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Videos: DualShock 4 Controller Mod Offers Portable PS4 Gaming

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28w ago - Below are some videos on a PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 (DS4) controller modification that offers portable PS4 gaming from FamilyGamerTV via YouTube.

To quote via Forbes (linked above): "Controlling a Vita and Dual Shock 4 improves the experience more than you might imagine. Hack them together like my daughter did and you have a new way to play PlayStation 4 games on the go - big bright screen, controller sticks, lights and rumble.

While console battles excite and drive avid gamers to buy technology early, it’s not until these devices find themselves battered at the bottom of toy boxes that we really know how valuable they are.

It’s obvious that the DS is a big success in the families I work with, not just because of the sales curve but seeing them covered in stickers, half falling apart and with an old pen replacing the stylus. Like writing their names on the underside of favorite toys, this kind of treatment is a child’s way of saying they love something.

Both grown-ups and children have been increasingly using the PlayStation Vita, but it wasn’t until this weekend that the little device really came of age in our household. It felt like we finally found some ways to use it that really fitted how we wanted to game as a family.

First, as...
 

How to Nearly Double Your DualShock 4 (DS4) PS4 Controller Charge Life

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31w ago - Today scooby609 reports that he nearly doubled the charge life of his DualShock 4 (DS4) PS4 controller simply by replacing the battery pack with an [Register or Login to view links] DualShock 3 (DS3) battery pack.

Below are the details, to quote: The battery in the DS4 is a 3.65V 1000mAh battery.

The aftermarket DS3 batteries fit perfectly in the DS4 with no modding required!

One I got is a 3.7v 1800mAh battery (the mAh rating is the charge life rating) it cost me under $9 shipped!

I have gone from around 8hrs per charge to nearly 14hrs per charge with the new battery!


 

CodeWizard PS3 1.2.1 (PPC Assembler) by Dnawrkshp is Released

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36w ago - Following up on his NetCheat for PS3 updates, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Dnawrkshp has released what he calls CodeWizard PS3 1.2.1 (PPC Assembler) followed by v1.2.4 with details below.

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To quote: CodeWizard PS3 is a makeshift PowerPC Assembly assembler, disassembler, and emulator (emulates the supported instructions).

It allows you to write the assembly and assemble it into NetCheat format, byte array (C#), and a hex string array. It allows for multiple tabs, coloring, labels, custom psuedo instructions, and an auto complete menu.

Assembly:

Format:

Instructions must be lowercase (addi, not ADDI).
Psuedo instructions must be laid out like so:


 

Video: PS4 DualShock 4 Controller on PC (DS4 to XInput Mapping Tool)

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38w ago - Following up on the DualShock 4 (DS4) PlayStation 4 / PS4 Controller Teardown, today PlayStation 4 developer InhexSTER has made available a DS4 to XInput Wrapper alongside a video of the PS4 DualShock 4 Controller on PC in action followed by samples to use DualShock 4 and DualShock 3 Controllers on a PS2 by xerpi below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (DualShock Samples) / [Register or Login to view links] (DualShock 3 on PS2) / [Register or Login to view links] (DualShock 4 on PS2) / [Register or Login to view links] (PS2InfoGB - with DS3 / DS4 Support)

To quote: Hello guys, i am new here but i want to share a tool I made for Dualshock 4 controllers. I was inspired by the tool made by Scarlet.Crush for DS3.

My tool works in similar fashion and is based on source code from DS3 Scp Tool.

It works though without messing with the original drivers for DS4. Uses DirectInput to...
 

DualShock 4 (DS4) PlayStation 4 / PS4 Controller Teardown, Details

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39w ago - Following up on the PlayStation 4 / PS4 Teardown, today frank26080115 has made available a teardown in pictures of the DualShock 4 (DS4) PlayStation 4 / PS4 controller and details below.

To quote: DualShock 4

Hardware

Teardown photo album: imgur.com/a/ytRW5

The USB port and LED are on one separate board, connected using a flat flexible cable, this cable is connected to a vertical FFC connector that does not have a locking mechanism.

The touchpad sensor is also detachable, connected using a flat flexible cable, this cable is connected to the main PCB using a connector that has a flip-up locking mechanism.

The speaker is not removable and it connects to the main PCB using some raised contacts.

The battery is 3.65V 1000mAH Li-ion.

Main microcontroller is a Spansion MB9BF002, a ARM Cortex M3 core, BGA package. The reset and SWD signals might be exposed to test points, I am not sure.

The Bluetooth module shows "8LA18366" and "GS-WCM-01"...
 
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