How to use the PS3 joystick on PC

Have you recently purchased a new game for your PC and would like to be able to "enjoy" it to the fullest using the PS3 controller instead of the keyboard as usual? If the answer to the question is affirmative but you don't have the slightest idea of ​​how to do "the company", don't worry, here I am willing to give you a hand and explain step by step everything you need to do to use PS3 joystick on PC.

How do you say? This interests you, but are you afraid that the operations to perform are too complicated for you? But no, you have absolutely no reason to worry, really. Contrary to what it may seem, in fact I can assure you that using the PS3 joysticks on PC is very simple and that the procedure to do it does not even take too long. What is needed is only a minimum of patience and attention, as well as a specific free program and the appropriate controller charging cable to make the connection.

With that said, if you are really willing to know what to do to use PS3 joysticks on PC, I suggest that you get comfortable in front of your trusty multimedia station and immediately start reading the instructions below. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself more than satisfied with the result obtained and that you will also be ready and willing to explain to all your friends eager to receive similar advice how to do it. Are you ready? Yes? Great, let's ban the talk and get started.

What do you need?

If you want to use the PS3 joystick on a PC, the first thing to do is get a Controller PlayStation 3. If you already have a PS3, the problem is not there, you can unplug the controller from there and put it at your fingertips right next to your Pc. If you don't have the Sony home console, you can buy a joystick for PS3 from any electronics store or online, maybe from Amazon.

To use the PS3 joystick on PC, you also need the appropriate one USB charging cable. Again, if you don't have one yet, you can find it at an electronics store or on Amazon or other websites from E-commerce. The price is quite low (about ten euros) but clearly varies according to the brand and the length of the product.

Once you have found the controller and cable, to use the PS3 joysticks on PC, you will need to download and install the software on your PC. MotioninJoy. This is a free program thanks to which you can use the controllers of the most popular video game consoles directly from the PC. In short, just what you need! To download MotioninJoy on your PC, click here to connect to the program download website. Then press the button Download MotioninJoyApplication and wait for the software download to start automatically and complete.

How to install MotionJoy

Now that you have downloaded the MotionJoy software onto your PC, you can proceed to the next step: installing the program. To do this, extract the file POSTAL CODE that has been downloaded to your PC and then double-click the .exe present within it.

Continue by clicking the button correr attached to the displayed window and then in si then click on the button Next> four times in a row, then on Install on pc and to conclude End.

Wait a few moments for the program window to be visible on the desk and then press the item Driver manager at the top and click the button si present in the new window displayed.

Please note: In some cases, MotionJoy may create some problems on the PC on which it is installed. After installing the useful drivers to be able to use the PS3 joysticks on PC through MotionJoy, some users have reported problems related to the use of Bluetooth y hard drives external. To fix this problem, you may need to format your PC. Then don't tell me I didn't warn you!

How to set up and use MotionJoy

Now take your PS3 joystick and connect it to your PC using the USB search cable. Note that you must connect the smaller end of the cable to the controller and the larger end to any USB port on your PC.

Now wait for the PC to emit the classic sound that notifies the fact that a new device has been connected, then take a look at the MotionJoy window and wait for the item Hardware location an inscription like this appears Port_ # 0004.Hub_ # 0001. Then check the box located on the side and press the button Charge Controller.

Then wait a few moments for all the correct drivers to be installed so that you can use the PS3 joysticks on PC then click on write profiles present at the top of the program window. Make sure under the heading Game controller connected the name of your joystick is present, for example Dualshock 3 / sixaxis (USB), then place the check mark next to the item Playstation 3 and press the button Enable to confirm that all settings have been applied.

Done! Following my instructions, you have just successfully connected and configured the console controller to the PC. Now, to use the PS3 joystick on PC, there is nothing left to do but start any game installed on your PC.

However, before you can start enjoying all your favorite video games, there is one thing you need to keep in mind: most games can automatically recognize joystick controls and therefore no further operations are required to be able to use them while others cannot recognize the controls automatically. In that case, you should assign the joystick controls to your liking.

To do this, simply click on the item => Options present with the editorial staff Playstation 3 in the section profiles in the MotionJoy window, move the mouse cursor over the command you want to act on and indicate the joystick button you want to match that particular command in the section Dxinput. After making all the changes, remember to click the button Save cambios to save all changes.

In case you were wondering, I would also like to remind you that the entire procedure that I have indicated to be able to use the PS3 joysticks on PC will not have to be done every time you want to use the PlayStation controller to play on the computer. In fact, the procedure in question must be carried out only and exclusively the first time. So all other times you want to use PS3 joysticks on PC, just open MotioninJoy program and press button Enable present in the section profiles attached to the software window.

How to use the PS3 joystick on Mac

Instead of using PS3 joysticks on a PC, would you like to be able to connect the controller of the famous Sony console to your Mac? Well, I don't see the problem ... you can also do this and, I'll tell you more, the procedure to be put into practice is even simpler than the one seen in the previous lines for PC! Now I will explain everything to you.

First make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your Mac. To do this, click the icon Bluetooth attached at the top right of the menu bar and verify that the wording is present Bluetooth: active in the menu that appears. If not, click on the appropriate item to immediately activate its use. However, by default, Bluetooth is always on.

Then proceed by connecting the PS3 joystick to a free USB socket on the Mac using the appropriate charging cable. Keep the console controller connected to the Mac for a few moments, then unplug the cable and press and hold the button with the PlayStation logo present on the controller for at least three seconds.

If everything went well, you will also see it appear among the devices associated with your Mac PLAYSTATION (R) 3 knob. At this point, therefore, you can start using the controller to play your favorite titles on Mac. If you don't see the controller appear among the devices associated with Mac, try the procedure we just watched together from the beginning. It can happen, not always everything goes well "on the first try." Obviously, the connection procedure that we have just seen together should only be done the first time.

Finally, I would like to point out that although the PS3 joystick is compatible with most games on Mac and is automatically recognized by the system, the key configuration is not always possible and may vary from game to game. If this is a problem for you, you can resort to using the application GamePad Companion It is costing 7,99 euros and that you can buy and download directly from the Mac App Store by clicking here.