PS3 Controllers

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  1. Henry_Chinaski

    Henry_Chinaski New Member

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    Can these be used with a PC?

    I know 360 has a dongle you need for compatibility but that's Microsoft trying to squeeze more dollars from us.

    Sony got the same thing going on here or are they plug and play?
     
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    the 360 controllers are plug and play
     
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    What if you use the charging unit? It's USB but will it allow data transfer?
     
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    probably. i edited my original post cause i was unsure about the wireless unit
     
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    :werd:

    I'll have to try. I can't believe I haven't already :squint:
     
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    kaldurak Gimme some sugar baby.

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    Wireless controller needs the dongle to work on PC - the charging cable only charges.


    a Wired 360 controller is plug and play.
     
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    ive heard you can plug your ps3 in via USB and download a program for it to make it useable as a controller :dunno:
     
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    beddachedda life is uncertain. don't sip. OT Supporter

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    :werd:

    Helped so much for the emulation threads in the main forum, ps3 controller > *
     
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    ps3 dpad maybe, not the actual controller
     
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    hollywood its the final countdown!

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    i just bought a wired 360 controller for emulation ... keyboard FTL
     
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    beddachedda life is uncertain. don't sip. OT Supporter

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    what are you talking about?
     
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    :rofl: This is why I'm asking.

    I never actually read the posts :o Just snagged the roms :mamoru:
     
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    Yeah you can get the PS3 controller to work with the PC but last I checked not with Vista, XP/Linux only. Also you can get it working with bluetooth as well. The whole process is just a pain in the ass though.
     
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    beddachedda life is uncertain. don't sip. OT Supporter

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    DLing one file and pressing 'Load Driver' isn't really a pain in the ass.

    And yes it works with vista.
     
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    awesome info, didn't know this was possible. works with any emulator?
     
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    as long as the emulator has a controller config
     
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    you said the ps3 controller > *...i was saying maybe the ps3's dpad is better but the 360 controller is far superior. FAR
     
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    :ugh: What the hell is going on in here?

    PS3 controllers (both the original sixaxis and dual shock 3) work great on the PC. They work fine in Vista too. I've been doing this for years.
     
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    if you want to use wireless controller with pc you gotta buy the wireless adapter for using the controller.

    oh and no, the 360 controller is not far superior fanboy :mamoru:
     
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    ill fanboy my foot up your ass
     
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