How to connect a PS3 controller to PC 2017 No MotioninJoy [Solved]

April Cai, in Technical Tips Tags: Windows

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If  you want to use your PS3 controller to play video games on Windows, this article is exactly for you. Here is an easy guide to help you connect your PS3 controller to your PC step by step.

Important: MotioninJoy isn’t working anymore. Its official website is also not available now. So please do not follow any guide that ask you to download MotioninJoy.    

1) Plug your PS3 controller with a USB cable to your PC. You should then see the window below:

2) Download Microsoft .NET 4.0, Visual C++ 2013 Runtime from Microsoft website, and install them on your computer.

3) Install a latest Xbox 360 controller driver on your computer. It’s for your system to recognize your PS 3 controller.

You can download a latest Xbox 360 driver from Microsoft website.

Or do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

3-1) Download and install Driver Easy.

3-2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3-3) Click Update next to a flagged 360 controller driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version). 

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

4)Download an emulator for your Windows to recognize your PS 3 controller as a Xbox 360 controller. Here we use SCP Toolkit.

Download SCP Tookit .

4-1) Extract the downloaded files.

4-2) On the extracted folder, go to ScpServer > bin. Then double-click ScpDriver (Applicition type).

4-3) Click Install.

4-4) When it succeeds in installing, close the window.

4-5) Back in bin folder, double-click ScpMonotor.

You should then see your PS 3 controller shown as Pad 1. 

Now your PS 3 controller is ready to go.   

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  • Jan Christoffersen

    MotionJoy isn’t working anymore. Their site doesn’t load for me and their software only shows ads or commercial websites.

    • April Cai

      Hi, Jan Christoffersen. Great thanks for your information. I’ve updated my article to help users install a PS 3 controller on Windows without MotioninJoy. Thanks again.