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Windows 7: Using a PS3 controller on 7?

19 Mar 2009   #1

XP and 7 Beta
 
 
Using a PS3 controller on 7?

Hey I was wondering if anyone has managed to get the Dual Shock 3 working on Windows 7? I use the GameSaike Sixaxis Driver for my Windows Xp setup and it works great, everything I have read says it works fine with vista too. Sucks there is no official driver for it. Anyone have any luck getting it to work? Oh and I'm trying to do it wired as I do not have any bluetooth on the comp (I will get a bluetooth usb if I must but only if I KNOW that it will work). Im using Build 7000 btw.

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20 Mar 2009   #2

 
 

If it works in Vista, try installing the drivers in Vista compatibility mode.
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20 Mar 2009   #3

XP and 7 Beta
 
 

Thanks for the reply, I tried installing and running it in both xp and vista compatibility modes but to no avail. It is a shame as this is the first thing I've come across giving me problems, and the only games I'm playing, GTA4 and Fallout 3 run way better on 7 for me than XP (especially Fallout).
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20 Mar 2009   #4

 
 

Does it refuse to install or it installs and then refuses to run?

Did you try "run as administrator" as well?

It's a pity it's not working for you. You can get away with using a mouse/keyboard in FO3, but GTA IV without a controller bites
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20 Mar 2009   #5

XP and 7 Beta
 
 

Yes it installs, it even recognizes it in the Game Controllers as the "Playstation 3 Controller" just no response from any of the buttons. I have also run as administrator. Everything I've read says the driver won't work properly on 64 bit systems. Hopefully there is a fix somewhere. Sony needs to release an official driver already.
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20 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Mad Catz GamePad Pro FTW



Mad Catz GamePad Pro Review (Xbox 360)
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20 Mar 2009   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boonies View Post
Yes it installs, it even recognizes it in the Game Controllers as the "Playstation 3 Controller" just no response from any of the buttons. I have also run as administrator. Everything I've read says the driver won't work properly on 64 bit systems. Hopefully there is a fix somewhere. Sony needs to release an official driver already.
Thats sucks. So near,yet so far. It's a long shot, but maybe this may work:
JoyToKey English Version

That Madcatz one looks alright.
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20 Mar 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Thats sucks. So near,yet so far. It's a long shot, but maybe this may work:
JoyToKey English Version

That Madcatz one looks alright.
It's a good pad and it only cost me $25 from BigW but unfortunately I think Microsoft have gone back on there licensing agreement and now you can only get official controllers, that they want you to buy for $35+ or $70+ for a wireless, I think they were just jealous because theirs was so crap LOL.
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21 Mar 2009   #9

XP and 7 Beta
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Thats sucks. So near,yet so far. It's a long shot, but maybe this may work:
JoyToKey English Version

That Madcatz one looks alright.


Thanks man but it doesn't work. That is pretty cool though, being able to move the mouse and assign keyboard to your gamepad. The os isn't reading any of the button inputs on the controller let alone taking that and converting it to other commands. It is bookmarked for the future. Ive read that there are no drivers for this controller for any x64 system period. So for now it looks like Im out of luck.
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23 Mar 2009   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
It's a good pad and it only cost me $25 from BigW but unfortunately I think Microsoft have gone back on there licensing agreement and now you can only get official controllers, that they want you to buy for $35+ or $70+ for a wireless, I think they were just jealous because theirs was so crap LOL.
lol, a couple of months ago I tried finding the wireless USB receiver for my controller. At all the stores I went to, they looked at me like I was making things up. I had to settle for a $50 wired official controller At least that official wired controller is finitely better quality than the 360 wireless wheel I have that has sat unused for ages....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boonies View Post
Ive read that there are no drivers for this controller for any x64 system period. So for now it looks like Im out of luck.
That's unfortunate mate
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