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I am planning on getting a PS3 soon to be able to play with my friends who pretty much all do not have PCs, but rather Xbox 360s and PS3s, so my question is; Am I able to plug my PC mouse and keyboard into a PS3 and play games with them, or do I need to buy some sort of an adapter?

Also, this is unrelated to the topic title but similar; Am I able to somehow plug a PS3 into my CRT monitor? The monitor has a cord coming out of it with a male VGA connector.
Edited by Bloodroke - 5/31/11 at 4:54pm
    
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They should work out of the front USB ports. As far as the monitor you may be able to use a VGA to HDMI adapter, not 100% on that though.
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You won't be able to run games using keyboard/mouse.
 
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There are adapters available for the PS3 that lets you use your mouse and keyboard. How reliable they are I'm not too sure myself. If you have a monitor that has DVI/HDMI you should definitely use that instead of VGA.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Mouse-Keyboard-Converter-Playstation-3/dp/B0040UAYI4"]Link for adapter[/ame]
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post #5 of 13
There are, however, adapters that will allow you to game with a mouse and kb on ps3.

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XIM3 adapter is apparently really really good but I think it's a bit pricey as well.
    
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post #7 of 13
I wish you could play games on the ps3 with a mouse and keyboard. That would make bad company playable for me. I don't know how people play fps with a controller...
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those adapters are still pretty laggy as ive been told
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Quote:
Originally Posted by knoxy_14;13705225 
those adapters are still pretty laggy as ive been told

The adapters aren't laggy at all, but joysticks can't translate to mouse/keyboards very smoothly.

If you want a free solution and don't mind piggybacking a PC into the mix, use this tool.

It works. It's free. It's arguably as good as the $150 XIM3 if not better.

http://diy-machine.blogspot.com/
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by knoxy_14;13705225 
those adapters are still pretty laggy as ive been told

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnZvrjv1_JI[/ame]
    
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