Rapsperry Pi 2 + RetroPie + Multiple Wireless PS3 Controllers (Sixaxis)

  1. Download RetroPie Image and Install to MicroSD card
    1. Download RetroPie SD-card Image for Raspberry Pi 1 Version 3.0 BETA 2 (http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/retropie-downloads/ )
    2. Extract and install the image via Win32 Disk Imager (http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/ )
    3. Write the .img file with Win32 Disk Imager to MicroSD card
  2. Insert a compatible bluetooth dongle to the Raspberry Pi.
  3. Insert the MicroSD card and boot up, follow the instruction to setup input.
  4. Navigate to “RetroPie” section, select “Show IP Address“, inet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/24 (For me, is your RetroPie’s IP.
  5. With this IP Address, you can remotely SSH to your RetroPie using user name “pi” and password “raspberry” from your internal network. Or you can Press “Start => Quit => Quit EmulationStation“, then press any key of your keyboard to go to the console mode.
  6. Navigate to “RetroPie” section, select “Raspi-Config“.
    OR SSH to RetroPie
    ssh pi@
    (fill with your IP)
    sudo raspi-config
    Launch the Raspi-Config setup screen, select “Expand Filesystem
    Screenshot from 2015-05-02 17:40:38
  7. On Raspi-Config, select “Advanced Options“, “Overscan“, and disable overscan. Alternatively, edit “/boot/config.txt“, change the line “disable_overscan=0” to “disable_overscan=1“, remove leading “#” if present. This step can remove the black border of screen.
  8. Reboot the system as instruct.
  9. Navigate to “RetroPie” section, select “RetroPie-Setup“, launch the RetroPie setup screen.
    OR SSH to RetroPie
    ssh pi@
    (fill with your IP)
    cd RetroPie-Setup/
    sudo ./retropie_setup.shScreenshot from 2015-05-02 10:31:10
  10. Select “Update RetroPie-Setup script“.
  11. Select “Setup / Configuration (to be used post install)“, “Install PS3 controller driver“, wait for it to finish installation.
  12. Connect your PS3 Controller using USB cable, select “Pair PS3 controller” to pair the controller, repeat the steps to pair more PS3 controllers.Screenshot from 2015-05-02 10:36:35
  13. (IMPORTANT!)Edit “/etc/rc.local“,
    sudo nano /etc/rc.local
    Add the following lines before “exit 0“, to retain the discovery mode of bluetooth dongle after the first PS3 controller connected.
    sleep 10
    hciconfig hci0 piscan
  14. Reboot the RetroPie
    sudo reboot
  15. Press the PS button of your PS3 Controllers, they should be rumble and connected.

Referenece: https://github.com/petrockblog/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Setting-up-a-PS3-controller


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