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Use console controls on iPad? Possible in theory?

11-19-2012, 12:42 AM
Originally Posted by Duss321 View Post
Thats true it can be done using a pairing tool, but you'll need usb acces to do that. Therefore its impossible on IOS devices. You need to wire the PS3 controller to your android phone or tablet by usb.
Not true, unfortunately.


This is me using a DualShock 3 via Bluetooth on Ice Cream Sandwich, on a Galaxy S2. I'm desperately searching for a way to make this happen on my iPad 3, and I'm coming up shorter than short. I mean, I can play a version of SoulCalibur from the App Store that is damn near identical to the Dreamcast original, but I am forced to play it through a touch screen method of control, and I am not happy about this fact. I'd love nothing more than to be able to map a controller to the device, but it seems that Apple isn't too keen on that. I got my BT address, mapped the controller with the same address, but it needs a device pin, and it's not letting me pair it to the device. I could come up with a hundred reasons why, but the fact that Android makes it so simple to do this where iOS does not is smacking of a wasted opportunity for an obvious need to be filled.
02-08-2013, 12:52 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
Well it is possible on iOS

1. Download the PS3 pair tool (also works with MotioninJoy)
2. Connect your PS3 controller with your pc (usb)
3. Go on your iOS device to: Settings > General > info.
4. Find Bluetooth (code is something like: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx)
5. Type your Bluetooth code in the pair tool.
6. Try to find your PS3 controller on your iDevice.

Now you can find your PS3 controller but there must be a way to bypass the pincode, but how? Maybe with BTstack (I think).
02-08-2013, 02:46 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,478
It can be done, and there is a dev currently working on a jailbreak tweak now.

It is compatible with any iCade game as it emulates that input. Search on YouTube for a video of it in action.

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