Dualshock 3 Pc Driver Windows 8 Download Install Update
The Playstation 3's controller, the Dualshock 3, isn't the easiest pad to get working on the PC. So why bother when it's so much easier to use an Xbox controller on PC, or you have a much newer Dualshock 4 sitting around? The Dualshock 3 has something none of those newer controllers have: And if you simply prefer the feel of Sony's older controllers over the redesigned Dualshock 4, this is the perfect controller for playing those classic Final Fantasy games on Steam.
Download the software linked above, and start by installing the four Microsoft packages. If you're on a Windows 7 PC, you'll also need to install the Xbox controller driver. On Windows 8 and 10, it's already built in! Now we can start making it work. ScpToolkit notes you need a Bluetooth 2. Download ScpToolkit and run the installer. After accepting the terms and choosing your install location, you'll get a menu of all the options to install, as in the screenshot above. I recommend leaving this to the default.
Click Install to begin the installation. After about 30 seconds, ScpToolkit will be installed, and you'll see this screen, with a big green button that says Run Driver Installer. Since this is a fresh install, that's what we want to do. This screen may look intimidating, but it's still pretty simple!
Check the boxes for the drivers you want to install. In this case, we want to make sure Install Dualshock 3 driver is checked it should be by default. Now click the arrow next to "Choose Dualshock 3 controllers to install" to see a dropdown list of USB devices attached to your computer. Find the PlayStation 3 controller in the list and check it. Make sure the "Install Bluetooth driver" box is checked. Like you did with the Dualshock 3, click the arrow next to "Choose Bluetooth dongles to install" and find your Bluetooth device in the list.
Watch the SCP Toolkit run through its installation process. You'll see lots of pop-ups on the side of your screen as it detects your hardware. Scroll to the bottom of the log and you should hopefully see "Dualshock 3 USB Driver installed" and "Bluetooth Driver installed" if you chose to , signifying a successful installation.
If all went well, click Exit. Now that it's installed, you'll see ScpToolkit as an icon in your system tray. Here you can change some settings like disabling rumble, adjusting analog stick deadzones, and more.
Most of these settings you should be able to leave alone. ScpToolkit starts up with Windows by default, and also plays some sound effects that you might find obnoxious. To disable them, click the Sound settings tab and uncheck "Enable notification sounds.
The PCSX2 settings tab allows you to patch the emulator's LilyPad controller plugin to support the pressure sensitive buttons. If you plan to use your PS3 controller with the emulator, click Browse to navigate to your PCSX2 installation folder, then click Enable to install the patch.
Now that it's installed, the Dualshock 3 should behave like an Xbox controller. Any game with native XInput support—pretty much any modern PC game that supports gamepads—should recognize it without a hitch. Some games let you manually choose your button icons, though. Look for that in game settings! If you ran into issues installing ScpToolkit or using the controller, you can try posting in the official thread at the PCSX2 forums , but you may not get an answer.
If you're not about that wired business, and followed all the Bluetooth installation steps above, you should be able to simply unplug the controller, and after a couple seconds it will sync via Bluetooth. You'll get a notification in the system tray when it does. This works after a reboot, too. If you allow ScpToolkit to start with Windows, you should simply be able to plug in your PS3 controller again and it'll instantly be recognized.
Once the LED is on, unplug the controller, and it'll once again be synced via Bluetooth. If you have issues with Bluetooth, it could be that your dongle isn't supported.
You may also find help in ScpToolkit's Github discussions. Bluetooth can be finicky, and any problem you run into could be due to hardware, or your particular version of Windows, or drivers… in other words, good luck. We recommend By Zergnet.
How to use PS3 Controller on Windows 7 and Windows 8
The Playstation 4's Dualshock 4 controller is the best controller for PC gaming. It's well-made, feels great in your hands, and offers superb feedback where it matters most, especially in the analogue sticks, triggers and bumpers. And while it's not quite as plug-and-play as the Xbox controller, it's relatively easy to get working on PC thanks to an official but optional Bluetooth dongle and native Steam support. Download the software linked above, starting with the Microsoft. If you're running Windows 7, install the Xbox controller driver next. This driver is included with Windows 8 and If you run into any issues, try using a USB 2. Dualshock 4s are weird like that. Now we can get DS4Windows to do its stuff. Simply hold the small Share button and the central circular button simultaneously until the controller's backlight starts flashing, then push on the end of the adapter until it starts flashing. Once both are flashing, they will automatically pair after a few seconds.