iPhone as a PS3 controller?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by motoleo, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    My PS3 controller broke, so I thought I could use my iPhone to replace it?

    Has anyone gotten this to work?
     
  2. biohead macrumors 6502

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    Although it uses Bluetooth, you cannot use an iPhone as a PS3 controller.
     
  3. motoleo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. chrislaw macrumors 6502a

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    Yikes. Can't even imagine, seems like it would be crazy uncomfortable.
     
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I'm not sure how well multi-touch is going to replace:

    D-pad
    Left analog
    L3
    Right Analog
    R3
    Triangle
    Circle
    Square
    X
    L1
    L2
    R1
    R2
    Start
    Select

    If you want to try and have a 3.5" screen replicate a 15 button controller feel free, but I can guarantee you it won't work out well. Hell, even Nintendo wasn't crazy enough to try a multi-touch only controller in the Wii-U.

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    SO uncomfortable...
     
  6. ninjaw95 macrumors 6502

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    i think they made it so you can use a ps3 controller on android or something similar, pretty cool.
     
  7. cynics macrumors G4

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    You can plug a ps3 controller INTO an android device since it supports USB hosting. Problem is the app needs to support the input method, works great for emulators to play old school goldeneye, sonic, Mario etc etc.

    But to the best of my knowledge there isn't an app to use the phone as an actual controller. There is an app for iOS and android to control certain enabled bluray disc on the ps3. It's very limited as it only works with certain blurays, it's called 'pocket BLU'.
     
  8. brianwilliams macrumors newbie

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    It might be able to work. But the Ps3 Controller doesn't have a Bluetooth address.
     
  9. mysterioustko macrumors 6502

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    You can pair a playstation controller to an android phone. For example, you can pair a playstation controller to the Galaxy Nexus and use it to play games via bluetooth.
     
  10. chrislaw macrumors 6502a

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    Now THAT would be nice. I haven't even downloaded GTA for iPhone because I don't want to deal with the controls but I would of I could pair a ps3 controller with it. Not sure about how it would turn out but I'd definitely give it a shot
     
  11. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

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  12. cynics macrumors G4

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    Well that's a cheap alternative to a free/$.99 app. :)
     
  13. chrislaw macrumors 6502a

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    This. I don't play handheld games enough to justify that. In fact I rarely play them ever.
     
  14. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

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    You get what you pay for I guess.

    A hand-held gaming console will have better controls, better games and a larger screen.

    It also crashes far less often than your iphone games will.
     
  15. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I'd see it as more practical (and enjoyable) than trying to play iOS "games" with a console controller.
     
  16. Karl1234 macrumors newbie

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    Webe++

    There is an app for jailbroken iPhones now
    Webe++ works great. Get from Cydia store, $5.
    Great for navigating media and much better than ps3 controller for web apps as it works as a touchpad for cursor.
     

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