Well, the man is at it again! Xerpi has once again broken through for all those of you who weren’t satisfied with ViiMote and DS4Vita. This time he has released DS3Vita, a plugin that allows you to pair your DualShock 3 controller to your PS Vita/PSTV consoles. At this point I expect him to release a plugin so I can use my NES controller on my PS Vita, or at least an X360 or XB1 controller.
This release is only Beta 1 so you can expect further updates and it relies on external tools to write the MAC address to pair on the controller. It’s not exceedingly hard and if you’ve ever connect as DualShock 3 controller to your Android devices, you should be familiar with the process.
What is DS3Vita?
DS3Vita is a plugin for taiHEN/taiHENkaku created by developer Xerpi. This plugin allows you to use a DualShock 3 controller on your Vita/PSTV. It is a bit more fiddly than his other plugins DS4Vita and ViiMote but it does the job for whoever needs it.
Enable the plugin:
Add ds3vita.skprx to taiHEN’s config (ux0:/tai/config.txt):
You need to refresh the config.txt by rebooting or through VitaShell.
Pairing the controller:
Download this tool (or this other one if you want to compile it yourself)
Connect your DS3 to the PC and open the tool
Introduce the Vita’s MAC address to the tool (Settings -> System -> System information)
Note: LEDs are not working yet (so they will continue to blink even when the DS3 is connected).
To download DS3Vita you can do one of two things: either head to the release thread or head to Xerpi‘s GitHub release page to download the plugin. If you have suggestion or bugs reports, I’d advise you to do so on the release thread or the issue tracker. You can also directly download the plugin by clicking here.