simple tips: how to use your PS3 controller with your Mac

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i was looking for a decent game pad to play some Mac games. to be exact, i wanted to play the action/puzzle game LEGO Indiana Jones. my requirements was simple, it must be functional and it must be stylish. before i could find my ideal game pad, i stumbled upon something interesting that ended my search for a game pad: using your PS3 dualshock sixaxis controller on your Mac. i am currently on Snow Leopard, and all i have to do to get my PS3 controller to work with my Mac is to install the PS3 USB driver and i am good to go. i have yet to try with other games but it does works with LEGO Indiana Jones. ain’t it cool? ;) my iMac also detects the PS3 controller as a bluetooth device, so i can either use the controller via the USB cable or via bluetooth connection.

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PS3 dual shock controller hooked up to iMac via USB, you can go with BT as well.

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if the controller is successful recognized by the Mac, you can start navigating the menu using it.

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the configuration screen of LEGO Indiana Jones. you gotta figure out what the numbers represents.