Monthly Archives: April 2007

Flash Developer?

Does anyone know Flash here? I found out Shutterfly is seeking a Flash developer. If you are one, or know one, contact me, or email and tell them gconnor sent you. (looks like they’re in a hurry for this one, hence the broadcast, but if you’re looking for other types of jobs, browse shutterfly’s jobs page!)
Sr. Flash Developer

DDR on PS3

I got a Playstation3 a week or so ago, along with DDR and a dance mat… and it turned out that the dance mat doesn’t work with PS3 directly. (The game itself works fine, if you count “works fine” as “you can play the dancing game with the hand controller if you want”… feh). Earlier readers may remember that I tried a normal “PS2 to USB” converter and this didn’t work… my “controller” lacks either a “PS” button or “Analog” button. Problem is now resolved. Read on…

DDR on PS3

I wanted to get a game machine so that I could play DDR (Dance Dance Revolution). I was pretty close to getting the PS2, but I noticed that the PS3 is available, plays PS2 games, also plays Oblivion, and has HD support (including playing BluRay disks). So, I took the plunge.

Apparently, DDR works fine in PS2 compatibility mode, but the dance pad/mat doesn’t work, even with a PS2 to USB converter. (Silly problem… PS2 controllers work with the USB converter, if you’re playing a PS3 native game, but playing a PS2 game causes PS3 to forget which controller is which, and you have to press the “PS” button on the controller after loading the game to assign a port number to the controller; the dance pad lacks this magic button) Which means I can use the mat for other games, but not DDR, and I can play DDR with the handheld controller only (not a great workout). I guess the people who were supposed to test that old controllers work and old games also work didn’t think to test these things at the same time? hmmm.

Anyway, according to shub-Internet, there is a better converter that actually has the “PS” button on the converter. So, another $20 and I will have what I need, I think. If that doesn’t work I will gleefully take back the nice new gleaming console and get the older model for 1/5 of the cost.