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Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by bo-waleed, Jul 4, 2010.
can someone explain how to do it ?
I made a video guide for Feral customers to show them how to sync PS3 pads for use in our newer games, it is a step by step guide to connecting a PS3 Pad to a Mac.
You will need:
10.6 Snow Leopard*
USB charging cable for PS3 gamepad
Bluetooth enabled on your Mac
Video Guide on how to sync your PS3 Pad
* Does not appear to work in 10.5, the pad will sync but will not work in games.
it doesn't work
I tested this in 10.5.8 following my video instructions and the PS3 pad appears in my paired bluetooth items.
When you say it does not work do you mean it does not pair with your Mac (and appear in the bluetooth devices list) or do you mean that it does not work in the game you are trying?
I took it one step further and checked the PS3 pad on one brand new Feral demo of Mini Ninjas and the PS3 pad only works in 10.6, you can get it to sync in 10.5 but it does not work in the game. I am pretty certain this is because 10.5 bluetooth support is not as good as 10.6 Snow Leopard.
It really works, thank you, I will find some games to try it more.
Support may vary from game to game but I know at Feral we will be supporting the PS3 pad on all our newer games. We will add support in the older games (if their are any issues) when we patch them. I think most games should work fine but they may have the odd side effect.
If you have issues with any Feral game just contact support or send me a PM
Does your game support vibration? I am thinking download some one.
it doesn't pair with my mac appear in the bluetooth device list
i am using 10.5.8
where exactly i have to connect it via bluetooth ??
in the bluetooth preference ? or by clicking ''any device'' when searching ??
No the vibration is not part of the standard input specification so it would need a licensed driver to work correctly.
Follow the video exactly and it will appear in the bluetooth menu when you remove the usb cable. However as I mentioned above 10.5.8 does not fully support the pad you will need 10.6.
Game: Mini Ninja
Platform: Mac OSX 10.6.4
Gamepad: PS3 Dual Action
Problem: Recently, I purchase the PS3 gamepad to play Mini Ninjas, after reading the posts on here, there seems to be glich. I was able to get my mac to find it perfectly fine and I'm not sure what is wrong. I go to change from the keyboard to the controller and when I press the circle button the game pad it does one of two things
1. When it is done in the opening screen before the game is even started (I think it's called a splash screen, where you can still exit or change profiles). Trying to change it here results in black screen, with leaves and music, but am unable to play.
2. I tried it also after starting the game and all I get is a white screen and music.
In both cases, the screen telling me what all the buttons do comes up before selecting the circle . Is there something I am doing incorrectly?
*I have also sent this to Ferral support, but thought this might be faster.*
So I think I might have figured out at least where the problem is, the game keeps having glitches I will try to reinstall but I've tried this on other games and it doesn't usually work. Here's hoping!!!!
I am pretty sure we solved your problem via our support email channel. I believe the issue was related to system spec or having multiple pads installed.
Yes thank you it works perfectly and I feel a little silly for not thinking of it myself. Thank you again.
Will this work with third party PS3 controllers or is it limited to the DS3?
I am unsure what a DS3 controller is. I had a Wireless Logitech Rumblepad connect to my iMac and it was interfering with the bluetooth on the PS3 controller.
DS3 is the Dual Shock 3. I guess I used more initials than I should've