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Is it possible to connect a ps3 controller to a android phone?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by mossburn, May 15, 2010.

  1. mossburn

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    If someone develops an app for it just like the Wii mote, then yes, its possible.
    At the moment there is no app.
     
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    I don't think its possible at the moment.
     
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    I was just thinking about this the other night lol. Hopefully some developer out there makes one, it would making playing those emulators so much better.
     
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    There is an item called BlueTooth Share in the droid marketplace. It's supposed to allow you to connect any bluetooth game controller (ex. Keyboard, PS3 controller). I haven't had a chance to test it though.
     
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    I don't see anything in the market called bluetooth share.

    For the record I highly doubt a PS3 controller will ever work with an android phone. It only pairs via USB, unlike the wiimote which can pair remotely.

    Sure, you could state that a person could just use a mini to micro usb cord, but I don't think the phone can be setup to work like that.
     
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    PS3 controllers don't only pair through USB, I can pair my controller with my psp by bluetooth, so it could happen
     
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    Interesting.

    That being said, I have to wonder why the wiimote was used instead of a PS3 controller then. If I remember right, I had read somewhere that the wiimote can sync with an android phone because it doesn't require the full sync access that a game console would be able to provide, and the PS3 controllers were more involved.

    Oh well. I'm buying a wiimote tomorrow for $30, while I would obviously love to be able to use one of my old sixaxis controllers with it, I'm sure a wiimote will work for now. Some of the games will be a bit tedious, since you only have the 2 buttons on the right, but oh well.

    I mostly just want to play RPG's while I'm at work on lunch break for those days where I don't have a book to read or some video to watch.
     
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    i dont see a app called bluetooth share, i would rather use a ps3 controller than the wii remote..

    You only have to buttons to work with, are you sure its called bluetooth share??

    I really need to get a ps3 controller working or some other type of controller with more buttons..
     
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    I know this is an old thread but anyone know if there is a way to do this yet?
     
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    I believe the creator of the wiimote app is working on PS3 controller support using a PC for the actual pairing.
     
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    Why use a PS3 controller when you can use Datel's wireless wii classic?

    Wii Wireless Retro Controller - Codejunkies US

    2 joysticks. left + right triggers. 4 buttons on the right. d-pad. start + select

    What does the PS3 have that this doesn't? It works with the wiimote controller app on the market.
     
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    It not so much what the PS3 controller has that the wii remote doesn't, it that more people (generally speaking) have a PS3.

    I know I don't own a wii or know anybody that does so I have absolutely no access to a controller. I'd hate to spend money on a controller that would solely be used for my phone when I already own a PS3..
     
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    the wii outsells the PS3... BY FAR
     
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    true. however...those that are capable working a psx emulator, unzipping files, 7zing files, creating bins, iso's ect, are "probably" going to be the type of people that would have a ps3 over a wii. so in that context, a ps3 controller would probably be the prefered input method for most on the market. ;)
     
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    why not just install a psx emulator on your computer and use the ps3 controller on there....
     
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    :cool:
     
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    The problem with this is that I'd need to spend $40 on it whilst I already have a PS3 remote. :p
     
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    got to say that a ps3 controller would be preferable as it completes the PS3 on my Android feel lol but then again, i mostly play it while walking into work and i cant use any controller and hold the phone realistically then anyway so i shouldn't get too worked about it!
     
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    One major drawback with this is that there isn't even 100% working ps3 controller drivers for the PC, let a lone the android OS. lol It's possible if someone could crack the bluetooth encryption/protocol that the PS3 uses (or buy it from someone who already has), but it would also require the someone to create drivers for the android OS rather than a simple app. I m not sure if the android NDK (native development kit) would be sufficient enough to do this or you would need to go even lower with something like assembly... Drivers are an iffy subject when it comes to mobile platforms.
     
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    Sorry, I posted ignorantly. I didn't think of the fact that the people wanting PS3 support already have a PS3 controller and not a Wii. I have a PS3 and a Wii :D

    The Datel wireless controller is a nicer solution for me than attaching a wii classic to a wii remote. The Datel controller connects directly to the wii and to my phone.

    I wouldn't get your hopes up on PS3 controller support. It's a pretty complicated mess. But there is a developer trying (the one who made the wiimotecontroller app).
     
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    not to beat a dead horse, but i wanted to see if there might be an update to this. with the new real hdmi app it would be awesome to connect your ps3 controller to your phone and then hdmi out to a t.v. with the ps3 emulator.
     
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    That joypad doesn't have L2 and R2 buttons, just L and R. Same goes for L3 and R3, where you push the joysticks in, doesn't look like you can do this on that wii retro pad either.

    Another option though would be an xbox360 controller, as they have the correct amount of buttons too.
     
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    It's my understanding that a 360 controller uses a proprietary band, not bluetooth, so it wouldn't be able to sync with the phone. I remember reading that before anyway.
     

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