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  1. babyjuan77's Avatar
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    Question A game controller for playbook.

    I was wondering is theirs any apps or game controller that works with the blackberry playbook ?? I saw on youtube for example that with the samsung galaxy s3 theirs a way to use the ps3 controller or x-box controller with the device can the same be apply with playbook if anyone knows it would be appreciated thank you !!
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    I think they added support for developers to utilize wireless controllers, but I don't know if anyone has. Wish they did!
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    Ya me too am looking every where on the net and not seeing anything except the d-pad that was working with the torch like almost a year ago on a picture and nothing else damn it.
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    I find my bridged Bold 9900 works beautifully

    I thought I heard somewhere or other that the PlayStation controllers work (they're BT)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbuck View Post
    I find my bridged Bold 9900 works beautifully

    I thought I heard somewhere or other that the PlayStation controllers work (they're BT)
    Those only works for certain types of games. Wont work for a game like Shadow Gun where having a real controller is almost necessary
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubberChicken76 View Post
    I think they added support for developers to utilize wireless controllers, but I don't know if anyone has. Wish they did!
    The SDK was only released in December. Will take a while to implement.
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    oh ok thanks guys for the input i guess when the bb10 will be launch they will see whats missing i guess and create a app for that down the line.
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    Very new in the PB world, but I did notice this for Android and iOS

    iDroid Bluetooth Gaming Controller

    Not sure if anyone is still listening to this thread, but it would be nice to know if it could possibly be ported to the PB some day. The important thing here is that it requires no app to run.
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    If they build it they will come.

    RIM has built the playbook and BB10. So soon things like compatible controllers will come.
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    I guess for now its a question of waiting on the updates coming out for the new app world and the bb10 thats coming out i hope soon will be able to use a gaming controller with the playbook and bb10.
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    Right now, the APIs for using controllers are not available to developers publishing PB apps. I believe that's coming with BB10. Having said this, bluetooth mice and keyboards are (and I believe always have been) usable with the PB, and devs can add support for controlling apps/games using them. Some controllers (such as the one linked a few posts above mine) are capable of appearing as a mouse/keyboard, which in theory would mean that they could be used to control any game supporting bluetooth keyboard/mouse control. However, I don't think any games DO support that. Maybe some of the emulators that have been ported to PB (which aren't available in App World, you have to get them from sites like this one), but nothing more than that I don't think.

    However, once there are official APIs for using game controllers, I feel confident that developers will begin to add support for them to their apps. As with so many other things about the PB, it seems like it's a case of waiting for BB10 to hit and see if it improves the situation. Although existing apps would have to get updates to get support for controllers, which may or may not happen for older apps.
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    Ok thanks a lot for the update on that well it's question of being patient and wait at this point then.
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    yessssssssssssssss i cant wait niiceeeeeee oh yes !!
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    thanks for the post!
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    Someone should test if the icade or the 8 bitty work on a playbook:
    Finally, a Bluetooth gamepad to play games with: The iCade 8-Bitty

    Would be cool to play with the existing playbook emulators.

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