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retropie raspberry 3 emulation station with 2 ps3 controllers



  • Hi
    Yesterday for the first time I tried to play few games (amiga and capcom) using 2 ps3 controllers via Bluetooth.
    As soon as I turn on the second controller everything slow down a bit in emulation station and also in the games.
    The controllers are not responding in real time, sometimes I need to press few times before the action is actuated.

    Do you know why?
    Do you guys have the same issue?
    thanks
    D



  • Maybe your Bluetooth connection through RaspberryPi 3 is bad you may need to buy a Bluetooth dongle or you should follow this PS3 controller documentation and that might fix things up



  • There are all sorts of Bluetooth controller issues with retropie on the pi3. One solution is to disable Wifi thereby freeing up the controller for bluetooth only. Usually that is a remedy for input lag, but it may help you here.

    Personally, I just use my Mayflash PS3 adapter on the Pi, and I have zero issues with it, no lag or anything.



  • @piboy

    Hi
    How to turn off bluethooth on the retropie 3 with out removing the driver ?
    I like to turn it off and use USB cable to connect my ps3 controllers

    LONG STORY:
    what is happening is that even if I connect my 2 controllers with USB cables, when emulation station is up and running I have to disconnect the cables and press the PS round button on ps3 controllers to turn them ON, and in doing that I think they are connecting via Bluetooth, after that when I connect the USB cable back I don't think that retropie 3 is using the USB cable to send the data. I still have the same lag issue.

    By the way the lag is very strange:
    it looks like one controller is working fine and the other one is having lag and sometime the input is getting stack to one direction ...for example on BUBBLE BUBBLE I turn left and the Little Character is going to the left for 3-4 seconds after I released the left trigger

    Please help
    Cheers
    D


  • Global Moderator

    @pemy said in retropie raspberry 3 emulation station with 2 ps3 controllers:

    How to turn off bluethooth on the retropie 3 with out removing the driver ?
    I like to turn it off and use USB cable to connect my ps3 controllers

    Remove any controller configuration and re-map them connected via USB - https://retropie.org.uk/docs/EmulationStation/#controller-configs



  • ok thanks
    that is a bit painful I do have custom configurations for different emulator and games do I need to wipe them all and reconfigure.
    Is there any settings inside these files that I can change to configure the controller as USB making sure Bluetooth doesn't interfere ?

    Thanks again


  • Global Moderator

    @pemy Remove the Bluetooth paired devices from the RetroPie setup script and there shoudn't be any problems. You can probably keep you existing core/game specific configurations even after removing the ES configured devices, RetroArch should pick them up regardless of the connection used (USB vs. Bluetooth).



  • @mitu
    great tip!
    thanks
    D



  • ok I found a solution.
    If I use 2 ps3 DUALSHOCK3 controller (exactly the same model) everything works well.

    :)
    Dani



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