PS3 Controller on Windows 7 | Is it Even Possible?
Is it even possible to plug in your PS3 controller on your pc? The simple answer to this question is YES and you’ve come to the right place! In the next paragraphs, I will explain in details how to use a PS3 controller on Windows7. The method I will show also work on all other recent versions of Windows, such as Vista and XP.
PS3 Controller Windows 7 | Will it Work With SIXAXIS Controllers?
YES, it will work with SIXAXIS controllers as well as Dualshock 3 controllers, wired or wireless.
Let’s get started. Follow these simple step by step instructions and you’ll be on your way! Make sure to follow the steps in order though.
PS3 Controller Windows 7 | First Step – Download the Driver
The first step in plugging in your PS3 controller on Windows 7 is to download the driver. The latest functioning driver is from Motioninjoy. You can download the driver for 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows. If you are unsure of which version of windows you have or do not know what these are, you most likely have 32 bit Windows. Do not install the driver yet, just download it.
Second Step – Plug in Your Controller
The second step consist of simply plugging in your PS3 controller on your pc via USB port. Windows will most likely tell you that you already have the necessary drivers and that your device is ready to use, this is not true, continue following these instructions.
Third Step – Install the Driver
You are now ready to install the motioninjoy driver. Simply run the .exe contained in the .zip file and follow the instructions to install the driver.
Keep following the instructions until installation is completed.
Fourth Step – Run the DS3 Tool
Load the USB driver (you need to be connected to the Internet) then run the DS3 tool. From there, go on “Driver Manager” page and click on Load Driver, the installation process is now launched. You will now be able to use your PS3 controller windows7. However, you will not be able to use the analog controls and the controller wont rumble. The next step will show you how to enable the analog controls.
Final Step – Enable the Analog Controls
First, exit the Motioninjoy program and open it back. You should now be presented with a new window with several options on it. If not, click on “Home”. Your game controller should be listed under “Connected Game Controller”. Simply select Playstation 2‘ (POV,Joysticks,Analog Trigger)and click Enable. You are now on your way to use a PS3 controller on pc.
If you have any questions about this step by step guide, feel free to leave a comment.