Fancy using your PS3 controller for PC gaming?

A Japanese software programmer has released Microsoft Windows XP/Vista drivers for PlayStation 3's SixAxis and DualShock3 controllers.

DualShock3 controller

Here's a quick backgrounder. A Japanese software programmer has released Microsoft Windows XP/Vista drivers for PlayStation 3's SixAxis and DualShock3 controllers.

Unlike Microsoft, Sony has never released the relevant software to enable its controllers for PC gaming. These unofficial drivers are a stopgap that also unlocks the force feedback function, though compatibility is limited to wired USB operation at the moment.

You can download the drivers here with instructions courtesy of the nice folks from the DCemu UK forum. We've test-driven them on our Lab's SixAxis controller but to no avail, though there are some successful examples in the above-mentioned discussion. No harm trying anyway.

(Source: Crave Asia via 3giphone-hacks.net)

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    Philip Wong is an A/V, PC, photography and gaming enthusiast. Besides spending countless days and late nights fiddling with his home theater system and watercooled PC, he also hits the roads frequently on his iron horse to sweat it out. Now, who says geeks don't work out?

     

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