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For my birthday I got a laptop and wanted to put an emulator on it. I wanted to use a controller for it but didn't want to spend money on a controller, adapter, or anything else. So I decided to use my Ps3 dualshock 3 controller. If you are having trouble or don't understand something, leave a comment and I'll do my best to help. Thanks for viewing :)

Step 1: Software

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For this to work you need the software which you can download here.  (Yes its free and for windows 7 32 and 64). Save the file. Then plug in the ps3 controller via usb and run the software application. Then you need to completely exit out of the DS3 tool and open it again.

If you want you can also use an emulator. (Im using project 64, can be found here).
Just download the emulator, download some roms, and your ready to go.

Follow the video tutorial in the next step to finish the configuration


ok so i have windows 8 and the PPSSPP emulator. my controller wont sync to my laptop even though its plugged in. what do i need to do?

JrK110 months ago

how to pair ps3 controller to play PPSSPP game on PC?

How to Play Ps3 Games On Pc Via PlayStation 3 Emulator.

sonics11 year ago

well i have a mac so its easly done for me

Use your PS3 Controller in your PC - ScpDriver - Easy Setup - NO DS3 required - 2014 JULY WORKING 100% tested


sfoot11 year ago
When I plug in my ps3 controller the four red lights just continuously flash I push the button to make it connect but it still flashes ????
its_mishra1 year ago
could u also make something like this for android tablet / phone gaming via otg?
Jayduf1 year ago

so all I have to do is press download and ill be able to use my ps3 controller on my laytop?

die potato1 year ago
He's playing goldeneye 007
Is this the original Far-Cry you're playing?
On crysis I can use a Xbox controller can I use a PS3 controller for Crysis?
musick_08 (author)  Atlas Portal 22 years ago
I have not tried it, but I did a quick google search and it looks like it is possible with some 3rd party software.
Revoker2 years ago
Only One problem is that you have to be online to use the program
musick_08 (author)  Revoker2 years ago
I don't use this program anymore (sold my ps3), but I don't remember having to be online to use it.
zazenergy4 years ago
Thanks for sharing. It would be great if you could include more detail on this.
musick_08 (author)  zazenergy4 years ago
I'm trying to get this to work with bluetooth at the moment. If I figure it out then I'll make a version 2 on this, if not then I'll make sure I add more detail.
u need a bluetooth dongle. iv used it wired b4 and i taught a few people how to use it