RainyDusk

Is the Dual Shock 4 fully compatible with PS3?

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1 hour ago, DARKB1KE said:

Option button still works as start button? 

 

24 minutes ago, PooPooBlast said:

It didn't for me :dunno:

 

It did for me on The Godfather 2. Maybe it depends on the game...

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My PS4 controller worked fine, though to synch my trophies I had to turn the console off by the plug then restart as you can't dashboard with a PS4 controller 

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4 hours ago, Hogie838 said:

 

 

It did for me on The Godfather 2. Maybe it depends on the game...

You know what maybe. I tried it with mirror's edge and it didn't work. Does it have to do anything with the models? My controller is the latest model( the one that has the light bar line visible at the top of the touchpad)

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2 hours ago, PooPooBlast said:

You know what maybe. I tried it with mirror's edge and it didn't work. Does it have to do anything with the models? My controller is the latest model( the one that has the light bar line visible at the top of the touchpad)

 

Maybe, my controller doesn’t have that. I’d think a newer model would be better able to do it but you just don’t know with Sony 😂

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44 minutes ago, Hogie838 said:

 

Maybe, my controller doesn’t have that. I’d think a newer model would be better able to do it but you just don’t know with Sony 1f602.png

Lol maybe. Btw I'm referring to this faint light here.

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Well since the DS4 doesnt seem to be ideal, maybe you could try at gamestop (if they are in your country). I usually always see used ps3 controllers there.

Also you should still be able to find a lot of cheap 3rd-party ps3 controlers online who should be fully compatible.

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7 hours ago, PooPooBlast said:

Lol maybe. Btw I'm referring to this faint light here.

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Yep mine doesn’t have that... I need new controllers 😉

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I'm the princess of DS4 controllers.  Got 5 of them, 3 of them with different problems.  Have 4 PS3 DS controllers. All of them work.  

 

There are some nice compatible PS3 DS controllers on Amazon for about $15 US. 

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It works perfect except that you can't bring up the XMB and some games don't support it.. the only game I know of that didn't support it was Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game. 

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Plenty of games aren't supported, actually. Again, the list is out there.

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14 hours ago, Lance_87 said:

Plenty of games aren't supported, actually. Again, the list is out there.

 

Yeah not sure what people are talking about in this thread.  The Dualshock 4 uses digital buttons while the Dualshock 3 used analog buttons so any games that rely on pressure sensitive controls are not compatible with it.  It is far from fully compatible.

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My DUALSHOCK 4 keeps looking up. More specifically, the right joystick keeps moving the camera up all by itself. It's EXTREMELY annoying while I'm trying to play games.

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On 8/1/2018 at 0:19 PM, RainyDusk said:

 

 

Yeah, I'm from Italy. No Best Buys here.

Anyway, I think I've just fixed the issue on my old PS3 Controller, for now at least. I hitted it a few times on both sides, and now no random buttons pressed anymore when I tilt it to the left or right. Looks like the good ol' method doesn't work only with the old technology. :D

There is an actual fix for the random button presses that only requires a screwdriver and electric tape.

 

There is a little piece of foam that pressures a ribbon cable against some contacts. Over time it gets compressed causing it to not reach the contacts correctly, so when you push a button the slight force twists the controller a little bit making the contacts stop touching for a split second causing it to think you are pressing something.

Adding a little roll of electric tape to make that foam thicker fixes the issue completely. Since I did that like a year ago my controller had no more issues.

 

You can find guides with pictures off all I said. It only takes about 10 minutes to do.

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On 1/8/2018 at 4:02 AM, gazdavis11 said:

Out of interest if the PS button doesn’t work how could you quit out of a game?

I'll take the PS Move controller off the charger & use it for the PS button.  The lack of Sixaxis support while using Dual Shock 4 on PS3 is a real downer.  There are Sixaxis sensors in a DS4, so I don't get why Sony fails to make this work.

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To whoever who wrote it: They even made sure that SELECT work with Share button.

Really??????

As someone posted, even the "start" button has problems in a few games. I never could use Share as Select.

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