Bluetooth Filter Driver for DS3-compatibility - research notes

  • @pnkiller78 said in Bluetooth Filter Driver for DS3-compatibility - research notes:

    I forgot to ask... how is going to be the process to pair the controller with the host receiver? I don't remember exactly, but in the old days of ScpToolkit and Motioninjoy there was a small utility to set the host's bluetooth mac to which the controller should connect when the user pressed the PS button... please correct me if I'm wrong... how is going to be now?

    That's still the same; you send a single request to the device via USB updating the host MAC address it shall connect to. This can be done via SCP, FireShock or even WinUSB and a bit of custom code. No biggie.

    I'll provide a tool for that.

  • Ugh, I'm on a hunt. A bug hunt. And it's always issues I've introduced myself πŸ˜†

    2: kd> !analyze -v
    *                                                                             *
    *                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
    *                                                                             *
    An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
    interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high.  This is usually
    caused by drivers using improper addresses.
    If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
    Arg1: ffffe000c63b0dd4, memory referenced
    Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL
    Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
    Arg4: fffff800ccac6434, address which referenced memory

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL is the most misleading bugcheck there is because the IRQL has little to do with this particular case, it's just me accessing freed memory:


    A classic 😁

  • Hello @nefarius,
    What wonderful work you have been doing!

    If you could put the code on github, (possibly just your β€œsrc” ans β€œinclude” directories {and licence of course}, so that noobs won’t compile and break their system.). It would allow some of us to have a more in-depth read-through of your code.

    Otherwise, keep up the amazing work; I look forward to seeing the code in person.


  • @da2ce7 Greetings. The plan is indeed to move to GitHub once the project is mature and stable enough. Right now it will stay private 😁

  • Pop the champagne, another milestone reached 🍾

    SIXAXIS/DualShock 3 and Navigation controller playable through Shibari

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    After all this time of tinkering and watching byte streams I wanted to experience some results so I've modded Shibari to support the exposed children of the BthPS3 bus and look at them go πŸ˜„

    Now I can enter some serious testing and do benchmarks without having to write the function driver. In this example the bus children are in Raw PDO mode meaning that the PNP-Manager will bring them up without a function driver required and exposes them to user-land applications which then can talk to them via classic Win32-API CreateFile and DeviceIoControl.

    This is of course only an "intermediate stage", I'll still provide HID-minifilter drivers so no additional software will be required to expose the controllers via HID/DI and (probably) XInput.

    Stay tuned!

  • Castlevania Chronicles Pro-Gameplay by Gordon Freeman

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    Pardon the shit quality, recorded this on my HTPC for authenticity and the i3 wasn't really happy πŸ˜…

  • @nefarius Looking good there! Almost like it's ready for beta testers? πŸ˜„ It's been over a week without updates on my favorite tech blog! πŸ˜‰

  • @Locksmith said in Bluetooth Filter Driver for DS3-compatibility - research notes:

    @nefarius Looking good there! Almost like it's ready for beta testers? πŸ˜„ It's been over a week without updates on my favorite tech blog! πŸ˜‰


    no worries, I'm still here, had to take a bit of a break, need to wipe my development PC and reinstall all the fun. Plus I've quit my day job and had to organize a few things and regain a proper sleep schedule πŸ˜…

    There'll be more updates soon.


  • Hi Nefarious, i'm actually using your scp toolkit driver for windows, even if incomplete it works well, i have both a ds3 and a ds4, and i really hope that when this project will be finished, both pads will be supported! Congratulations for all the latest progress you made! ^^

  • @Luke76bg I hope for the same, mate πŸ˜† glad it brings you joy, we're getting very close, just stay with me πŸ˜…

  • @nefarius I'm not going anywhere! I can't wait! ^___^

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