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How to Use a PlayStation 3 Controller in Windows 10?

This article is all about How to use a Playstation 3 controller in Windows 10. SO, without wasting any time further, let’s get started:

How to Use a PlayStation 3 Controller in Windows 10?

If you are trying to figure out how to use a PS3 controller on a PC? Then you need not look anywhere else; this article has everything that you are looking for.

Step #1: So, in this very first step, you are required to plug in your PlayStation 3 controller device to your system and let the drivers install.

Other than this, you may have to install some other addons or files from Microsoft itself. Many of them might be already installed on your system, but you may need to download or update some like.NET Framework 4.0, Visual C 2013, Xbox 360 PC driver.

Once your system is well equipped with all these, then you now need to download and install software to enable the DualShock 3 on your system.

After you are done with all the prerequisites mentioned, then you are ready to go to the next steps.

Step #2:  You might not need this step to be done but just in case if nothing works out, you can try this too.

To enable the DualShock3 on your system, you may need to install the ScpToolkit. You can follow the following link to proceed forward. Click on the download link and once downloaded, follow the onscreen instructions to install the same.

To install the file which you have just downloaded, you require extracting it and once extracted, run the executable file with administrative privileges. Once the installation is done, you will have access to some subprograms like ScpToolkit Driver Installer, ScpToolkit Updater, and many others.

Now, you need to click on the ScpToolkit Driver Installer and run it with administrative privileges. This will open a new window for you and on the new window; you need to make sure that all the checkboxes are checked.

After this, head towards the section where “Choose DualShock 3” is written. Click on it and from the drop-down menu that follows; you are required to select your DualShock3 controller. Once done then you are now required to click on install. Let the process finish and once it is all done then you will now have your DualShock3 as a plug and play device.

Step #3: Now, we have our basic things with us. If you are lucky enough and your settings are done right then, you might have a working set of PlayStation 3 Controller. If not then you have to go through the tricky part to use the PlayStation three on your Windows system. So, let’s see how it goes:

1) Begin by navigating to the start button and then click on it. Alternatively, you can press the Windows key. Both will have the same effect. Once you have done the same then, you are now required go to the settings option.

2) Once you are on the settings button, then you now need to click on the “Update and Security” option. This will open a window for you.

Now, from the left pane of the subsequent window, you need to choose the Recovery option.

3) Now, you will be within the recovery window, so, you now need to go on Advance startup option. This will make your system restart as you will have to click on Restart now, and with the system reboot, you will have your advance startup options with you.

Now, from the options, you are required to select “Troubleshoot.”

4) After choosing troubleshoot, your next step would be to navigate to the Advance Options. Under Advance Options, you will have to go to startup settings.

This will again make your system restart and when your system is done restarting then you will have the list of startup things which are prone to change.

5) Now, you are just a few steps away from finishing the tricky part. All that you require doing is to locate the “Disable Driver Signature Enforcement.” Once you have located the same then, you need to disable it. To do so, you need to press F7.

After doing all the mentioned, you will now have to restart your system, and you can now enjoy using PlayStation three on your Windows 10 system.

If you want to know How to Use a PS3 Controller as a Joystick for Your Windows PC? Then you are required to read it a little further.

To use your PS3 controller as a Joystick, you will have to make use of a third party installer. The chances are that you might have heard about it. The name of the installer is MotionJoy. You can download it from here.  You are also requested to download the appropriate installer according to your Windows architecture i.e., 32 bit or 64 bit.

Once you have downloaded the mentioned, then you now need to extract the file and launch the executable file. This will open the installation wizard for you.

Follow the onscreen instructions to install the same. Once you are done with it, then run the application and click on the “Load Driver” option which appears on the first screen. You might get a prompt saying that “Windows can’t verify the publisher.” Need not worry about this and select the “Install this software anyway” option.

After this, within few minutes, you will get a prompt saying that install completed.

Now, all that you require doing is to go to the profile section and then to the connected game controllers menu. Now, you need to click on the “Vibration testing” option to check your device functioning.

If your device is vibrating then, you are done with it, If not then try doing this method again. Also, you can calibrate your device.

So, this was all about How to Use a PlayStation 3 Controller in Windows 10? We hope that this might have helped you in your quest of How to Use a PS3 Controller as a Joystick for Your Windows PC?

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