PS3 controller to play iPad games...?

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

  1. Taustin Powers, Feb 13, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012

    Taustin Powers macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2005
    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 Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Problem some Apple api restrictions preventing it, but yep would be cool.
  3. Taustin Powers thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2005
    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...
  4. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2010
    It's possible with a jailbroken iPad and a Wii classic controller.
  5. Stelph macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2008
    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

    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

    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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