PS3 controller to play iPad games...?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Taustin Powers, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Taustin Powers, Feb 13, 2012
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    Would this not be the coolest thing? Just connect via bluetooth and play games like GTA3 the way they were meant to be. As it is, I can't stand most console ports on the ipad due to touch controls. If I could use a controller to play them properly, I would be spending significantly more money in the App Store!!
     
  2. MRU
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    Problem some Apple api restrictions preventing it, but yep would be cool.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Apple could make their own controller, I would buy it! Anything to make those games playable. :( But I guess it would be against their no-more-buttons philosophy...
     
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    It's possible with a jailbroken iPad and a Wii classic controller.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    AFAIK only for apps that support it like the N64, SNES emulators. There are some interesting developments like the 60beat controller that connects via the headphone socket

    http://www.60beat.com/category_s/73.htm

    However this only works with apps that have included the api coding from 60beats, so the app support is quite limited at the moment, especially for the price

    I would really love to see a solution like the one that has popped up on the Android side of things, where controller apps can now "emulate" touches to the screen

    http://www.nothingbuttablets.com/8345

    What this means is that even for games that dont have support for controllers "built in" you can still use a controller as you just set up emulated touchpoints that are controlled by the controller (e.g. PS3 controller) and it works just like you were prodding the screen. Very clever and I would love to see it on the iPad, even if it were for jailbroken iPads only
     

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