How To Setup LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3) and the PS Vita for Cross Controller Play

By: Louis Edwards
 

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The new Cross Controller DLC is now out for LittleBigPlanet 2 but some users have been having issues getting it to work properly.

Follow our steps and see if we can help you out.

 

First off: Make sure both your PS3 and PS Vita have the most up-to-date firmware running on it. If not, update your systems. In addition, make sure your remote play has been set up prior. Here’s a handy little guide with some troubleshooting tips as well. [Link]

After purchasing the LBP 2 Cross-Controller pack on your PS3, these are the steps you’ll need to take to get it up and running:

Download the LBP 2 Cross-Controller unlock from the PlayStation Network store.

After the pack has been downloaded, click on the bubble under your game menu (just like you would install any other downloaded item). At this point, it will prompt you to hook up your PlayStation Vita and run the content manager. Hook up your PlayStation Vita to your PS3 via USB. Once the systems are connected, click on “content manager” on your Vita. From there, follow the steps to connect your PS3 to your Vita and install the LBP 2 Cross-Controller content on your Vita. Once this is completed, you can disconnect your Vita from your PS3 and close the Content Manager.

You will note that a bubble is still on your PS3 for the LBP 2 Cross-Controller add-on. Click on the bubble and it will now install on your PS3.

Now you will need to go on your PS3 and launch LittleBigPlanet 2. If you have not already done so, a patch will be downloaded and installed (about 1GB) for the Cross-Controller compatibility.

Once LBP 2 has launched on your PS3 and you are in your Pod, press the square button to access your LBP pod menu via the on-screen controller (just like you’re going to play any other game in LBP 2). From there, you should see “Cross-Controller” on the right side of your screen. Click it. Now it will ask you to pick up your PlayStation Vita and start the “Remote Play” app. On the “Remote Play” app, you will see “cross-controller.” Click “Cross Controller.”
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Follow the on-screen instructions and click “next”. The Vita and PS3 should start communicating automatically. An app of 468MB will need to download and install on your Vita from the Remote Play Cross-Controller screen. This should happen automatically if you have followed all the other steps.

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Once the app has downloaded, press the “PS” button on your Vita and the app should install. You will now see a new app on your Vita called, “LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross-Controller.”

 

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At this time, everything is ready for you to start playing. Hopefully you left your PS3 as it was. If not, make sure you’re on LBP 2 on your PS3 and follow the steps mentioned before, once again to go to the “Cross-Controller” section of the game. If it’s already there, you should see a “remote play” screen.

Now, go back to your PlayStation Vita and launch the LBP 2 cross-controller app from the Live Area. If everything is set up correctly, it will go right into the game and you can start playing.

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If, after all of this, you are still having issues, then you may need to tweak your network connections on the PS3 and the PS Vita. If you followed the Remote Play guide we linked to earlier, you should be halfway there.

Once you’ve set the Primary and Secondary DNS on your PS3 (we use Primary 8.8.8.8 | Secondary 4.2.2.2), go to your network connection settings on your Vita and do the same there.

For the PS3:

You have to not use the easy settings and use the custom settings. 1st thing you need to know is the IP set-up of your network. Look on the XMB of the PS3 when it is connected and look at Settings >> Network Settings >> Settings and Connection Status List. It will list what your current IP address is as well as other info. Make a note of that, your default router’s address, and your DNS information. Hit circle to back up one step and then go to Internet Connection Settings. Once selected, you will have to sign out.

  • Select ‘Custom’ and then ‘Wireless’
  • Scan for your router and then select it.
  • The security is based on what you are using for your router so that is specific to you.
  • Next is the IP Address Setting.
  • Select ‘Manual’ and then on the next page you will need the info you should have wrote down earlier but change the last digit of the IP address.

If the PS3’s Ip was 192.168.1.5

  • Make it 192.168.1.15
  • The Subnet mask is almost always 255.255.255.0

I use public DNS servers myself:

  • Primary 8.8.8.8
  • Secondary 4.2.2.2

Once all info is entered, hit the d-pad right
MTU is auto
d-pad right
No proxy
d-pad right
UPnP should be enabled
d-pad right

Save your connection settings and exit.

For the PS Vita you should be connecting to th3e same network so the same basic information applies. You should be able to leave the IP address set to automatic but you’ll need to make sure the DNS server addresses are the same. Go to your network settings on the PS Vita and check the advanced settings for your home network.

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Set the Primary and Secondary DNS addresses to use the same as the PS3 and you should be good to go.

If you are still having issues, post below and we will try to help you out.

[Thanks to Simply G and GamerXChange.net for the help in writing this]

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