PS3 controller on a PC??

This topic is locked from further discussion.

Avatar image for Yendis66266
#1 Posted by Yendis66266 (185 posts) -

I Pluged my PS3 controller into my computer via the mini-usb cable (DUH) and It regestered under my game controllers as PLAYSTATION(R) 3 controller. I went to test my buttons and nothing responded. I've pressed the PS button and the lights for the controller ports are all flashing. My Computer is a PC running Windows XP and I want to use my controller to run S.T.A.L.K.E.R. when it comes out. Help If you can.

Avatar image for Jumpyjon
#2 Posted by Jumpyjon (58 posts) -
r u positive that ps3 controllers work on pc
Avatar image for X_CAPCOM_X
#3 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (7829 posts) -

I Pluged my PS3 controller into my computer via the mini-usb cable (DUH) and It regestered under my game controllers as PLAYSTATION(R) 3 controller. I went to test my buttons and nothing responded. I've pressed the PS button and the lights for the controller ports are all flashing. My Computer is a PC running Windows XP and I want to use my controller to run S.T.A.L.K.E.R. when it comes out. Help If you can.

Yendis66266
You have to get a patch.
Avatar image for Yendis66266
#4 Posted by Yendis66266 (185 posts) -

I don't know that is why I asked... I thought... But It registered in the computer, but the controller acts like its just chargeing

Avatar image for Yendis66266
#5 Posted by Yendis66266 (185 posts) -
Yeah I guessed it would be a patch. Where can I get it?
Avatar image for Erich01
#6 Posted by Erich01 (25 posts) -
here ya go

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&message.id=1123304
Avatar image for yusuke18san
#7 Posted by yusuke18san (25 posts) -
I'm not sure about the patch but to my knowledge the ps3 controller won't work with any platform except ps3. Your computer will recognize it but no function whatsoever.
Avatar image for ihatebugers
#8 Posted by ihatebugers (1541 posts) -
It's not a patch, it's a driver, much like how you eed drivers to run a printer or certain hard drives. It's code that the computer has absolutely no idea about, so it needs the driver to know what the input signals from the Sixaxis mean.
Avatar image for AngelsFan32
#9 Posted by AngelsFan32 (2179 posts) -
I just got mine to work. You have to download a patch.
Avatar image for Mordred19
#10 Posted by Mordred19 (8259 posts) -

I think you could use a 360 controller because the PC would recognize it right away. Is that true?

Avatar image for ihatebugers
#11 Posted by ihatebugers (1541 posts) -

I think you could use a 360 controller because the PC would recognize it right away. Is that true?

Mordred19

That's what I hear, but I haven't tried it yet.