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Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:26 PM   #1
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PS3 controller on mac with l4d2

so my new imac just came... bought left 4 dead 2 and connected up my bluetooth ps3 controller and its not working.. i bought this game because of the full controller support but do you have to activate it or something or have i got to download something else?
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 01:32 AM   #2
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IIRC i connected the ps3 controller to play Bastion and got it working without downloading any third party software. So it should work ...
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 05:57 AM   #3
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IIRC i connected the ps3 controller to play Bastion and got it working without downloading any third party software. So it should work ...
When your controller is connected are the lights on on the top of it on?
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 09:13 AM   #4
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When your controller is connected are the lights on on the top of it on?
Mine flash on and off when it is connected..
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 11:14 AM   #5
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Mine flash on and off when it is connected..
The flashing of the top lights means that the controller is not paired.

Maybe try this http://www.cultofmac.com/198793/use-...oth-os-x-tips/

or some of the many other suggestions google offers ; )

Edit: the flashing seems to be normal on Macs, I just assumed it would act the same way as on PS 3

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Old Feb 3, 2013, 11:15 AM   #6
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The flashing of the top lights means that the controller is not paired.

Maybe try this http://www.cultofmac.com/198793/use-...oth-os-x-tips/

or some of the many other suggestions google offers ; )
I've been playing games with the flashing lights for a while now using the gamepad companion app..
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 11:23 AM   #7
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I've been playing games with the flashing lights for a while now using the gamepad companion app..
that's good, but tell the OP, not me ; ) I only know how the controller acts with the PS 3. Besides, the Gamepad Companion costs $7.99, looks like there are solutions to pair it for free.
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