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Ps3 controller will not steer Motorstorm Pacific Rift anymore

We have two ps3 dual shock sixaxis controllers. We have been playing Motorstorm Pacific Rift without any problems since we got the game. Suddenly the left joystick will no longer steer the vehicles but and only moving the entire controller will. Both controllers work on every other game we have. There are few settings on the game and I have checked them all. Reassigning the controllers did not fix the problem. I cannot find anyone with the same problem on the web. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  • valv483 Feb 26, 2009

    I tried to reset the controller but it did not work. Thanks for the advice anyway:)

  • valv483 Feb 26, 2009

    It worked, now I can try to beat my six-year old again! Thanks for the advice:)

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Give this hard reset a shot.

Flip the controller over, and press the reset button. It's to the right of the middle-top screw ps3 controller will not steer Motorstorm Pacific R - ps3_controller_reset.jpg. You'll need something like a paperclip, toothpick, or something similar to push the button. Once you've reset your controller, connect it to your PS3 with a handy USB cable, and press the PS button (just like you did when you first got the controller). Now, it is paired again, and you should be OK.

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Let me know if it works.

Best of luck!

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Feb 26, 2009

    Hmmm...the only other thing I can think of is your game data is somehow corrupt.

    It's under GAME, GAME DATA UTILITY

    You should see Motorstorm there.

    Just delete it and then restart the game.

    OR you could take your game and controller and try it on another PS3 to see what happens. That way you'll know whether it's the PS3 itself or the controller / game.

    Let me know what happens.

    Best of luck!


  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Feb 26, 2009

    AWESOME!


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