Monday, 11 February 2013

How to connect a PS3 controller to a PC

A short guide on getting your PS3 controller to work on your computer.

What's needed:
- PS3 controller and cable
- a bluetooth dongle

Let's get started now then.

Download and install the MotioninJoy driver from here.

Have your bluetooth dongle plugged in and start the program.

Go to "Driver Manager" and make sure there's a tick next to your bluetooth device and then click "Load driver"

A window will pop up, asking to install the driver. Allow it.
Now connect your PS3 controller to your computer with the USB cable.

Go to Bluetooth Pair.

It should look similair.

Now click "Pair now". Your controller is now paired to your bluetooth adapter and connected to your computer!
Go to Profiles and select the Playstation 3 mode. You can map the buttons under options.

I recommend that you set the tilt sensors to "Non" as pictured below

And that's it! You can now use your PS3 controller to play games!

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