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User Info: Marndos

Marndos
2 months ago#1
So basically I followed the instructions here:

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-connect-a-ps3-controller-to-a-pc/

And although everything seems(?) to have installed just fine, the controller still doesn't work. Under Devices in the CP, I see "PLAYSTATION(R) 3 Controller" listed with the gamepad icon, but when I right click and go to settings, it doesn't display any controllers being connected. Steam doesn't detect anything either.

Sooo I'm not sure what to do from here lol. Anyone have experience with this?

EDIT: I'm not attempting to connect via Bluetooth or anything. Also, the SCP software detects when I plug the controller in via USB, though Windows/Steam still doesn't detect any controllers. Here is a screenshot of a couple error messages SCP gives me:

https://ibb.co/hMfSNQ
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User Info: eddy1nsane

eddy1nsane
2 months ago#2
I just tried the software in the link, and it mess up my controller.
Find SCP-DS-Driver-Package-1.2.0.160 instead.
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User Info: Marndos

Marndos
1 month ago#3
eddy1nsane posted...
Find SCP-DS-Driver-Package-1.2.0.160 instead.


Tried that; no dice. Even tried the beta 1.7 release and it didn't work, even after I used the clean wipe option to delete everything and start from scratch. My DS3's LEDs only blink for a few moments before going off, Windows doesn't detect any game controllers, and now I'm getting the following errors:

https://ibb.co/igExp5

I'm about to give up and just go buy a f***in Logitech gamepad from Walmart or something lol.
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
1 month ago#4
Marndos posted...
eddy1nsane posted...
Find SCP-DS-Driver-Package-1.2.0.160 instead.


Tried that; no dice. Even tried the beta 1.7 release and it didn't work, even after I used the clean wipe option to delete everything and start from scratch. My DS3's LEDs only blink for a few moments before going off, Windows doesn't detect any game controllers, and now I'm getting the following errors:

https://ibb.co/igExp5

I'm about to give up and just go buy a f***in Logitech gamepad from Walmart or something lol.

DS4s work really well too. Plus you get gyro.
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Switch FC: SW-3078-9578-8685 & Steam ID URL: http://steamcommunity.com/id/captsplatter

User Info: Marndos

Marndos
1 month ago#5
captsplatter_1 posted...
DS4s work really well too.


Ehh I'm really hesitant to dump ~$50 on a DS4 if I can't even get the software to work with a DS3 haha.
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User Info: DXMG

DXMG
1 month ago#6
Marndos posted...
captsplatter_1 posted...
DS4s work really well too.


Ehh I'm really hesitant to dump ~$50 on a DS4 if I can't even get the software to work with a DS3 haha.


its much easier with a DS4.

What you just said is the eqivlant of "I am hesitant to buy a new 2018 model car, since I cant get this Model T working right"

User Info: ApexMjolnir

ApexMjolnir
1 month ago#7
You need to enable controller support in steam.

You MAY have to go into Big Picture mode, to enable it. Then you disable it in Big Picture mode, once your computer finds it.

Also, you may need to be on Windows 10, with the updates.

Best thing you can do, connect it via USB, Check your Device manager for game controllers, and it should appear.

Also, make sure Bluetooth is turned on. I don't know if the PS3 controllers forced Bluetooth or not, even when they had a wired connection, but I am fairly certain that connecting it directly to the PC, should still populate it on the device manager.
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
1 month ago#8
DXMG posted...
Marndos posted...
captsplatter_1 posted...
DS4s work really well too.


Ehh I'm really hesitant to dump ~$50 on a DS4 if I can't even get the software to work with a DS3 haha.


its much easier with a DS4.

What you just said is the eqivlant of "I am hesitant to buy a new 2018 model car, since I cant get this Model T working right"

Easiest controllers have to be the Xbox ones and Steam with DS4 followed behind them. I wanted to use the Switch Pro controller, but the lack of native support of it dropped that idea.
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Switch FC: SW-3078-9578-8685 & Steam ID URL: http://steamcommunity.com/id/captsplatter

User Info: Xedhadeaus

Xedhadeaus
1 month ago#9
I know it may upset you... But I still use the motioninjoy drivers with the local folder added in. if you only have legit ps3 controllers, some guy even made a new exe that defaults to local, but has a lot less options... I suggest you try everything you're comfortable with before spending more money
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