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PS3 Wireless controller with Windows 10?

Okay, let's skip the youtube advertising bs and answer this question:
So I bought a $25 PS3 Wireless controller from Walmart. It has a wireless dongle/USB drive made for a PS3. Is it possible to get this to work for my laptop/steam games? I've plugged in the wireless device and the controller connects and my laptop recognizes a gamepad was plugged in. However when I launch minecraft Windows 10 edition (made for a controller), it doesn't recognize it. Help me, please?

 

I've looked it up on youtube/the internet and everything leads me to various sketchy websites to get 'better drivers'.

 

Thanks,

-LukeS

"I don't try to be smart, I try to observe. Millions saw the apple fall, only one asked "why?""

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You need motioninjoy to work with. I had this same thing with my Dusalshock 3 (PS3 controller) but you also need bluetooth iirc

Download motioninjoy download drivers and connect it with the cable. Not sure how to do it with wireless

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Just now, deXxterlab97 said:

You need motioninjoy to work with. I had this same thing with my Dusalshock 3 (PS3 controller) but you also need bluetooth iirc

Download motioninjoy download drivers and connect it with the cable. Not sure how to do it with wireless

I tried motionjoy. It did not work with wireless, or at least was too confusing to work.

"I don't try to be smart, I try to observe. Millions saw the apple fall, only one asked "why?""

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1 minute ago, LukeS said:

I tried motionjoy. It did not work with wireless, or at least was too confusing to work.

I haven't use PS3 for a year but I believe you need bluetooth?

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1 minute ago, deXxterlab97 said:

I haven't use PS3 for a year but I believe you need bluetooth?

My laptop has wireless, but it came with a wireless USB dongle. I plugged it in and my laptop says "controller plugged in" and it calls it OPP Controller. But the controller doesn't work with any games. I don't know why it would recognize a controller but not let it work.

"I don't try to be smart, I try to observe. Millions saw the apple fall, only one asked "why?""

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2 minutes ago, LukeS said:

My laptop has wireless, but it came with a wireless USB dongle. I plugged it in and my laptop says "controller plugged in" and it calls it OPP Controller. But the controller doesn't work with any games. I don't know why it would recognize a controller but not let it work.

Dunno then. I had it working with wired before as my old PC has no wireless

 

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Update: I bit the bullet and spent an added $30 to buy a Xbox 1 controller. Apparently Microsoft only allows the OS to recognize official Microsoft (not even Sony) controllers. How horrible!

 

As a side note, does any one know why the rumble feature doesn't work on my controller?

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if you're still willing to use the ps3 controller, you need to disable driver signature in windows to install the motion joy ps3 drivers since the motion joy drivers are from a third party.

I can supply a link with full tut if need be :)

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