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Play PS3 games on your iOS device, using everyAir

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Feb 2011 0:17 User comments (13)

Play PS3 games on your iOS device, using everyAir Team Pandaelf has released a video today showing off PS3 games playing on an iPhone using "EveryAir."
The group says the configuration will allow for PS3 gaming on all iOS devices, including the iPad.

For those with PSP handhelds, EveryAir is similar to Remote Play.

Here is the Q&A posted by the group:

Q: Whats the overall picture for how this works?
A: The trick is to connect a capture device and a USB mouse/keyboard device to the PS3. The capture device sends video data to the PC, and the USB keyboard/mouse sends the button presses. On the PC itself, you run a custom build of everyAir which understands custom gestures and pipes the input to the PC which then sends it to the PS3 via the input interpreter.

Q: What were some of the hurdles?
A: There are two problems to solve: sending the video signal to the iOS device and sending back input from the iOS device. Sending the video signal is solved by using an off the shelf capture device, and then sending back the input is a combination of a custom build of everyAir with an off the shelf mouse/keyboard device that connects to the PS3.

Q: How do you send input to the PS3?
A: Using one of those USB Keyboard/Mouse devices. For example, Eagle Eye (search for it on Amazon).

Q: How do you get the video signal from the PS3 to the iOS device?
A: We do this by using an off the shelf capture device. The capture device connects to the PC, TV, and to the PS3. The result is that a livestream of the PS3′s video signal ends up on the PC.

Q: How do you connect to the PC from the iOS device?
A: Using everyAir our remote desktop application.

Q: How does everyAir understand the game gestures?
A: Were using a custom build of everyAir, and its hardcoded to understand these gestures. Additionally, it knows how to pipe input to the mouse/kb device in a way that it expects.

Q: Will this be publicly available?
A: We plan to release a fully customizable version at some point in the future.

They also have PC games such as World of Warcraft running on iPad, so give their Youtube channel, or their site a look if interested. They have not given a release date for their PS3 port and say it will be released soon.


And some video:

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13 user comments

125.2.2011 10:38

But ... why? Beyond being a neat little trick to show off, I don't see myself, or many others playing their ps3 via an iOS device. It's fun to give it a shot though at least.

225.2.2011 11:06

My initial impression was THIS IS NEAT! Then I asked myself, can this really be done? After reading the article, oyi, it's basically using the iPad as the monitor... It's stupid really, WHY?!?! If the iPad has a mini HDMI or regular HDMI port, this whole thing can be avoided, duh.

325.2.2011 11:18

wouldn't it be cool if you could play your PS3 games on an IOS device from anywhere though?



425.2.2011 11:45

Originally posted by stuntman_:
wouldn't it be cool if you could play your PS3 games on an IOS device from anywhere though?
Yeah, provided that the PS3 has to be on all the time... I was thinking about the games purchased from PSN. If the iPad can link to those games without the PS3 being powered on, that would be cool. Otherwise, I don't see the point, it's not like people got nothing else to do with the iPad.

Peace!

525.2.2011 12:31

Well of course the PS3 would have to be on, but I imagine they could find a way to wirelessly turn it on from the ipad. AS long as you don't flip the switch off on the back of the PS3 I think it could be done



625.2.2011 15:00

how would the controllers work then?



725.2.2011 16:19

...and then Apple will shut it down. They've already established they won't allow anything in the Apple store that plays code not approved by Apple (ie, Flash, the C64 emulator, etc)

825.2.2011 19:52

Originally posted by jookycola:
how would the controllers work then?
Connect via USB if I'm not mistaken... but that means you have to carry the controller with you at all times. Like I've said WHY? It's not even cool after you actually sit down and think about it.

Peace!

928.2.2011 16:22

Originally posted by IguanaC64:
...and then Apple will shut it down. They've already established they won't allow anything in the Apple store that plays code not approved by Apple (ie, Flash, the C64 emulator, etc)
Jailbroken iOS device?

Originally posted by Gnawnivek:
Originally posted by jookycola:
how would the controllers work then?
Connect via USB if I'm not mistaken... but that means you have to carry the controller with you at all times. Like I've said WHY? It's not even cool after you actually sit down and think about it.
You could use the interface they mentioned in the video where it uses gestures or virtual controls, or even a third party usb attachment for the ps3 controller or hack the bluetooth (does the ipad have this??).

And why wouldn't you want to sit and be able to play your ps3 games anywhere with an internet connection?? it would be better than remote play on the psp atleast seeing as the screen is pretty crap and you cant rlly do much else with a psp? the ipad is currently a more capable machine than the psp, so is the iphone 4 due to the retina display and the better processor and both would be good for remote play purposes. and you could hack an app such as remote play from the psp OS could you not???

1028.2.2011 16:24

Why can't a remote play app be reverse engineered from the psp OS? I mean if homebrew can be hacked onto the psp then cant it be hacked from it??

1128.2.2011 21:13

Originally posted by wmccusker:


You could use the interface they mentioned in the video where it uses gestures or virtual controls, or even a third party usb attachment for the ps3 controller or hack the bluetooth (does the ipad have this??).


Seriously, how fun will that be, really?

Originally posted by wmccusker:

And why wouldn't you want to sit and be able to play your ps3 games anywhere with an internet connection?? it would be better than remote play on the psp atleast seeing as the screen is pretty crap and you cant rlly do much else with a psp? the ipad is currently a more capable machine than the psp, so is the iphone 4 due to the retina display and the better processor and both would be good for remote play purposes. and you could hack an app such as remote play from the psp OS could you not???
Cool is one thing, but having fun is another... You might attract some people with the fancy iPad PS3 setup, but when you try to execute the actual control, it will suck. Remote play on the PSP sucks and that thing has one analog stick. Virtual control? It's going to suck...


Peace!

121.3.2011 18:44

Originally posted by Gnawnivek:
Cool is one thing, but having fun is another... You might attract some people with the fancy iPad PS3 setup, but when you try to execute the actual control, it will suck. Remote play on the PSP sucks and that thing has one analog stick. Virtual control? It's going to suck...

There must be a way to connect a controller to it, i mean you can hack the ipad right?
You can create drivers for a ps3 controller to work with pc games right?
So you should be able to make a driver for a hacked ipad or even just the connection program right?
and you should be able to hack the bluetooth (if it has it as i assume it does)on the ipad and connect the controller that way or make a third part usb attachment for the dock at the bottom for a usb reciever,

so you should be able to use a controller with it (in theory)

131.3.2011 21:58

Originally posted by wmccusker:
Originally posted by Gnawnivek:
Cool is one thing, but having fun is another... You might attract some people with the fancy iPad PS3 setup, but when you try to execute the actual control, it will suck. Remote play on the PSP sucks and that thing has one analog stick. Virtual control? It's going to suck...

There must be a way to connect a controller to it, i mean you can hack the ipad right?
You can create drivers for a ps3 controller to work with pc games right?
So you should be able to make a driver for a hacked ipad or even just the connection program right?
and you should be able to hack the bluetooth (if it has it as i assume it does)on the ipad and connect the controller that way or make a third part usb attachment for the dock at the bottom for a usb reciever,

so you should be able to use a controller with it (in theory)


Of course it can be done, that's not the point though... I'm just saying, when you get it all done, down to the final fine point, all you going to get is just anther short "wow" and that's it... Try to play on the iPad for 10 minutes and see if the interest is still up. Within that 10 minutes, I guarantee you something will be broken, let it be lagging control or stuttering video streaming or rusty music. Simply put, it can be demoed for cool factor, but it can't be trusted for few hours of gaming..

Peace!

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