Griffin Jul 30 @ 4:38pm
Ps3 wired controller
well i have a ps3 wired controller and it i was wondering how do i use it to emulate a mouse and keyboard
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thetargos Jul 30 @ 7:22pm 
What's your distro? You can use antimicro, which is an implementation of what you want to do, based on what QJoyPad enables you to do. Again, depending on your distro.
Griffin Jul 30 @ 7:26pm 
linux mint 17 xfce but i might change to lubuntu
Griffin Jul 30 @ 7:26pm 
qjoypad doesnt work for me
thetargos Jul 30 @ 8:41pm 
The only other way is to use the x11-drv-joystick input driver for X and check its documentation.
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dubigrasu Jul 31 @ 9:55am 
Like said before, try Antimicro (qjoypad is abandoned), very clever program.
Eventually you can use xboxdrv and a keyboard/mouse emulation profile like this one: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=2pFWb2e1 made for Interstellar Marines, but it can be edited to suit your needs.
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*Leaf [DG] Jul 31 @ 10:33am 
Are you attempting to use the controller to actually control your mouse on the desktop, or just use it to play games?

Because if it's the latter the PS3 controller should work out of the box. You just need the x11 joystick driver, as thetargos said. Steam recognizies it as a PS3 controller in Big Picture mode and by configuing it there most games wll too.

Some games won't detect it, however. Installing xboxdrv and running this in the terminal after you plug in your controller solves that:

sudo xboxdrv --detach-kernel-driver
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dubigrasu Jul 31 @ 10:51am 
Originally posted by *Leaf DG:
Are you attempting to use the controller to actually control your mouse on the desktop, or just use it to play games?
Good question :)
Personally I imagined that he wants to use the controller for a game with no controller support at all.
*Leaf [DG] Jul 31 @ 11:01am 
Originally posted by dubigrasu:
Originally posted by *Leaf DG:
Are you attempting to use the controller to actually control your mouse on the desktop, or just use it to play games?
Good question :)
Personally I imagined that he wants to use the controller for a game with no controller support at all.

Well I guess playing non-supported games falls under the controlling your mouse with the analog stick option. xD

That never actually crossed my mind. There are so few Linux games on Steam that don't have controller support, and most of the ones I can think of aren't really designed for controller use at all (Crusader Kings II or Kerbal Space Program with a controller would just be weird IMO).
dubigrasu Jul 31 @ 11:20am 
Still there are some, and I'm really a lazy/couch gamer. I use xboxdrv profiles for all kind of games never made with controller in mind. I just set them on "easy" and relax on the couch away from the TV.
It changes a bit the experience, for example Ravensworld is a so-so game played with the mouse while with the gamepad is quite enjoyable.
Another problem is that in some cases the controller support is Windows only (Grimind for example) or not working properly in Linux.
Griffin Jul 31 @ 2:15pm 
yes i want to use the controller for a game with no gamepad support
thetargos Jul 31 @ 9:10pm 
In which case antimicro might do the trick for you... It's basically what QJoyPad does, but revamped. Works pretty well on my system (alas, I run Fedora) under GNOME or Cinnamon sessions (being it a Qt app, that is)
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