Apple and PS3 controller

Apple have rejected the 2.1 update due to screenshot issues. Their rejection messages are extremely vague, so I don’t know what the problem is. I will probably have to make some new screenshots, resubmit and hope for the best.

This means more waiting for Apple update. Sorry!

Today finally I’ve got my PS3 dualshock controller for testing:


I connected it to an Android Phone with an OTG cable. I was expecting the triggers not to work, as this has been reported by you. But what? They work perfectly fine! Are you sure the triggers still don’t work for you?

Btw. I was expecting better from a Sony controller. The problem is that their thumbsticks are badly calibrated. They report maximum value when only about halfway to the edge, so the remaining movement is pointless. Plus, each stick and direction behaves slightly differently. Why not use all the range consistently on all axes like the Xbox ones?

Or, maybe it’s just the PC driver. When connected to a Sony console, they might work differently. Actually, I am pretty sure they do. I don’t believe Sony would have screwed so royally on such a basic thing. But I don’t have a PS3 lying around to check it.


  1. Posted July 7, 2017 at 18:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Add custom gamepad buttons mapping. Please

    • skateryz
      Posted July 7, 2017 at 21:39 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah that would be cool

    • qk2 xD
      Posted July 8, 2017 at 12:48 | Permalink | Reply

      @kaalus can you support the rumble functions of the controllers? It would be really nice that the controller is rumbling if you are hit by an animal or digging a block…
      Great work! Keep Coding!

  2. xcwaldmannx
    Posted July 7, 2017 at 19:01 | Permalink | Reply

    So I guess its the same with ps4 controllers? Idk, I connected my ps4 controller to my phone a while back and it was acting weird. Ill try a ps3 controller. Thanks for going through all of that though! Playing this update has been great, although I’m having trouble finding saltpeter…

  3. Posted July 7, 2017 at 19:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, if you’re looking to test MFi controllers, I recommend picking up the steel series nimbus. Multiple controllers of this model can connect to the same device, and they are the most widely recommended controller for iPhone. I personally have one and will probably pick up a second soon.

  4. Posted July 7, 2017 at 19:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Darn it apple

  5. Posted July 7, 2017 at 19:22 | Permalink | Reply

    I have 3 Xbox One controllers, 2 regular and 1 Elite. The Xbox one controller I’m using works perfectly fine (the one I’m using is not an Elite because I’m using a wire to play and it has it’s own wireless battery pack, the other controllers do). The problem would be is the sensitivity for turning my head is off and hard to control. Can you also make it automatically resize the GUI when doing split screen to that I can see the text better?

  6. Posted July 7, 2017 at 19:26 | Permalink | Reply

    I’d like to remind you of these 2 posts from forever ago.

    Tin cans would be a great thing, although not perfectly realistic (how are you going to seal it?).

    We should be able to preserve food, as it is, I want a little more of my survival life being something else than hunting, living day by day constantly trying to hunt fresh food gets hard/annoying. If we have to eat all food fresh, there is little you can do before you have to hunt again. I don’t like this. Maybe you can add in some sortof ice box/bread box. But tin cans could be a place to start as you mention it before and it could lead to bronze, which is pretty cool on its own. Don’t forget about the bronze age. ;)

    • Posted July 8, 2017 at 03:30 | Permalink | Reply

      Salt for meat in a basement / cellar kind of mechanic sounds OK.

      • Posted July 8, 2017 at 17:16 | Permalink | Reply


        “Salt has been used in the practice of meat preserving for centuries because of its ability to draw out moisture and prevent the survival of bacteria. Long before refrigeration and freezing, salt was the preservative of choice for ancient civilizations, sailors and early pioneers.”

        anyone want to help think of more?

      • Posted July 10, 2017 at 03:53 | Permalink | Reply

        Maybe we’ll find salt in deserts that used to be covered by sea water. Like the Sahara. Sand dwellers used to scavenge for tons of salt there. Or maybe Kaalus will just add a feature to evaporate sea water so we can collect the salt left in it.

    • Posted July 8, 2017 at 11:46 | Permalink | Reply


  7. Posted July 7, 2017 at 19:27 | Permalink | Reply

    I knew Apple would reject it 😡😡😡😡😡 Try again with new screenshots please.

  8. Posted July 7, 2017 at 19:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Screenshot issues? I truly cannot understand, why it didn’t happened before since Screenshot function has been untouched from the last update?

  9. Posted July 7, 2017 at 19:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Sad news for the apple community.
    Maybe apple has a problem with male nipples. On one picture the old default player is only in underwear.

    • Posted July 7, 2017 at 20:51 | Permalink | Reply

      That certainly can be another reason why Apple rejected it, that, and the screenshot where the character is holding a gun, which isn’t allowed since 2015.

    • Posted July 8, 2017 at 11:46 | Permalink | Reply

      This could be a reason…

  10. Yell Ow!
    Posted July 7, 2017 at 20:06 | Permalink | Reply

    I cri every time when they don’t accept it ;_;

  11. Posted July 7, 2017 at 20:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you add custom button size option for mobiles? Split Screen is awesome but It makes buttons smaller.

  12. doctor hyena
    Posted July 7, 2017 at 20:34 | Permalink | Reply

    NO! Are you serious, I can’t believe it! Kaalus dude, maaplese take new screenshots and resubmit it!

  13. Posted July 7, 2017 at 20:34 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m thinking the screenshot issue is that in one screenshot, the character is holding a gun in his hands, and a few years ago, Apple made it where games and apps can not have screenshots featuring guns.

    • doctor hyena
      Posted July 7, 2017 at 20:36 | Permalink | Reply

      Kaalus, listen to this comment

    • Posted July 7, 2017 at 22:17 | Permalink | Reply

      I don’t think that’s the issue, there are lots of apps that feature guns and violence.

      • Posted July 7, 2017 at 22:19 | Permalink | Reply

        Like which ones? Because Apple made it very clear that guns or screenshots that show acts of violence are prohibited, as it wasn’t a big deal when they removed the gun emoji and replaced it with a water gun. This was big a few years ago, and it being Apple, they crack down on the slightest thing.

        • Posted July 7, 2017 at 22:26 | Permalink

          I was browsing the app store, then clicked the “action” category then there’s lots of game that involves with guns and shows in screenshots.

        • Posted July 7, 2017 at 22:28 | Permalink

          That’s great! It shows that Apple themselves aren’t following their guidelines, but there are many reviewers, and this could be one reason, another could be the main character being in just his underwear.

      • Posted July 7, 2017 at 22:20 | Permalink | Reply

        While allot of apps feature guns and violence, I’m referring to the screenshot policy that Apple has. Games being violent and having guns isn’t the issue, it’s if such acts are showcased in the screenshot promos for the app.

      • Posted July 7, 2017 at 22:26 | Permalink | Reply

        These is just my opinion anyways on why Apple rejected the 2.1 update when it came to the screenshot issues.

  14. doctor hyena
    Posted July 7, 2017 at 20:35 | Permalink | Reply

    I meant please not maaplese

  15. Posted July 7, 2017 at 20:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Download my map. 1 go to content. 2 click from link. 3 copy and paste the link. 4 download. 5 have fun!

  16. Posted July 7, 2017 at 21:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Apple never fails does it?

  17. skateryz
    Posted July 7, 2017 at 21:38 | Permalink | Reply

    I lately and my Ps4 controllers triggers still don’t work on my phone. But it’s ok after I got DS4 Windows they work great on PC. Love the update thank you kaalus.

  18. skateryz
    Posted July 7, 2017 at 21:38 | Permalink | Reply

    *checked lately

  19. Posted July 7, 2017 at 21:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Apple is 50% right, well…
    The problem is them being perfectionists on the community…
    I always hated even going to the Apple Store (the shop not the software), always known for their overprotective, picky and helpless behavior.

    I don’t want to judge Apple by visiting one store, but I hope they could improve they’re service with the community because some people are patient enough to wait but will lose temper when encountering such delay and they are totally right, this delay will cost more patience…

    I’m lucky Microsoft is the best

    • Posted July 7, 2017 at 21:49 | Permalink | Reply

      *improve their

    • Posted July 7, 2017 at 21:53 | Permalink | Reply

      Still, Apple is very well organized and is always a perfect quality but usually takes a while in many things, I’m not offending Apple, just giving some cons about it.
      ——End Of Topic——

  20. Posted July 7, 2017 at 22:53 | Permalink | Reply

    😧 You didn’t change the screenshots in 2.1, right?

  21. Posted July 7, 2017 at 23:15 | Permalink | Reply

    I have seen other developers have same problem too. Due to fact it doesn’t show what it features in the game. In one of screenshots, there is a picture of volcanic mountain which we don’t normally see in the game.

  22. Posted July 7, 2017 at 23:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey, about Ps3 controller, on Zenfone 5 it works great. Everything is working perfectly. The problem is with third party controllers. We cannot map the buttons and often few of them do not respond (for me only triggers act normally)
    PS. Few words about Ps3 pad on PC. As they’re not officially supported problems with triggers and even using pad without special programs are on daily common. On console they work great.

  23. Posted July 8, 2017 at 07:09 | Permalink | Reply

    can otg cable support mouse and keyboard on this game? answer my question with respect!

  24. Posted July 8, 2017 at 07:19 | Permalink | Reply


  25. Posted July 8, 2017 at 09:04 | Permalink | Reply

    You replied to my review on the Apple App Store… YEEEEE

  26. Posted July 8, 2017 at 11:38 | Permalink | Reply

    KAALUS I do know what they were trying to say with screenshot issues: After 2.1, if you try to make HD screenshots, they don’t capture the entire screen. You have to set the screenshot resolution to Screensize for the screenshot function in the user interface settings for it to work properly.

  27. Posted July 8, 2017 at 14:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Please kaalus add blue tooth and internet multiplayer in the nest android update the 3 people on 1 screen is uncomfortable and if possible add new minerals tools fruits animals and vegitable. Thanks for advance

  28. kakashihatakethe6thhokage666
    Posted July 9, 2017 at 04:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Noooooo Why is apple so strict

  29. Posted July 9, 2017 at 12:05 | Permalink | Reply

    I haven’t tried a PS3 controller, but connected my ps4 controller via bluetooth(no extra apps) to my android phone. It worked fine, but was unusable due to the button mapping.

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