Monday, April 2, 2012

PS3 controller to PC

I had a little trouble figuring this out, so I wanted to help anyone else having a hard time. There have been a couple ways I've seen it work, the first I came across was MotioninJoy. This works for some friends of mine, but sadly I had to look elsewhere to establish a connection between my controller and computer.

After much searching I came across an alternative.


Everything you need is here.

Install libusb and then plug your controller in. After this, run ps3sixaxis_en. It will open and close. Now it should work! If it still doesn't, do what I do and run ps3sixaxis_en three or for times while pressing the PS home button as many times as you can while it's up.

Happy gaming! I enjoy using my Playstation controller to play a lot of games on my computer. Figured it was going to be a lot cheaper than buying a PC gamepad, especially since I have a few of these laying around all the time.

16 comments:

  1. Didn't they make a port which solved all the problems? Nice blog, gotta stop by from time to time.

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  2. Great tip! Thanks!

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  3. this is cool, definitely beats a mouse for some games

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  4. This will be nice for Darksiders or Assassin's Creed.

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  5. I'm currently using a 360 controller for PC, their installation method was simple, but this is also great. Depends on what you're used to mostly.

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  6. I heard a 360 controller was easier to sync, but I always liked Sony controllers best. Thanks dude!

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  7. I prefer the mouse and keyboard to be honest

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  8. My friend got his PS3 controller to work with PC easily.

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  9. hmm gotta try this out definetly! also because pc versions are somewhat cheaper than ps3! thx

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  10. great guide even though i like the 360 controller way more

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  11. "this is cool, definitely beats a mouse for some games"

    one way that computer gaming hasn't been able to compete with consoles

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  12. would rather have a xbox 360 controller myself but helpful non the less

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  13. i'm better using a ps3 controller than a xbox controller... the small size for me is better to finger's reflex, i don't feel confortable with other controllers than the ps3... awesome, thx for the tips! now i can sell my ps3 in peace !

    but so, i'm following yout blog! please check mine :D
    http://interlimbo.blogspot.com

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