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Is there a way to install ps3 controller drivers without internet?

  • Hello, I have a pie 0 running retropie 4.3, and I am trying to setup my PS3 controller with bluetooth. I have gone into the retropie gui device managers and what-not, following the instructions for installing a ps3 controller, but when I choose the option to install the PS3 controller drivers from source, it looks as though retropie is attempting to download the needed packages from the internet, and failing to do so. my pie 0 has no ability to contact the internet.

    Is there a way for me to download the necessary packages, load them onto a usb drive and get retropie to install the drivers from there? I haven't been able to find anything in the forums, or with google searches. Any help would be appreciated.


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    @noobynoob Look at the source of the module -
    If you can replace the sources_ps3controller function with your own, that would get the source of the package locally, internet access wouldn't be needed. Note that in order for the compiling/build to work, a few other .deb packages are needed - they're in the depends_ps3controller function - checkinstall, libusb-dev, libbluetooth-dev, joystick. I'm not sure they're included in the RetroPie image, so it might be a bit tricky to install them offline, they most certainly have additional dependencies themselves.

  • administrators

    @mitu in other words a $5 WiFi dongle sure saves a lot of headache ;)

  • Thank you Mitu, and Herb. I have ordered a wifi dongle.


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