Tuesday 2 July 2013

InputStick and PlayStation 3

Just a quick post related to PlayStation 3. PS3 supports many different kinds of USB devices, but I'm mainly interested in the following: keyboard, mouse and gamepad. Unfortunately there are some limitations: you can't use keyboard or mouse to play games, also generic HID gamepad is supported only by some titles (for example: Dirt Showdown).

What I've been able to confirm is that my implementation of:
  • USB Keyboard: works
  • USB Mouse: works
  • USB Consumer Control: does not work :(
  • USB Keyboard & Mouse: works
  • USB Gamepad: works (as a generic HID gamepad, only with some games)

I guess that next step is to implement emulation of original PS3 controller. I've done a little bit of research and I think that I should be able to do this, using InputStick, although it's a bit tricky, since PS3 controller is not a typical HID device and it uses some custom protocol. For now, there are more important things that have to be done, but I will for sure come back to this subject later.
I'm aware of the fact that there are already apps like Blueputdroid that allow to control PS3 via Bluetooth, however your phone must be rooted, also it is not compatible with all phones. With InputStick this is not an issue anymore.


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