Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Ask Question. Asked 6 years, 7 months ago. Active 5 years, 11 months ago. Viewed 21k times. Here are all the details I have: The one that works: The one that doesn't work:. Robert Louis Murphy. Set up gioteck VX Get a Sony controller and set it up See Next Section, if you don't have a Sony controller, you can copy my values, which may work, just remember that the steps below will be slightly different since you will be copying details from this thread instead of from your Sony controller Follow same instructions as in Step 1, but using your gioteck VX-1 instead of your Sony controller, write down the gioteck's address as soon as it is displayed.
Press the big round middle button on the VX-1 where the Playstation logo would be on a Sony control Your controller should connect now automatically without asking you to enter a passcode to pair, but it won't work as a game controller at this point and after less than a minute, it will disconnect, but at least you know that you have done all the steps correctly so far if it doesn't prompt you for a passcode and it is listed even when the status is "Not Connected".
Then drag your newly pasted node within your VX-1 so that the order of your VX-1 nodes match the order of your Sony nodes again, this is just to help you not miss anything. While you compare and note the differences mentally, don't change any VX-1 values yet, your just copying missing nodes from Sony at this point. Click on the gear menu and pick Disconnect.
Now, with your controller listed in the Bluetooth list with a status of Not Connected and with your USB cable disconnected, press the Playstation logo button. Your controller's status should change to Connected, stay connected for more than a minute for as long as you are still using it and work in the games and apps that support the PS3 controller. You are the only person I have found that had found an answer for generic ps3 wireless controllers!!! There are specific addresses blocks of numbers that are highlighted red in your example. Are those the addresses we need to copy from the sony device cache into the vx-1's info?
The thing is, i have used this controller with emulators and it is detected just fine. Furthermore, the controller works with Steam's Big Picture mode. On a whim, I busted out one of my legit ps3 controllers with a mini USB and it worked flawlessly, no setup, just plug and play. I often use my wired one because of its simplicity and I really dont' mind the bluetooth.
I have connected my ps3 to my mac with limited success.
It is really hit and miss when it works. The one little confound is that I did try that tattieboogie driver, even though mountain Lion already has a PS3 driver like I mentioned before, it is easy to use either controller for emulators and the big picture mode.
I will attempt to uninstall that driver and see if it still plays nice, lol. Per page: 15 30 Date Posted: 14 Feb, pm. While not an ideal solution, there is a Windows app that allows you to manually set the Mac's Bluetooth address to the PS3 controller.
I use this app to manually sync my PS3 controller to my Android Tablet since you can't sync it in the normal way. Communities Contact Support. Sign in Sign in Sign in corporate. Browse Search. Ask a question.
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User profile for user: chuckthetekkie chuckthetekkie. I am using OS X Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post. User profile for user: Baloo Baloo Nov 6, AM in response to chuckthetekkie In response to chuckthetekkie I have a Macbook Pro mid running Mavericks and it will not connect. Nov 6, AM in response to Baloo In response to Baloo Have managed to even get the controller to ask for a passcode for pairing but it still doesn't pair, have tried every possible 4 digit passcode , etc nothing.
Nov 6, AM in response to chuckthetekkie In response to chuckthetekkie On the Bluetooth folder it shows connected when the lights are flashing but after about 20 seconds after the lights on the pad have gone out it shows disconnected. User profile for user: Arparr Arparr. This sounds a lot like my experience on my MBP 15 late model with video card and PS3 Dualshock 3 controller have not tried an original Sixaxis controller : 1 Connected via USB and held PS button down on the controller for a few seconds 2 Pulled cord out of PS3 controller then checked bluetooth settings - shows as connected but the lights were all off on the controller 3 Tested in a game on Steam at this point, Rogue Legacy.
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Curiously this is what I see when plugging it in:. User profile for user: EkasUk EkasUk. Someone decided it? User profile for user: Mrrocketman Mrrocketman.
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Desktops Speciality level out of ten: 0. User profile for user: Leonzo Leonzo. Short answer: You need to buy a PS3 recharge cable Long answer: I brought the new ps3 controller and managed to connect with a usb cable and to which I thought was recharging due to the flashing lights. I have to still recharge the controller on my laptop with my new cable I brought. User profile for user: orchetect orchetect. Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: 0.
User profile for user: Flacorobin Flacorobin. May 11, PM in response to Flacorobin In response to Flacorobin Recharging the ps3 controller with a cable made for ps3. Maybe that will work if you have access to a Windows PC.