 driver “once” and connect your controller over usb afterwards. Everything should be setup now. Remove usb cable and press PS button. Your controller should pair (one LED should light up). Start controller config in emulationstation (Start button + Input configuration) and configure your controller.

    #112771

    giustino
    Participant

    Hi gizmo,
    I must press PS button after removed USB cable and after insert BT dongle. Is it right?

    #112772

    gizmo98
    Participant

    Yeah you must always press PS button to pair after boot, restart or initial configuration. If one LED lights up after pairing animation your controller should be paired successful.

    #112788

    shoothere
    Participant

    gizmo making me look bad with all the AWESOME advice. Basically what gizmo said! Hope it works for you!

    #112789

    gizmo98
    Participant

    You are awesome as well. *lol*

    #112797

    giustino
    Participant

    Well done guys, I have solved all my problem (for the moment). The problem was the BT dongle infact I have changed it and ps3 controller was matched with rasp.
    Thx to gizmo and shoothere XD

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