jwh02017Participant07/01/2015 at 16:08Post count: 12
Does anybody know if the cheap generic PS3 wireless controllers will work with RetroPie / Emulation Station ?
I’ve tried versions 2.6 and 3.0Beta4 on both a Raspberry Pi 1 and Pi 2.
I can get a genuine Sony PS3 controller to work. I’ve tried 3 different bluetooth adapters and the genuine Sony controller works with them all, but the cheap generic controller never connects. The generic controller does work with the PS3 console.
Any help would be much appreciated.rougerashaParticipant07/02/2015 at 14:03Post count: 6
I know this problem. But I think i have a workaround. I’ve paired the controllers with recalbox os and now they’re working well in retropie .rougerashaParticipant07/03/2015 at 14:27Post count: 6jwh02017Participant07/04/2015 at 18:13Post count: 12
I’m very new to retropie, in the instructions from your link, what is the “DO A MAKE”
download attachment, save on your pi
tar xfvz ps3controller.tar.gz
go into the ps3controller/sixad folder
do a make
sudo service sixad stop
sudo make install
sudo service sixad startjwh02017Participant07/06/2015 at 14:30Post count: 12
Thanks for the detailed explanation haha
[/quote]rougerashaParticipant07/06/2015 at 14:47Post count: 6
Hehe.. Are your controllers now working?jwh02017Participant07/06/2015 at 16:54Post count: 12
[quote=101477]Hehe.. Are your controllers now working?[/quote]
No, I’ve been trying to make sense out of those instructions. I’m very new to RetroPie so I’m not sure what I should type in and where I should put all the files. I can’t believe it’s this hard to get the cheap controller working whereas the genuine Sony controller works with every bluetooth and USB hub I have. I’ve spent so much time reading and trying to figure this out that I’m thinking it might be better to just buy a genuine Sony controller and toss these cheap ones in the trash.rougerashaParticipant07/06/2015 at 17:55Post count: 6
ok sorry…. my english is bad. but i try to explain. I am new too ;)
This step is what i did. i dont know if its required!
I have to controllers (ShanWan). Recalbox OS is another OS for retro gaming but you cant do much self. Retropie is different from Recalbox. So you just have to put the controllers with usb in the rpi (booted Recalbox OS) wait 10 seconds and put out the cable. Then it works in recalbox. But you want it work in retropie so pair all your controllers in recalbox.
then put the extracted zip anywhere on the retropie sd card.
boot retropie, press F4 and press any key. cd to the folder where you had copied it eg. /home/pi/ps3controller/sixad/
sudo service sixad stop
sudo make install
sudo service sixad start
If you skipped the first step you can now try to pair the controller. but i dont know if it works.
i hope you can understand this :DrobertybobParticipant07/06/2015 at 22:41Post count: 219
I’m tempted by a cheap PS3 controller too – one from Game (in the UK) but I’m put off by the face I don’t know if there are drivers to support it.jwh02017Participant07/07/2015 at 18:19Post count: 12
Thanks rougerasha for the help.
I now have one set of cheap controllers working. I didn’t install Recalbox OS. I’ve only tested it with RetroPie 2.6 so far. I’m going to test it with 3.0 Beta 4 to see how it goes. Once I do some more testing, I’ll post some instructions of what I did. For whatever reason, I’m still having trouble with one set of cheap controllers I got from ebay. The “good” controller has normal looking button decals on the right side, but the “bad” controller has modified button decals. See the attached pic. The “bad” controller does work with the PS3 console, but I can’t get it working with RetroPie 2.6 or 3.0.
[attachment file=”ps3 controller – good-bad.jpg”]jwingoParticipant08/02/2015 at 02:44Post count: 9
jwh02017, did you figure it out? I would love to know what all you did to get it set up? I am having the same problem.jwh02017Participant08/03/2015 at 17:19Post count: 12
[quote=103153]jwh02017, did you figure it out? I would love to know what all you did to get it set up? I am having the same problem.
Not yet. I’ve been busy lately with work so I haven’t had time to play with it much. The last few times I was playing with it, the controller would sometimes work fine but then it would have issues other times. I haven’t tried it on version 3.0 RC1 yet. I’m starting to think the cheap controllers are more trouble than they are worth. I really hope I don’t have to buy PS3 controllers since a single PS3 controller is more than the Pi itelf.jwingoParticipant08/03/2015 at 23:20Post count: 9
I agree. I would really like to use this one. I was able to configure it to work while wired, although the file it says it created does not seem to exist in the folder it states it is in. So that is odd. But I cannot get it to sync with any bluetooth dongle. The file for mine is SHENGHIC2009/0708ZXW-V1Inc.PLAYSTATION(R)3Conteroller.cfg for what its worth.
I works nicely wired. If only I could figure out the bluetooth part.
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