[WINDOWS] HOW-TO get Sony PS3 Bluetooth Remote Control working using EventGhost - Printable Version
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[WINDOWS] HOW-TO get Sony PS3 Bluetooth Remote Control working using EventGhost - rickler - 2008-06-04 12:33
I have got the PS3 bluetooth remote working with XBMC for Windows and I have uploaded the necessary file here.
I have got this working in Vista but would assume it will work in XP.
Guide (Bits copied from Thierry's post in the EventGhost forums)
1. Install EventGhost http://www.eventghost.org/wiki/EventGhost:About
2. Pair bluetooth remote and dongle. Initiate remote for pairing by holding down Start and Enter on the remote for 5 seconds. Pair from Windows with no code.
3. Check in "Device Manager" / "Human Interface Devices"
PS3 Remote should appears as "HID-compliant game controller"
If not, if it's appears as "HID Keyboard Device" in "Keyboards"
Delete it, Right click on bluetooth icon in task bar and
stop/start bluetooth device to force new device detection.
This time should appears as "HID-compliant game controller".
4. In EventGhost open my configuration file. Click Execute Item (Green Arrow).
5. Run XBMC for Windows and try out.
EventGhost can be set to start up with Windows and can sit in the background.
Hope it all works and modify for your own needs.
Credits:- Thierry & EventGhost
- rickler - 2008-06-05 14:13
If anyone tries this when you download my file you need to add the extension .xml
Filejumbo decoded to knock the end of the file name off!
- caprica13 - 2008-07-16 18:58
hello there. thanks for the ideas. I got myself a PS3 remote, installed Event Ghost and used your XML file as inspiration.
ALL IS GOOD. works like a charm
Anyway, I have one question for you:
How did you address the inability to control volumes levels when using digital audio output ? ... or perhaps you're sticking with Analog ... or using a separate remote controller to control the volume on your audio receiver (like I am at the moment)
- rickler - 2008-07-16 22:53
I use a digital connection to my audio receiver which I use the volume control on.
- caprica13 - 2008-07-16 22:55
OK. so same as me, you cannot control the volume with your PS3 bluetooth remote. correct ?
- rickler - 2008-07-17 14:40
I think i programmed R1 for volume up and R2 for volume down but i dont know if they work on digital out as have never tried because i use an amp
- caprica13 - 2008-07-17 18:14
rickler Wrote:I think i programmed R1 for volume up and R2 for volume down
yeah, me too. L1 UP | L2 DOWN | L3 MUTE. But these only work when the audio output is set to Analog. I am looking into other solutions. Even ghost allows to control the Volume on a Windows level too, so I am going to give it a try
Another thing ... how about continuous scrolling ? For example, when I am browsing videos (or pictures) and hold the UP or DOWN arrows, it doesn't scroll. So I have to keep pressing UP or DOWN (too many times sometimes). Did you find a solution for that ? Usually with the remotes (or keyboards) when you hold a certain key, Windows (or any device) keeps repeating the operation.
- BreEil - 2008-08-10 23:56
just wondering if you could tell me how to set xbmc to run when i press the ps button on the remote, thanks
- caprica13 - 2008-08-11 03:09
BreEil Wrote:just wondering if you could tell me how to set xbmc to run when i press the ps button on the remote, thanks
if you have an Nvidia video card (like I do) you can setup a hotkey to run any application (CTRL+F11 for xbmc.exe in my case). Then in EvenGhost, you setup an event for any of the PS3 remote's button to "emulate pressing of CTRL+F11. This is what I do. Let me know if you need more information.
If you have an ATI, I can only imagine that there would be something similar there as well (but since I don't have one ... can't confirm)
- BreEil - 2008-08-11 09:41
thanks for the reply mate, added a hotkey to nview but I am new to eventghost, would
appreciate if you could tell me how to add it to that. I have only used hipsend utility in the past lol. really appreciate this mate, save me using my trust wireless keyboard & mouse thingy. never use my ps3 anyway lol.