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Sixaxis Controller

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm confused! Where do I begin?

Download and install the 'Sixaxis Compatibility Checker' from the Android Market, and the SixaxisPairTool from here. Next, follow the instructions here. If the compatibility checker reports your phone as being compatible, you can then download the 'Sixaxis Controller' app from the Android Market, and start playing games!

What is 'root access' and why is it required?

Root access gives certain applications elevated privileges and is required because current implementations of Android do not naturally supported the required protocols for communicating with the Sixaxis controller.

My controller works in menus, but won't work in my emulator!?

In the *oid emulators, you must enable Settings->Other Settings->Use Input Method.

When I click 'Start', it says 'Error: Missing required protocol'. What's wrong?

Most probably your phone is not supported. See here.

I've run SixaxisPairTool and connected my controller via USB cable, but it still just says 'Searching...'. What do I do next?

There is a known problem with swapping the USB port that you plug the controller in to. Try re-installing SixaxisPairTool with the controller still connected via USB cable. We are currently working on a fix for this.

When I try to run SixaxisPairTool I receive an error message stating 'libusb0.dll is missing from your computer'. Help?

With the controller plugged in via USB cable, open up the Device Manager and look for something called 'HID-compliant game device'. Uninstall this device driver, then re-install SixaxisPairTool. The problem should be solved.

I'm using MotionInJoy to pair, but when I press the power button, it won't connect to Sixaxis Controller.

MotionInJoy requires that you type your bluetooth address in reversed order. I.e. If your phones address is 1A:2B:3C:4D:5E:6F, then you need to type it as 6F:5E:4D:3C:2B:1A.

I'm stuck and my problem isn't listed in the FAQ, what should I do!?

If you are fairly sure your phone is compatible and you can't find answers anywhere, send me an email via the Contact page and I'll get back to you ASAP.