PS3 controller help nothing works

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  1. yuckfou4202005, Feb 24, 2014
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    yuckfou4202005 macrumors newbie

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    hi I have tried all the normal tricks to try to get this working on my Mac 21.5 mid 2010 running OSX 10.9.1, I have an official PS3 controller that works fine with my PS3 but i can't seem to get it to connect to my mac tried most everything please help. If I use gamepad companion I can individually map buttons while plugged in through usb plug in not bluetooth wireless. It won't even show up in bluetooth preference, what it show's up as is 00-32-00-de-99-a1. :(
     
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Not sure about the DualShock 3, but the PS4 controller (when connected via the USB cable) was plug & play and I didn't need to do anything.
     
  3. epic-retouching macrumors member

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  5. yuckfou4202005 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't turn off my bluetooth because my keyboard & mouse are bluetooth, how can i work around that.
     
  6. epic-retouching macrumors member

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    I plugged it in through USB, turned it on then I unplugged it. At least I think I did this, it was a long while ago. All I know is I did exactly what that guide told me.
     
  7. GreyMatta macrumors regular

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    I did exactly the same thing on both a Mac mini and rMBP with a dual shock 3 in 10.9.2. The only other thing I had to do was reset the DS3 with a pin at the bottom to get it to connect to the mini. I think this was probably because it was still paired with the rMBP.

    I think I am going to get a wired XBox 360 controller so at least the buttons correspond to what the game tells me to press. They are only £25.
     

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