HID, alternative to PS3 controller?

I used a PS3 controller via Bluetooth and HID input plugin to control VDMX in the past. Now that I’m running the newer macOS it’s not an option (as far as I know). Is there a handheld controller that plays nice with Mac and VDMX out there? I use TouchOSC and a Korg mini as well, but that game controller was ideal.

Hi, I’ve just gone through this and tested a bunch of controllers (see IG post linked below). Basically you have a couple of choices from 8BitDo. The SN30 Pro Bluetooth (Nintendo style) and the one you want the Pro 2 Bluetooth Controller (PS3 style). Both work natively wired and wireless. You can have two controllers running at the same time on macOS.

I’ve used the 8BitDo controllers with a Unity game embedded in VDMX using syphon.

Tip: The macOS default game controller profile which has “Start/Stop Recording” bound to a “Double Press” on the start button! To disable this just create a new profile and turn off “Start/Stop Recording” also turn off “Press and Hold”.



… also don’t forget the Wii Remote which is always fun :)

Thanks for the great info!

Just what I was looking for.