Use PS3 Controller As PC Game Controller

Introduction: Use PS3 Controller As PC Game Controller

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 :)

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Step 1: Software

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

Step 2: Video Tutorial

Here is the link for the video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76H1pW91DcU

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    19 Discussions

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    plasticman3
    plasticman3

    4 years ago

    also is there a way to use a dual shock2

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    plasticman3
    plasticman3

    4 years ago

    does this work on windows 10 emulator ppsspp playing final fantasy dissidia 012

    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?

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    JrK1
    JrK1

    5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    sfoot1
    sfoot1

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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 ????

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    Ashish_Mishra
    Ashish_Mishra

    5 years ago

    could u also make something like this for android tablet / phone gaming via otg?

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    Jayduf
    Jayduf

    5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    die potato
    die potato

    6 years ago

    He's playing goldeneye 007

    On crysis I can use a Xbox controller can I use a PS3 controller for Crysis?

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    musick_08
    musick_08

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I have not tried it, but I did a quick google search and it looks like it is possible with some 3rd party software.

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    Revoker
    Revoker

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Only One problem is that you have to be online to use the program

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    musick_08
    musick_08

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I don't use this program anymore (sold my ps3), but I don't remember having to be online to use it.

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    zazenergy
    zazenergy

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for sharing. It would be great if you could include more detail on this.

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    musick_08
    musick_08

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    tthrower18
    tthrower18

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    u need a bluetooth dongle. iv used it wired b4 and i taught a few people how to use it