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PS3 Controller will not stay connected

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May 20, 2013 1:03 PM

I am running Snow Leopard (10.6.8) on a 2011 MacBook Pro.  I recently purchased the GTA series through Steam and am trying to play them with my Sixaxis PS3 controller.  I do not own a PS3, I bought this controller simply to use with my Mac. 


I've followed all the tutorials I can find, I've tried different combinations with disconnecting the controller at various times, updating services, and reconnecting, pressing the button three times quickly, and also holding it down for 10 seconds.  It doesn't matter what trick I've tried, nothing has changed the behavior for the device. 


I have never been asked for a bluetooth passcode.  After I reset the controller for example and start all over from scratch the controller is seen and recognized, and I can get it to connect, however no matter what it will always just drop the connection about 10-15 seconds later.  I have downloaded the PS3 driver from the Tattiboggle site, I have been able to play the game with the controller plugged into the USB port, but I want to figure out the bluetooth compatibility. 


This has been beyond frustrating, I've found this questions asked by others several times for the past two years, but I've never seen it answered.  Please please help me. :/


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Sixaxis PS3 Controller, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    May 20, 2013 1:12 PM (in response to IronicUsername)

    This is is outside what we really do around here, perhaps your problem is better resolved on other forums more tailored for this sort of thing, or MacRumors where there are a bunch of young types that would be interested and capable in such hardware tweaks.


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