FIFA 12 - PS3 Controller HELP!!


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 24, 2011
Note: I know there's a similar thread below mine about using ps3 controllers for FIFA, but I didn't wanna hijack that thread for my specific problem, so if someone could help me out that would be great!

I was wondering if anyone that has successfully used their PS3 controller with FIFA 12 could help me out.

I've tried every possible thing to get this thing working and nothing has worked so far. I've tried redownloading/reinstalling the 7gb fifa file.

I've copied the commands and edited the buttonData.ini with the commands in this thread:

I've downloaded the zip file and followed the instructions here:

I've downloaded multiple ps3 drivers for mac, one of which is this one:

I even spent $15, bought ControllerMate, and spent about 3 hours configuring my controller, but to no avail.

My current status: so I have my controller connected to my computer via bluetooth. It seems as if the configuration I made in ControllerMate is in effect when my computer is just on the desktop or internet browser or anything, but once I boot up FIFA, it doesn't work. L2 is start, pressing the right analog stick is A, pressing the left analog stick is's just weird.

As you can tell...I'm pretty desperate to play some FIFA, so if anyone could help that would be much appreciated.

And if it makes any difference, my computer is running OSX 10.7.2.
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macrumors newbie
Oct 7, 2011
does your right analog work fine?

cause mine doesnt. its the only problem. that, and the scrolling menus sometimes.


macrumors newbie
Apr 11, 2012
egyptianmatt plz help mate , ive been going through the exact ssame obstacles and to no avail either, did u figure it out..also zaonline the file seems to be missing in ur posted link


macrumors newbie
Jun 14, 2012
Menu controls keep pressing down

Hi, i downloaded the file and did exactly as you asked, and the buttons work perfectly in the whole game - except the main menu, for some reason whenever the main menu comes up - the button down feels like its being pressed because the the highlighted box keeps moving down forever until i start a match etc, please reply as to what to do. Thank you very much.
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