OS X Use Fake PS3 controller as wired

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by P Wheeler, May 11, 2014.

  1. P Wheeler macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2014
    Hi i bought a fake PS3 controller and i haven't had any luck with bluetooth. I don't mind using a cable but it does't work straight up for my MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2007 Snow Leopard).
    Is there something like MotionInJoy?
    Can you send me a link to something?
    I want to use the controller to play minecraft btw
  2. edddeduck macrumors 68020


    Mar 26, 2004
    Fake pads have a fake bluetooth chipset and this has compatibility issues with OS X software and sometimes Apple bluetooth hardware as well.

    I find if you have a fake controller it's completely hit and miss especially with BT. We bought a fake one at Feral (by accident Amazon said it was legit but when it arrived after some close looking it was fake) and although it looks very much like the left ones we found it has serious issues creating a stable BT connection and most of the time makes Apple's bluetooth request we enter a 4 digit passcode (which is impossible). We kept the pad so we can use it as a test pad to reproduce customers issues and let them know about fake pads when the odd strange issue comes up.

    Moral of the story is fake pads can be a little unreliable.

    As for Mindcraft support for pads I can't answer that bit.
  3. P Wheeler thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2014
    Yeah ok
    I dont want to use bluetooth just a wired connection. I might download MotionInJoy and use Wine to port it. And controllers an be used with minecraft, it just requires a bit of tweaking.
  4. edddeduck macrumors 68020


    Mar 26, 2004
    When plugged in it just works (in Feral games) so I don't think you need any drivers.


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