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#1 yanike


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:16 AM

First.. thanks to all the sources on the web!


I've been having some fun!!!!! OK. Now to the setup up ;)


Open Terminal and use the following commands:

sudo apt-get install libusb-dev libusb-0.1-4
sudo apt-get install libusb-dev libusb-0.1-4 xserver-xorg-input-joystick
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:falk-t-j/qtsixa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qtsixa

Connect your PS3 Controller and launch QtSixA. Get you PS3 Controller ID (xxx:xxx:xxx:xxxx:xxxx).


Run this command in Terminal:

sudo sixpair xxx:xxx:xxx:xxxx:xxxx


Disconnect PS3 Controller and RESTART your system.


Connect PS3 Controller through USB port once you log back into your Ubuntu desktop. Press "PS Button" (have to do this each time you want to use it) and now you can control the mouse with your PS3 controller. SELECT is LEFT-CLICK and R3 is RIGHT-CLICK.


To get the controller working with ZSNES Emulator. Enter the following configuration in the "zinput.cfg" located in /home/[username]/.zsnes or ~/.zsnes


To show hidden folders on Ubuntu Linux, press "Ctrl+H" while exploring Nautilus (the application that allows you to see your documents, pictures, ...).


; Player 1 Input
; Input Device: 0 = Unplugged, 1 = KEYBOARD/GAMEPAD
; Keys for Select, Start, Up, Down, Left, Right, X, A, L, Y, B, R


Happy Gaming :)


Need games? go here -> http://coolrom.com/


People with Bluetooth computers can use QtSixA to setup their device to use wireless. Below is a video tutorial that will help you.


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