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Sixaxis Controller Setup Instructions
« on: December 26, 2012, 11:43:11 AM »
I created this thread to be completely for setting up Sixaxis controllers to work with Mupen. It's really simple to do, but some of the vagueness in Sixaxis Controller has made it hard for some people to figure it out.

Instructions written for Mupen64Plus AE release optimized build (22 Dec 2012) and Sixaxis Controller 0.6.1.

Check your device for compatibility with Sixaxis Controller before getting it!

Sixaxis Controller Compatibility Checker [nofollow]

Prerequisites:
1.   Mupen64Plus AE
2.   Sixaxis Controller [nofollow] (requires root!)

These instructions assume youíre starting from default settings.
Setup:
1.   Pair your controller (Intructions [nofollow])
2.   Press the three dot icon -> Preferences -> Gamepad Settings -> Enable Gamepad (make it checked).
3.   Open Mupen64Plus AE
4.   Settings-> Input -> Gamepad/keyboard (Make sure it is on!)
5.   Press calibrate, and then move the joysticks in complete circles a couple times, and also press and release the triggers. Press Ok.
6.   Press the on screen controls and then the press the Sixaxis buttons you want mapped to those controls.

Thatís all there is to it!

These instructions assume youíre starting from default settings.


2+ Player Setup:

When you want to play with more controllers, pair them with your device, and in Mupen, repeat steps 4-6, except instead of pressing Gamepad/keyboard, scroll down to Player 2 and repeat the steps. Each time you start a game, you will have to press the back button (or however you open the overlay menu in your device), press the three dots -> Multiplayer Setup -> PlayerX and follow the on screen instructions.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2012, 09:56:29 AM by Brendan McCoy »

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Re: Sixaxis Controller Setup Instructions
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 12:02:47 PM »
Thanks, I'll post this on the FAQ board.
Device: Samsung Galaxy Nexus i515
CPU: TI OMAP4460, 1.2 GHz (dual core, ARM Cortex-A9)
GPU: PowerVR SGX540, 307 MHz
RAM: 1 GB
Resolution: 720 x 1280
Rom: omni-4.4.4-20141014-toro-FML KitKat 4.4.4, rooted

Device: Eee PC 1015PEM
CPU: Intel Atom N550, 1.5 GHz (dual core, x86)
GPU: Intel GMA 3150, 200 MHz (dual core)
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Re: Sixaxis Controller Setup Instructions
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012, 12:18:45 PM »
Excellent!  Thanks for the clear directions.  The swiping bug is fixed, so feel free to edit the post, step 4.  Also, the analog triggers should be pressed as well when calibrating (that's actually the most important part).
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Re: Sixaxis Controller Setup Instructions
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2012, 11:15:08 AM »
First I just want to say thank you. It looks like you have multiple ps3 controllers working on the android emulator and I told Santa that was all I wanted for Christmas.

Second, do you have a different version than I do? I don't have any calibrate functions or three dot on screen options.

I tried the app in the playstore and also the apk in the general announcements section of this forum.

I'm stuck with all controllers bring recognized as player 1

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Re: Sixaxis Controller Setup Instructions
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2012, 11:42:09 AM »
Use the latest build.
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Re: Sixaxis Controller Setup Instructions
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2012, 03:41:43 PM »
THANK YOU so very much  :)  8)  ;D

Works great

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Re: Sixaxis Controller Setup Instructions
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2013, 10:53:08 AM »
hm i have the same problem :/
I don't have any calibrate functions or three dot on screen option.
Already using the latest version (3.jan)

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Re: Sixaxis Controller Setup Instructions
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2013, 11:24:35 AM »
There is an even newer build now
http://www.paulscode.com/forum/index.php?topic=833.msg7726#msg7726

Although the latest (RC5) has a bug in multi-player input that should be resolved in the next day or two.
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Re: Sixaxis Controller Setup Instructions
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2013, 12:03:03 PM »
thank you

but the controller is not even working with one player
i just installed this build ( newbielink:http://www.paulscode.com/source/Mupen64Plus-AE/10JAN2013/ [nonactive]) and now i'm able to choose "multi-player" after "play" but in the game it doesn't even recognize the Start button.
The Controller Info + Controller diagnostics is working as it should (both gamepads got recognized as 0 and 1).

/e ok it works with just one controller if the second is turned off in the input settings
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Re: Sixaxis Controller Setup Instructions
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2013, 12:08:00 PM »
There will be a new version (RC6) posted probably in the next few hours.  Should fix all the recent input bugs.
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Re: Sixaxis Controller Setup Instructions
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2013, 01:45:39 PM »
Just want to clarify that the gamepad option in sixaxis is only available for Android 3.1+ devices since gamepad mode is simply converting Bluetooth input into emulated USB Gamepad input. Gamepad input only being a feature of 3.1+ devices.