[WINDOWS] HOW-TO setup Sony PS3 Bluetooth Remote Control to work with XBMC - Printable Version
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- cheetah05 - 2008-10-23 00:47
Honestly haven't a clue how to do that (i've tried looking already).....if anyone can find out exactly what message/command I have to send to the remote to switch it off I'd be happy to implement it.....but otherwise, its not really possible.
EDIT: Might be the same as the one used for the PS3 controller (if there is one for the controller)
- Frok - 2008-11-03 13:30
There should be one, at least for the controller. A feature in one of the newest PS3 firmwares allows for the controller to switch off automatically after 10 minutes of inactivity, so there has to be a way for the PS3/PC to tell the controller to switch off.
- sIRwa2 - 2008-11-03 22:44
i think that in older firmwares it was the same, so it might as well be in the controler.
the wii-mote does it too. which is nice. the search continues.
- cheetah05 - 2008-11-04 01:08
No longer needed.
- sIRwa2 - 2008-11-04 23:14
Do i understand correct that when enabled the remote shuts down after 30 seconds of in-activity, and it re-connect if you press any key on the remote, like normally?
- cheetah05 - 2008-11-04 23:31
Link fixed to test application.
sIRwa2 Wrote:Do i understand correct that when enabled the remote shuts down after 30 seconds of in-activity, and it re-connect if you press any key on the remote, like normally?
No - this is just to test whether I can actually get my software to disconnect the remote or not.
So all I need to know....is when you press DISABLE....does it disconnect the remote or not?
....then press enable to reverse any changes made to your computer by my app.
Make sure you follow the instructions closely
- djdafreund - 2008-11-05 06:12
Well, i just tried it, and the app looks different then the picture you posted. It only is a small dialog box that says "Remote Disconnect Application" and 'Sony PS3 BT Remote Found' only has 1 function box labeled "Disconnect Remote". I tried it a few times in a row and it didn't work. Funny, cause 2 times i thought it did as i saw it remove 'Connected' from the BT dialog window, but tried it 3-4 times again after to verify, and it didn't seem to do anything.
I am using Vista Ultimate 64bit. But when i hold the PS button for 6 seconds, it does disconnect from the PC, and reconnects again when i press any remote button. So best wishes and luck to get this working. I'm here for any other testing needed to help out. Lemme know...
- cheetah05 - 2008-11-06 04:01
Yeah I updated the test app to make it more intuative.
The theory I was testing out wouldn't have worked for you anyways, you are Vista x64 (same as me), this is just a quick-fix for 32bit users.
Thanks for testing none-the-less
- djdafreund - 2008-11-06 04:04
Oh, no problem. Any way i can, just let me know though
- cheetah05 - 2008-11-06 04:16
djdafreund Wrote:Oh, no problem. Any way i can, just let me know though
Problem is, I don't actually think there is anything I can send to the remote to get it to switch it off, I'm pretty sure of that.
And when you hold the PS button for 6 seconds, its not sending anything to the PC either (as far as i am aware).
Thats why I have to try these hacky things to try and get it to disconnect. At the moment I am trying to disable then enable a system device to get it to disconnect, but there is no way to disconnect a system device for x64 in .NET (as I have just found out)....if there is a way, I haven't found it yet.