To continue to find fun and exciting uses for my Sixaxis Dualshock 3 I’ve been driven to emulate as much as possible. We have already shown what can be done with n64oid to turn your Transformer Infinity into a Nintendo 64. Now we will move on to something a little more cool, “Playstation.” To emulate the first generation Playstation and play any PSX roms you need a couple of things.
Things you will need:
There are a TON of settings you can tweak inside the app so you should be able to get it working on your device if you are persistent. The setup is basic:
There was only one funky thing with my Dualshock 3 and that was that the square-triangle-circle-cross buttons where all rotated clockwise one button. So when playing a game: square was the triangle button, Circle was triangle and so on. I was too lazy to try and go through to fix it so I just play with them like that.
Games I’ve played so far: Crash Bandicoot 2, Tomb Raider Chronicles, Harry Potter and Philosophers Stone, and Spyro the Dragon. Here is a list of working/nonworking Roms so you know what to spend your time trying to get. Sadly FFVII is still just as bad as it is on any other emulated platform. Doesn’t seem like we’ll ever get it this way.. but… “Sup Bro!”
My wonderful girlfriend got me a Dualshock 3 Sixaxis controller for my birthday. This was super exciting for me because it opens up the Infinity to a whole new level of gaming as this controller is Bluetooth.
Truth time. I am not a huge fan of touch screens for controlling games. Navigating around, manipulating media, and the general day to day is fine. Typing? Prefer the physical keyboard. Gaming? Prefer a keyboard and mouse but will be happy with a controller.
I use the Sixaxis app to connect the controller to my Transformer Infinity. There are plenty of tutorials and instructions out there on how to use this utility to pair your PS3 controller. Here is one.
I’m using a popular Nintendo 64 emulator called n64oid. It is no longer on the Play Store so you will have to track it down manually if that is the one you want to use. There are others available but I’ve not used any of them.
You’ll notice the screen shots below of Super Mario 64 are using the high resolution texture packs. These things are awesome! and make the game look so much nicer.
Tips and Tricks I learned along the way:
I’ve not tested the whole heap of roms but I have tested quite a few. Below are some screen shots from my favorites.