Sixaxis Dualshock 3 Connecting via USB on windows

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for version 0.3,0.4

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  1. First, of course, you need to download the files. Go to the download page and choose the files that correspond to your system -- 32bits for x86 and 64bits for x64.
  2.  After the download is finished you'll end up with a .rar file, extract and run the .exe that's inside it. If you want to specify where to
    install it, the first step will give you the option. Otherwise, just use the default (C:\Program Files\MotioninJoy\ds3) to avoid any future issues.
  3. If you have a 32 bit (x86) system, you can skip this step, but x64 users need to restart their computers now. Hold F8 upon startup and choose the "Disable Driver Signing Enforcement" option (keep in mind that you will have to do this every time you restart your computer if you want to use unsigned drivers. I feel that this is currently the easiest and most simple method to do this), then do the next 7 advanced boot options
  4. Use USB to connect your PS3 controller. Regardless of whether it's a SIXAXIS or DUALSHOCK3, WINDOWS will install it's own drivers. You can even see it in the Game Control Devices in the Control Panel, but it
    won't work. I'm not actually sure if Sony did that on purpose, but in
    any case.. everything looks normal, it just won't work.
  5. usb_input_device
    USB input device

  6. Start->All Programs->MotioninJoy->Install USB Driver Right
    click and use the "Run as administrator" option. After several seconds,
    Notepad will pop up and give you the install status. If the last line
    is “SUCCESS: installed package C:\Program
    Files\MotioninJoy\ds3\drivers\MijUfilt.inf.” then the drivers installed
    correctly. (Note that if you want to use a different USB port, you will
    have to repeat this step.)

  7. install usb driver

  8. First hit the PS button to wake up the controller (you will have to do that every time you turn off the computer or disconnect the USB cable)
    then navigate to Control Panel->Devices and Printers->Game
    Controllers. You can press buttons here and see them reacting. The
    analog isn't going to work just yet, don't worry.
  9. usb input device
    windows game contrller

  10. Go to Start->All Programs->MotioninJoy->DS3 TOOL Here you can choose between 4 profiles and the vibration function.
    • Digital Gamepad(Dpad,without joystick) Digital set up, Dpad works off of the X/Y axis. This is like the PS1 controller, works well for soccer games.
    • Analog Gamepad1(POV,Joysticks)Dpad is set to POV/hat switch, the 2 analog sticks are set up on the X,Y, Z and RZ axes. This is like a PS2 controller and is currently the most used.
    • Analog Gamepad2(POV,Joysticks,Analog Triggers)Dpad is set to POV/hat switch, the 2 analog sticks are set up on the X,Y, Z and RZ axes, L2 and R2 are also on an axis. This works well for racing games and is similar to the XBOX 360 controller.
    • Analog Gamepad3(POV,Joysticks,Analog Triggers,Motion sensor) This is similar to Gamepad2 with the added effect of motion sensors. At the moment it's not very practical.
    • Emulate Xinput Imitates the XBOX 360 controller. Is currently greyed out because it's still unusable.
    • Enable vibration Enables vibration. [duh]
    • Enable Option Applies the above settings.

    motioninjoy options
    active game pad

  11. If you only want to use USB, you should be able to operate it normally from here.
  12.  Bluetooth instruction.