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#1 USG Ishimura

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:16 AM

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PS3 controller is Bluetooth, but you have to use the USB cable used for charging your PlayStation 3 controller for connecting it to your PC.

Before connecting up your PS3 Sixaxis controller to your PC you will need to download the driver suitable for your Windows 7 and Windows 8 version
Drivers for Windows 7 and 8 32 bit (mirror)
Drivers for Windows 7 and 8 64 bit (mirror)

Note: These drivers are compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8 only.

After downloading the drivers, connect your PS3 controller to your PC.

Installing PlayStation 3 Controller Drivers on Windows 7 & 8

As you connect the controller, Windows will detect the device and appear to install some drivers. However what happens here isn't enough to allow you to use the controller and further drivers – downloaded previously – are required. Open the ZIP file and run the .EXE file to install the MotioninJoy software (DS3 Tool), agreeing to any notifications Windows displays.

With your PC connected to the web, wait while the USB driver for the PlayStation 3 controller is downloaded and installed and then follow the on-screen instructions. When ready, click Load to complete this stage of the process and your controller should appear ready to use.

However at this point there are still a few steps to complete; there is no rumble or analogue controls at this stage, for instance.

Setting Up Dualshock and Analogue Controls

To proceed you will need to exit the DS3 Tool software and then reload it – this allows the software to detect the controller and forces it to display a different set of options.

With the DS3 Tool you can then activate the analogue thumbsticks and Dualshock by selecting your device under Connected game controller(s) and choosing the Analog Gamepad 2 option.

Adjust the Left Motor and Right Motor sliders for Dualshock and then click on Enable to complete the configuration of your PlayStation 3 Sixaxis controller in Windows 7!



#2 xsever

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:38 AM

I have been doing this for quite sometime now. I use it to play Need for Speed Shift and such.

Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 05:07 PM

I have been doing this for quite sometime now. I use it to play Need for Speed Shift and such.

Thanks for sharing.

Does it work as you'd expect it to? No lag whatsoever?

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 06:22 PM

I'd recommend Xbox 360 controller if you want to connect it to your PC. 95% of PC games automatically detects it show the corresponding keys in-game.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:28 PM


I have been doing this for quite sometime now. I use it to play Need for Speed Shift and such.

Thanks for sharing.

Does it work as you'd expect it to? No lag whatsoever?


I have mine connected through a USB cable so absolutely no lag at all!

#6 Rich246

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 12:14 AM

I'd recommend Xbox 360 controller if you want to connect it to your PC. 95% of PC games automatically detects it show the corresponding keys in-game.


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I use a wireless xbox 360 controller on my pc, and most of the games I play support it right out of the box, if a game does not, there is always Xpadder or Pinnacle Game Profiler, both work well.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 12:49 PM

i'm using motion joy drom 1 year ago.
it'amazing and the new revisions of the driver add most funcions!
i suggest to all have the ps3 controller.
sorry for my bad english.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:01 AM

my laptop dosent show anything when i connect my ps3 joypad it jst blinks and nothing apears on the ds3 tool it jst says waiting to be connceted pls help

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:25 AM

WTF i can't load my driver so what the hack i try some other stuf pffff junk-wire

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

with wich games does it work? every game i tried it didn't work

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

When i try to reload the DS3 Tool i get an error saying it has stopped working. Every time. Any ideas?

 



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:57 AM

My computer has never nvr been able to detect a PS3 or XBOX 360 controller. It downloads the drivers for it when I plug the PS3 controller in but when I open MotionJoy it gives me an error that no controller has been plugged in. Seems like a simple fix but nothing I've tried works. I have an Asus G60JX Core i5 430M, GeForce GTS 360M.8GB DDR3...



#13 Gareth Wall

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:03 AM

I have been using this software for about 19 months.

This game works with all latest releases

Like

fifa13 (all fifa's)
Crysis 3
Mass Effect 3
Tomb Raider (2013)
Need for speed most Wanted.

I could list all the games on my HDD but we would be here all day.

there are some games it is just crap at like old school games but it works just as well as if you where playing on the Ps3 just if your USB connecter slips out during a game you need to minimise and game and redo the whole process of activating the controller and testing if it works blah blah...

Plus every time you press 'enable" it freezes and "program not responding" happens for about 3-4mins then you are golden to play... other than that its perfect.

It does take a bit of work to get anologs working and sometimes if you update the software is ruined to the point where it doesn't pick up your ps3 controller -_-.

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