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Has the PS3 controller become any easier to use for PC gaming?

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1 year ago#1
I tried using it at least a year ago, but had to mess around with Bluetooth drivers that broke functionality with my other Bluetooth devices, among other annoyances.

I have both a 360 controller and PS3 controller, and ideally would like to cut it down to just the PS3 controller since I use that for Android gaming (and can't use the 360 controller for that).
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1 year ago#2
I use my PS3 pad with a usb cord. Just don't install the bluetooth drivers for it, it'll work fine.
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1 year ago#3
YoungAdultLink posted...
I use my PS3 pad with a usb cord. Just don't install the bluetooth drivers for it, it'll work fine.


I'm talking about using it wireless, though.
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1 year ago#4
The DualShock 4 works over Bluetooth without borking your functionality with other devices, and there is a great xinput wrapper available for it. Might want to consider one of those.
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1 year ago#5
I have my dualshock 4 controller working wirelessly but its really not that great wireless. Not sure if its just my bluetooth solution and/or interference but I need to remain within about 4 feet of my machine for it to be flawless. I just use the micro usb (not mini like the DS3) with a nice 6' USB extension cable. Works great!

Also the xinput wrapper beta drivers have the touchpad working pretty nicely for mouse movement with L1 being left click and R1 being right click. Can be enabled and disabled on the fly via button combinations. Some games take issue with the switch but its mostly been fine. All games have worked as intended so far when not fiddling with the touchpad shenanigans.
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1 year ago#6
My issue with the PS4 controller is that there's no Android app to properly use it like there is for the PS3 controller, at least not yet (or as far as I'm aware)...and I do use it a lot with my phone. Meaning I'm better off just keeping the 360 controller if I can't get the PS3 controller to work easily with a PC.
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1 year ago#7
Bump.
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