How to Use PS3 controller on PC (NO MotioninJoy)

By April Cai  Technical Tips  Windows   25 Comments

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I think you may get a new PS3 controller, probably it’s your first one. That’s great. Since you’re reading this article, you must be looking for a guide to use your PS3 controller on your Windows PC. You’re on the right place. The top easy but true guide here to help you connect your PS3 controller with Windows.

Let’s get started.

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.  

How to use PS controller on PC:

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 the official Microsoft website and install it on your WIndows manually or, alternatively,  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3-3) Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

Note: You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.



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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