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Ok this is really getting annoying I just bought a brand new xbox 360 controller its the after-glow or something has green lights on it- well it didn't last but 3 weeks and my left trigger button broke. So what iam wondering is since I can fix the dam thing ( I tried lol ) can I go out and buy a sony ps3 or ps2 controller will it work on pc>? I kinda like the sony controllers more they seem to be a little better quality wise or if not what do u guys recommend? ..............Iam all ears lol:thumb:
     
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I know there are numerous guides on Youtube on configuring PS3 controllers to work with Windows. They just don't work by default for obvious reasons.
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PS3 on PC? Yes.
    
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So no-can-do On the ps3 controllers then? What about ps2 will those work or no>? Not to seem like a cheepo but if u count a new controller every 2 months or so it adds up in a year you know>?
     
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Well here Are a few nice ones that people seem to love!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104402
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105438
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826249042
those are some of the high end ones for PC by brands we all know and trust!!!!



but if you want to just use your PS3 controller
This is what you'll want to do:

Go download these drivers:
http://dl.qj.net/SIXAXIS-driver-for-...1679/catid/518

1.) Download and extract the archive into a newly created folder on your (Desktop) for example
2.) Double click on "libusb-win32-filter-bin-0.1.10.1" in your new folder where everything is, and run through the installation process.
3.) Plug the SIXAXIS into your PC via your USB cable.
4.) Run ps3sixaxis_en.exe once. A black command prompt window will appear for a couple seconds. This is what is meant to happen as it is activating the new driver.
5.) When the window closes, press and hold the PS button on the Sixaxis controller for about 5 seconds.

If you want to see if the controller is being detected:

1. Go to Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Game Controllers. (On Win7 just goto Control Panel > Classic View > Game Controllers)
2. Select the Playstation 3 controller and choose Properties. A dialog window will appear.
3. Move both the analog sticks and press the buttons. The cursor and bars will move in the Axis section and the numbers in the Buttons area will light up.
4. If output is displayed, the controller is properly detected and working fine.


-ROG
post #6 of 33
You just need a free program called motion joy.

http://www.motioninjoy.com/download

32bit and 64bit all in one: site 1
http://www.xinputer.com/download/MotioninJoy_071001_signed.zip

For wireless (optional):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833340012
AZiO BTD-V201 Micro Bluetooth Adapter USB 2.0

I have 2 PS3 (1st party dualshock 3 controllers) working over bluetooth on my HTPC.
And yes...they rumble.
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Also.....motionjoy can apply XBOX360 controller profiles...which make several games work right out of the box:
castle crashers
super meat boy
etc.
    
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Oh thank you my brothers! And rog +1 rep for u sir! .........So with the 360 controllers the system seems to just automaticly detect and install everything but if I choose ps3 controllers I have the follow the directions u just gave me right>? Sorry iam kinda an old fart compared to some of u guys and I appricate u guys helping! Id be lost if it wasn't for u guys lol
     
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thumb.gif thank you sir!
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Oh thank you my brothers! And rog +1 rep for u sir! .........So with the 360 controllers the system seems to just automaticly detect and install everything but if I choose ps3 controllers I have the follow the directions u just gave me right>? Sorry iam kinda an old fart compared to some of u guys and I appricate u guys helping! Id be lost if it wasn't for u guys lol


yea pretty much but to be honest take the easy route and use the 360 one are one of the ones I linked above cause sometimes no matter the software
it can get alittle buggy because its trying to make it do something that it was not designed for!

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